A log store is a great feature for keeping all your fire logs organised and tidy in one handy location in your garden, patio or yard.
We've tracked down the best prices around for log stores from leading UK outlets including World Stores, Amazon, Garden Trading, Morale Garden Furniture, Greenfingers, Argos and Waltons.
We also feature a range of other products including log chests, splitters, carriers and baskets.
Read more below about buying a log store for your garden
Log or timber storage units are booming in popularity as more and more families opt for the benefits of having a warm and cosy ‘real’ fire in their homes.
A good store or chest will be made from timber and have ventilated sides, back and base as the idea is that they encourage good air movement around and between the logs to dry them out and keep them dry.
A small and cheap woden store will cost around £60 to £100 but you can expect to pay more for a top quality large or extra large store.
Before purchasing a wood storage unit it is advisable to decide where to position
it and measure the available space -
The site in your garden or patio should be in a well ventilated area and it is recommended that the ground below is treated to prevent weed growth. A gap of a couple of inches should be left at the back to help air flow too.
Ensure that your choice of store not only looks good but is made from solid timber as it will need to remain secure and capable or holding several tonnes of logs.
A well angled roof and slight overhang will ensure that rainwater drains off and away from your wood. Most stores come in easy to assemble flat packs which require little more than a screwdriver to put the unit together.
Some stores also come with a storage shelf -
The other item that many people overlook when planning their log burning stove is a basket for bringing the logs in daily and keeping a smaller supply of wood by the fire.
This is essential as it prevents having to go out in adverse weather to bring in
more wood -
The most popular and generally best solution for this is to buy a strong, purpose built log basket.
These are normally made from willow or wicker and as they are specially designed for this purpose are both strong enough and large enough for the job.
They also look the part giving a rustic, farmhouse feel to the hearth. The vast majority
of stores are made from pressure-
A log shelter falls under the category of utility furniture and if a must-
Your logs can be stacked up high and stored by size, rather than having them piled up in a disorganised bundle in the corner of your garden or patio area.
By keeping you wood dry and aerated in a wood shelter, you actual save energy as
damp wood wasted a lot of energy when you start burning it -
A log store also help the seasoning process of your wood so it will eventually burn easily and give off maximum heat. Nature takes its course in your garden and allows your logs to dry and season naturally.
A good flow of air helps this process so it's advisable to position your shelter when it gets plenty of wind and breeze. It should also positioned so that it faces south to allow your wood to get plenty of sunlight.
Most stores have a base which is elevated to minimise the of damp from the ground reaching your wood and also a lower panel at the rear which lets moisture escape.
Many stores can be delivered to your home pre-
Some people wonder about their environmental impact of burning logs but when you bear in mind that they are replacing heat that would be generated by the burning of fossil fuels in power stations, as long as the wood is sourced responsibly (look for the FSC mark of sustainability) they are no more damaging to the environment than conventional heating.
Remember that it is important to look after your wood and keep it dry. Wet wood does not burn very well, giving less heat and more smoke and also deposits more gunk in the chimney. Burning damp wood is uneconomical and a waste of money and will give you a fire that is more stressful than pleasurable.
A log storage rack and wood basket will help avoid this problem, saving you time and money and meaning you can put your feet up and enjoy a glorious crackling fire in your home.
We also feature a range of electric and manual log splitter products to enable you to split your timber into manageable sizes.
There has a rapid rise in sales of log stores in the UK in recent years as more and more families opt to buy a log burner fire as an alternative way to heat their homes.
Rising fuel bills and a desire to be more environmentally-
Burning wood with a log burner is not only renewable and sustainable, but far less damaging to the environment than some other heating sources.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow, thus removing it from the atmosphere -
Today’s log burners are designed to be extremely fuel efficient and this, coupled with the relatively log cost of logs, could be a shrewd way to help reduce your heating bills. These savings are only going to become more beneficial as the cost of fossil fuels keeps rising.
Log burners will not only heat your home but many are capable or heating your water as well, so they are a great alternative to expensive gas and electric.
Whether you live in a country cottage or a modern house, there is a log burner for you. They range from the traditional country style burner to those with a contemporary design and appearance.
Log burners are the ideal solution if you are looking for a cheaper, more efficient and more stylish heat source for your home.
If you already have a wood burning stove in your home, you will know the importance of having seasoned logs readily to hand, especially during the chilly winter months in the UK.
Obviously you can't chop down a tree every time you need some wood for your wood-
A log store really is a simple, practical and convenient way to ensure you always have fire wood to hand.
A log store really is the ideal way season your wood naturally. When seasoned after a few weeks or months, your logs will burn much more slowly and produce an impressive amount of heat.
Another great benefit of seasoning is that it will significantly reduce the amount
of smoke and fumes produced as most of the moisture in the logs will have been removed.
Burning damp or unseasoned wood is not only very uneconomical, but the steam produced when the wood is burned can condense on a cold flue, and prevent the a wood burning stove from reaching it’s correct operating temperature.
It is possible to buy more expensive pre-
Some people have invested in a log store after finding out how much it was costing
them to buy ready-
Most people with a garden, yard or patio area can find a suitable breeze to position a log store up against a wall or fence. It's a wise more to start storing your logs in the summer months so they have plenty of time to become dried out and season in time for the cold winter months.
Always remember to stack your logs loosely in the log store -
If you own a log store, it's a good idea to treat yourself to a log basket. They can be kept indoors beside your fire and can be loaded up with enough logs to keep you going for a day or two. It saves you having to keep popping outside in the middle of winter to get a fresh supply of logs.
Log baskets are sturdy, durable and come in assorted shapes, sizes, and styles as well as a number of different materials to allow home owners to choose one that best fits their needs and their home décor. Popular choices of material are wicker, wood, aluminium, nickel, graphite, brass, bronze, steel, pewter and cast iron.
You can choose from extremely rustic looking baskets for a farmhouse or older-
Basket are available to buy in a range of sizes to hold anything from half dozen pieces of timber to more than 30 logs. A cheap log basket will cost around £20 to £30.
Some log storing baskets also come with matching poker, shovel, and brush set so you can keep your wood stove or fireplace cleaning supplies together in one place.
We hope we’ve provide you with enough information to highlight the benefits of owning a log store?
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Keep all your fire wood in a tidy log store
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With energy prices constantly rising more and more people are looking to install real fires and log burners in their homes.
This is an excellent idea in terms of both saving money and creating a really cosy, welcoming feel to a home.
Obviously there is more to consider than just the installation of a fire or burner and it is important to plan all aspects of the transition in advance.
One very important thing you will need to consider is the supply and storage of the fuel and a log store is a crucial part of this.
A store is a purpose built shed -
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