ABoC.co.uk
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  • Fuels: Logs, Charcoals, Smokeless, Pellets (Ready To Burn approved)
  • Flues: Liner and Parts Stockist (Dura Flue)
  • Bespoke Stove Installations (HETAS)
  • Chimney Sweep (HETAS Approved)
  • Large Showroom with 3 work stoves
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 Logs & Firewood

All Prices inclusive of VAT at 5%
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ABoC are one of the North East's few Approved Woodfuel Merchants.  Our focus is on high quality seasoned hardwood logs with a moisture content guaranteed to be less than 20%.  During 2013 we meticulously researched this market and decided the branded bags were the best method of ensuring high quality, competitive price, and convenience of delivery.  Keeping the process simple with a standard size and ordering in bulk means we can keep prices low.  You don't need a wood shed and don't have to wait for the product to dry out or season.  There are also no special transport requirements required.  (Read more...) 

  SAFETY ** ABoC are a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep.
Cost for the 2021/22 Winter Season - 55 first; 45 for subsequent sweeps in same property inc VAT and SweepSafe certificate to endorse your household insurance.
A fully insured power sweeping service with triple HEPA Filtered Industrial Vacuum. (service details).
 

Premium Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs (Homefire)
Sold in 58ltr sacks and 18ltr bags

Other Woodfuel Products
Buy 11 of any of these products for a 10% discount




 




 

Woodsure Ready to Burn is a nationally recognised government backed standard ensuring quality.

ABOC are a firewood reseller who fully support and comply with government legislation issued 01/05/2021.
It is now law for all firewood sold in quantities of less than 2m3 to carry the RTB branding.

Prices inclusive of VAT at 5%
Free delivery, 30 minimum spend
Apologies, inbound price rise from or supplier, 23/04/2021

Sacks, White, 58 ltr - 15.50

1 to 5 sacks - 15.50 per sack
6 to 11 sacks - 14.50 (6 - 87 ; 8 - 116 ; 10 - 145)
12 sacks and more - 13.50 (12 - 162 ; 20 - 270)

 

Bags, Plastic, 18ltr - 5.60

1 to 9 bags - 5.60 per bag
10 to 19 bags - 5.30 (10 = 53)
20 bags and more - 5.00 (20 = 100)

 

         
NOTE: Equivalent 'dumpy bag' is approx 6 sacks (350 ltr)
( check our filling video on FaceBook )

87
6 sacks
delivered

         
         

162
12 sacks
delivered


SummaryBranded kiln dried tightly prepacked 1ltr bags and 58ltr sacks, guaranteed <20% moisture.  Logs are a standard 10" long, designed to fit both open fires and stoves.  Mixed Scandinavian source.   Logs cannot be sold by weight due to the moisture content, however for loading purposes we allow 25kg for the sacks and 8kg for the bags.

Note: It is an offence to use wood as a fuel within a local authority designated smoke control area unless it is burnt on a DEFRA exempted appliance.
 


         

Are they Popular?
ABoC sold over 11000 log products in Winter 2020/21

Service.  The logs are delivered at your convenience within a few days, often same or next day and stacked where you want.

Quality.  This is a superior product in tightly packed sacks or bags, they cannot be compared to cheaper 'dumpy' bags of damp loosely packed logs.  Homefire Premium Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs are our highest quality and best performing logs, and are ideal for burning on any wood burning appliance. These logs are often used in wood burning stoves, multi-fuel stoves, pizza ovens, chimeneas, or traditional open fires.  To ensure high quality at all times, these Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs meet strict quality control guidelines for moisture content, size, package volume, species and country of origin.

PriceABOC check regularly to ensure our prices are competitive against comparative retail or online business. 

Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs
Guaranteed <20% moisture means they can be burnt immediately and at a high temperature so are ideal for wood burning and multi-fuel stoves, traditional open fires, or pizza ovens.  Can be used either on their own or with our other range of solid fuel items.  As they are hardwood, they will burn slowly and efficiently. Hardwood logs provide the warmth, the quintessential glow and that distinctive aroma only a log fire can provide.  Certified by both FSC and HETAS, meaning they come from responsibly managed woodlands and meet strict quality control guidelines for moisture content, size, package volume, species and country of origin.

Why Not Dumpy Bags?

Ready To Burn Logs cannot be compared with dumpy bags from an unknown source dropped on your drive.  You will have paid a lot of money for your stove and liner or to get your fireplace opened up.  Burning wet logs wastes all of the energy built up in your fire or are impossible to light.  More importantly, the dampness will be causing condensation in your chimney/liner that will eventually corrode it; or the resins from unseasoned logs will be deposited on the walls and will eventually cause a chimney fire. 

  • are they seasoned?
  • are they dry?
  • what is the quality like throughout the bag, especially at the bottom?
  • how do you get the logs from your drive/pavement to your home?
  • can you pay by card?
  • will your money be refunded if you are not 100% satisfied?

Wood Fuel References:

Top Tips

Get your chimney swept (at least) annually.

Do not slumber. Slumbering means leaving your fire to burn slowly.  Any moisture or resins (or sulphur with smokeless) in your fuel need to be burnt vigorously so any harmful substance is exhausted from the chimney.   Burning slowly means moisture can condensate on the walls mix with the acids and corrode especially near the top of the chimney.  ABoC recommend you do not slumber if you have a flue liner.  If you have an unlined chimney its probably OK but have your chimney swept at least once a year, twice of burning logs regularly.

Stove Thermometers, are designed to offer a guide to the temperature that your stove is burning at.  If your stove is not hot enough, you risk increased creosote and tar build up.  If your stove is burning too hot, you are using more fuel than you need to and risk damaging the stove or liner.  Once you have one you'll wonder how you managed without it (at ABoC 8 or 11.20).

Free Fuel. Timber offcuts and clean pallets are perfectly safe to burn on a stove or open fire.  These will primarily be softwood so will burn very quickly.  Make sure there are no paints or resins on them, chop into 8" or 10" pieces and enjoy free fuel.  Don't forget ABoC for your quality products and smokeless fuels!

Burning.  Use firewood on its own or to top up you fire later in the evening. They burn best on a bed of ash and from above downwards requiring a top vent.  Coal (or Smokeless fuel) burns from below requiring a bottom vent (or grill/riddle), usually above the ash pan.  As fuel burns the ash blocks the bottom vent slowing or eliminating the fire.  Topping up collapses the fire, further blocking the bottom vent.  As coal takes longer to start burning, logs provide the perfect fuel to keep your fire going.

Kiln Drying.  Logs do not have to be kiln dried.  Kiln drying just reduces the drying time meaning the logs to not have to be stacked and stored for months.  It also ensures the product is seasoned as suppliers would not kiln dry unseasoned logs. 

 

Heat Logs (10, approx 10kg) - 5
(buy 11 or more for 10% discount)

For use in open fires, and multifuel stoves.  Also makes it a good outdoor fuel for use in the summer in a chimenea or fire basket.

Heatlogs are a by-product of managed forests and recycled wood, consisting of nothing more than sawdust, which has been dried then compacted under high pressure and heat. During this process Lignin a natural component of wood is produced in liquid form and when cooled solidifies, binding the wood together in its new form with no need for adhesives or chemicals to be added.

 

Coffee Logs (8kg) - 7
(buy 11 or more for 10% discount)

Coffee Logs are made from recycled coffee grounds - perfect for heating your home while helping the environment too.  Designed for open fires, multi-fuel stoves and chimineas, Coffee Logs are a carbon neutral advanced biofuel, which burn hotter and for longer than wood.  Coffee Logs are 100% manufactured in Britain by bio-bean.

 

Snugafire Irish Peat (12.5kg) - 7.70
(buy 11 or more for 10% discount)

Snugafire peat briquettes are made from 100% natural materials with no additives.  This traditional fuel is perfect for use on open fires and multi fuel stoves, creating a real roaring fire, with a pleasant aroma.  Easy to light, High heat output, Long lasting and clean to handle.  Very popular and great for topping up a coal fire later in the evening.

 

Woodcoal (Lignite), 15kg - 8.40
(buy 11 or more for 10% discount)

Woodcoal Briketts are a uniquely longer-burning solid fuel for wood burning stoves, and will burn overnight. Ideal to burn on its own or with wood briquettes and normal logs to make the fire last longer. They are easy to light, have a high heat output and bright lively flames. This HETAS approved domestic fuel burns safely in combination with wood and takes your fire through the night.  Main content: Lignite.

 

Normandy Beech Briquettes - 7.50
(buy 11 or more for 10% discount)

Food Safe - see under Summer Fuels (charcoal)

Cosi-Logs, complete - 1.50  (16 box of 12)

  • All in one product, no firelighters or kindling required.
  • Manufactured from recycled sawdust combined with a wax based igniter.
  • Easy to light and giving 2-3 hours of long-lasting heat.
  • Bright flames on all open fires
  • Recommended for easy fire lighting - just light the wrapper.
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