Wood for Fuel

While the majority of UK households are connected to the gas grid, there is still a significant demand for wood fuels to heat more rural properties, as well as those that have log burners, open fires and other heat sources such as biomass boilers.

It is estimated that there are more than 1.5 million wood burning stoves in the UK, for example, with many more households considering investing in them as a way to heat their homes without resorting to gas or electric systems – or as a supplement to them in the winter.

Solid wood fuel products include logs, firewood, charcoal and pellets, with wood fuels being classed as ‘carbon neutral’ as they cannot emit more carbon when burned than the tree absorbed while it was growing.

To  be used as a fuel, wood needs to be correctly seasoned to reduce the moisture content, to ensure it burns correctly and efficiently.

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    * This information is intended as an introduction to wood fuels. If you would like more information or advice, we would recommend you contact TDUK members who supply these products.