Leicestershire Logs was established in 2004 by the Tate family, locals to Leicestershire for many generations. James Tate saw the opportunity to build a strong local business with local people, using locally sourced and sustainable firewood and kindling from within the county's woodlands.
His vision was to introduce an honest and professional approach to the sourcing, supply, and support of fire fuel products. Clearly, this ethical approach has paid off as, since 2004, Leicestershire Logs has enjoyed strong growth and product expansion and now offers a range of locally produced kiln dried logs, seasoned logs, kindling, firelighters and more.
In addition to selling fire fuel profits Leicestershire Logs also offer a range of forestry and heating services including tree surgery services, site projects (timber removal and logging services) and we can also recommend local professionals chimney sweeps and wood burner installers.
Leicestershire Logs offers a highly competent tree surgery service providing a fast, quality service in residential and commercial tree care, reducing, pruning and felling as well as clearing, stump grinding and hedge maintenance.
Our tree surgeons offer a comprehensive service throughout Nottinghamshire and beyond and provide a high level of customer service combined with a high level of skill.
We can undertake a comprehensive range of site projects including timber removal and logging services.
As well as our own expertise we work with a number of certified associates so please contact us for a tailored survey and quotation for all your log and woodland management needs.
We can provide bespoke storage solutions from £110 which will hold 20 nets. If you prefer to take the DIY route here are some basic guidelines for building a wood store yourself. Be sure to take all necessary safety precautions and follow appropriate health and safety guidelines.
Log Storage Overview
Efficient log storage is every bit as important as efficient tool storage. Here are a few important factors to keep in mind when planning your log storage.
The wood should always sit on a dry surface.
The wood should be covered on top.
The wood can be left open at the sides, but you may want to cover on the windy side to ensure sure the rain does not get to the stored wood too much.
Building a simple log store
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to store logs is a circular wood store which can be built on top of a wooden pallet.
Place your logs in a circular shape to a height of around 1.75 meters and secure a tarpaulin, sheet of plastic (available for around £5-£10 from a car accessory or tool shop) and some large stones on top of the wood stack to keep the rain and snow out. Make sure the stones cannot be blown by the wind.
Building a more permanent log store
Secure four corner posts well into the ground ensuring the wooden posts are well bedded into a mixture of sand and cement to make them sturdy.
Cover the back of the shed with cross members or fix with diagonals from top to bottom corner on back & sides to prevent your store wobbling from side to side.
Build a roof on top of your log store (from corrugated iron, slates or other materials) ensuring that the roof has at least a 15 degree slope, so that rain and snow runs off.
Make sure that your roof slopes to the back so that you so not get drenched when collecting wood.
Alternatively use a gutter and collect the water in a butt for use on your garden during dryer times.
Consider a dedicated log shed.
You may prefer to build or buy a readymade log shed - these can be built in wood or metal finish and in a wide variety of sizes.
Remember to build or buy one large enough to store at least one full load of logs, and remember that to place the log shed in a position that is convenient for collecting your logs on a regular basis.
Consider dividing your logs into two different sections - one to contained seasoned wood ready to use and with wood which requires further seasoning.
The importance of the log basket
It is important to have a log basket inside the house.
This basket must be large enough to contain logs for at least two or three days so the logs are dried off further just before being used.
Places in Leicestershire where we deliver:
Ab Kettleby, Abbots Oak, Acresford, Albert Village, Allexton, Anstey, Appleby Magna, Appleby Parva, Arnesby, Asfordby, Asfordby Hill, Asfordby Valley, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal, Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Ashby Folville, Ashby Magna, Ashby Parva, Ashby Woulds, Aston Flamville, Atterton, Aylestone
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Vale of Belvoir
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