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1 November 2020

Storing your Logs

You have ordered a delivery, now you need to know how to store your logs!

Logs always have a certain amount of moisture in them, however old they are. When storing your logs, ensure there is plenty of air circulating around them.

How To Store Your Logs

A log store with one open side and three slatted sides is always the best way to store wood. You can find an example of our log stores below and more information here. This will provide the logs with the best airflow and the slanted roof will ensure most of the rain stays off.

Log store full of logs

The next best solution to a log store is stacking logs outside along a wall, covering the top and leaving the front open. A roll of bin liners is the ideal width when unrolled, to cover the top of the stack. Covering both the top and sides of the logs is not recommended as this will trap moisture in and cause the logs to sweat. Stacking logs along a wall is best done on a pallet, to keep the logs off the damp floor.

Where To Store Your Logs

When considering how to store your logs, it is also best to consider where to store your logs. You don’t really want to be collecting logs from the bottom of the garden when it is cold, dark, and raining! Somewhere away from steams or water sources and in a breezy location is best to keep them dry.

Good storage is essential with our mild, damp winters. Garages and sheds are not suitable for log storage as there is inadequate airflow to ensure your logs remain below 20%. Inadequate airflow will result in a white mould, or fungus, growing on the logs.

We hope this blog and video gives you a good idea as to how and where to store your logs. After we deliver your logs, if they happen to get a little rain on them, don’t worry! Bringing the logs inside before lighting your fire will dry off any surface rainwater quickly.

Light the fire and get cosy as the cold nights are making a return!