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Firewood Logs & Woodchips For Sale in Boughton

Welcome to the Boughton Estate

Boughton estate is at the heart of the old royal hunting forest of Rockingham and nearly 30%, or 2,500 hectares is covered in woodland and parkland. The woodland is composed of mostly of native tree species, including large areas of nationally important semi natural ancient woodland, which is one of our most diverse natural habitats. The estate has been managing this landscape and supplying wood fuel and other timber products from its woodland for over 300 years.

Firewood Logs For Sale in Boughton

If you live in the North Northants area and have a real fire, log burner or stove, we can deliver firewood direct to your home. Our firewood meets the latest government quality standards, HETAS, aimed at creating a cleaner environment. All our cordwood is seasoned for at least 12 months before being converted into logs ready for sale and comes in three sizes. Unlike many firewood suppliers, who buy timber nationally or even internationally, we guarantee that your firewood is from a truly local, sustainable source (all our logs are FSC certified), is free from any form of packaging and is helping secure the future of our local woodlands.

We deliver the logs loose tipped out of the delivery vehicles and so we must have a clear space on your property to safely off-load the delivery.

The driver will not off-load if they consider that doing so would potentially be unsafe due to excessive slopes, overhead wires etc., or that we may damage a gate or garden ornaments etc. In this case we will leave a message indicating the reason for not completing the delivery.

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Woodchips For Sale in Boughton

We can supply G30 woodchip for your RHI accredited heating system. Load sizes can vary between 2 > 20 tonnes. This can be on a one off basis or on contract, whichever suits you best. There is no recycled material in our woodchip and all timber is sourced either from the estate woodlands or from within 20 miles. This woodchip can also be used for landscaping paths and ménages.

Please get in touch with the estate office by phone, or via the form at the bottom of the page, and we can discuss your requirements.

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Sustainability

For every tree we cut down several will be re-planted, or naturally regenerated to make sure we keep our woodland in good condition. To further secure the timber supply from the estate we have planted over 50 hectares of new woodland in recent years. All our woodland is FSC Certified.

Our woodlands are a haven for a wide variety of wildlife, with thriving populations of Red Kites, Buzzards, Badgers, Woodpeckers, Hares and three types of Deer (Fallow, Roe & Muntjac) to name a few of the more obvious species. Young plantations of trees are very good habitat for creatures that like more light, such a many woodland birds, but as the trees mature so does the habitat which will attract a different range of creatures, such as bats, woodpeckers, fungi. We often leave trees that have lots of holes and decay just for the wildlife – bees love rotten Ash trees to make a nest in.

Helpful hints on lighting your wood burner

If you’re new to wood burner ownership, struggle to get it going, or experience dirtying of the glass then the below should be off help. The first thing to check is the installation. This should have been done by a qualified tradesperson, meaning that the flue size and location allows the stove to draw enough air and expel the burnt gases.

Assuming the above is okay then the next critical issue is fuel.

Why does wood burn? Probably not something you’ve really given much thought too, luckily some boffins already have, hopefully the following is reasonably simple to follow

As the temperature of a log rises in a fire it eventually gets to the point where flammable gases are driven off (gasification) – it’s these gases that burn and give off the heat.

A wet log can’t heat up very quickly. That is because it takes a lot of energy (heat) just to drive off the excess moisture before it can start to get hot enough to properly gasify.

That moisture and unburnt gas is the dense white smoke you see coming out of a chimney. That will also condense inside your stove and flue as tar deposits

If when you burn your wood water is bubbling out of it then it is far too wet. Ideally, it should below 20% to meet current national standards, but the odd bit over this is not going to be a major problem. Keep your wood dry by storing it undercover, ideally store a bit inside prior to use to drive of any moisture it has gained over a wet winter (the relative humidity of the atmosphere outside in the winter is usually very high). Be very careful about storing it next to your stove for obvious reasons - there should be at least 20-30cm gap between the logs and the stove. Also, bear in mind that different tree species will have different characteristics. Birch, Sycamore and Ash will burn and split easier than Oak, but will also burn quicker and give out less heat. Willow and many conifers will spit when burnt, so not good for open fires. Horse Chestnut doesn’t burn that well even when dry. Hornbeam burns well, but is extremely difficult to split. Alder is good firewood but it must be split and stored undercover soon after felling otherwise it will quickly rot. And you thought it was all logs were the same!

Lighting the fire is the next bit.

Make sure your kindling is nice and dry. You can usually find enough smaller bits of wood amongst your firewood delivery to make some kindling. If not buy some kindling, or buy a small hatchet. Using a hatchet can be dangerous and so only use if you confident to do so. Only attempt to split smaller bits of wood and make sure it is straight-grained and there are no knots in it. You should not have to forcefully swing the hatchet up and down as if your life depends on it, as this will lead to an accident.

There are lots of really useful videos on You Tube showing the principles of stove lighting like this one and this one so there’s no need to go into huge detail here. However, the following few pointers should useful Before you start an essential bit of kit is a flue thermometer to measure the temperature of the combustions gases. One of the main points often missed is that the stove and the flue themselves will absorb a lot of heat during the lighting process, so don’t shut your stove vents down as soon as you see a few flames, as the stove will be still be sucking heat from the gasification process. At this point, don’t worry if your flue temperatures are a little bit higher than ideal. It is not going to cause a problem for the short while it takes your stove to warm up, but do remember to shut it down!

A good measure of your firewood is to take a look at what comes out of the top of your chimney. When initially started you should see some light grey smoke, but after around 5-10 minutes the stove and flue should be up to operating temperature and then shouldn’t see anything more than a heat haze, or at worst a little bit of very light grey smoke when you put a couple of new logs on. Chimneys pouring out dense white/grey smoke are because of burning wet wood. This will not only cause dangerous tar deposits on the flue and the inside of the stove, but also be a source of air pollution.

Keeping it going

Once up to temperature (as shown by the flue thermometer) you should only need the minimum of draft, to keep it going. The flames should just be lazily licking around the inside of the stove, not roaring like a blast furnace. If you constantly need a lot of draft to keep it going, your wood is very likely too wet. Of course, if the stove has nearly out then you may need a good draft to get the last embers to catch the logs you’ve just put in. In this case if it is nearly out then chucking that lump of Oak on, that you can only just get through the door, isn’t going to work (think of the energy needed to get it up to gasification temperature) , choose some smaller quicker burning pieces to get it going again.

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If you live in the North Northants area and have a real fire, log burner or stove, we can deliver firewood direct to your home. Our firewood meets the latest government quality standards, HETAS, aimed at creating a cleaner environment. All our cordwood is seasoned for at least 12 months before being converted into logs ready for sale and comes in three sizes. Unlike many firewood suppliers, who buy timber nationally or even internationally, we guarantee that your firewood is from a truly local, sustainable source (all our logs are FSC Certified), is free from any form of packaging and is helping secure the future of our local woodlands.

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