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Cooking On Wood: A How To Guide

By |2024-06-24T15:43:07+01:00June 24th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorised|

Cooking on wood is an ancient art that infuses your food with unique, rich flavours, making it a favourite among outdoor cooking enthusiasts. However, if you're new to this method, it can be challenging to know where to begin. That's why we've put together this quick guide on key considerations: Choosing [...]

Eco-Firelighters – The Sustainable, Efficient And Environmentally Friendly Alternative To Traditional Firelighters

By |2024-05-16T10:51:21+01:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorised|

At Nene Valley Firewood we aim to be as sustainable as possible and one of favourite products in our range are our eco–firelighters. These twisted wood wool eco - firelighters have been handmade in the UK using virgin softwood and natural vegetable wax. This makes them odourless, clean and safe to use on BBQ's and pizza [...]

Maximizing Efficiency: Tips for Getting the Most Heat out of Your Firewood

By |2024-03-18T10:12:38+00:00March 15th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorised|

Believe it or not, not all firewood burns the same, so it pays off in the long run to research what firewood you are buying. Nevertheless, there are strategies you can employ to maximize the heat output from your firewood. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips and techniques for getting the most heat [...]

The Science Behind Firewood

By |2024-03-04T13:13:55+00:00March 4th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorised|

Firewood is not just a simple fuel source; it's a complex material with its own chemistry and physics that dictate how efficiently it burns and how much heat it produces. Firewood has been a vital source of heat and energy for humanity throughout history, playing a crucial role in our evolution and development. From ancient [...]

Cleaning Your Wood Burner: The How & Why

By |2023-09-15T12:24:30+01:00September 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorised|

With winter fast approaching and the prospect of cosy nights around a roaring fire, it is important to make sure your log burner is safe for the season ahead. Like any appliance in the home, wood burners require regular maintenance. Cleaning your wood burner is important not only for health and safety reasons but it [...]

How To Choose The Best Firewood For You

By |2023-09-08T09:33:40+01:00September 8th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorised|

If you are new to your log burner, choosing the right logs can be a minefield. But it pays to do your research to ensure the logs you purchase will provide you with efficient, clean burning for maximal heat output. We would always recommend kiln-dried logs over seasoned logs as they have been dried in [...]

Fire Safety Practices At Home

By |2023-07-26T12:28:11+01:00July 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorised|

Fire has been significant in shaping human civilization, technological advancements and cultural beliefs. It has provided humans with a means of cooking, warmth and shelter, protection and defense, as well as communication and signaling to name but a few. However, its is well known how destructive fire can be. It can quickly rage out of control [...]

Building A Safe And Responsible Campfire

By |2023-07-26T12:37:56+01:00June 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorised|

It's that time of year when people go on well deserved breaks from their daily life. One of our favourite choices at Nene Valley Firewood is a camping trip. Not only does camping tend to keep costs to a minimum, but it is great to immerse in nature and escape the every day rush. Camping [...]

How To Make The Perfect Wood-Fired Pizza

By |2023-06-14T09:03:08+01:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Hardwood, Kiln Dried Wood, Tips, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

Wood-fired pizzas have a rich historical and cultural heritage. The use of wood-fired ovens for baking bread and pizzas dates back centuries and is deeply rooted in various culinary traditions worldwide. The aroma of the wood smoke and the warmth of the oven has long been a focal point for many social gatherings where people [...]

Woodchip – The Versatile and Eco-Friendly Gardening Product

By |2023-07-26T12:40:29+01:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Garden Products, Sustainability, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Summer is well on the way (with the exception of a few rogue days) and we are loving getting stuck in to some gardening! Gardening can be a rewarding and enjoyable activity for many people and has numerous positive benefits on mental well being, creativity and environmental sustainability to name but a few. With [...]

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