Now winter is well and truly here, I’m finding that I am needing the heating on pretty much all day. But as I mentioned in this post, we have a solid fuel boiler which means lots of wood and coal is needed for the next few months!
We do have lots of trees that need cutting down, that we can use; but then they need drying out and that takes a long time. We also have lots ‘lying around’ that my father in law left behind (that’s a whole other story), but this involves chopping too, so it ends up being lots of hard work!
Purchasing from Lekto Woodfuels takes away all of that hard work; the wood fuel is delivered so you can put it on your fire or stove immediately.
Lekto Woodfuels Ltd is a family company founded with an aim to simplify the existing wood fuel market for customers. We focus on making the wood fuel purchase process less overwhelming, easier, faster, and more pleasant. With more than 20 years of experience in the wood fuel industry, we are devoted to providing our customers with the finest wood fuels available.
We offer only carefully selected products, which are most suitable for open fires, multi-fuel burners, and firewood stoves. Wood fuel ordering is easy. With just a few clicks, your order is completed on our website, and processed immediately.
We were sent a variety of products to review from Lekto Woodfuels; bark briquettes, hardwood heat logs, and natural firelighters. We’ve never used briquettes before and usually use the kerosene firelighters, which don’t give off the nicest smell.
The briquettes and logs both arrive in 12kg and 10kg packs, and the plastic packaging means they aren’t exposed directly to moisture (which is not so good for burning wood); so they will last for a long time when not being used. The firelighters come in packs of 100, but can only be ordered along with other products and not on their own.
Due to the construction of the logs, these are best for when you want fast and intense heat; I found this was definitely the case. They took on the flames straight away and gave off a lot of heat. One thing I wasn’t keen on with the logs, is that when picked up, they tended to fall apart so I ended up with each log in pieces, and sawdust all over my floor, which isn’t ideal.
I found that the briquettes were best for when I wanted a slower burn; they did take on the flames straight away like the logs, but they burned for longer. I think this is mainly due to the fact that they are more compact than the logs. They are ideal for if you are nipping out and want to keep the stove going, or for leaving overnight.
Both the briquettes and logs claim to have a high heat output, long burn time, and low ash. I would say this is all true for the briquettes, but the logs don’t seem to burn for as long.
The firelighters are great; they smell so natural and though they are small, they burn for quite a long time and give off some big flames so that you are able to add fuel to the fire and they continue to burn.
I think if I was to purchase from Lekto Woodfuels in the future, I would probably just go for the bark briquettes and the firelighters; I wasn’t so keen on the logs.
RRP – from £105
Our rating – 4/5
I was sent these products free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.