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Hampshire coppice and firewood

Hampshire coppice and firewood

Hampshire is synonymous with hazel coppice. In days gone by thousands of acres of hazel coppice was planted and managed in Hampshire. This extremely versatile tree had many uses from thatching spars to woven hurdles. Unfortunately, nowadays many of these products are no longer in as high demand as they once were and the coppices have become dark, overgrown places.
 
Here at Test Valley logs were dedicated to producing firewood as responsible and sustainable as possibly. By regenerating these old coppices it not only provides a superb source of truly renewable firewood but also brings light and life back into our local woodland….not many firewood producers can say that !!!
Fire pits and pizza ovens

Fire pits and pizza ovens

With the long warm nights (hopefully) approaching its a great chance to light up those fire pits and pizza ovens. If your looking for ready to burn logs to use on your fire pit or pizza oven this summer look no further. Test valley logs provide high quality seasoned firewood, locally sourced and ready to burn. If your in Winchester, Andover or Romsey and need some logs for your fire pit or pizza oven call us today.

Seasoning wood

Seasoning wood

The key to seasoning firewood quickly and efficiently is to split the wood as soon as possible after the timber has been felled. Many people talk about logs needing to be seasoned for 2 years before there ready to burn, this is slightly misleading, wood that is not split and left in the”cord” to dry may take 2 years or more to dry, the problem being it is still protected by the bark , bark by nature is waterproof so inhibits the proper drying of the wood. The other problem with drying wood in this way is that As The moisture is released so slowly often the wood rots before it dries. By splitting the wood you allow the moisture to escape quickly, you can dry logs to well under 20 % moisture in a couple of months in the summer using this technique.

Woodland work

Woodland work

Here at test valley logs spring is a busy time of year, all though the log orders have started to slow down were now concentrating our efforts on cutting wood for next winter.  Were currently working on restoring a derelict hazel coppice. Hazel coppice is abundant in Hampshire, but unfortunately much of it has become overgrown, where once it was cut in a seven year cycles to provide many useful products, from thatching spars to hurdles many of these English made products have been replaced but cheaper imported products and with it the coppice has become derelict. Buy cutting this old coppice we restore the woodland, let light back onto the woodland floor and it also provides an excellent source of renewable firewood.Test valley logs provide seasoned hardwood logs to Winchester, Andover, Romsey and all the surrounding towns and villages.

Firewoord delivery service

Firewoord delivery service

Test valley logs are still delivering firewood for the time being and are reviewing it on a daily basis to keep all parties as safe as possible. Were only accepting bacs payments for the time being. Upon ordering your logs please specify where you would like your logs to be stacked, we will not knock on your door and we respectfully ask for you to stay indoors while we’re on your property so we can deliver and stack your logs as safely as possible for all concerned. Thanks for your continued custom, Rich and Tom.

Winchester logs

Winchester logs

Delivering seasoned logs to Winchester today. We sell mixed species of dry, seasoned hardwood logs to Winchester and the surrounding areas. Due to the fact we buy our timber locally we only sell what is currently be harvested in the local area, this means the parcels of wood we buy are often of mixed species, including Ash, Birch, Hazel and beech. Each species has its own unique burning quality and it’s good to experiment with different species to learn how each burns. If you would like some ready to burn, seasoned hardwood logs in Winchester please call us today.

Southampton logs

Southampton logs

Delivering our seasoned, hardwood logs to Southampton today. All our firewood is seasoned, barn stored and ready to burn.
We have a lovely mix of dry logs in stock including Ash firewood, Hornbeam and Beech….All cut from our local woodlands.

Seasoned logs delivered to Winchester

Seasoned logs delivered to Winchester

Delivering our seasoned hardwood logs to Winchester this week. We deliver and stack for free to Winchester and also Andover, Salisbury, Romsey and Southampton. Due to ash die back disease a large amount of ash is being felled in Hampshire at the moment and is due to continue for several years. This is a great shame for our local ecology and countryside, the disease being introduced to the UK from Europe (surely another good reason not to import timber products to the UK from elsewhere)
The ash being felled is at least being used in the firewood market to heat homes in the local area.

Seasoned Hardwood Logs Delivered To Andover

Seasoned Hardwood Logs Delivered To Andover

Delivering our dry, seasoned, hardwood logs to Andover today. All our logs are barn stored, dry and ready to burn. We deliver and stack for free to Andover, Winchester, Romsey and all of the surrounding towns and villages. Please give Test Valley Logs a call today to order yours.

Seasoned hardwood logs delivered to Winchester

Seasoned hardwood logs delivered to Winchester

Delivering our hardwood logs to Winchester today, a mixture of ash and beech logs, all well seasoned and ready to burn. If you need seasoned hardwood logs delivered and stacked in Winchester please give test valley logs a call.

Testimonials

Excellent logs, that burn really well, and are nice and dry without any mould. Very good service too – nice friendly blokes who carried and stacked a ton of logs in a matter of minutes. 10/10. Jon Brown

We took advantage of Rich and Toms log and chimney sweep deal, very efficient service…the logs look great to, good mix of hardwoods and lovely and dry. would recommend – Sophie Barry

Both lovely blokes, deliver to the business at least once a week. Fast, friendly and great service. Good value for money! Highly recommended!! – Annabel Simmonds

Speedy delivery, great logs, impeccable stacking – Xenia Petley

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