How to Light a Log Burner: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Wondering how to light a log burner? It is surprising how many people invest in a log burning stove only to stumble at this first hurdle.

Log burning stoves make the ideal focal point in any home — even when not lit. Not only do they provide lots of physical warmth, but they also exude character and charm — making them the ideal addition in newer properties that can sometimes be lacking in this department. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.