Log Burning Stoves: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying

Stockton log burning stove in matt black from Stovax
This guide covers all this information and more to help you confidently choose the right log burning stove for your home (Image credit: Stovax)

Log burning stoves are increasingly popular with homeowners due to the comfort they provide and the characterful focal point they can bring to a home. 

Today's log burning stoves are highly efficient and reduce reliance on fossil fuels for domestic heating. Great for heating a single space, log burning stoves can also work well with other low carbon heating solutions, like heat pumps. 

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Moisture contentApprox. kWH/kgHeader Cell - Column 2
10% (kild dried/brickettes)5Row 0 - Cell 2
30%3.5Row 1 - Cell 2
40%3Row 2 - Cell 2
50% (freshly cut)2.5Row 3 - Cell 2
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Type of logCost/kgCost/kWh
Fresh (50% MC)10p4p (at 2.5kWh/kg)
Seasoned (25%)26p6.5p (at 4kWh/kg)
Dried/brickettes (10%)52p10.4p (at 5kWh/kg)
Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside.