Today I want to talk all about keeping your home warm and cosy. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s absolutely freezing! Or maybe you’re one of those lucky people that live in a modern house with super-efficient central heating and superb installation? If so, I hate you! Ha.
Three years ago, we bought our house; it ticked every single box and was the furthest thing away from a magnolia rental we could find. Which, after living in a total of six of them, was essential. Our house is a period house, built in the 1800s, which means it’s pretty much an icebox with loads of original features, including the long lusted over wood-burning stove in the living room. Whether it’s used for heating the home or just for toasting marshmallows, it’s always in use. One of Teddy’s favourite spots is curling up in front of it, actually.
So, when Lekto Woodfuels Ltd contacted me about reviewing their range of the finest wood fuels, I was super excited. I spend an absolute fortune on wood from a local company currently, and I was unhappy about the lack of clarity regarding the sustainability of the wood used. When I looked further into what Lekto Wood Fuel was about, I thought they sounded like a fab solution. I knew I’d be in great hands as they have more than 20 years of experience in the wood fuel industry. I like how their site only offers carefully selected products that are the most suitable for open fires, multi-fuel burners, and firewood stoves.
One of my pet peeves with our usual wood delivery is that I sometimes have to leave it to dry out for even longer than I’d like to because the moisture content is too high for one reason or another. With Lekto, that problem is now a thing of the past; their briquettes are made from dried materials, with a moisture content of less than 10%, it’s thanks to this that they burn hotter and cleaner than kiln-dried firewood, and you can really tell. I love the way the briquettes require less storage space and are delivered dry and ready to use.
Lekto Wood Fuel sent over bark briquettes, sawdust briquettes and a box of natural firefighters, and I must say that I’m very impressed with the whole experience. They arrived super quickly and with minimal mess compared to my usual wood delivery. It was so easy to get the stove roaring with these because they’re so efficient it was simply a case of making a fire as you usually would but without all of the babying and nursing of a traditional fire. I’m most definitely a convert, and I certainly won’t be making my life more difficult by sticking with conventional logs.