Firewood Preperation – step-by-step guide

Burning wet wood is one of the common barriers to pleasurable, efficient wood heating for a host of reasons. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of wet wood to enjoy a smoke free fire thats easy to light and stay alight.

How to build and maintain a wood fire

Whatever your wood burning system, you can improve its efficiency and reduce air pollution by learning to burn correctly. The knowledge and skills needed to operate a wood burning system effectively need to be learned and practiced to get them right.

10 good reasons to heat with wood

Renewable means you don’t run out. Renewable means you don’t deplete the earth’s resources. Wood is energy from the sun, stored by the tree as it grows. When you burn wood you are releasing this stored energy. In the dark of winter, it’s like having a bit of summer sun on your hearth.

Firewood . . . The Clean Heat

NSW Government sets lower greenhouse gas emission rating for wood heating Nathan Johnson – Architecture & Design Residential wood-fire heating has scored a better environmental rating from the NSW Government, alleviating the concerns of many homeowners about the ecological implications of wood heaters. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) […]

The personal & social side of wood heating

Most people who use conventional fuels for home heating have a relationship with the process that consists only of paying the fuel bill and adjusting the thermostat. They know nothing about the system and are helpless if anything goes wrong. Wood heat is different and this chapter is the best exploration of that difference that […]

Wood – the feel good fuel

Feel good about heating with wood There may be those who mistakenly think that wood is an old fuel on the way out. But some traditions are worth maintaining. Like close family bonds, a healthy community, and the rewards of hard work. Just because wood is a traditional fuel does not mean it should go […]

History of the fireplace

Written by Rob Jones The first example of technology in the world that many of us can think of is the discovery of fire, and the development of the fireplace. In the mythology of Ancient Greece, the titan Prometheus stole fire from the gods and delivered it to humanity. He left the rest up to […]