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    • happy2bhere
    • By happy2bhere 30th Nov 17, 11:54 AM
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    Long burning fire logs / briquettes - which brand do you use?
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    • 30th Nov 17, 11:54 AM
    Long burning fire logs / briquettes - which brand do you use? 30th Nov 17 at 11:54 AM
    We've been using the Verdo heat logs in our open fire, which has worked out really well given that they were only £2.79 in Home Bargains and burned for hours! Sadly, Home Bargains are having stock issues and my local store informed me today that they don't expect to receive any deliveries before mid January. I expect this is a nationwide problem, as the option to buy the Verdo packs online has been removed from their website.

    I'd be really interested to hear what brands other people use and details of stockists used when buying. We've tried Blazers Fuel Logs (bought for £4.90 ish in B&M), however they burn far too quickly and a world away from being a cost effective alternative to house coal.

    Also, we're unable to bulk buy and only have enough dry storage space for a maximum of 10 packs.

    Advanced thanks for all contributions too this thread!
    November wins...a book, a designer handbag (worth £550 ) and a game. I am now an addict and thank everyone for taking the time to share and post.
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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 30th Nov 17, 12:18 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:18 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:18 PM
    There have been lots of references to Aldi heat logs in this forum and if you 'google'

    Although old, this thread may be of interest:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4268947
    • Andy_WSM
    • By Andy_WSM 30th Nov 17, 12:25 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:25 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 12:25 PM
    Wickes sell bags of Homefire heat logs. They're not as good as the Home Bargains Verdo logs, but at £9.98 for 3 * 10Kg bags they are reasonable.

    Link: http://www.wickes.co.uk/Homefire-Heat-Logs-Bag-10kg/p/143356

    • happy2bhere
    • By happy2bhere 30th Nov 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 4:18 PM
    Thanks Cardew and Andy_WSM. Appreciated you both taking the time to reply

    I'll read through the previous thread on the subject and take a look at Wickes' Homefire heat logs
    November wins...a book, a designer handbag (worth £550 ) and a game. I am now an addict and thank everyone for taking the time to share and post.
    • chiny
    • By chiny 1st Dec 17, 11:12 AM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:12 AM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:12 AM
    Having storage space, I usually buy my logs in bulk, about 500 kg a time ISTR. For me, I take note of:
    (1) Moisture content; wet logs are cheap but unusable so need drying,
    (2) Wood type; ash first of course...

    Based on that, on the occasion I've needed logs immediately, I've avoided garage forecourts and supermarkets and used a local fuel merchant C Rudrum (in my case, similar all over the UK).

    I've never bothered with their kindling (and paper) but bought a toy It has gone up in price a bit since I bought mine but just 2 minutes for that lovely roar, and little hassle.
    • lloydyyy
    • By lloydyyy 1st Dec 17, 11:45 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:45 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 11:45 PM
    We've been using the Verdo heat logs in our open fire, which has worked out really well given that they were only £2.79 in Home Bargains and burned for hours! Sadly, Home Bargains are having stock issues and my local store informed me today that they don't expect to receive any deliveries before mid January. I expect this is a nationwide problem, as the option to buy the Verdo packs online has been removed from their website.
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    Originally posted by happy2bhere
    Confirmed, unfortunately. There's been a monumental distribution problem (apparently double deliveries) and mid-January is probably the earliest when Home Bargains may receive more stock. The pallets are still available from Verdo directly but that's about it. I spoke to a few Home Bargains stores and they all confirmed the same thing. One of the area managers sent out a communication to stores in the South Wales area about the problem, and he also mentioned January is looking more likely. I've had to resort to buying a cubic metre bag of kiln dried logs. I was looking at Hotties (£5 for a pack of 10) but I thought kiln dried logs might be a nice change for the time being.
    Last edited by lloydyyy; 02-12-2017 at 12:02 AM.
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 4th Dec 17, 1:25 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 1:25 PM
    Thanks for all the information on this thread. I don't rely on briquettes but they're good to have tucked away in the house for the bad weather and to vary the burn, particularly when the stove is first lit. (Basically when you can't be ***ed to go out to the wood store!).

    As part of my fire starting regime I sometimes use flour bags full of pellets along with normal kindling. Cheap (from Plumb Centre) and the pellet bags are easy to store, and the stove develops a nice bed of embers very quickly.
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