David Ward Firewood (est. 2005) sources wood from local woodlands and takes pride in supplying kiln-dried and seasoned hardwood and softwood that is ready to burn. The moisture content of the wood we supply has always been an important consideration, as wood with too high a water content increases the amount of harmful pollution released from the burning process. In addition, too high a water content creates more ash in the fire and increases the amount of dirt on the glass of the wood burner. In the case of an open fire, more dirt and pollutants are released into the home. In 2014 we installed a kiln so we could make sure that the wood we supplied had the optimum moisture content, 20% or less moisture. Our wood has been consistently ‘ready to burn’ since that moment, 7 years before the The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuel Standards England) Regulations were introduced.