Holderness Logs is a subsidiary of I.M. Hodgson & Son Ltd, run by the Hodgson family based at Hall Farm, Halsham, HU12 0BT and close to the city of Hull. Holderness Logs was established by neighbouring farmer Steve Biglin in 2015. Steve built Holderness Logs to become the premier hardwood logs producer in the region, building a reputation for the finest quality firewood and unbeatable customer service. In 2019 Steve decided he would like to pursue other interests and, impressed by the reputation Holderness Logs had gained in 4 years, the Hodgson family offered to buy the business.
Like Steve, the Hodgson family have diversified their farming enterprises over recent years. Not only do they grow a range of crops and keep livestock but have also established the Great Newsome Brewery, Little Otchan Shepherds Hut and generate solar energy. The Hodgsons are dedicated to continuing Holderness Logs values of high-quality logs and exceptional customer service.
About Our Logs
Holderness Logs purchases large lorry loads of hardwood logs directly from the felling site within a 50-mile radius which are delivered to the farm. Initially, only sustainable hardwood timber has been purchased to produce a premium product. It is Holderness logs intention to continue supplying hardwood logs, however, this will depend on the availability, as sustainable softwood is more readily available.
Holderness Logs has always prided itself in naturally air drying and seasoning all of its sustainably sourced UK timber to produce a high quality firewood log. In May 2021 however the new “Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuel Standards) (England) Regulations 2020” came into force which regulates the burning of firewood in domestic homes. Mainly this new regulation aims to prevents the sale of wet firewood which is a significant contributor to air pollution. No firewood can now be sold in quantities under 2 cubic metres without it being drier than 20% moisture.
Here at Holderness Logs we needed to look again at how we season all of our logs so that they now dry enough to be below 20% moisture and ready to burn. Our solution is to now dry all of our firewood using waste heat from a green energy plant which uses farm waste to generate electricity. Drying our wood in this way means that we can produce a consistently dry hard wood log utilising waste heat and not a fuelled kiln.
As of August 2021, Holderness Logs is also working towards Woodsure Accreditation so that you can be confident that the firewood logs you buy from us are dry, sustainably sourced and ready to burn.
After seasoning down to below 20%, tested using a moisture meter, they are then cut and further split to the All our firewood logs are processed and bagged by ourselves onsite at our Halsham site. Once dried down to below 20%, they are delivered by our small flat back truck with a crane so that the can be dropped where the customer requires. Supplying in bulk bags has been chosen to enable customers to get the benefits of buying in bulk for economy with the bulk bag being recyclable. There is a £5 charge for the bag which is refundable if returned, or the logs can be emptied out of the bag when delivered. Delivery is free in a 15-mile radius which includes Withernsea, Easington, East Hull and East Hull villages.