Firewood for Sale

Winter 2023 stock update

WE HAVE SEASONED HARDWOOD IN STOCK; FIELD STACKED LOGS ARE AVAILABLE.

We have some excellent dry soft wood at just £150 of you are burning in a box stove.

Any questions? Please see our FAQs at the foot of this page.

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Prices

All prices include VAT and Local DeliverySeasoned hardwood guaranteed 20% or lower moisture content*Field stacked hardwood generally felled for a year
or more.
Moisture content on application
Softwood
Pickup truck load (c.1.6m3**)£250£225£150

* At time of delivery- if wood is rained on or stored in a damp shed, it will absorb water. These logs are the equal of any kiln dried product.

** Thrown cubic metre, with random voids between logs.

 

“Just to say I am delighted with your logs! The best I have ordered in this area, so you now have a new loyal customer… I’ll let you know when I need another load.”

Kind regards

Peter, Norham

About our firewood

  • Our firewood is sustainably grown in Berwickshire. We don’t transport our logs from overseas, we don’t burn wood to kiln-dry logs and we never clear-fell or damage any established woodland. Short of being cut with a hand saw, we believe our logs have the lowest environmental impact you will find.
  • Logs are bench-sawn to approximately 9 inches length and split if over 5 inches round. This is a good size for popular wood burners and most open fires.
  • To burn optimally in a box stove, firewood should be dry (below 20% moisture content). It takes at least one year for fresh split wood to dry naturally.
  • If you burn damp logs they will give less heat and more tar (sometimes known as ‘creosote’) in your flue.
  • Dry logs give much more heat than damp logs when burned.
  • We cut larger logs to order, subject to availability. If you are happy to take delivery of fresh (damp) wood, we can cut to any size.
  • Delivery will be to the nearest vehicle-accessible point to your log store. Manual unloading and stacking is available at £25/hr inc. VAT by arrangement.
  • Delivery beyond 10 miles may be available by arrangement at £1.50 inc.VAT at 20% per mile one way; please enquire.

FAQ

WHAT IS THE LOAD SIZE?

1.6 cubic metres is one pickup load, equivalent to almost 3 standard bulk bags, or one six foot potato box. Standard sizes for log delivery vary widely and include ‘one ton’, ‘dumpy bag’ or ‘bulk bag’, typically 0.6m3, the kind of bag used to deliver sand or gravel to building sites.

HOW FAST IS DELIVERY?

If we have the logs in stock we can usually deliver next day, during office hours. We do not offer a weekend delivery option.

HOW DO I PAY?

We will provide a VAT invoice by email and accept most cards by telephone and BAC. Please no cheques.

WHY DOES MOISTURE CONTENT (mc) MATTER?

The moisture content of wood makes a big difference to how well it burns. A living tree is about 60%  water. This explains why freshly cut logs give less than half the heat of equivalent dry logs when burned.

WHAT IS THE BEST KIND OF WOOD FOR A BOX STOVE?

If you have a modern steel or cast iron box stove (e.g. a Morso, Stovax, Esse, Arrow or similar) it should be completely air-tight, except for the air control that you operate. This allows you to control how much air feeds the combustion of your logs and you get all the benefit of using dry hardwood. Modern box stoves are often small, so hardwoods pack the most energy into the smallest, most dense log. This gives the longest possible burn-time and the minimum of harmful flue deposits.

WHAT IS THE BEST KIND OF WOOD FOR AN OPEN FIRE?

Dry hardwood is the best – soot deposits are minimised and hardwood generates many fewer sparks than softwood.

CAN I HAVE A TON OF LOGS?

Yes, but not from us. Firewood logs are properly sold by volume, to generate heat. The wetter the logs, the heavier they are and the less recoverable energy they contain. Unless you are presented with a weigh bridge ticket and a moisture content reading, be circumspect about logs sold ‘by the ton’. We recommend choosing your logs by volume, moisture content and type (hardwood or softwood).

WHAT KINDS OF WOOD ARE AVAILABLE?

Our native hardwoods typically include ash, beech and oak, and occasionally more exotic species might turn up. Non-native hardwoods include sycamore or possibly lime which burns very well too. We never mix softwoods with hardwood.