WEDDERBURN CASTLE, DUNS

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

Free delivery within 10 miles of Duns TD11 3LT

Tel. 01361 882 190 Email. enquiries@wedderburncastle.com

SEPTEMBER 2019 STOCK UPDATE:

WE HAVE LOTS OF DRY HARDWOOD LOGS FOR SALE!

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

All prices include VAT and Local Delivery

Seasoned hardwood guaranteed 20% or lower moisture content*

Field stacked hardwood

generally felled for a year

or more. Moisture content on application

Seconds

Non-premium / round / small / not so pretty / maybe mixed softwood. Please enquire on stock

Pickup truck load (c.1.6m3**)

£185

£155

£120

* 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

FAQs

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.