Firewood deliveries North Manchester
Sounds a touch high, I pay around £45 a dumpy bag although it’s not a full meter cubed, thats meant to be hardwood but I think it’s a bit of a mix thats if i buy 6 bags. Going to look at a Different suppliernext week who quotes £45 + del for hardwood dumpy bags.
Make sure it’s well seasoned as well, makes a big difference.Posted 6 years agosingletrackjaySubscriber
Not entirely sustainable for NW Leeds I know, but I have taken a large portion from these guys, yes:
Kiln dried oak and ash in my bag. Really happy with this batch bearing in mind my local supplier’s so-called hardwood that came last year was a mixed bag of non- seasoned hard/softwood rubbishPosted 6 years ago
I’ve been quoted £60 per cubic metre + delivery. Is this about right?
Depends on delivery charge, but that isn’t far off the mark. If you bare in mind the increase in leccy, petrol, diesel, gas and CH oil over the past couple of years, log prices should be rising too.
You might want to have a look here: http://firewoodsuppliers.arbtalk.co.uk/listing/alllocations.php
EDIT: I finished splitting and stacking the last of the April windfall scavange last night. Fully sorted for 2012/2013 nowPosted 6 years agoPyroMember
Hmmm, the problem of buying by volume.
There’s one fallacy above that i’d have to comment on – “softwood rubbish”. Not really, chemically you get near-as-dammit the same energy output per unit mass in either type, for a standard moisture content. Hardwoods are just denser, generally, so greater output per m3. That said, if you’re taking the extremes, balsa is a hardwood…
And like you say, the standard ‘volume’ measure is also a bit cobblers, since logs don’t exactly tessalate perfectly (we have a woodfuel seller around here who seems to think the Hilux is an SI unit…) So your metre cubed load looks pretty variable. If it’s a metre cubed of freshly felled wet hardwood it’ll weigh a metaphorical tonne and burn like a not-very-burny-at-all thing. If it’s a metre cubed of seasoned softwood, you’ve a lower potential output in total, but at least it won’t burn like a fresh turd and gum up your flue.
Best bet is to look for someone who sells by the tonne at a guaranteed moisture content – 25-35% is the norm for stoves etc. Ignore anyone who tries to sell an “oven dry tonne”, it’s a mythical construct of 0% MC, which is practically impossible to achieve and maintain. Kiln-dried also isn’t really worth the premium, you can air dry timber to 25% easily enough without extra energy input.
(Sorry, rant over. Used to consult on these things…)Posted 6 years ago
His exact words were something along the lines of…
I can do you a 12’ trailer for 200 quid delivered. That’s about 4 m³. I’ll chuck in some kindling too if you can wait a couple of weeks. I’m a bit behind you see as it is really my lad’s business but he’s gone travelling in South Africa so I can only do it at weekends. We load up on Friday night and drop off first thing Saturday, or Sunday… yadda… yadda… yadda…[/b]
I’m guessing that selling fire wood isn’t an exact science. Neither is archaeology if you believe the baddie from Raiders of The Lost Ark… but I digress.
Posted 6 years ago
Pyro, this’ll last me a couple of years so it will dry out on its own in the log store. My main concern is that the guy will turn up when he says he will! If I was doing this commercially I’d probably do a bit more research.
DB Farming in Bolton. You can pick it up from him too if you’ve got a van/trailer. email me if you want his number.
Sunnybank Forestry in Urmston are quoting £175 (3.5 m³ approx) for a trailer + delivery. They may be a better bet for a delivery to the south side.Posted 6 years agoglobaltiMember
£60 is about right; I’m about to take delivery of a 1m3 builder’s bag of seasoned ash and beech for £50. At least the bloke says it’s seasoned and ready to burn…. I should have done this in March or April really so that I could store it through the summer.
You will know if it’s seasoned if there are drying cracks running radially through the logs and they ring when you knock them together. They will also not smell green.Posted 6 years agorondo101Member
£49 + delivery for a dumpybag of mixed hard & softwood is the best price I found in Bristol.
I was offered “a trailer-full” of unseasoned hardwood for £65 in Feb, which the guy reckoned was 1.5-2m3, but the wife talked me out of it (as we’ve only got space for a cube). I’ll be better prepared next spring & build another woodshed.
Got my first gas bill through yesterday for a full year of woodburner use & they’ve refunded me £180, whereas I’ve usually paid off winter’s deficit.Posted 6 years ago
CONTACT philip land 07407360027
currently £25 for a half ton bag, delivered and stacked!
and he’s a biker too
his ebay ad
alsoPosted 6 years ago
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