WEDDERBURN CASTLE ESTATE

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

Free delivery within 10 miles of Duns TD11 3LT

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

WE HAVE STOCK OF DRY HARDWOOD AS OF October 2017. PLEASE CALL or EMAIL TO ARRANGE DELIVERY

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

All prices include VAT at the reduced rate of 5% for biomass

Seasoned hardwood guaranteed 20% or lower moisture content*

Pickup truck load (c.1.6m3**)

£200

* 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 (October 2012)

 

FAQs

WHAT LOAD SIZE DO I NEED?

Standard sizes for log delivery vary widely and include 'dumpy bag' or 'bulk bag' (typically 0.6m3, the kind of thing you see sand delivered to a building site in), potato box (typically 1m3) and 'one ton'. We use a pick-up truck to deliver, equivalent to almost 3 standard bulk bags.

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 accept most cards by telephone and BAC. Please no cheques

WHY DOES MOISTURE CONTENT (mc) MATTER SO MUCH?

The moisture content of wood is boring to talk about but makes a big difference to how well it burns. If you live in a dry centrally heated house your floor boards will be about 6-8%mc and would burn very fast. By contrast, a living tree in your garden will have about 60% mc and would be hard to light, but would burn slowly if you put it on a hot fire. If you buy freshly cut logs they will give you less than half the heat of an equivalent load of dry logs; it is like paying for a tank of petrol but only getting half the tank, so best avoided.

WHAT IS THE BEST KIND OF WOOD FOR A NEW 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 of course for the air control that you operate. This allows you to decide 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 you the longest possible burn-time and the minimum of harmful deposits in your flue.

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

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

WHY CAN'T I HAVE A TON OF LOGS?

Logs are properly sold by volume. You want logs to generate heat, and 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. Softwoods are never mixed with our hardwoods

CAN I GET A DISCOUT?

Regrettably no, our logs are among the most environmentally sound and lowest priced on the local market (they are dry, but not kiln dried or transported from overseas) and in Duns kiln-dried logs are currently advertised at £234.99/m3 (crated). Our logs represent genuinely great value.