cost of logs ???

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in LPG, Heating Oil, Solid & Other Fuels
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hi,im starting to look around for prices of seasoned hardwood and they vary so much and it's getting confusing.

what's a good price for a builders bag of seasoned hardwood is it 1 cubic the popular method now?

im not looking for kiln dried just normal seasoned logs

any help and advice would be appreciated
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  • EctophileEctophile Forumite
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    It does seem to vary quite a bit - as does the quality of the logs. Prices around me seem to be anything from about £50 - 70 per cubit metre.

    Be aware that a builder's bag is less than a cubic metre.
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  • bxboardsbxboards Forumite
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    I pay 60 pounds for a 1cm3 bag, seasoned hardwood.
  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    You do not indicate your area of residence. This link might provide people to call:

    http://www.stovesonline.co.uk/services/firewood-suppliers.html

    A local supplier in Worcestershire provides seasoned logs at £65 per builder's bag. Personally, I prefer to buy kiln-dried logs. They are slightly more expensive but I find that they produce less smoke and a hotter stove.
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    Hengus wrote: »
    You do not indicate your area of residence. This link might provide people to call:

    http://www.stovesonline.co.uk/services/firewood-suppliers.html

    A local supplier in Worcestershire provides seasoned logs at £65 per builder's bag. Personally, I prefer to buy kiln-dried logs. They are slightly more expensive but I find that they produce less smoke and a hotter stove.

    thank you for link,i live in the south border Dorset/Hampshire it does seem a little more expensive down here

    thanks for all the replys:)
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    bxboards wrote: »
    I pay 60 pounds for a 1cm3 bag, seasoned hardwood.

    That's a very small bag! :D
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  • frugal90frugal90 Forumite
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    we use softwood to get the stove going then bang on something called homefire ovoids - fair bang out the heat and last forever-little mess after use unlike coal
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  • yes they can vary soo much, there are 2-3 sizes of builders bags the smallest hardly contains 1/2 cu M biggest around .75cu M. Prices seem to vary form £40 per bag to £120 per cu M loose. Ask for the moisture content and how long they are split before being sold this is the most important factor if you want to use them this year.
  • The best logs you can burn are kiln dried logs!, Hetas recommend it. The moisture content is the lowest they burn for longer, they produce the most heat. the only bad thing is the price they are a little more that seasoned logs, BUT the heat and time of burning out way the little extra you pay
  • RobwizRobwiz Forumite
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    If you have to buy wood for heating there's a high risk of being ripped off. It's too easy for vendors to misrepresent what they are selling. E.g. small builder's bags passed off as a cubic metre, softwood mixed in with hardwood, unseasoned/high moisture content and there are undoubtedly some sellers out there who you wouldn't want visiting your home!

    I found that buying briquettes was the best way to be certain of what i'm getting. I found that Home Bargains sold Verdo briquettes at £2.49 for 10 kg. The briquettes have a guaranteed moisture content of 8% and give off 4.8 kWh/kg.

    You can buy online from the Home Bargains website and collect from store – their staff were always very helpful,wheeling the cage out to our car and helping us load up. Being the same shape and size they stack neatly and as the briquettes are shrink-wrapped in packs of six they are very easy to handle.
  • savemoneysavemoney Forumite
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    I agree about the briquettes that's what I buy now. H&B sell verdo cheaper than buying in bulk. I bought a pallet load of hardwood briquettes made from Aspen before Summer so got them slightly cheaper. They should give off far more heat than even seasoned logs and store much more easily and compactly.
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