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Firewood Price Guide

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swoodward89
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Recently moved into a home with a wood burner & was getting tired of being charged £9.00 for logs at the petrol garage. My Dad forwarded a price guide found at the bottom of a webpage by a firewood supplier White Horse Energy - https://www.whitehorseenergy.co.uk/firewood/firewood-knowledge-base/firewood-price-guide

Is this widely used by others? Is it reliable? Lastly, keen to get a consensus as to if there are cheaper ways to get dried logs? 
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  • thozza
    thozza Posts: 310 Forumite
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    edited 30 November 2023 at 5:46PM
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    It very much depends where you live and how much space you have for storage, if you are in a rural area, chances are that there will be a local supplier of firewood delivering in bulk/tonne builders bags.

    We pay £65.00 for a bulk bag of dry ash, I have seen mixed hard/soft wood for £50.00 a bulk bag. You do need somewhere out of the weather to stack your firewood though, we have a wooden crate with a lid which takes about 1.5 bags when full.

    Buying from an Internet supplier means you are paying for the carrier charge, even if they include it in the price, that's normally £30.00 or more. If you can buy locally it will save that and probably be more sustainable. 
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    Hey thozza thanks for this. With your typical local supplier, how do they tend to deliver? My Dad used to have it dumped loose on the drive. Im nervous about this as I live on a hill near a busyish road. 
  • thozza
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    Ours is delivered in a bulk builders bag which is dragged to the rear of the house and emptied into the store by hand, if you find a supplier maybe ask how they deliver, we don't get it in a tipper truck, but our neighbours do, they get a big pile dropped off on their driveway. 
  • QrizB
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    My cousin is a tree surgeon. He supplies my parents with green logs and they season them.
    If you have a local tree surgeon (and you have a log store, shed or outbuilding) you could see if they supply logs.
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    Recently moved into a home with a wood burner & was getting tired of being charged £9.00 for logs at the petrol garage.
    That is the most expensive way to buy.  Plus, the wood (historically) has been soft and poor quality.

    We use a lot of our own wood but top it up from a local logs supplier. There are about a dozen or so log suppliers in the area.  So, not spoilt for choice.  Bagged wood of around 1.3m are great but you typically pay around £30 more than loose wood for about 1.5m.  The latter makes you work a bit but its a fine work out.



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  • henry24
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    I'm finding that this winter it's been cheaper burning coal than logs as the price as gone up so much due to demand for wood for chipping 
  • mumf
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    I am finding the same. 
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    Just be aware that although you get logs delivered in a one tonne builders bag you most certainly do not get one tonne of logs.

  • swoodward89
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    Just be aware that although you get logs delivered in a one tonne builders bag you most certainly do not get one tonne of logs.

    That's interesting, my neighbour said a similar thing for that very reason. Our neighbours like my dad also get it delivered in a crate. 
  • QrizB
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    Just be aware that although you get logs delivered in a one tonne builders bag you most certainly do not get one tonne of logs.

    That's interesting, my neighbour said a similar thing for that very reason. Our neighbours like my dad also get it delivered in a crate. 
    A one tonne bag (like this one) is intended for a tonne of sand or aggregare. It holds about 600 litres.
    A litre of wood weighs quite a lot less than a kilogram (which is why wood floats on water) and logs are random shapes so you won't get 600 litres of wood in a bag anyway.
    I would be surprised if a one tonne bag contains more than 300kg of dry logs.
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