LOGS & FIREWOOD

Countryside Conservation Work

Traditional Woodland Management and Hedgelaying

Contact:

Neil Hunter

(01509) 856261

neil@hunterelm.co.uk

Elm Tree illustration

HUNTERELM LOGS AND FIREWOOD

To order please leave a message
by phone: 01509 856261 or e-mail: neil@hunterelm.co.uk

 

Picture showing a comparison between a Hunterelm bag of logs on the right and a standard petrol station/DIY store net bag on the left.

  • Logs are usually delivered ready-bagged in re-cycled 80 litre plastic sacks, each standing about 75cm (30 inches) tall and filled with wood to a depth of about 60cm (24 inches).
  • Each sack contains a volume of about 0.075 cubic metres of wood, including air spaces, and they weigh about 20 - 25kg (3 - 4 stones).
  • For comparison, they contain about DOUBLE the amount of wood (in terms of both volume and weight) than the net bags of logs commonly found on sale at petrol stations and DIY stores
    (See picture to the right).
  • Any number of sacks may be purchased, including amounts other than the examples shown in the table below.

 

PRICE GUIDE

*** All prices include delivery ***

Number of sacks Volume* Price Price per sack Price per m3*
1
0.075
£7.50
£7.50
100
2
0.15
£15
"
"
3
0.225
£22.50
"
"
4
0.3
£30
"
"
5
0.375
£37.50
"
"
6
0.45
£45
"
"
7
0.525
£52.50
"
"
8
0.6
£60
"
"
9
0.675
£67.50
"
"
10
0.75
£75
£7.50
100
12
0.9
£85
£7.08
94.44
14
1.05
£95
£6.79
90.48
20
1.5
£135
£6.75
90
28
2.1
£180
£6.43
85.71

Prices subject to change without notice. E&OE.

KINDLING WOOD is also available at £6 per sack (approx. 15 - 20kg/0.06m3 each)

PAYMENT: Payment is usually requested on delivery in the form of cash or cheque
Bank transfers via BACS are also possible but MUST BE A PRE-PAYMENT before the delivery.

EMPTY SACKS: Please retain all log bags for collection and re-use at a later date

 

 

SEASONING, SIZES & SPECIES:

Logs stacked to season over the summer
Logs stacked to season over the summer

SEASONING: All logs sold are guaranteed to have been seasoned for at least one summer, and wood seasoned for two years or more is usually also available on request.

SIZES: Logs are usually ready-split if large and generally 5 to 15 cm (2" to 6") in diameter and 15 to 25cm (6" to 10") in length but can be supplied at any size requested.

SPECIES: Bags and loads of logs for sale generally consist of a mixture of different hardwoods, ash, oak and wych elm making up the bulk of the supply. A range of other broadleaved species may also be available such as beech, birch, sycamore, hawthorn, hazel, maple, cherry and other fruit woods.

BUYING AND STORAGE ADVICE:

  • If storage space is available, it is usually best to buy logs well in advance of when they are going to be used, even up to a year ahead.
  • Any extra seasoning time is always a bonus and removes all worries about having a stock of dry wood to use if the weather suddenly changes or if national supplies should run low for any reason.
  • Storage: It is always best to take the logs out of the bags after delivery and place them somewhere reasonably well-ventilated and sheltered from wet weather - the old saying is "keep the wind (and sun) on them but the rain off". Purpose-built wooden log stores are often ideal for this but making a stack against a wall with some sort of roofing over the top, or putting the logs in a dry shed or garage is usually just as good as well.

PRICE COMPARISONS:

  • It is always a good idea to check exactly how much volume of wood you are getting for any price quoted by retailers of logs and woodfuel - in general terms, logs should always be sold by volume rather than weight.
  • Comparison to Net Bags: As shown above, HUNTERELM bags contain DOUBLE the amount of wood that the smaller net bags have which are commonly found on sale in petrol station forecourts and DIY stores.
  • Comparison to 'Builders' Bags: Logs are now commonly sold and delivered in so-called `cubic metre' or `one-ton' `builders-bags'. However, these are very often not actually 1 cubic metre in volume or 1 ton (or tonne) in weight. A common dimension for such bags is 0.9m x 0.9m x 0.9m = 0.73 cubic metres, making the volume of wood equivalent to about TEN HUNTERELM sacks.