Seasoned Log Deliveries
By weight softwood and hardwood have similar energy values. By volume (m3 stacked) hardwood has significantly more energy. The varying moisture contents of wood makes for very expensive water if sold by weight. All types of wood have their place, softwood will burn quickly but hot so is great for lighting or reviving the fire.
We have always advised our customers that the most environmentally friendly way to purchase wood fuel and the first port of call should be their local woodland. We support organisations and councils across Essex who actively undertake and encourage sympathetic sustainable woodland management and understand their duty of care with wood fuel supply.
Local tree surgeons are a good source for timber, however the nature of their work determines the variety, quality and consistency of the logs they supply. Good practice would be to sort the fuel into soft/hard wood and price according to the energy value of that delivered.