Why do we sell in quantities of 2 cubic meters or more?
We find that people burning logs tend to need their own store and will easily use over 2 cubic meters per year. The Government requires anyone selling firewood in smaller than 2 cubic meters amounts to certify their wood to have a moisture content of less than 20% and also pay a fee to join a 'Ready to Burn' scheme. Read more here.
We are selling air dried / seasoned firewood where it's moisture is tested to be below 25% however as we are not members of a "Ready to Burn" scheme we have a requirement to supply the below Government notice and also sell in minimum quantities of 2 cubic meters i.e. (4 large builders bags 80 x 80 x 80 cm).
Weight vs Volume?
Note: many sellers on FB and eBay sell in smaller bags. Please make sure you compare volume and not weight as wet wood is heavier than seasoned wood.
Two 100 x 100 x 100 cm bags = 2 cubic meters
Three 90 x 90 x 90 cm 'builders' bags = 2.18 cubic meters
Three 85 x 85 x 85 cm 'builders bags' = 1.84 cubic meters
Four 80 x 80 x 80 cm 'builders bags' = 2.048cubic meters
As responsible sellers we check that our firewood is less than 25% with a moisture meter. It is aged and stored outside undercover. Others might not do any of this.
This is the link to the Govt warning, and pasted out below.
“This wood is not suitable for burning until it has been dried. You should not burn wood until it has a moisture content of 20% or less.
“Wet wood contains moisture which creates smoke and harmful particulates when burnt. As well as being harmful to your health and the environment, this can damage your stove and chimney and is an inefficient way to heat your home. Dry it in a sunny, well-aired space for at least two years, keeping rain off in the winter.
“Radial cracks and bark that comes off easily suggests wood that is ready for burning. Test the wood when you think it is ready for burning, ideally with a moisture meter. First calibrate the meter and then measure a freshly split surface to get the best reading.”