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Good luck,  I am importing as its almost impossible to find reliable suppliers who can supply what they say when they say.  



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In fairness it depends if you have any harvesting companies near you,  the FC/Tilhill  etc can usually supply but bringing it 100 miles plus kills it financially.  I see no profit in paying £60 a ton for decent hardwood,  processing it on maybe a 30K + tractor processor set up,  storing it, delivering it and then selling it for £90 a cube  (+ vat at 5%)  when a ton of fresh cut cord will only make about 1.4 cu m of logs depending on the timber species.    People doing a good job are usually buying standing and doing all the cutting/extracting etc but even then the profit on the job must be questionable.  



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If you are looking to buy and want a consistent product I think the main thing is to stick to one person and buy as much as you can during the summer. We supply wholesale and every winter we have to turn down new customers who have run out of stock because we're busy with our own deliveries and regulars whereas now we're hardly selling any.


I would also disagree it's not viable to buy British, we sell at around £70 a cube delivered and that's cheaper than importing for us and without the risk of exchange rates and of course disease. 

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11 hours ago, FarmLogsuk said:

We are a small firewood company based in NG33 (Grantham). We are looking for new suppliers. 


Thank you



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