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  1. ash_smith123

    Considering increasing our Firewood prices

    Yes had a load of ash in at £70 a ton..softwoods £55 now too but luckily it's been so dry the chipwoods coming in at 15% when split [emoji106]
  2. ash_smith123

    Considering increasing our Firewood prices

    Yes had a load of ash in at £70 a ton..softwoods £55 now too but luckily it's been so dry the chipwoods coming in at 15% when split [emoji106]
  3. ash_smith123

    Considering increasing our Firewood prices

    There's been hardly any hardwood available in South Wales this year! The last couple of softwood loads came in as "chipwood" with 5/10% ash in it. They are just not separating it at roadside. Heard from a few people Euroforest are sending pretty much every scrap from around here to as biomass plant in Kent to avoid massive failer to supply fines. CW are even struggling to find it. Softwood it is then!
  4. I've just ordered a 375! Hopefully here by the end of the month. Will let you know how the half stroke setting works. We are doing a lot of softwood this year so I think the half stroke on 10-12" softwood will be rapid!!
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    Best theft insurance processors

    We have the whole business insured with NFU and they seem quite reasonable for what is covered
  6. ash_smith123

    Roundwood availability in the S. West

    Yes south Wales there's nothing. Managed to secure 4 loads of ash bit nothing else on the horizon. Think we are going to offer softwood for the first time
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    Ready to Burn from HETAS

    I just don't get how they are going to police this "READY TO BURN" sh**e. So they come and test your product, I show them a batch of crates that are all under 20% and I get the accreditation. The next week when they have left I knock out a load of firewood at 30% under the ready to burn scheme? The badge becomes pointless. I've been going for 6 years selling thousands of cubic metres and not once been asked if I have any accreditation. Just another tax and paperwork time cost that will have to be passed on to the end customer.
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    Value Softwood Cord

    We sold a few cubic metres of softwood to regular customers for £70 a cubic metre when we didn't have any softwood left at the end of the winter. If your thinking of selling to firewood merchants around south Wales by the builders bag your probably looking at £15/20 max a bag delivered. I've just bought a few loads of softwood cord for kindling at £35 a ton and he only got 21 ton on as it was so dry. I'm only in Pontypool and might be interested in it for £35 a ton delivered to put in the biomass boilers if you can't shift it
  9. ash_smith123

    Sawmill Wanted

    Look at the woodland mills. Speak to Chris at Woodland mills UK
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    Domestic biomass heating.

    Depends on the size of your house but a big woodburner with back boiler can work well. We have a lot of customers that run a 15-25kw stove with backboiler and it runs their heating and hot water no problem
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    Wholesale Kiln Dried Hardwood Ash in Net Bags

    I've bought a few nets off Glossop at the end of this winter to keep us ticking over and they've been top quality nets! Couldn't recomend them enough [emoji106]
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    Your own biomass plant

    50% of the RHI would be fine [emoji6][emoji23] The only problem you might have now is that the domestic RHI has stopped I think! Worth a try though
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    Imported firewood

    Why?! We ship every other timber product so why not firewood? We don't have enough hardwood to support the UK market so it's got to come from somewhere. I also sell a lot of lanscaping timber in the summer months and all the main sawmills are struggling to get timber in to process into landscaping timber. One big supplier in south Wales has 2 big mills and don't have a length of round timber in at the moment. BSW one of the largest timber companies in the UK have also just shut one of its big sawmills because they couldn't get enough timber in to keep it running. If you think a little island like ours with very little planting over the last 30 years can be self sufficient in timber you are also mad
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    Your own biomass plant

    That's odd as I have 3 domestic customers with 65kw boilers and 1 with 80kw.


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