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Firewood – Kiln Dried Birch Logs (400kg)

300.00 (Inc. VAT)

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Crate of Kiln Dried Firewood (400kg)

Key features:

  • High quality kiln dried logs
  • Birch
  • 400kg crate (1.17m3)
  • Ideal for all types of fires and most solid fuel stoves

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Product Description

Our crates of Fire Wood are 400kg in weight and these kiln dried Birch logs are ideal for all sorts of fires and most solid fuel stoves. They are ready to use right away and the logs are stacked tightly and neatly. These will give you a lovely cosy fire to enjoy and they are easy to store as they come in a crate. Log length is approximately 25cm.

Key features:

  • High quality kiln dried logs
  • Birch
  • 400kg crate (1.17m3)
  • Ideal for all types of fires and most solid fuel stoves

How to maximise the efficiency of your fire wood:

There’s nothing quite like the warm and cosy ambiance of a crackling fire on a chilly evening. However, to truly enjoy the benefits of a fire, it’s important to use firewood efficiently. Not only does efficient use of firewood save you money, but it also reduces the environmental impact associated with excessive wood consumption. So let’s take a look at various tips and techniques to help you make the most out of your firewood.

  1. Choose the Right Firewood

Efficiency starts with selecting the right type of firewood. This Birch is a tried and tested fire wood and is very popular here in Ireland.

  1. Season Your Firewood

Freshly cut or green wood contains a high moisture content, which makes it inefficient to burn. Seasoning, or drying, your firewood for at least six months to a year can reduce moisture content to around 20-25%. Well-seasoned wood ignites easier, burns hotter, and produces less smoke.

  1. Store Firewood Properly

Proper storage is crucial to maintaining the quality of your firewood. Stack your wood off the ground, on a raised platform or pallets, to prevent it from absorbing moisture from the soil. Cover the top of the stack to keep rain and snow off the wood while allowing air circulation to continue the drying process.

  1. Start with Kindling

Using newspaper, dry leaves, or small sticks as kindling is an efficient way to ignite your fire. Build a small teepee or crisscross pattern with kindling, leaving enough space for air to circulate. Once the kindling is burning well, gradually add larger pieces of wood.

  1. Employ the Top-Down Method

The top-down fire-building method involves placing the largest logs at the bottom of your fire pit or stove and progressively layering smaller pieces on top. Ignite the top layer, allowing the flames to work their way down. This technique promotes better airflow and more efficient combustion.

  1. Maintain a Steady Air Supply

A fire needs oxygen to burn efficiently. Ensure that your fire receives a steady supply of air by opening the damper or vents on your stove or fireplace. This not only aids combustion but also reduces the production of creosote, a flammable and potentially dangerous substance that can build up in your chimney.

  1. Don’t Overload the Fire

Avoid overcrowding your fire with too much wood. An overcrowded fire can lead to incomplete combustion, excessive smoke, and reduced heat output. Add wood in small increments to maintain a steady burn.

  1. Use a Fire Grate or Firebrick

Elevating your firewood using a fire grate or firebrick allows for better airflow beneath the wood, improving combustion efficiency. It also helps in ash management, as ashes can fall through the gaps, preventing them from smothering the fire.

  1. Regularly Remove Ashes

A layer of ashes at the bottom of your fireplace or stove can hinder airflow and reduce efficiency. Empty the ash pan or remove ashes regularly, but leave a small layer to act as insulation for the coals.

  1. Consider Using a Fireplace Insert

If you have a traditional open fireplace, consider installing a fireplace insert. These can significantly improve the efficiency of your heating system by directing heat into the room instead of up the chimney.

Efficiently using firewood not only makes your fires more enjoyable but also helps conserve a valuable resource and reduce environmental impact. By choosing the right wood, properly seasoning and storing it, and employing smart fire-building techniques, you can maximize the warmth and comfort of your fires while minimising waste and pollution. So, the next time you light a fire, remember these tips to make the most out of your firewood.

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  • Orders of €150 inc VAT or over will get free delivery nationwide. (Please see notes below for exceptions)
  • All orders under €150 inc VAT incur a standard delivery charge of €10 including VAT
  • (Please see below for exceptions)
  • We deliver to anywhere in Ireland.

Bulky items:

Bulky items may incur delivery surcharges (see below) as extra courier costs unfortunately are often unavoidable. If the order is over €150 only the bulk delivery charge will apply. The final delivery charge for bulky products will be calculated when all items have been added to the shopping cart.
All efforts are made to indicate where products are subject to delivery surcharges.

Special Order items:

We are in regular contact with our suppliers and we try our best to make sure that all “special order items” on our webstore are available from our suppliers within the timeframe advertised. If, for some reason our supplier is out of stock and you have ordered the product we will let you know immediately and give you the option to either wait until it’s back in, upgrade to a better model at little or no extra cost or receive a full refund. See more info on Special Order products here.

Timeframe:

All nationwide deliveries will be delivered within 2-3 working days.

(Local deliveries within 1-2 working days.)

Special order items may take longer to deliver but this will be indicated on the product information page. You can see more info on Special Order products here.

Working days are Monday through Friday excluding public holidays. Orders placed on Saturday/Sunday will be deemed as being placed on the following Monday.

Some items may take longer to ship. If this is the case, we will notify you by phone/email of this delay.

If your delivery is urgent please contact us by phone or email and we will do our best to expedite it.

Please indicate on your order any specific delivery instructions.

Bulky goods:

Bulky goods will be delivered on pallets and will be unloaded by the courier. All bulky goods are delivered kerbside. Unfortunately, the delivery company will not convey the goods into premises for storage unless agreed in advance. Access to the delivery location must be suitable for a truck and failure to provide suitable level ground for operating pallet truck may result in refusal to deliver by the courier. Please note delivery operators will apply safe procedures in relation to ongoing Public Health considerations..

Exceptional Goods:

Some building materials are extremely bulky and not practical to deliver outside Co. Sligo e.g. concrete blocks, tonne bags of sand or gravel or some lengths of timber. We have highlighted where this is the case in bold red writing. If you do order these products we will contact you to see if you want to pay an additional delivery charge or if you wish to cancel the order. Please do not take offence to this as some bulky goods may cost much more to deliver than the value of the goods. We are based in Sligo so can offer a local delivery service in this area using our own vehicles.

If there is a forklift or teleporter available onsite, we would appreciate if you could tell us in advance by filling out the special delivery notes when completing the order.

The Seller or the courier company will not be held responsible for any damage to goods or persons caused by the goods being unloaded by the buyer.

**Please contact us in advance of ordering if unsure of the above**

Damaged goods:

Where goods are damaged on delivery the Buyer has the right to refuse delivery. Damaged goods should be photographed on delivery and photos emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie straight away. If goods are damaged on delivery, we will replace the goods in as timely a manner as possible at no extra cost.

Once the goods are signed for it will be deemed that goods were in good state when delivered.

General:

Delivery shall be within a time period agreed between the Buyer and Seller and the Seller shall use its best endeavours to ensure that delivery takes place within the period agreed. Failure by the Seller to deliver the Goods within the agreed time period shall not amount to a breach of this contract by the Seller and the Buyer shall not be entitled to damages or other compensation or to cancel this contact by reason of such failure.

The Seller reserves the right to deliver in instalments. Each part delivery shall be deemed to constitute a separate contract, the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of which shall not affect any other part of the contract or the contract as a whole. Where any order involves more than one delivery and default is made on payment on the due date (either under this contract or any other contract made between the Seller and the Buyer) the Seller shall have the right to suspend all further deliveries until payment is made or to terminate the contract without prejudice to any existing claim.

The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the Buyer as a direct or indirect result of the supply of the Goods by the Seller being prevented, hindered or delayed by reason of any circumstances whatsoever which are outside the control of the Seller. Once delivery has been accepted the Buyer shall not be entitled to withhold or postpone payment of all or any portion of the price agreed, therefore.

1. Where goods are damaged on delivery the Buyer has the right to refuse delivery. Damaged goods should be photographed on delivery and photos emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie. If goods are damaged on delivery, we will replace the goods in as timely a manner as possible at no extra cost.

2.  If goods are signed for and later found to be faulty/damaged, notice must be given in writing within 24 hours and photos will be required to be emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie.

3. All faulty/damaged goods issues will be dealt with on a case by case basis and best endeavours will be made to rectify within a timely manner. Manufacturers’ warranties will apply in certain cases.

4. Any returned items which are not faulty or damaged will incur full carriage costs which must be paid for by the customer.  Notice of intention to return unwanted goods must be given within 14 days of receiving goods. Returned goods must be in original packaging and in original condition before refunds can be given.

5. All returned goods to be sent to Patrick Rogers Ltd., O’Connell St., Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Note regarding Oil Boilers and Boiler stoves:

Please ensure you check with us first or consult a qualified professional before ordering your oil boiler or boiler stove to ensure you order the correct one for your home. If the product needs to be returned a restocking fee may apply.

Returns of Special Order Items

All “special order items” are subject to the same product returns policy as stocked items. However, items which are returned that are not faulty or damaged on delivery will be subject to a 10% restocking fee.

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