Ross-shire Woodfuels

Firewood, woodfuel, pellets and wood chips for your stove or bio-mass boiler

In brief...

Ross-shire Woodfuels is a well-established firewood supply company based in Strathpeffer in the Scottish Highlands.

 

We supply split and cut logs that have less than 25% moisture content; ideal for burning logs efficiently and maximising output.

 

Order over the phone or online, and we'll deliver direct to your door!

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Why use Softwood?

Get your firewood from Ross-shire Woodfuels “for that warm inside feeling”

The heating value of a tonne of dry hardwood and softwood is very similar. In fact, the heating value of softwoods is slightly higher because of the resin content.

However, hardwoods are generally denser than softwoods which means that there is generally a higher calorific value (energy) in a given volume of hardwood timber.

The table below gives an idea of how much energy a cubic metre of wood at 20% moisture can provide. The table shows that dry oak, ash and beech make the best firewood. It also shows that some softwoods, particularly larch also perform well.

 

Softwood
Net calorific value for fuel at <20% moisture content. kWh / stacked m3
Hardwood
Oak
1,890 - 2,030
Beech
1,850 - 1,930
Ash
1,870
Birch
1,700 - 1,810
Larch
1,780
Sycamore
1,675 - 1,780
Pine
1,350 - 1,570
Willow
1,440
Fir
1,360
Aspen
1,330
Alder
1,230 - 1,400
Spruce
1,300 - 1,320
Poplar
1,100

 

The moisture content of firewood is very important. Firewood should be as dry as possible before use. A moisture content of 25% or less is recommended.

We use a state-of-the-art moisture meter which enables us to be sure that the wood we provide you with is more than dry enough to burn immediately.

Sitka spruce

Sitka spruce is often regarded as a lower quality firewood. In our experience, however, dry Sitka spruce logs can be an excellent and cost effective way of running log boilers.

We are able to supply larger volumes of dry Sitka spruce logs to run your log boiler. Please contact us for more information.

Woodfuel Products

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We can supply you with pre-cut logs, wood chips and pellets.

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Order Your Fuel

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Place and track you order online or over the phone.

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