(Within 10 miles of Woking)
TO ORDER YOUR FIREWOOD
Please call or text Rebecca on 07919 830336 or Email: Andrew@SurreyFirewood.com
- with the following information:
1. How many bags, of which type (Ash, Oak,
Beech, Mixed Hardwood, Budget or one of each...) and specify Seasoned
or Unseasoned logs
2. Delivery address and post-code (for the Sat-Nav)
3. Contact phone number: Mobile is best so I can send you a text when I set off from the yard with your logs.
4. Max length of log. Standard logs are up to 10in / 254mm long to fit in most wood stoves. I can select larger, smaller or chunky logs if you ask.
5. Acceptable delivery times. My weekend and evening deliveries are popular.
Mixed Hardwood contains 50%oak/beech. Budget contains 0%oak/beech
I will reply with a firewood order Confirmation.
I bring a wheelbarrow and will help you move the logs to your store, though neatly stacking every log is usually outside my remit. The bags are retained for re-use.
If you expect to be out:
Let me know where the logs need to go (and leave the gate etc unlocked).
Please leave the driveway clear of vehicles so I can reverse the delivery truck right up close to where the logs need to go.
If I have to leave the bag outside on the driveway then I will do my best to cover it with plastic wrapping in case it rains but the bag is not proof against puddle water!
Free delivery is included within about 10 miles of Woking. I charge £10 for delivery further away. Please check on the map. Please text or email me your post-code if you are unsure.
Longer distances are unsustainable unless
we can deliver to several customers in the same area in one trip.
So if you are more than ten miles from our base in Woking we will
do our best to deliver ASAP. However it may take a week or so
to match your delivery with others in your area (to make a full
load) and the delivery time may be less convenient for you. It
may help if we can deliver while you are out or can leave the
bags on your driveway. Perhaps a friend or neighbour can be there
to supervise. Consider ordering more than one bag (it is cheaper
too). Some customers even order with their neighbours (and share
A firewood supplier should ideally be local to you. I am reluctant to burn fossil-fuel diesel simply to deliver logs over longer distances.
* I will need a delivery address & postcode
(for the sat nav), and a mobile number is useful so I can text
you with arrival time updates.
****NEW**** I can now accept Visa and MasterCard etc payments using a card reader from iZettle. More details on their website.
Payable when the logs are delivered.
Cash or Cheque. Please make cheques payable to "Andrew McManus".
Debit Card payments are done in the normal way using a card reader from iZetttle and receipts sent by email or text.
Pingit (PayM) mobile payments (sent to our mobile number: 07919 830336)
Paypal charges me about twice as much as iZettle: £2.58 for one bag of £70 logs or £5.30 on two bags of oak at £150; so I may charge £2.50 per bag for payment by Paypal.
SurreyFirewood standard logs are under 10in long. I may also have some longer 10-15in, chunkier logs and shorter logs under 8in in stock.
Many small stoves are designed for logs with a max length of 10in (254mm) so I aim to cut them at 9in which allows a little room for odd shapes to still fit under 10in. Log sizes always vary and some are shorter as the timber comes in all sorts of odd sizes.
My splitting aims for about 3in thick but there is usually a variety of odd pieces and knotty bits. There is usually a mixture of (shorter) sizes in a bag.
If you specify the max length of log that your fire can accommodate, I can filter out any that may be too big.
Larger logs are usually available, and un-seasoned logs can be cut to whatever size you want at no extra charge.
We will replace any log that does not fit in your burner or is not to your satisfaction, if you tell us when you order your next load.
Standard builders bulk bags are 850 x 850 x 850mm and hold 0.6cu m of logs, I do fill them generously.
ABOUT SURREY FIREWOOD
Hello, I am Andrew McManus. I am a Tree Surgeon who was shocked how much wood from the trees we cut was wasted; so I started cutting it into logs, splitting it with an axe, drying it under cover and delivering it. SurreyFirewood was born. These days I get a lot of help from Rebecca who takes the orders and her husband Paul, and Billy who helps me process and deliver the logs. We work from our yard beside Horsell Common in Woking. Billy is also a qualified chimney sweep.The axe is still used occasionally but we do most of it with hydraulic splitters, a firewood processor and a tractor. Then we dry the wood in purpose made barns and tents. This year I am experimenting with solar powered fans and a kiln drying container that burns waste wood to help dry the logs. I still do tree surgery but spend more time on SurreyFirewood.com these days.
The Calorific (Heat) Value of Logs depends on
1. Wood Density (when dry)
2. Moisture Content
To get the best wood density we only use
hardwood timber which is better than softwood, and I avoid the
less dense hardwoods like poplar and willow.
"Mixed Hardwood" logs may contain a mixture of dense and less dense hardwoods. I sell ash, oak, beech, sw Chestnut and birch logs in separate bags so you know exactly what you are getting. So my oak logs are 100% oak ..
The moisture content of logs has the greatest effect on their Calorific value as any heat used to evaporate the water is lost up the chimney.
I cut and split the logs before drying them under cover so they become even dryer, even faster, aiming for 25% moisture content.
As each log store is emptied in the winter, it is refilled with split logs to dry ready for sale the following winter.
Timber from any broadleaved tree, whether it is actually hard or not. (RFS Glossary of tree terms)
Ash, Oak and Beech have harder wood and have a higher wood density than Birch and Lime, while Poplar and Willow are extremely light and soft when dry.
I do not use Poplar and Willow because of their poor timber density.
Timber from any coniferous tree, irrespective of any hardness.
Softwood is less dense than hardwood and produces a more acid smoke that contains resins/tar. If a softwood fire is "damped down" the resin may be deposited inside your chimney which must be cleaned or risk a chimney fire.
The kindling is made from softwood recycled building materials which, have been saved from land fill. It is cut and bagged by the Pathway Workshop, now called RAW, a charity which gives productive employment and training for disadvantaged adults between 16 and 80, with both physical disabilities and those with learning impairment. The kindling is supplied in bags holding approx 2.5 kg of dry wood.
A good log store keeps the logs dry and off the ground, while allowing plenty of air to circulate through them. I prefer a log store with a generous roof overhang.
If it is deeper than it is wide then most of the logs can be thrown in loose, behind a small log wall; which is easier than having to stack every log neatly.
Never store logs on bare soil - old pallets available.