Recent Legislation Concerning Fire Wood Supply
We strictly follow Government legislation and are members of the Solid Fuel Association
There is no intention to ban wood stoves or open fires. The objective is to phase out the most polluting fuels. Using the correct firewood, keeping your stove maintained and using temperature controls correctly will help.
Nobody needs to change their fire or stove to use these fuels.
All of our firewood already reaches the recent guidelines! From February 2021 wood logs will have to have a moisture content of less than 20%.
Four Seasons Fuel Kiln Dried Wood - dried on site to 15% moisture content.
Four Seasons Fuel Seasoned Wood - seasoned on site to +/- 20% moisture content.
Choosing Your Firewood
Four Seasons Fuel provides top quality firewood and kindling which is locally sourced and environmentally friendly. Burning of firewood is a far better choice than burning any other kinds of fossil fuels. Alternatives are more hazardous to the environment when compared to the burning of wood and mostly unsustainable.
We supply fire logs, hardwood logs, kiln dried logs, kiln dried firewood and wood-burning logs, seasoned logs, softwood logs etc which are of the highest quality and are eco friendly. All these logs are useful for stoves, open fires, barbecues etc.
Our firewood logs come loose or in larger bags. Kindling is packed in single netted bags or come in sets of five - you can choose quantities that suit your needs. If your order is large, we can arrange for delivery to most addresses in the UK, and collection from our yard is also an option. Order your firewood early to ensure your log supply doesn't run out.
Why Buy Firewood in Bulk Bags?
Ten years ago your local log merchant would deliver loose loads - dropping them off where the vehicle could reverse too, not necessarily where you want them stacked. Wood debris and wet logs if the weather turns. Then along came firewood in bulk bags!
History of Bulk Bags
We have no idea how long bulk bags have been around, but we do know they have been used for aggregate companies for the last 15 years, and also Farmers use them for fertilisers. Maybe they were realised when we began to move away from manual handling and forklift trucks. Industrial loaders became more common, and then it became more efficient to move these products around in so-called bulk bags.
Many products from food to building products are carried in bulk bags, and there are many different types of bulk bag forms (volume and weight). Firewood merchants deliver in volume weight, so you know much firewood you get. They are also referred to as a 'thrown load' or a 'face cord' in the US.
So Where Do We Fit In?
We originally started to deliver our bulk loads of firewood in 2014. It had got to a stage where loose loads were inefficient and costly to deliver, and also came with problems when we dropped off firewood in the rain.
We started by purchasing a small lorry with a hiab crane that was able to deliver 5 bulk bags at a time. It's a great system. It saves time and money and is much better for the environment when using less fuel. This also provides more flexibility with the log deliveries, enabling us to deliver over small walls and hedges and as close as possible to your log store - within reason!
The bulk bags we use are Bulk Bags (80x80x80) and Barrow Bulk Bags (0.25cm3)
Since 2014/15 we have a lot of interest in delivering firewood Nationwide up and around UK via the pallet network with our SOFTWOOD/HARDWOOD NETTED LOGS, KILN DRIED FIREWOOD AND KINDLING NETTED BAGS to name but a few for our products which you can see on our web site.
Our local haulages that cover our nationwide deliveries are incredibly efficient. A truck with a tail lift will deliver your firewood pallet and place it in your garage or driveway. Where possible we place as close as we can to where the wood is required, gravel and soft ground are the usual limitations. This makes a massive difference over loose loads being kept dry and does leave a mess on the driveway or cause a rush to get the logs stacked away before the weather changes.