just reviewed the last thread and closes to a price per volume was (IIRC)
£30 for 0.7 cubic m.
This is roughly £43 per cubic metre delivered locally.
Is this the going price this year?
Just visited a local firewood place and they (probably - the main guy wasn't
there) wanted £20 for a small trailer, load yourself.
The trailer is about 0.42 cu m - possibly get it up to 0.5 cu m if I stacked
it - so I was trying to work out if this was a fair price.
One issue here is how much you pay for delivery.
10 miles each way is about 0.5 gal diesel, I guess - about £2?
Then there is the time for loading, unloading and driving (an hour for the
round trip?) plus provision and maintenance of the vehicle.
Presumably this puts the total cost of delivery to about £10 - £15?
Unless they load it by hand, in which case it may take longer.
Deduct this from the £65 for a 4' * 8' trailer load (estimated at 1.5 cu m
assuming stacked at least 0.5m high) gives about (£50 *
2/3) £35 cu m
Hmm...half of that is about £17.50 and if you stack the trailer you get to
pick your own wood and pack it tight.
So this could be a reasonable deal if my starting price and approximations
What does the team think?
P.S. they had a load of silver birch there - ISTR that this is very light in
weight and therefore not good in 'bangs per buck' for firewood, where denser
wood such as oak should burn longer.