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Firewood Information


Quality Firewood

As specialists in providing quality wood for all your home heating needs, we try to have a variety of firewood available but this all depends on what woods we are able to source locally and sometimes further afield.



Tips and Tricks

Burn dry firewood

It is important that we all do our bit for clean air. We try to supply dry firewood and we all should only burn dry firewood in our fireplaces.

To keep your firewood dry, you have to store it properly. Buy your firewood early in the season and store it with a good airflow and plenty of sun. Rain early on is good too, but cover the stack closer to winter to keep water off. Make sure that a cover is not smothering your stack. A tarp may not be the best cover as it may cause condensation when the air gets warmer.

Firewood bought later in the season could be damp as it could come from the middle of our stacks and has not been exposed to air. These logs are not wet with growing saps and only need a few weeks to fully dry. Buy early and you can control the drying. Wood brought in the Autumn and Winter season is also at risk of being rain wet. Try to avoid burning rain wet wood. However rain wet wood will only take days to dry out.  Be prepared and order more than expect.  Remember that when stored correctly wood will not go off so it will always be used the next year.

Handy tips

  • Get your fire flue cleaned once if not twice throughout the season. Some woods put out more resine than others and try not to burn wet wood as this causes resine to build up in your flue which then can cause a chimney fire.
  • Check you firewood manual. This is especially important for newer fires and find out what type of wood they suggest to burn. Some woods burn better on certain fires than others. Not all wood or fires are the same.
  • Buy your firewood in advance. Don't wait for the last log as it is very hard to find dry firewood closer to winter.
  • Stack your wood outside in a dry spot with a good airflow. Stack with bark up and leave gaps between rows of no higher than appr. 1 meter. Cover stack around April/May but don't smother the wood.
  • Green softer wood needs 5 to 6 months to dry properly. Harder wood like Macrocarpa and Blue Gum needs lots longer drying.
  • The harder the wood, the better the heat output will be. Pine might be cheaper to buy, but the heat output of pine is much lower than say Oregon or Blue Gum. You pay for what you get.
  • Burn your wood burner hot otherwise you get build up in your chimney. Burn clean dry fire wood to keep your chimney clean.

Value for Money

Cheaper is not always better. The better, hotter and longer burning fire woods are more expensive but will provide better value for money. Consider the heat you are buying and not so much the volume. The price per heat output unit is pretty much the same.

Certified

Uppercut Firewood is resource consented to process, store and sell firewood. The bins on our truck have been TSS (Trading Standard Service) registered and stamped that they are actual measures of the wood we are selling.

Wood Size

We cut firewood at the standard length of 28 - 30 centimeter. We can cut from 25 up to 40 centimeter depending on your requirements. If you need your firewood at a specific length, please let us know. It might take us a wee bit longer as we have to combine similar orders to be able to work efficient.

The diameter of our firewood is very “consumer friendly” and fits almost all fires.

Other products and services

  • We have bags of kindling available at $10 per bag.
  • We have chopping blocks available.
  • We also sell clean saw dust (wood shavings) at $10.00 per trailer load. These shavings are ideal for mulching, composting or as animal bedding. It absorbs moisture (and smell) very easily and is very easy to work with.




 

Uppercut Firewood

cnr SH1 - Morris Road, Wanaka

03 - 443 1070

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