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Linnorie Firewood Services (LFS) is your Supplier / Merchant for Logs in Aberdeenshire and Moray. LFS is one of the few all year round and full-time working firewood producers to sell best quality Hardwood and Softwood and to provide a professional, local service to keep customers warm during the complete heating season.
The timber origins from the nearby forests of Aberdeenshire and Moray. The firewood logs are well seasoned and READY TO BURN (MC < 20%). Green logs to fill the customer's sheds for the next heating period are also available during certain periods. We will promote such opportunities.
LFS sells as by-products bark, compost, mulch and wood chips and also sells shavings for animal bedding.
LFS does not sell roundwood / timber.
New Products Now Available !
Due to requests from many customers we have decided to introduce loose firewoood logs, "Ready to Burn" qualified (MC<20%), in 0.2m3 barrow sacks!
For customers who don't have the space for cubic meter bags in the car or in their sheds. These are great for hard to access areas such as small alleys in tight shed doors.
We are offering them in Softwood and Hardwood cut at 250mm.
Hardwood barrow sack
For collection : £50.00
For delivery : £56.00 with combine delivery only.
Softwood barrow sack
For collection : £32.00
For delivery : £38.00 with combine delivery only.
If you choose to take 4 sacks delivered you receive a
(All sack have a £4 refundable deposit applied)
How to find us
Our tidy yard with direct access from the main road is easy to find on the A97, 250m south from the Huntly roundabout direction to Rhynie. The roundles with the yellow letters
LFS (Linnorie Firewood Services) can easily be seen.
LFS buys Timber HW / SW
LFS does not sell any timber as this would be very inefficient (loading, haulage, unloading at our yard and the same again afterwards at your premises!). LFS is always interested to buy timber of good quality. Ideally
3m length and up to 420mm / 16.5''
LFS has a 10t timber trailer and can collect timber in the Huntly area (ideally 2.5m lengths).
Ready to Burn certificate for LFS
This is the LFS READY TO BURN certificate.
We hope to have better supply this season
All ready for the fires.
We are proud of our products
This is our yard.
Operation: Area and Time
Please see the area of operation on the map below.
We are open (standard schedule)
Mon - Thu 08.00 - 12.30 and
13.00 - 17.00
Fri 08.00 - 12.30 and
13.00 - 15.00
Sat 08.30 - 15.00
Due to the cold weather returning we are now opening on the Saturday for the customer that are unavailable during the week.
Alternatively you can leave us a message or drop an email. This is also during the week the safest method because while operating the machines it is not always possible to pick up the phone.
..and please remember: to be fair we strictly apply the rule
FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED
but it is in any case a soon as possible.
Rewarding feedback for LFS
We try to be as professional as possible. Firstly because we love this profession and secondly we like to make our customers happy by the quality of the product, the sales, delivery and payment procedures and by a fair price and to get feedback. A nice chat, a compliment or just confessions like the following are making us happy and a bit proud:
"Yes, you should have our contact details, but we haven't bought logs from you for a while because we were supplied by a cheaper lad, but his stuff was ... We should have come back much earlier."
You can't have everything for free!
Ready to Burn certificate for LFS
Ofgem is asking all the biomass suppliers (BSL) to get certified.
We decided that LFS offers BSL accredited firewood and also applied for the READY TO BURN label to make worth the additional administrative work, site inspections and laboratory tests.
LFS is certified for BSL and READY TO BURN for all the products specified as seasoned with a moisture content lower than 20%.
All locally sourced material
We at LFS decided that we are not going to import hardwood (HW) from other countries (mainly Baltic countries) or transport it over huge distances. Wood is not a high-density energy product. That means for heating and energy purposes it should be used locally.
Transporting a container of 24t of logs (28t gross) over 1375mi / 2200km emits around 900kg CO2 equivalents. That just takes into account the combusting of the fuel (TTW: tank-to-wheel). The value increases to 1050kg (WTW: well-to-wake) if the fuel production is included.
If the same wood is transported without container from Elgin, Aboyne (both approx. 30mi / 48km) or elsewhere in Aberdeenshire, these values are reduced to 50kg TTW resp. 59kg WTW.
Just to put things in relation: 1kg of wood accumulates during lifetime 1.6 to 1.8kg of CO2 and releases this amount being burnt.
Therefore we recommend to burn preferably our locally grown and produced softwood and if available the hardwood from Aberdeenshire and Moray. As a result we all support our forests for our recreation and good health and the local forestry and producing businesses.
Naturally seasoned vs. kiln dried
Quite often we are asked: "Should I buy kiln dried logs?" Here are some facts:
1kg of softwood oven dry has a calorific value of 5.3kWh
(theoretical moisture content MC of 0%)
1kg of firewood MC 20% or lower is about 4.3kWh
to kiln 1kg needs approximately 1kWh (-25% of energy)
Natural drying helps to fight global warming because
No additional energy is used
Logs are always trying to reach a equilibrium with the ambient air.
The reverse process happens when the kiln dried or seasoned logs are exposed to a ambient air that contains higher humidity (fog, periods of rain). The moisture content is raising again.
Years ago we experienced that kiln dried products shipped by container were affected by condensation. That is the reason why these days we only sell local grown logs and we do not sell kiln dried firewood.
Therefore kiln dried firewood may be an option if the products are not stored outside at the merchant's or at your premises (not even if sheltered from rain) and if you don't mind (financially or ecologically) about the additional energy that is used.
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