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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 roundwood / timber origins from the nearby forests of Aberdeenshire and Moray. The logs are well seasoned and ready to burn with moisture contents less than 20%. Green logs to fill the customer's sheds for the next heating period are during certain periods also available. We will promote such opportunities. 

LFS sells as by-products gardening products such as bark, compost, mulch and wood chips and also sells shavings for animal bedding (at the moment there is a waiting list of potential customers). LFS does not sell roundwood / timber. 

LFS is located near the Huntly roundabout and delivers to Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. During the opening hours you are welcome for self-collection.

News 

 

Ready to Burn certificate for LFS

Ofgem is asking all the biomass suppliers (BSL) to get certified or otherwise they loose their accreditation. We decided that as a professional and fast growing firewood business, LFS should be able to offer the service of bsl accredited firewood. To make all the administrative work, site inspections and laboratory tests worth, we decided to apply for READY TO BURN label at the same time. 

Since the 14th of May LFS is certified as a biomass supplier for firewood and READY TO BURN for all the products  specified as seasoned with a moisture content lower than 20%.
 

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Operation: Area and Time

Please see the area of operation on the map below.

We are open

  • Mon - Thu 08.00 - 12.30 and
              13.00 - 17.00

  • Fri       08.00 - 12.30 and
              13.00 - 15.00

  • Sat       closed

  • Sun       closed

You can leave us a message or drop an email at any time and we will get back to you. This is also during the week the safest method because while operating the machines it is not always possible to pick up the phone or it is sometimes pretty loud. 

 

..and please remember: to be fair we strictly apply the rule

 

FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED

 

Occasionally you may be lucky that we have some spare capacity to include your delivery and you get the it pretty quick, but

it is in any case a soon as possible

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Softwood 250mm tipped loose

This may be of interest if you are looking for softwood logs 250mm / 10'' tipped loose either self-collected into your trailer or stacked into your boot or delivered kerbside.

To increase the volume we can store in our yard, part of our production is now stored in potato boxes of 1.6m3 (35cub ft).

If available you may choose or may be asked if you would like to take a combination of tipped bags and boxes, e.g.

  • 1 / 1.6 / 2 / 2.6 / 3 / 3.2 / 4 / 4.2 / 4.8 / 5m3
    potato box (1.6m3) and bags (1m3) combination.

     

The price per m3 (cubm) is exactly the same than the one for the tipped bags. We can tip the boxes with our box rotator into our tipper truck or in to any appropriate trailer. 

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Ready to Burn certificate for LFS

PRESS RELEASE

14 May 2022

 

Linnorie Firewood Services (LFS) ensures wood fuel is
Ready to Burn

As a regional provider of wood fuel, LINNORIE FIREWOOD SERVICES is making it easy for customers to find wood fuels that have been certified as Ready to Burn and that meet new legal requirements that came into force from 1 May 2021 in England.

Under the new Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that now apply in England, wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m3 must be certified as Ready to Burn. The regulations aim to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels by ensuring wood sold in volumes of under 2m3 is certified as having a moisture content of 20% or less. Customers buying loose wood in quantities of 2m3 or more must be given advice on how to store and season the fuel, giving them confidence that the wood they are burning is suitably dry before use.

The DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Ready to Burn certification scheme is run by Woodsure. Woodsure is a non-profit organisation striving to raise the quality of wood fuel in the industry. For the past four years, Woodsure has been leading the way in championing the use of less polluting dry wood which is verified by its independent inspectors as having a moisture content of 20% less, meaning it burns with less smoke than wetter wood.

LINNORIE FIREWOOD SERVICES customers can be confident that the wood fuel being sold is ready for immediate use by looking for the Ready to Burn logo along with the supplier’s name and unique Ready to Burn certification number.

 

THE PARTNERS at LINNORIE FIREWOOD SERVICES support the following saying:
“The new legislation is all about helping to reduce particulate emissions and improve air quality. Certified wood fuels will give you more heat from each piece of Ready to Burn wood fuel burnt. They burn more efficiently than unseasoned, green wood and reduce the environmental impact of burning. Using proven dry wood is also better for your appliance and chimney and will help reduce maintenance and fuel costs.

 

“The Ready to Burn certification scheme makes it easier than ever for people to identify fuels that meet legal requirements, so they can have complete confidence in what they’re buying.”

 

For more information find out more at www.readytoburn.org

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Projects

LFS was founded in 2014 and every year we had to turn away potential customers in the peak of the heating season to keep our existing, regular and loyal customers as happy as possible under the given weather conditions.

LFS converted the yard and is now able to buy and pre-season much bigger quantities of roundwood / timber, as well as to store processed logs to become seasoned. 

We also improved the area around the shed for self-collectors and the loading of our own van / trucks.

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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''

  • but we may also be interested in longer and bulkier timber

  • LFS has a 10t timber trailer and can collect timber in the Huntly area.

We buy your roundwood / timber

Sawdust offer, Limited time only

We are offering sawdust for £20 per bag but buy 2 and you will get one free.

This offer will only last until stock is low so grab yourself a bargain before its gone.

Great for animal bedding, sheep shearing and soil conditioning as well as many other uses. 
 

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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.

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Operational cost & prices

The world is getting mad. First Covid with interrupted supply chains pushing the prices up and then the Government increasing taxes and changing the fuel legislation, the heart-breaking storms with thousand of wind-blown trees and if that was not enough a stupid war.

For us that means that the following relevant costs rise by:

  • Timber costs will probably remain as a lot of the wind-blown wood cannot be used for construction, but is harder to harvest jumping from root table to root table  

  • Fuel legislation: we are no longer allowed to use red diesel which increases the fuel costs by 240%

  • Insurance costs: up by 100%

  • white diesel is up 30%

  • all other costs are staggering as you know as well 

Even we are getting more and more efficient and productive, we cannot compensate all of the cost increases mentioned above.


 

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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
     

  • Natural drying helps to fight global warming because

    1. No additional energy is used

    2. Logs are always trying to reach a equilibrium with the ambient air. To evaporate water from the logs during dry weather, the needed energy is taken from the ambient air, which becomes cooler.
      So if you walk through the shed on a really warm day  
      you can feel the colder ambience.

  • 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 about the additional energy that is used.

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Happy Customer

This customer will have a quiet summer once the logs are in their compartments and waiting to cheer up the hearts of the family once it will get colder again. 

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Explore LFS: Services & Products

 

self-collection from Sutherland, Skye or Edinburgh

Order Details
Terms of Condition

This section tells you about

  • Opening hours

  • Sales units e.g. nets, barrow sacks and different bags

  • Deliveries and minimal quantities with different vehicles

  • Payment / general terms.

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Firewood Products
Swedish Fire Candle

For a nice BBQ on the patio to keep the midges away a Swedish Fire Candle with the starting material is the right choice.

LFS Services - What we can do for you

Firewood and other
LFS-Services

LFS offers a range of bespoke and modular services / activities in the field of firewood production and biomass log boilers to fit your requirements best.

Gardening Products Compost delivered loose

Garden Products
Organic Compost

Our organic compost is ideal for flower and rhododendron beds as well as vegetable plots. 

 

It consists of rotten bark, sawdust, leaves and garden waste, but LFS never puts weedsinto the compost.​

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Firewood Logs
Hardwood & Softwood

The term firewood should only be used if the moisture content of the logs is lower than 20%. The standard selling unit is 1 cubic metre of loose logs. The logs can be tipped or in permeable bags of 1m3 dropped either in your vehicle (self-collection) or kerbside (delivery)​.

Special Products Heart Coaster

Special Products
 

We love what we do!

 

We also do special jobs like coasters or stands for flower arrangements for special occasions e.g. weddings or just a simple splitting block. For schools we procude seats for outdoor lessons.

Animal Bedding Shavings Sawdust

Animal Bedding
Shavings / Sawdust

Our shavings are well appreciated by equestrians, sheep breeders / farmers and other animal owners as a clean and economic material for bedding. 

The shavings are also used by gardeners, e.g. to protect strawberries.

Gardening Products Mulch

Garden Products
Mulch

Our mulch is ideal for shrub beds and paths. It is shredded from waste such as branches of the production and  garden and it conserves

  • the soil moist

  • improves the​ fertility and health of the soil

  • reduces weed growth

  • enhaces the visual appeal.

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Firewood Products
Kindling

For a quick start of the fire it is useful to have some kindling. There are different kinds and sizes of sales units.  

Firewood Service Stowe away

Firewood Service
Stow away & stack

We do it for you!

If you don't have the time or don't like to do it or want to do a favour to your beloved ones then ask us to stow the products away.

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Garden Products
Bark

Our bark is ideal for shrub beds and paths. It is the bark that fell off the timber and it conserves

  • the soil moist

  • improves the​ fertility and health of the soil

  • reduces weed growth

  • enhaces the visual appeal.

Gardening Products Wood Chips

Garden Products
Wood Chips

Our wood chips are the right choice for playgrounds (here Sunshine Nursery in Torphins), riding arenas or garden paths and beds. It is produced from chipped roundwood with fuel quality and it conserves

  • the soil moist

  • reduces weed growth

  • enhances the visual appeal.

We are working hard to be efficient, ...

LFS moving roundwood / timber


Customer-oriented and ...

Delivery Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Moray and farther


professional

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