All those of you who are or were looking to get a load of roundwood / timber for private use, experienced probably numerous phone calls, uncertainty, an endless procedure and at the end the disappointment not to get what you were looking for.
We were put off with promised timber as well and we tried to buy material from esales and learned that the price of our bid was far too low.
To guarantee high quality in the future we will take actions and realise projects to assure availability of the firewood products also for the approximately 120 potential customers we had to send away as a consequence of our decision made in December not to take on new customers.
While some competitors used the tough winter months and high demands for a price increase, our last price increase was in January 2018. Since then the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 3.9% and the average timber price increased by 15%. With the new financial year starting the 6th of April and knowing times are hard due the crisis Coronavirus causes but as a business that hopes not to need any support from the Government as others are more in need of it, we have to adapt our prices.
The LFS-Team managed to become even more efficient, so we only have to compensate the prices for the timber - all other prices (especially for the by-products e.g. Kindling, Sawdust, Compost, Mulch) remain the same.
But the good news is that we also have a promotion in 2020 to keep the heating bill low (see next paragraph).