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Based in the Manawatu, we deliver thoughout the region and beyond, even delivering to Kapiti. Delivery is free within the Palmerston North and Feilding city limits. Outside these areas a delivery fee usually applies. To see fees click here delivery fees.

Where it all started....

In 1994 Andrew Mitchell began a firewood business, Andrews Firewood. He soon became aware that firewood merchants had a similar reputation to the stereotypical used car salesman, "very dodgy". He heard many stories of merchants promising that their firewood was dry and delivering wood that had a high moisture content and so burned poorly, if at all.

Andrew realised that the only way to keep firewood dry during those cold, wet winter months was to store it in sheds. This is an expensive and time consuming undertaking and most merchants do not go to the lengths needed to ensure that they are delivering wood that's really dry. But that was his promise to you.... and one that we still stand by.

New Beginings...

In June 2015, after working for Andrew for the previous 6 years, I bought the business and look forward to carrying on the same reputation that Andrew and Sonja have spent the past 20+ years establishing - ensuring you are getting Dry Firewood That's Really Dry!

All our firewood is hand loaded onto our trucks and moisture readings are taken regularly to make sure you are getting "Dry firewood that's really dry" or your money back!

Thank you for visiting our website!

Court Buhler

 

25 November 2020

We currently have Dry Standard Pine and Dry Old Pine Firewood available - call or email to place an order.

We are also back in the paddocks bringing you our Summer Specials to prepare for next winter. Right now we are delivering Wet (Green) Standard Pine straight from the paddock  3.6m3 (1 Cord) /$250. We can deliver 2 Cords at a time.

 We also have Wet (Green) Gum which will not be ready for 18 months, so if you are preparing for Winter 2022 this wood is for you!

We also have:

Dry Firewood - Small Pieces Great for the pizza oven: $12/Bag - Mac, Old Pine $15 Gum.

Kindling Bags: $12/Bag

Sawdust shavings: 25l/Bag $5.

We also have milled landscape lumber. We can mill to order so enquire about pricing. We currently only have Pine available.

 

If you want to place an order please either send us an email, text, or phone us. We can't always take your phonecalls so please do leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as we are able. 

 

Thank you! We look forward to serving you!

 

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Chimney Cleaning

 

Insurance companies and the Fire Service recommend that chimneys be cleaned each year to minimise fire risk.

Potential problems arising from a poorly maintained chimney/flue include:

  1. Fire Risk.
  2. Poor efficiency of your fireplace or log burner.
  3. Smoke entering your home.
  4. Water leaks.
  5. Draft problems.
  6. Unwanted animal, bird, and rodent entry.

Fire Lighting

ALWAYS BURN DRY FIREWOOD. Firewood is considered dry if it contains less than 25% moisture. This is the measure used by the "Consumer" Magazine and other industry watch dogs such as the television program "Target". Because this seems to be the accepted industry standard for dryness, we at Andrew's Firewood use this as our yard stick.

 

Wood Storage

For convenience, we recommend that you store your firewood as close to your house as possible. Long treks to get your wood in wild winter weather is not much fun. Remember that although your firewood will be delivered nice and dry, if it's exposed to the rain or moisture, your wood can soak up water and become unburnable. We therefore recommend that all firewood is stored in a dry, covered area. It is good to store your wood in a purpose built woodshed, in your garage or under your carport.

 
 

Environment

The Consumer magazine says that the cheapest and most environmentally sound home-heating option is to use firewood in a modern woodburner.

Contrary to popular belief, if burned properly firewood is an environmentally friendly choice for heating your home.

This is because wood is both a renewable resource and carbon neutral. Compared to fossil fuels like oil, gas or coal, wood hardly emits any net carbon dioxide into the environment.