Our company was established in 2004. Our main activity is timber production. At the beginning we sold metre-long timber, respectively, logs. As our company developed and expanded, a new wood processing site was added, thus today beside timber production we sell the firewood not only as metre-long timber but also on pallet crates.
Timber processing is performed with POSH machines which guarantees the precise and fast cut as well as the exceptional quality.
Basically, firewood can be divided into two main categories: hardwood and softwood.
Based on our 10 years of experience we can state that poplar, birch, pine and willow belong to the category of softwood. Alder is a bit more expensive than these but it has proved to be better. Hardwood includes Turkey oak, oak, beech, hornbeam, ash. In case of this category, the more expensive locust has proved to be better.
Softwood is less resistant to moisture, but burns easily and fast, has a lower and shorter heat release than hardwood, which is in general by 30-40% more expensive.
Hardwood takes more time to catch fire, but burns for a longer time, its heat release is also greater and it is more resistant to moisture. Hardwood is significantly heavier, therefore it is not recommended to buy by weight.
Hardwood counts as quality firewood. High quality firewood means a moisture content of 20%. A moisture content of 20% can be achieved if one purchases the firewood in due course and stores it in a covered, well-ventilated place. In this way a moisture content of 15-20% can be achieved by autumn/winter.
Characteristics of a few types of timber:
- BEECH, HORNBEAM: they have a high calorific value, it is advisable to start seasoning over the summer so that they have sufficient time to dry, they are susceptible to decay, that is why splitting is important
- OAK: high calorific value, it is advisable to start seasoning over the summer so that the wood has sufficient time to dry
- LOCUST: high calorific value, it is advisable to start seasoning over the summer so that it has sufficient time to dry, not susceptible to decay, burns well even in a raw state.