Considerations when buying firewood.    
 
  • Always burn well seasoned firewood (ideally air-dried for at least 12 months). Freshly felled ('green') timber produces less heat, more smoke and tar deposits in the chimney.

  • One tonne (1000kg) of green timber will contain between 250kg – 650kg of water.

  • Dry oak timber is approximately 750kg per cubic metre compared to most coniferous species, poplars and willows, which range from 350kg to 600kg per cubic metre.

  • The burning properties of each species are also important (see timber facts on the Products page). The modern stoves exhibit 70 - 85% efficiency compared to open fires giving 30% efficiency.

  • At current prices, the price (per unit of energy) of firewood is far cheaper than natural gas or heating oil.

  • An average three bed roomed house would need 7-9 tonnes of air-dried wood to provide all the heating requirements.
 
             
  About us    
 
  • We are located in Co. Westmeath and deliver free of charge to neighbouring counties and beyond.

  • We value our customers highly and most of our orders are repeat orders year on year.

  • We produce high quality firewood, hardwood and softwood that is seasoned in our drying sheds.

  • We can cut and chop firewood to customer specifications.

  • We can deliver at very short notice even the following day if requested.

  • Delivery can be arranged at weekends and late evenings if preferred.

  • Customers are welcome to come and view the firewood before purchase.
 
       
  My father Joseph Standish produced and sold firewood all his life and delivered it by tractor and trailer. His father William, my grandfather did the same. All of the wood was chopped by axe.

As a child I can recall cutting firewood with my father on a saw bench. In his early days he used a cross cut which was a two handled saw with a man on both ends to saw the timber. The timber was extracted from the forest with the aid of horses.

 
  My father imported the first chainsaw into Ireland. Firewood production is in the blood. The principals are simple and the key is to be able to produce the firewood at a fast rate reducing cost so that the wood is priced competitively.

The seasoning of the wood is of utmost importance. The production methods have changed since my fathers’ day. We still use chains saws but split the timber with a high powered fast splitter. A large elevator is used to pile the timber for drying and storage purposes and we deliver by means of a small truck.

 
  We are located in county Westmeath and deliver free of charge to all neighbouring counties and beyond. We produce high quality firewood both hardwood and softwood seasoned in a drying shed. We can cut and chop our firewood to the customer specification. We deliver at very short notice even the following day if requested. Delivery can be arranged at weekends and late evenings if requested. Customers receive complimentary bags of kindling with all loads ordered. The firewood is top quality and doesn't include any of the smaller rounds which burn away quickly.

We value our customers highly and most of our orders are repeat orders year on year. Customers are welcome to come and view the firewood before purchase.