Balcombe Estate Sawmill is an established and well-known local supplier of logs in Sussex. Our logs are cut from hardwood/cordwood and may consist of a mix of ash, oak, silver birch, alder or beech that’s been seasoned for at least 12 months. If you’re interested in buying logs for sale, please feel free to contact us.
Our logs are not kiln-dried since we prefer not to waste energy drying wood. If you follow our guidelines below, you can keep your carbon cost low!
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT CUSTOMERS PURCHASE THEIR LOGS IN ADVANCE OF THE WINTER SEASON TO ENSURE THEY HAVE NATURALLY DRIED TO A SUITABLE MOISTURE CONTENT THAT COMPLIES WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR FIREWOOD.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE DO NOT SELL OUR LOGS AS ‘READY TO BURN’
Please see below for your choice of buying options for logs. Delivery is available for the following approximate quantities:
- Large Net Sack £7
- Loose Boot Loads (approximately 0.5 cubic metres cage) £60
- Half Truck Pick Up Load (approx. 0.6 cubic metres) £80
- Full Truck Pick Up Load (approx 1.2 cubic metres) £120
Get a Quote or call us now on 01444 811 446.
We offer free local delivery to Balcombe and Ardingly (only). If you have specific needs or quantities that you would like to collect, we are always happy to accommodate bespoke orders – all you have to do is let us know.
Our logs are supplied cut to approximately 10” as a standard size.
To ensure that you get the best performance from your logs we recommend that you purchase them 12 months in advance or during the spring or summer. Logs should be stored slightly off the ground – an old pallet will do – and covered to protect against rain seeping in and dampening the logs. A log store is ideal, and we can supply all the necessary construction materials if this should be of interest.
If you’re looking for quality hardwood logs, West Sussex has the perfect supplier in Balcombe Estate Sawmill. We would be delighted to provide you with all your firewood and log needs – just get in touch by calling 01444 811 446 or by emailing email@example.com.
What type of firewood do you sell?
We supply top-quality hardwood logs cut from cordwood, which is typically a mixture of ash, oak, silver birch, alder or beech. All our logs have been seasoned for at least 12 months.
Are your logs suitable for my wood-burning stove?
Yes, all the firewood we sell at the Balcombe Estate is suitable for open log fires, wood burners, multifuel stoves and firepits. Our logs are cut to 10” as a standard size but we can accommodate custom sizes on request.
Which is better – softwood or hardwood logs?
As a general rule, hardwood is much denser than softwood, meaning it burns hotter and for longer. A hardwood log (typically oak, ash, or beech) will be heavier and produce more energy than a softwood log, so you need less to produce the same heat output and you can refuel at longer intervals. Softwood logs (typically pine, larch or fir) are easier to light and are best used for kindling.
Why do logs have to be seasoned?
Freshly cut logs have a high moisture content (>50%). At the Balcombe Estate, we cut our cordwood at least 12 months in advance so that the moisture content reduces down to around 30%. That way, you will get a higher heat and more efficient heat output. To check if a log is seasoned, knock two logs together and listen for a ‘clack’ sound; unseasoned logs will just give off a dull thud.
What is the best way to store my logs?
We recommend that you buy your logs a year before you need them, ideally in the spring or summer. Stack them off the ground (on a pallet or similar) in a ventilated area and protected them from the elements. Better still, get a log store or build your own – we can provide all the materials.
How do I place an order?
You can get a quote here or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders can also be placed by phone. Contact us at 01444 811446 and we will be pleased to help. We offer free local delivery to Balcombe and Ardingly, and a collection-only service for all other destinations.
What are your order quantities?
Our logs are delivered ‘loose’ in half truck pick-up loads (approx. 0.6 cubic metres) or full truck pick-up loads (approx. 1.2 cubic metres). If you prefer to collect, we also supply logs in large net sacks and in loose boot loads (approximately 0.5 cubic metre cage). If you require particular quantities, please get in touch – we are always happy to accommodate custom orders.
What are your delivery options?
We will deliver your ‘loose load’ order for free in the local areas of Balcombe and Ardingly. Alternatively, you are welcome to come and collect loose boot loads or large net sacks of logs in your own vehicle.