All of our firewood sold is 100% exotic hardwoods; mainly Eucalyptus (various species), Black-wattle and Cedar-Wattle (all native to Australia), which have been condemned by legislation in South Africa. We do not condone the use and sale of our indigenous hardwoods.
The logs have been crosscut and do not exceed 250mm in length. These logs have then been split into pieces that do not exceed 100mm x 100mm The wood is cut to these dimensions as it caters for smaller stoves and fireplaces, yet it also works well in the medium and larger models.
During the summer months we process our firewood in preparation for the large demand we experience in winter. It is left in heaps to season in the sun for between 4-6 months. All firewood that leaves our yard has its moisture levels checked using electronic equipment. The moisture levels of the wood should preferably be less than 18%.
Due to increase in demand, increasing popularity of closed combustion fireplaces and unseasonal rain, it can happen that our wood has a moister level of up to 25%. To ensure that you have a good supply of dry wood during winter, it is best to order your wood for the next winter at the end of winter and let it season at your premises.
Small, medium and large bags are available directly at the shop.
We can arrange for delivery of larger loads. Contact us for details.
It is preferable to keep the wood under cover and away form the elements. Fire start-up is much easier if the wood does not have any surface moisture caused by condensation or occasional winter rain. If the wood is going to be stored outdoors, it is a good idea to stack the wood in an area which receives a fair amount of direct sunlight. Also ensure that the wood is not stacked directly on damp earth. It should be raised off the ground and stacked on a pallet or similar device in order to allow air to pass freely under,around and through the entire stack. Cover the top of the stack with clear plastic which allows solar radiation in yet keeps condensation and rain out. If storing the wood indoors on a concrete or similar floor where there are no moisture concerns, the wood can be packed directly on the floor.
We recommend that you order your wood well in advance, and don’t leave your order until we have a cold front as we get seriously ‘snowed in’ at these times and sometimes cannot deliver for 1-3 weeks.
+27 (0)11 789 6236
419 Jan Smuts Avenue
(on Jan Smuts Service Road / Hillcrest Avenue)
M-T 08:00 - 16:30
Fri 08: 00 - 16:00
M-F 7:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 12:00
Due to higher demand and our commitment to service we cover a smaller area in the peak winter months than in the off-peak summer months.
Northern Johannesburg between:
Greater North and South West Gauteng and other areas as required.
We do special out of town projects on request.