To buy firewood in Brisbane and specifically on the Northside of Brisbane, you would think would be a relatively easyish task, you have the money, you have a fireplace, you have the want and the need and urgency as it’s starting to cool down, but alas, it was harder than I thought to track down a convenient, cost effective free delivery of firewood to our North Brisbane home.
If you can get through the endless list of linked pages and the odd Gumtree/Yellow Pages page that has firewood available but not in your area and the “Buy firewood for North Brisbane” sites of companies that aren’t in Brisbane Northside let alone deliver firewood there you are off to a good start.
Also many are Tree Doctors and have firewood as a sideline for their business, I found that a lot of these didn’t have firewood pricing at all on their sites.
There are many firewood companies that are Brisbane based but not specifically here on the Northside, so after two sessions and being quoted delivery fee’s almost as much as the firewood price I had almost given up and was resorting to getting out the chainsaw and helping the father in-law cut up his trees, mind you, they would more than likely be damp and maybe not suitable for burning.
The good thing I have found about this experience is that I now know that not all wood is created equal in regards to firewood and how it burns (Burn time) and creating heat (Heat generated during burn), there are specific types of woods that are superior in this dept and are, when you can get them delivered to the Northside of Brisbane, better than others.
Hardwood is the best for firewood (Ironbark) and also if it is basically aged and dry it is the best firewood you can get, costing I have found has varied a lot form website to website and from phonecall to phonecall.
So, how was I going to get firewood to my house in North Brisbane if there isn’t anybody close and not pay a fortune?
A chance visit to the Caboolture Markets over the weekend sorted this out, I was out with the squids, banished from the house for a few hours as the Wife had a little gathering on, walking around the endless stalls and tents, right at the very end of the showground was a man, a lady and trailer load of firewood.
On the brochure it read;
- Seasoned Hardwood
- $130 to $160 per cubic metre
- ½ Loads Available
(* Extra Note : This firewood pricing was for local delivery, depending on where you live there may be a small extra cost)
I introduced myself, told him how hard it is to find firewood on the Northside of Brisbane and asked “Free firewood delivery locally” to which I got the reply, “Sure”, “I’ll call you next week then” and then I grabbed a brochure, bid my goodbyes and left quite happy.
So, great pricing for a trailer load of hardwood firewood, free delivery of the firewood to my North Brisbane home equals perfect firewood hunting on the Brisbane Northside.
I’m making this call today, so I’ll keep you updated with how it goes and the process.
If nothing, this process reminds me that all is sometimes not found on the internet, occasionally you have to break the suction from your computers chair, put your typing fingers away and venture out into the real world to find services / products and sometimes they pop up in the least expected places.
To find firewood, delivered on the Brisbane Northside to our home is one of those times.
* Update : “Buying Firewood in Brisbane“
Click on the highlighted “Buying Firewood in Brisbane” link above, this page has the firewood contact details.