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Firewood Crates Sizes

Giant vs Full crates. Whats the difference & why have you changed your crates?

Our crate sizes have changed from our previous size, which was a ‘giant crate’ – these are now known as a ‘Full Crate’. These crates are slightly shorter and wider than before, and have allowed us to maintain a competitive price for consumers following the wood crisis in Europe that has been ongoing since the start of 2018. Whilst they do seem shorter in height , the overall reduction to the crates is equivalent to around 2 layers of wood.
 
Volume of Old Giant Crate (Circa 08/2018): 2.54³
Volume of New Full Crate: 2.08³
 
Regarding the price of the wood, firewood has become increasingly more expensive at source, with some suppliers more than tripling their prices. As a result, the firewood market has struggled to accommodate these inflating prices, resulting in some prices/dimensions becoming unsustainable. Had we continued to sell our wood in our previous crate dimensions, they would have been retailing at £300+ and therefore we took the decision to alter the crate dimensions to enable us to bring in more wood at one time, allowing us to keep our prices down. Some of our competitors are currently selling crates that are the same dimensions as our old crates and that are now retailing at between £330 and £394 - thus by reducing our crates by 2 layers, we are saving our customers over £100 per crate.

For this reason, we hope these changes will accomidate our customers wood burning needs. This starts with the addition of our new Mini Crate. We hope this allows our customers even more flexibility to top up or try a different premium hardwood. Additionally, the inclusion of Oak Firewood is hugely exciting. We believe by adding this revered hardwood provides us another step in allowing us to cater to all of your burning needs throughout the winter months.

Full Spec Change Below
 

Size

Height

Width

Length

External M³

Internal M³

Loose M³

Old Giant

1.55

1.1

1.08

1.84

1.52

2.54

Old Large

0.9

1.1

1.08

1.07

0.82

1.38

*** New Sizes ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full

1.26

1.14

1.04

1.49

1.24

2.08

Half

0.85

1.14

1.04

1.01

0.79

1.32

Mini

0.64

1.14

0.79

0.57

0.42

0.69