What Wood Chipping Service Should I Use?
With the rise in popularity of woodchip being used in the UK for Biomass Boilers systems, many users are seeking good, reliable wood chipping services.
But where and what should you look for when hiring a wood chipping service in the UK? Well, I have been using woodchip for my biomass boiler for the last 5 years and have faced many issues trying to find a good woodchip service here in Devon.
I have also noticed in many online forums that there are others that are in a similar position as I was 5 years ago, hence why I thought that my advice maybe worth posting online.
I have listed below the main areas that you should focus on when locating a good wood chipping service near you. I really hope that you find value in the following information as I have put a lot of thought and time into writing out the key areas.
Shopping around is one of the most logical action steps to take. Don’t throw your money at the first woodchip company you speak to. Call as many companies as you possibly can and search for the best quote possible.
Before calling, make sure that you are clear on the amount of woodchip that you require as to avoid any underestimated quotations.
Narrow it down to 3 and ask them plenty of questions whilst taking the next actions steps into account.
Do a Google search
Jump online and search for a wood chipping service near to your location. So for example when I conducted my research, I typed ‘wood chipping service devon’ into my google search box.
Woodchip companies take the distance of the delivery into account before providing a quotation so it will be cheaper for you to find a company closer to you.
Now a quick word of warning… Not every search result will be accurate to your requested location so make sure that you check the location of the woodchip company either on their websites or when you are speaking to them.
Speak to your biomass dealer
Your biomass boiler dealer should have contacts within the local woodchip provider community. Ask them if they can recommend any woodchip service close to you.
Ask how the woodchip is being stored
Check with the companies you are calling how they store their woodchip. Some cheaper companies may have poor storage conditions and the woodchip may in that case be damaged and not good. Trust me when I say, it pays to check!
On the flipside, make sure that you have the right storage conditions for the woodchip that you purchase.
How much should I pay for woodchip for my Biomass Boiler?
Beware; the cheapest woodchip is not necessarily going to be the best. Any quotes that come in massively under previous quotes should set off alarm bells and it would be worth your while visiting the location of the wood chipping service to see their storage and the quality of the woodchip.
Also make sure that the company you deal with are actually selling you woodchip for biomass boilers, as there are various types of woodchip available for other users other than biomass.
The other factor to consider is the amount of woodchip that you are planning to order. The more you order then the cheaper the price will become overall. So get your quantities as accurately as possible. Your biomass dealer should have advised you of this at the time of purchase.
I hope that you are able to take these tips away with you and that they help get you the very best deal when it comes to ordering your woodchip. If you have any questions then please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to pass on any further advice and experience.