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Derek Fox And Son (Timber) Ltd

Call us: 01772 784626

kindling in Preston, PR3 3BT

Shay Lane Industrial Estate, Longridge, PR3 3BT

Derek Fox And Son (Timber) Ltd

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Derek Fox And Son (Timber) Ltd kindling
Shay Lane Industrial Estate Longridge Preston PR3 3BT
53.8213628 -2.6141530
Derek Fox And Son (Timber) Ltd

Telephone: 01772 784626
Web: www.derekfoxtimber.co.uk

Firewood, logs, briquettes, Preston, Longridge, Garstang, Chorley

You’d be hard pushed to find any better firewood than Derek Fox’s. The timber firm has just invested more than £2m to become a major supplier of firewood in Lancashire.

Their logs and self-made briquettes are guaranteed dry and cheap, with moisture content of less than 15 and eight per cent respectively – far below the 30 per cent level deemed acceptable.

“The quality is the best it can be and the price the cheapest it can be,” says ex-Longridge High pupil Andrew Fox, who runs the Longridge firm with father Gary.

The two have just set up a fully automated firewood processing plant at their Chorley depot which cuts, splits and dries the logs they source competitively through their buying power and contacts.

They can dry more than 150 tons of wood a day in containers heated by two biomass boilers.

The pair have also invested in a machine to make briquettes (‘Fox Blox’ pictured), which must contain less than eight  per cent moisture for natural lignin to be able to bind the wood waste.

Briquettes are more cost-effective than logs as they burn hotter and more slowly, with 0.5 per cent ash remains.

Derek Fox also sell kindling and BSL-authorised wood chips for biomass boilers.

Pop down for small orders or they’ll deliver on larger orders.

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