On average 30-35m2 per bag based on 50mm depth.
No our bags are much larger, in fact 50% bigger than most ton bags, bulk bags or builders bags. So you get more bark for your buck with Inverness Bark. E.g. for an area of 60m2, you would need just 2 of our XXL bags, whereas you would need 3 bulk bags or more from others such as Travis Perkins, B & Q, Wickes or Scotbark to cover the same area. See our massive XXL bag compared next to a competitors bulk bag in the image below.
We now supply four types of locally sourced fresh bark in our massive 5-star customer rated XXL bags: (see images below)
1) Decorative - large/medium bark
2) Ornamental - medium/small bark
3) Nursery - small bark (New)
4) Composted/bark finings - superfine bark
All priced from £145 per XXL bag inc VAT with free delivery within 10 miles of Inverness or the airport.
(NEW) CERTIFIED PLAY BARK OR PLAY CHIP (BS EN 1177)
We now offer large loose orders of play bark or play chip from 20m3 to 85m3 at a time delivered by large tipper truck or artic tipper.
We also stock Ornamental and Composted bark in 70-90l bags also, priced from £10/bag delivered.
To order visit www.invernessbark.com or call 01667 460383
Yes - by appointment only at our yard near the airport. We cannot load you without a prior appointment, as not all the yards have the same stock. Call 01667 460383 or email email@example.com to arrange a collection appointment.
Note the bags can weigh up to 800kgs for our normal bark and 900kg for the bark finings/composted bark. Please make sure you bring a suitable vehicle or trailer. We can load by forklift into your pickup or trailer. We cannot load into a van, if unsure call us.
There is loads and loads! 1500 litres or 1.5m3 of bark. Our bags are 50% bigger than builders bags, bulk bags or ton bags.
Our XXL bags of bark are generally delivered within a week, from acceptance of the order by our tipper trailer (bag is gently tipped out, bark stays in the bag) or within a week or so by HIAB (truck with a crane - additional fee). If you need it sooner ask. For addresses outside of the 10 miles from Inverness Airport delivery could take slightly longer.
For large bulk orders, delivery normally within a week anywhere in the UK.
We reverse the trailer as close as we can to where it is needed. We then raise the trailer by remote control and it tips the XXL bag of bark out. The bag is sealed at the top and the bag safely lands on its side. The bark stays in the bag. You keep the bag. We never tip the bark out.
You should provide the delivery driver clear access to where you want the bag delivered. Some customers put a tarpaulin on the ground, not in case the bag splits, but to catch any bark when the bag is opened. Please note that we will not drive our vehicles into driveways or other areas where tree foliage, branches or other might scratch the vehicles.
We can supply as much bark as you can want. Regularly we delivery large truck loads of bark to residential and commercial clients loose or bagged. We can take 14 XXL on the largest HIAB, 26 XXL bags on flatbed artic lorry or up to 90m3 in an artic tipper lorry.
We have trade customers who take artic lorries loads weekly and local landscape gardeners collect bags daily from our yards. We are also able to deliver to your customers sites also, even if just 1 XXL bag. Weekly we deliver to housing schemes, schools and other commercial projects. Get in touch for the best prices and service in the Highlands.
XXL bags of bark and topsoil are usually delivered free to areas within 10 miles of Inverness Airport. For addresses outside this area we charge from* £1/mile plus VAT per bag, which is far less than a Taxi would charge! Delivery discount available for orders of 3 XXL bags or more. *If you need the bag(s) of bark craned into position there may be an additional cost. Contact us to find out more.
We would love to offer everyone free delivery but we have to set a limit as delivery is one of our biggest company expenses. Even if you are 1 mile out or your calculations say you are within 10 miles, we go by the outcome of the route planner. We make no money whatsoever from the delivery costs. During 2023 we will be revisiting the free delivery offering due to the sheer increase in all aspects of our operating costs.
We would love to offer everyone free delivery but we have to set a limit as delivery is one of our biggest company expenses. Even if you are 1 mile out or your calculations say you are within 10 miles, we go by the outcome of our route planner. We make no money whatsoever from the delivery costs. During 2023 we will be revisiting the free delivery offering due to the sheer increase in all aspects of our operating costs.
Set up your stove as normal with kindling and open all the air vents. We recommend using a type of wood wool firelighters to get the fire going quicker, then add in a few logs. Once the fire is hot, add in the fire briquettes instead of logs or coal, and enjoy the warmth for hours and hours. Set the air vents accordingly. When needed, add in more briquettes or top up with a hardwood log. Before you go to bed or head out to the shops, take some time to add two fire briquettes; turn the stove vents down and it will keep the stove and room warm until you come back.
Set up your fire as normal with kindling. We also recommend using a type of wood wool firelighters to get the fire going quicker. Then add in a few logs. Once hot, add in the fire briquettes instead of logs or coal and enjoy the warmth for hours and hours - our customers say the heat output is superior to wood. When needed add in more briquettes or top up with a few logs. Before you go to bed or head out to the shops add two or three briquettes (put on the fireguard) and it will keep the fire going longer.
Moisture does not affect these briquettes. We always recommend storing your LONG LASTING briquettes ideally undercover, but if no outdoor or indoor storage is available they would be fine stored somewhere sheltered. We have a few customers that just leave them open to the elements at their back door. Since they are wrapped in plastic, the packs are semi-waterproof. Regardless, if the briquettes get wet, it does not affect them.
Some hardwood or larger logs, or those with high moisture content, sometimes need an extra load of heat to help them ignite. It can be difficult to get them to ‘catch’ – however, using a fire briquette can help burn wood that is normally hard to burn. Placing the wood on top of burning briquettes will help them to combust. If you can, choose wood with an optimal moisture percentage; logs can come in a range of moisture percentages depending on when the tree was cut, how long it has been weathered and where it was stored. Avoid green firewood or unseasoned firewood.
They are designed for use in most wood-burning stoves and multi-fuel stoves.
They are designed for use in stoves, open fires, but can also be used in fire pits and chimeneas as long as the fire pit is hot first.
Fire briquettes are normally made from compressing a natural combustible dust. This can be from wood, bark or mineral. The briquettes from Inverness Bark are solid briquettes formed from natural materials with no chemicals or binding agents or glue and have been made in the same compress for over 100 years.
It can be confusing choosing the type of briquettes that suit you best; other types include machine-made briquettes like charcoal briquettes, softwood briquettes, paper briquettes, peat briquettes, sawdust briquettes, biomass briquettes and heat logs. Some of these have a quick burn time, which is not desirable. Ours are quality briquettes that we have chosen for their consistent heat content and the fact that they can be used in so many different types of stove and open fire.
No – the fire or stove needs to be hot first. Set up your fire as normal with kindling, then a few logs and once hot add in the fire briquettes.
The briquettes will last much longer than regular logs. Our briquettes are brick-shaped, so unlike cylindrical briquettes, so they are much easier to stack and store.
The briquettes will burn on average between an hour and overnight depending on the appliance. Our best test in an open fire has demonstrated embers up to 72hrs later and embers still present in a stove the next morning. They are an efficient heat source.
Short answer is they are plant based. The briquettes are made from a natural mineral (low carbon coal dust) which is finely pulverised, then dried to evaporate any moisture. At up to 1,000 bar pressure the fine dust without anything added is pressed to form the briquette. Making the briquette in this form relatively energy efficient.
They are probably the closest thing you can get to coal in briquette form, but without the bad bits, which make these briquettes so special! These briquettes produce 80% less harmful sulphur than other fuels. Some fuels like smokeless fuels can have between 9-12% sulphur which can damage flue linings, ours wont.
Due to the fact that product has come about from the remains of plants the carbon that has emerged from plants' photosynthesis is also conserved in fire briquettes. So, ultimately, it is solar energy millions and millions years old that is contained in these fire briquettes, too, and makes these briquettes a valuable energy source.
There are 18 briquettes in a 10kg pack LONG LASTING fire briquettes.
In a pallet of LONG LASTING fire briquettes there are 90 x 10kg packs in a pallet, so 1,620 briquettes in a pallet.
Our special offers are delivered by van or 4x4 and the briquettes will normally be delivered kerbside or just inside your gate. Pallet loads are delivered by truck and normally kerbside delivery, but the delivery driver may have a pallet trolley or similar and could move the pallet to your garage or other as long as it is safe to do so and physically possible, Delivery in the Inverness area can also be done by HIAB (crane delivery) so the pallet can be craned into position.
The briquettes will normally be delivered kerbside or just inside your gate. By prior arrangement in advance, we can place them in your shed, wood store, garage or other if it is safe to do so, and ensuring that access is lit and clear. Note: we will need to park the delivery vehicle close to the required storage space, so please move vehicles etc in advance. We reserve the right to leave at kerbside if access is blocked or too far away. We will not enter your property to deliver them, unless through prior agreement. Our drivers physically carry over 2000kgs worth of briquettes a day, please make it safe and easy for them to deliver.
Make sure that there is suitable and safe access for the delivery vehicles and delivery agent so that there is a clear object free, lit path to where you want the briquettes delivered. The delivery agent will try their best to deliver as close as possible to where you want them. We reserve the right to leave at kerbside if access is blocked or too far away. And get the fire or stove on as most customers are eager to try them immediately!
Order on this website – this is a link to our order form
. Once the order has been accepted an invoice will be sent before delivery. Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit or debit card or cash on delivery.
See our latest offers at www.invernessbark.com
. Our most popular orders are those with free packs – buy 20 packs and get 1 pack free, or buy 40 packs and get 4 packs free.
We delivery pallets of briquettes UK wide. For less than a pallet, we deliver across the Highlands of Scotland. Delivery is free within 10 miles of Inverness Airport. In addition to this we have weekly or monthly drops further afield where free delivery may be offered. We also make regular trips with free delivery to the Isle of Skye and Thurso and all routes in-between. Look out on Facebook
for such trips. (If you ‘like’ our page then you will see these updates in your news feed on Facebook)
We deliver within seven days, and often within 24-48 hours.
Orders of 10 packs or more will qualify for free delivery within 10 miles of Inverness Airport. We also make regular trips with free delivery to the Isle of Skye and Thurso and all routes in-between. Look out on Facebook
for such trips.
The dimensions of a LONG LASTING
fire briquette is:
- Length: 180mm (18cm or 7in)
- Width: 55mm (5.5cm or 2.1in)
- Thickness: 44mm (4.5cm or 1.73in)
KILN DRIED WOOD FAQs
The dimensions of a full size crate is: L:115cm x H:120cm x W:85cm
We only supply premium kiln dried birch.
There are lots of premium birch kiln dried logs in a crate. Around 3 bulk bags worth. When you buy a bulk bag of logs they are loose placed in the bag, in a crate the logs are tightly stacked, so you will always get significantly more logs in a crate compared to a similar sized bag.
We have three different delivery methods:
- Typically the crates are slid off the back of our tipper trailer. With this option over 50% of the logs may come out of the crate on impact, which makes it easier to put away.
- Craned into place (surcharge option)
- Pallet truck (surcharge option)
We also stock 22l bags of mixed kiln dried logs. A mixture of softwood and hardwood. The 22l bag is bigger than that available at a petrol station forecourt. We also stock bags of kiln dried kindling.
Yes, we sell nets of kiln dried kindling at around £5/bag. These are add on items to an order.
Our logs are 25cm in size, well 245mm to be precise. So should fit the smallest of stoves. If the entrance to your stove is 26cm or more they will fit fine. For small stoves with an entrance size of around 26cm you will have to the logs in long ways and not at an angle.