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Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

Hello all,

As we don't have a car and it is quite cumbersome to carry a big box of firewood home regularly, does anyone know of a home delivery service? (Bern city center)

Thanks a lot!
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Old 22.10.2020, 16:53
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

https://www.bauundhobby.ch/wohnen-li...5-kg/p/5681888

https://www.landi.ch/shop/brennholz_...do-15-kg_78006

coop and land sell it, I dare say you could find something cheaper if you look around for 'Kaminholz'
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

www.mein-brennholz.ch

They deliver
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

How much do you need? A stere (1 m^2 of loose wood) ?

They deliver (15 CHF/stere) and also staple it (CHF 35/stere) at your home:
https://www.werkstaettenbern.ch/bren...in%C3%A9eholz/
It is a "Geschützte Werkstatt" which employs people which otherwise would no find a job.

Here one which delivers bags if you order at least three;
http://chemineeholz-hug.ch/preisservice.htm

Your local farmer might als be helpful and deliver to your door.
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

Make sure you are clear on the length of wood you need. It is pre-cut to 1 metre length for drying then cut for the final customer. Common is 33cm. Sometimes 30cm. It is often more expensive for the 25cm size.

Depending on the size of your fireplace / Swedish fireplace anything larger than 25cm will not fit.

Hardwood is more expensive than mixed hard/softer wood. Same for CH sourced vs. EU sourced.

Delivery will normally be in the driveway so you will need to do the stacking etc. yourself. Delivery is a value added service so it will cost more than buying a stère at Hornbach or Coop brico etc.

If you want to do more searches, here are the three DE terms I have seen used - Brennholz Feuerholz Kaminholz
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Old 22.10.2020, 17:11
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

If you buy in bulk the measurement is typically a "ster" which is one cubic metre. It's measured overall assuming the wood is well packed, not 1m3 of actual wood).

That's about 420kg of wood, or the equivalent of 28 15kg boxes.
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Old 22.10.2020, 17:22
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

Not directed particularly at the OP but burning a wood stove in a city centre is incredibly bad for that city's air pollution.

I guess the only way to do this without avoiding it all together is to make it a special occasion or weekend event thing rather than every night and to ensure the wood is properly seasoned (dry).
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

It is definitely a weekend / special occasion thing since I have asthma...but since there are many fireplaces here in the Old Town, I'm sure the air isn't the best in the Winter.

A big thanks to all for your helpful and quick answers.
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

https://lmgtfy.app/?q=brennholz+bern
https://lmgtfy.app/?q=brennholz+bern+lieferung
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Re: Possible to order fire wood - home delivery?

When I first came to Switzerland, our neighbour had a friend who owned a bit of the forest. He'd bring her a couple of cubic metres of wood cut to 0.3-0,5m length each winter, so we got into the deal. This wasn't in the city, but it wasn't out in the boondocks either.

Maybe your neighbours can recommend a place to get it at source. It's got to be cheaper.
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