Now that we’re nearly entering the chilly seasons, it’s best to get a hold of some high-quality, dry firewood from A1 Sure Services. There’s no doubt that the winters are getting a lot harsher – especially with 2023 being suggested to be one of the coldest winters we’ve ever had. What better way to keep your home toasty than roaring up the fireplace the old-fashioned way? 

In this blog, we’ll be focusing on how purchasing firewood from A1 Sure Services can ensure you get the best quality firewood for your home this winter. We’ll also cover some tips on how to store firewood to make sure it burns efficiently and safely. So, whether you’re a seasoned firewood user or a first-timer, keep reading to learn more about how A1 Sure Services can help you stay warm and safe this winter.


What Makes Good Firewood?

Good firewood is noted for its dry, robust composition. While you can usually feel good quality firewood just by touching it, there are several factors one should consider when selecting firewood. 

  • Moisture content
  • Wood species 
  • Size and shape
  • Well-seasoned
  • Stored effectively 

Low moisture is integral to quality firewood. Many would argue that a moisture content of less than 20% is the best for strong fire. Green or wet wood typically will not burn nearly as efficiently, and it will often produce more smoke. Additionally, the species of wood should be considered for their energy content – this is more often than not found with hardwood trees. 


How Does A1 Sure Services Sell Their Firewood?

A1 Sure Services offers cubes of firewood at $115/cube (excl delivery fee). We are able to deliver your firewood to several locations across Auckland. Please see the delivery charges below for your specific location: 

> North Shore, Whangaparaoa, Orewa, Rodney District and surrounding areas – $30

> West, East, South and Central Auckland – $60

> FREE delivery on purchases of six or more cubes

We have several small delivery trucks that can take a maximum of 6 cubes at a time. Our trucks can access all sorts of driveways – steep, narrow, tight access, etc. The wood comes loose on the back of our tipper truck.  The tray slides up, and the wood comes out into a pile ready for you to put away. 

Simply fill out our contact form with your name, address, phone number, how many cubes you would like to order and where you would like the wood dropped on your property, and we will be in touch either via email or phone to advise you when your delivery is scheduled in.


How Can I Store My Firewood Effectively?

Preparing for winter involves mastering the art of firewood storage. To ensure the wood stays in top-notch condition before the cold season, make sure to be efficient with your firewood storage. It’s crucial to keep the firewood in a dry location, but it’s often overlooked that proper airflow is also necessary to maintain its dryness – it’s more than just stacking the wood on top of each other. 

A suitable covering is also essential to keep moisture at bay. However, relying on tarps for this purpose may still result in condensation forming on the underside of the cover. Therefore, it’s recommended to stack the firewood on pellets if possible, as it promotes better airflow, helping to counteract any condensation.

For more information, please visit – ‘How To Get The Most Out Of Your Firewood


A1 Sure Services

At A1 Sure Services, we have high-quality firewood in Auckland, North Shore, West Auckland, South Auckland and East Auckland available for sale.

Our Hotmix consists of multiple types of firewood that are slow-burning and ready to go. As firewood suppliers, we take pride in delivering exceptional, seasoned wood perfect for log burners, open fireplaces, fire pits or even open fires.

We can deliver the wood straight to your doorstep. Our small delivery trucks are able to take 6 cubes at a time and navigate all sorts of driveways. Set on a tipped truck, the wood is delivered as a small pile that will be ready to put away.

To order firewood in the North Shore or Auckland-wide, click here.