Originally Posted by KM88
OK, hardwood I understand but can you define "normal load" and "decent trailer load". Oil is sold in litres and coal in Kg but timber is sold in "loads".
Exactly! I've seen it quoted in 'cubes' (cubic metres, I assume); tonne bags (roughly the same, apparently), 'cords' (?) and 8' x 4' trailer load - as I don't know how deep this is, I'm not sure if this is a cubic metre or two cubic metres.
I've seen warnings against buying wood by weight, as wet wood weighs heavier, and is just what you don't want.
I'm told that ash is a nice wood to buy, if possible. This site http://www.thegreenlivingforum.net
has a forum on woodburning which has some good advice, including photos of different types of wood for recognition.