About Us

We would like to take the time to tell you a little about us, who and where we are. At Borders firewood we pride ourselves on selling consistently high quality seasoned firewood, Kiln dried wood and a wide range of other great products at excellent value all year round.  We offer a friendly and professional service with free delivery throughout the Scottish Borders.

about us

Our Firewood business is run by brothers Andy and Gus Miller who together process, pack and deliver all our processed firewood products. The quality of the firewood we deliver and the customer service we provide are key to everything we do and we take great pride in offering the very best in the market.

We are based just outside the village of Stow, 8 miles north of Galashiels, providing an ideal location for distributing firewood throughout the Borders and Midlothian. Our family has been farming here for three generations over which we have planted almost twenty small woodlands.

woodland and cattleseasoned wood

Many of the woods provide shelter for our cattle and sheep, while also providing a rich habitat for a diverse range of animal species and plant life. The woodlands also provide a renewable source of wood fuel that we plan to increasingly use for our timber supply at Borders Firewood.  All the timber we buy in is sourced locally and from well managed sustainable woodlands or from FSC approved suppliers.

The summer of 2015 has seen the installation of a Biomass boiler on the farm. Heating four properties and our own specially designed kiln it has further improved our businesses green credentials and helped us further expand our product range. Utilising chipped low grade softwood the boiler now runs exclusively using timber from our farm.

Borders Firewood has continued to grow rapidly and in early 2017 purchased a new market leading firewood processor, built in the UK and a custom made automated loading rack built in Pathhead by Stanley Drobinski. This investment was made possible with support from The European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas programme. This will enable an increase in output helping us build sufficient stock to continue growing and providing our customers with a better product. We have also been supported by the LEADER programme who have supported us in creating a full time role for an employee as well as helped with our marketing and training. The LEADER programme has been instrumental is our growth and has allowed us to plan for the future to ensure we can provide the best possible service throughout the Borders and Midlothian.

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi, I recently bought an outdoor woodburning stove, for occassional use… every day it’s not pouring with rain. I thought I could only burn hard wood, but I see you supply soft wood, are there any issues with burning soft wood, ie, smoky, resin… I’m just thinking of heat output and glass cleaning. Thanks Iain

    1. Hi Iain im very sorry for the delayed response, the messages are meant to come to email but for some reason they havent been. The softwood is good but just really important its properly dry. Its more absorbent than hardwood so needs to be stored under cover, the only other drawback is that its prone to spark but that’s only a problem on a open fire. Otherwise id recommend trying it.
      Many Thanks
      Andy

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