The process starts when Scottish Woodland delivers wood to our production facility.
Once we have the raw materials, we stack them near to the logging process. The wood is now ready to use when required.
Our team attaches a Botex crane to a trailer before they begin work. Next, they use this machinery to lift the wood and slide it into the woodcutter.
Once the wood is in the right position, it's time to process. When it comes to processing and splitting the wood, we use an auto-feed rack and a log processor. We auto-feed the wood into the cutter.
Once inside the processor, a 1-metre circular saw cuts the logs into the preset length. Usually, we set the length to 25 cm, but we can custom make the wood to fit any given size. In the near future we may offer lengths other than 25cm.
Once we have cut the raw log, it goes into the splitter hydraulically. This part of the process splits the logs into the equal sizes that we have preset.
Next, we transport the logs to the holding area. We use a conveyor belt to move the wood to this area.
From the holding area, we move the logs to the drying floor where we can dry the wood so that they are ready for use. We use 200-Kw ETA Biomass Boilers to aid the drying process. We have found that this piece of equipment gives us the best results.
During the drying process we regularly sample the wood. We have to make sure that logs have consistent moisture content. Once we are satisfied with the quality of the wood, we move to the next phase.
We bag the wood using 1 m3 vented log bags as standard. We then store the logs in our warehouse.