DELIVERY INFORMATION FOR - LOGS, STOVES & MOST OUTDOOR PRODUCTS
Do I need to be in to accept deliveries?
It is best that someone is in to accept the deliveries if possible however we instruct the Pallet Network and DHL to leave deliveries in a safe place if one can be identified to save any re-delivery charges for our customers.
How are small parcels, sample packs and briquette mini packs delivered?
We normally use DHL for delivery of Fireside Accessories, Sample Boxes, and Briquette Mini Packs.
Where possible we aim to ship out the same working day if ordered before 2pm. Delivery is usually next working day or at most two working days to the majority of UK postcodes. These delivery times can extend due to demand on us and the delivery network during busy periods especially on the run up to Christmas.
Deliveries to the Scottish Highland or Islands may take slightly longer. For some products we may use an alternative courier if DHL don’t cover that area.
Will I get tracking information for my parcel?
Normally yes, you will get parcel tracking information. We provide DHL with your mobile number if one is provided. If a mobile number isn’t provided we may add the email address used when you placed your order. If we need to use an alternative courier they usually offer parcel updates too. From time to time there may be issues with the tracking systems of the third part companies we use. Calido Fuels Ltd. have no control over this.
How are products on pallets delivered?
We use tail-lift delivery vehicles and pallet trucks to move the pallets.
Important Restrictions to consider:
Pallet trucks can only be used on firm, level ground such as concrete, tarmac or monoblock. We cannot use them on gravel, grass, mud or steep slopes so an alternative location will need to be identified. Terrain must be relatively level to operate the tail-lift. This should be considered for sites on a slope as it may be too dangerous to unload the vehicle on certain slopes.
If either of the above apply to your property please contact us before placing an order. For firewood deliveries with restricted access please consider our netted products or half pallets of briquettes which may be easier for you to move by hand if required.
What vehicles will you use?
Local deliveries will usually be made with a 7.5 tonne delivery vehicle in the Stirling, Clackmannanshire, West Fife, and Falkirk Areas. Dimensions can be seen below. At peak times so deliveries may be carried out with the larger 18 tonne vehicle.
All other deliveries
Our Kiln Dried Logs, Wood Briquettes, Stoves, Wood Fired Ovens and Masonry BBQ’s are delivered nationally via a pallet distribution network. This is a kerbside delivery service and whilst some drivers may wheel the pallet into your garage this is a bonus. Vehicles will usually be delivery trucks with a tail-lift so that pallets can be lowered by the driver. The normal lorry size is an 18 tonne lorry up to 13m long (similar to most bin lorries). We can request smaller vehicle if requested however this is totally dependant on what the depot local to you has available.
It is up to the pallet network driver on the day to make a judgement about wheeling the pallet onto your property or about reversing up your drive.
For most firewood products you’ll be asked to select your preferred delivery date at checkout when placing your order online or over the phone. In most cases we deliver on your preferred date. Please be aware that the delivery date is not guaranteed and whilst we make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated timescales, delays are occasionally inevitable due to unforeseen circumstances. Calido Fuels Ltd will not accept liability for any delay or failure to deliver the products on the delivery date specified. Calido Fuels Ltd will not be held liable for any loss of earnings as a result of a non-delivery . We do not offer a specific delivery date for some PA, PH, IV, KW HS & ZE postcodes. If you need the delivery on a specific date in one of these postcode areas please contact us before ordering. We do not guarantee any delivery date to Northern or Southern Ireland.
Deliveries of palleted goods can be anytime between 8am and 5pm usually. During exceptionally busy times they may be delivered outwith these times. Refusal of a delivery outwith these times will be a breach of our terms and conditions and a re-delivery or cancellation charge may apply.
7.5 tonne vehicle used where available and for local deliveries
18 tonne vehicle – usually the biggest vehicle that may be used
What products are delivered this way?
- All of our firewood and solid fuel products including logs, coal, peat and briquettes
- All stoves
- All pizza ovens, masonry BBQ’s and RB73 outdoor patio heaters.