Made using age old greenwood working methods, mostly with hand tools. Green wood is split, or cleft, rather than sawn. Cleft wood is stronger than sawn wood with the fibres within remaining intact, so natural curves and features are preserved.
Coppicing is a traditional woodland management system dating back thousands of years, where trees are felled during winter and regrow again in spring. The wood is harvested sustainably by cutting on a rotational cycle ad infinitum. This quality of woodland benefits wildlife due to the structural complexity with cycles of light and shade.
You've come to the right place for any wood, under-wood, poles, trees, clap-boards, barrel staves, poles, rails, stiles, posts, gates or for any gadds, wyths, willows, hedge-wood, bark, rind or coat of any tree - formerly made unlawful under the Queen Anne Act of 1705, now available from well managed woodland in Wicklow.
More information and a glossary of terms is included at the bottom of this page.
For enquiries please use the contact form at the bottom of this page or call - 085 2246967
Cleft fencing prices start from around €75 per metre including installation. Made from naturally durable Sweet Chestnut or Oak.
Hazel wattle panels and in-situ fencing prices start from €5 per square foot. Please note that Hazel products are seasonal due to the material only being cut during the winter months. Orders must be in place before the end of the calendar year for delivery from late winter/early spring onwards.
Cleft gates are priced individually, expect to pay around €300 for pedestrian sized gate.
Waney edged gates are made from air-dried sawn Chestnut or Oak and start from around €300 per square metre.
Charcoal is available in 15 litre (approx 3kg) retail bags for €10 each.
Larger sacks for serious barbecue enthusiasts are available, please contact me for prices. A list of charcoal retailers can be found at the bottom of this page, please contact me if you are interested in becoming a retailer.
Biochar is a by-product of grading charcoal for barbecues. Usually fine particles and dust that can be added to soil or compost to improve texture, water retention and habitat for microbial lifeforms.
€5 per 15 litres, bulk amounts available on request.
Bespoke designs for any gardening or landscaping needs. Please contact me for prices.
Trellis prices start at €5 per square foot.
Hedge-laying stakes and binders currently 50c each.
Bean poles €7 for bundle of 10. Pea sticks €10 for bundle of 20.
Faggots / fascines are used for riverbank restoration, preventing erosion etc They are made to order during winter months, please contact me for prices.
Please contact me to discuss prices
All other products are available all year round.
Barbecue charcoal retailers list;
Glossary of terms
Cleft - split, as opposed to sawn. Also cleave, riven.
Paling - a thin cleft section of wood used to fill in the gaps of a gate or fence.
Lath - a smaller, thinner version of a paling, usually flexible enough to weave.
Biochar or charcoal fines - the by-product of grading charcoal for barbecues. Usually fine particles and dust that can be added to soil or compost to improve texture, water retention and habitat for microbial lifeforms.
Wattle - the name for woven hazel panels, often made from cleft hazel.
Hurdle - a movable lightweight cleft gate or wattle panel.
Timber frame - made using hand-cut joints fixed with oak pegs. Not to be confused with modern light-weight stud work or mass-produced frames.