We predict a very busy winter season this year, don’t leave it too late to order

Here at Balcas energy, we are expecting a very busy season and strongly recommend all our customers to order as in advance as possible to benefit of the current lead times and avoid soon-to-come longer waiting times.


As we all know from entering local supermarkets and doing online orders, there are many gaps and out-of-stock items. Lots of businesses have announced that they simply cannot get stock as there aren’t enough lorry drivers available to deliver the orders. According to the Road Haulage Association, they have estimated there is now a shortage of more than 100,000 drivers in the UK, out of a pre-pandemic total of about 600,000. As this may be a worrying time for us all, businesses have advised us not to panic buy as we enter the winter months.

What does this mean for wood pellet industry?

With a staggering amount of drivers remaining in the UK, for some smaller wood pellets providers it may be difficult to get wood pellets delivered to specific areas and when they can, the delivery time may be longer than what it has been in previous years.

When it comes to wood pellets, it is advised you use the same brand of pellets within each appliance as changing product brands may cause your biomass appliances issues. Many pellet distributors produce the same brand of pellets, but they may not be from the same pellet plant. Here at Balcas, we constantly produce our own pellets in our pellet plants to ensure the pellets are good quality and meet ENplus A1 standards.

For us at Balcas…

wood pellets truck lorryAs we approach Christmas, we want to ensure we give our customers relevant and up-to-date information to ensure they are not left disappointed. With the high demand we are expecting to receive, we are advising all our customers to order ASAP and get their fuel in time to ensure nobody’s left disappointed as we enter the winter season.

To place an order of up to 8 tonnes please order here:

If you require more assistance, place contact the team and we will help put through your order or deal with any queries you may have if they cannot be resolved by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions.

Thank You,

Balcas Energy