My name is Will Rolls, and I spend a lot of time dealing with things relating to trees, fire and sustainability (not necessarily in that order). I started out studying forestry at university, and then branched out into related subjects such a social forestry, and biomass fuels. My experience is pretty wide ranging, and I've been involved in managing lots of different projects including research, publishing, communications work, and training provision. I live in Sheffield with my wife and family, give me a woodland to play in and a stick to poke things with, and I'll be pretty satisfied with life.
Until 2013, I worked for the Biomass Energy Centre, a small unit within the research agency of the Forestry Commission, where I spent most of my time giving technical advice on the availability, use and development of woodfuel and wood fired heating systems. I now operate a freelance consultancy supporting forestry and biomass projects which is operating at reduced capacity as I'm also studying for a PhD Leeds University. I am also the representative of the firewood sector for the Biomass Suppliers List and the author of The Log Book: Getting the best from your woodburning stove. You can find me on Twitter and LinkedIn using the buttons below or get in touch using the form.
Due to my PhD work, I may not be in a position to undertake large jobs as present (though it is still worth giving me a shout) but smaller pieces of work are still of interest. While I'm based in Sheffield, as you can see from my case studies, I am happy to travel if needed. I expect a certain amount of travel to be necessary on most jobs and this is usually absorbed by my day rate. If you're not sure whether I cover your area, contact me. I'm generally quite flexible, and I can often do a fair amount of work remotely.