District heating at Barrow upon Humber

Previous System: Ageing Oil Boiler

New System: Renewable district heating, with a Froling P4 – 100 Wood Pellet Biomass Boiler

Renewable district heating

We were contacted by a client from North East Lincolnshire who wanted a modern, efficient, centralised heating solution. The Renewable district heating system was to provide heat for a large detached 18th century manor house, a detached swimming pool and a farm workshop. They also wanted a renewable heating system that would add value to their business, therefore, with the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive providing quarterly payments for 20 years, they decided to opt for a wood pellet biomass boiler.

There was a substantial heat requirement for the properties and for the large swimming pool. They required a reliable heat source to replace their ageing oil boilers. Therefore Cedar Renewables recommended a 100kW Froling P4 wood pellet biomass boiler. Our Renewable district heating system design also included a 3,000 litre buffer tank and a bulk fuel silo.

We designed the centrally positioned system to be connected to each property via an underground heat main pipework. We connected in to the existing heating systems with heat exchangers correctly sized to each application. One of the special considerations with this installation was the limited space available for the boiler room. In order to achieve the required 3,000 litres of buffer storage we supplied and installed 2 x 1,500 litre tanks. In addition we constructed a bespoke wood pellet in a neighbouring farm building.

Because they had the excavating equipment, the client completed the ground works for the heat main pipework themselves. Once completed, we installed all the pipework with the necessary connections branching off to each property and to the swimming pool.

The Renewable district heating was set to work just a week after the installation began and continues to provide heating to the manor house, the farm workshop and to the swimming pool. Because the client wanted to retain a back up heating system, we also left the oil boilers in place to provide in case of a breakdown.

The client also decided to opt for our competitively priced service contract, providing them with hassle free operation.