Case Studies

Brahan Estate

Commercial Biomass Installation

Reason For Switching To Biomass

Previous oil boiler was not fit for purpose and cost a fortune to run and the house still was not warm enough. Estate has own timber supply so wood chip heating was an ideal solution.

The Solution

Installed in 2014 a fully automatic 110kW wood chip boiler now provides heating and hot water for main house and two flats.

Boiler, buffer and fuel store located in purpose built cabin manufactured and transported to site using local companies. Arrived on site fully fitted out and connected into building via highly insulated underground pipe. Sliding roof over fuel store to allow filling with forklift.

The Result

Fuel cost saving up to 75%

Self-sufficient fuel supply

RHI payments for 20 years, Co2 reduced

Warm house all year round and lots of hot water

The guys work was excellent and we have never been so warm in the house

Alex Matheson, Brahan Estate


Key Facts

Fuel Consumption

39 Tonnes of wood chip per year

Estimated C02 Saving

48.6 Tonnes (pa)

Average Project Cost

£70 - 90,000

RHI Approved

Average payments of £13,300 (pa)

Project Payback Period

6 years

Total Payback (including fuel saving)


Financial information based on average project this size. Estimated figures not guaranteed. RHI figures at time of install.

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