Case Studies

Eagle Brae

Commercial Biomass Installation

Reason for Switching to Biomass

Five star luxury self catering log cabins fully independent of fossil fuels and runs completely of natural resources achieving a green tourism gold award.

The Solution

Installed in 2012. Eight manual fill wood pellet boilers, one in each cabin.

Fuel is delivered in bulk to central fuel store then each boiler is filled from there. 96% Co2 saving compared to oil heating. R & I Cruden installed all the biomass, underfloor heating and plumbing on the project.

The Result

Fuel cost saving up to 50% compared to oil.

RHI payments over 20 years.

CO2 reduced.

Completely self sufficient, promoting green luxury accommodation.

Eagle Brae Website


R & I Cruden have been excellent, especially with handover packs, RHI application and after sales support.

Mike Spencer Nairn, Eagle Brae Log Cabins

Interior of Eagle Brae

Key Facts

Fuel Consumption

3.6 Tonnes of wood pellets per year

Estimated C02 Saving

6.6 Tonnes (pa)

50.8 Tonnes (pa) for all

Average Project Cost

£10 - 15,000

RHI Approved (Payback over 20 years)

Average payments of £2,000pa

Project Payback Period

7 years

Total Payback


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

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