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Burton Court (Hereford)

Burton Court (Hereford)

199kW Wood Pellet System Heats Stately Home, Wedding and Corporate Hospitality Venue


Burton Court is a family run enterprise that offers a truly unique location for a wedding, a private or corporate party, a conference, a product launch or film work.

The Requirement

The driver for the customer was the reduction of large oil bills, plus to improve the heating system within the property to give their guests a better and warmer experience during events at Burton Court.

Biomass Boiler System

Wye Valley Energy supplied and installed the boiler in an attached building, and connected via an RHI accredited heat meter and heat exchanger into the existing systems.

We also carried out the RHI application for the customer and the system included:

  • 199kW biomass boiler.
  • Runs on wood pellets.
  • 5m pellet auger to enable a large fuel store to minimise fills.
  • 5,000 litre buffer tank.
  • High efficiency system pumps.
  • Class 2 RHI eligible ultrasonic heat meters complete with certification.
  • Biomass boiler linked to existing heating and hot water system.
  • High efficiency, low energy main system pump.
  • Full assistance with RHI application including schematic drawings.
  • Commissioning, programming and end user training.

Key Facts

Project Included: 199kW wood pellet boiler c/w 4m agitator along with distribution pipework including internal connections to heat exchangers.

Fuel Consumption: 54 tonnes of wood chips, per annum. (based on system of similar capacity, in a similar application)

Fuel Cost Saving: Wood pellets; 40% vs heating oil (Source; Biomass Energy Centre).

CO2 Saving: Up to 96% or 88 tonnes vs heating oil. (Source; Biomass Energy Centre)

RHI Payments: A project of this size would gain an average of £22,600 in RHI payments every year for 20 years, index linked to inflation.

Total Project Price: £120,000

Payback Period: 5-6 years (combining RHI income & fuel cost saving).

Renewable Heat Incentive

As well as fuel cost savings of 40%, the installation is now accredited into the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHI payments are being received. The RHI payments and the fuel cost saving ensure that the project is sustainable and financially viable.

A project of this size would gain an average of £22,600 in RHI payments every year for 20 years, index linked to inflation.

The fuel cost savings and RHI payments combined will deliver a payback on the capital cost of the equipment in 5-6 years.

(*Financial information not specific to this project – figures are based on an average of several typical projects of this size. Current information on RHI payments for guidance only, not to be considered a guarantee)