Biomass boiler project

Court House

The biomass boiler is now installed and working providing heat and hot water throughout Court and Strode houses. The new system replaces two very old boilers that consumed 34,000 litres of oil each year, and as well as drastically reducing CO2 emissions will result in an annual saving on Barrington’s fuel bills of at least £10,000.

The work took eight weeks to complete and saw the adaption of the garage block into a new boiler house, closest to the heat demand of Strode House and Court House. The wood pellets that now provide the heat come from UK sources and are provided by a local distributor.  
Sarah Jack, project manager for the installation said “It was always going to be a challenge installing two boilers and their flues into a beautiful and historic setting such as Barrington but we are pleased with the outcome. Coaxing the aged and complex plumbing in the mansions to accept the newcomers has turned out to be one of the biggest hurdles and it was a great day for us all when we said goodbye to the old oil boilers.”
Mike Hudson, the Trust’s Renewable Energy Investment Programme Director, said: “The completed work is another significant milestone in the National Trust’s renewables programme, and schemes like these work for the local environment and economy and support national energy and climate change ambitions.”