Green Deal Assessment Checklist

April 16th, 2014

Before the Green Deal Assessment Visit If a Green Deal Assessor knocks on your door unsolicited, know your rights. The assessor must allow at least 24 hours between cold calling and making an assessment. A same day visit is only allowed if you request it. Check that the assessor is authorised with the Green Deal [...]

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Sourcing “Good” Wood Fuel For Use in Your Biomass Boiler

April 2nd, 2014

  Further to our current spring offer for a year’s free supply of woodfuel with every Treco biomass boiler ordered in April and May, we thought this week’s blog would look at how to source good quality wood fuel. The right type and quality of wood fuel is fundamental to the successful, consistent and long [...]

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What is MCS and Why is it Important for the Domestic RHI?

March 28th, 2014

MCS stands for Microgeneration Certifcation Scheme, a mark of quality and demonstrates compliance to industry standards for microgeneration products used to produce heat from renewable sources. MCS also certifies installation companies to ensure the microgeneration products have been installed and commissioned to the highest standard for the consumer. Find out more about this scheme here. [...]

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The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive – Here By Easter?

March 19th, 2014

Further to Greg Barker announcing that the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive will be launched for Easter, we thought we would offer up this blog by way of providing some background to the scheme. If you would like to find out more, contact us  either by phone or by email. The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) [...]

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Beyond Biomass Boilers – The Potential Benefits of Small Woodlands

March 11th, 2014

Small woodlands, hedgerows, woodland features and even individual trees can be an asset on any farm. This blog describes the benefits of creating new small woodlands, where they can best be sited and offers some advice on planning, layout and species. It focuses on small woodlands of a few hectares in size, say no bigger [...]

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Biomass Boilers for Community Renewable Heating

February 17th, 2014

Recent announcements by Government have placed significant emphasis on community renewable energy schemes, and the opportunities for local groups, both to drive the uptake of biomass boiler heating systems and obtain a stake in schemes in their location. Alongside the Rural Renewable Energy Fund, the Government have introduced an identical scheme for Urban Communities. At [...]

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‘Firing UK Businesses With Wood Heating – Is the Fuel Supply Sustainable?‘

February 6th, 2014

With an increase in demand across the commercial sector for wood fuelled heating, the sustainability of our wood fuel supply is increasingly called into question. National biomass boiler company Treco have actively worked across the wood fuel supply chain since they established in 2005 and this article will discuss the reasons why we may have [...]

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Woodfuel for Use In Biomass Boilers – The Bigger Picture

January 15th, 2014

On the 6th January, the Daily Telegraph ran the headline “Millions of trees chopped down to make way for Scottish wind farms”’. They quoted Forestry Commission figures that 5 million trees had been felled in Scotland since 2007 to make way for wind turbine installations. The article also stated that “fewer than 1.6 million trees” [...]

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Woodfuel – Branching Out In 2014

January 7th, 2014

  So what does the New Year bring for wood fuel and the biomass boiler market? 2013 ended on a high, with the Government sticking to its promise to correct errors in air quality regulations before Christmas. This was duly achieved, with the new regulations coming into force on 13th December. There is a lot [...]

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Woodlands are Not Just A Source of Fuel For your Biomass Boiler-10 Things to do in a Forest Over Xmas

December 18th, 2013

Did you know that everyone in England lives within 30 minutes of a public access woodland? This Christmas, why not go and enjoy the woodlands – they’re more than just a walk, or a source of woodfuel for your biomass boiler. We’ve got some advice for things to do associated with all things wood, wooden [...]

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