(*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).
Friar’s Carse Hotel (Commercial)
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This is the second biomass boiler heating system we have purchased from Treco. As well as a well designed system, appropriate to our needs, we have always found Treco’s project management to be excellent.Simon Kelly
Friars Carse is a 19th Century country house hotel. It has 21 bedrooms and 3 self catering cottages set in a 45 acre estate with its own woodlands. The original ‘Frierskerse’ was established as a friary back in the 13th century, close to today’s ‘Friars Carse’. The hotel is licensed for weddings and also as a venue for corporate functions.
Having successfully managed a previous installation for this client, Treco were invited to quote for a second system. The brief to Treco was for the design, installation and maintenance of a highly efficient and fully automated biomass heating system.
It would need to run on wood pellets and supply the hotel’s total heating and hot water needs. The biomass boilers would need to fit into the basement, replacing the existing and inefficient oil fired boilers.
Treco supplied and installed two 99kW Guntamatic Biocom biomass boilers. The boilers were installed in cascade, complete with two 1,500 litre buffer tanks and fuel store.
The client was responsible for the construction of the boiler house and fuel store.
Treco installed and commissioned the biomass boiler, working with the client’s heating engineer to connect to the current system.
As well as delivering fuel cost savings of 20-40%, the installation is now accredited for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments for the next 20 years. A project of this size would gain an approximately £21,854 every year for 20 years, index linked to inflation. The 20 years of RHI payments and the fuel cost savings make the project both sustainable and financially viable.