80kW EkoGren Multifuel
Chesterton Hall is a beautiful Grade 2 listed 8 bedroom detached house in the idyllic Shropshire Countryside. Despite the beauty of the property, The EPC certificate showed that the house had a very low energy efficiency rating, which is expected for a house of this period. So the property not only needed more energy efficient measures in place, but also a new heating system that could cope with the demands of such a house.
THE CHALLENGES IN THE DESIGN
As with all old listed properties decisions have to be carefully considered when coming to pipework and not interfering with the fabric of the original building. Chesterton Hall was off Gas, so a new heating system that would meet the required constant demand and efficiency levels was required. For this an 80kW EkoGren Pellet boiler was chosen.
We new we had to replace our existing heating system and always thought of Biomass being in a rural area. No matter what the weather is outside the heating is always the same.
Patricia Martin, Client
THE FINAL DESIGN
An area was created in the large garage adjacent to the house where the 80kW EkoGren Multifuel boiler, 2000 Litre Buffer Tank and Wood Pellet Silo was sited. The Buffer Tank heated the space heating and connected to a plate heat exchanger that provided Domestic Hot Water on demand. So as not to interfere with the original building, 20 metres of district heating pipework was laid from the garage across the drive to the area under the house where the old oil boiler was. This allowed for the installation company JD Energy Services to connect to the existing system without having to make any alterations to the property.