Belmont House

Faversham, Kent

Commission: Install a 199kW biomass boiler to provide a more cost effective and environmentally friendly method of heating the historic buildings, as well as utilise the 700 acres of woodland on the estate.  Previously, the heating system at Belmont House comprised of radiators supplied with heat from two oil fired boilers and one electric boiler.

Boiler Type: Herz Firematic Biocontrol 199kW

Fuel Type: Wood Chip

Fuel Storage: A buried wood chip store of 70m³ capacity, providing a refilling frequency of 2 to 3 weeks during peak winter demand.

CO2 emission reduction: 1233 tonnes over 20 years

Case History: The grade one listed, neo-classical house was built in 1769 by Edward Wilks, on elevated ground with extensive views that gave the house its name.  The main block of the house as it exists today was designed by Samuel Wyatt in the late 18th Century, and is a perfectly preserved example of his work.

Date Completed: December 2012