Nash Court

Ashford, Kent

Commission: Douch Biomass was appointed to supply and install a biomass boiler system at Nash Court to provide heat and hot water to the main farmhouse as well as a workshop, office, swimming pool and an additional cottage. The biomass system was also required to supply hot water to a water-to-air heat exchanger in the grain store, in order to heat the air drawn in from outside. This heated air would then be transported via a ducting network down through the floor of the grain drying unit. This heat dries the grain, while an agitator system ensures the grain dries evenly. The grain store was designed and built in partnership with Harvest Installations.

Boiler Type: Herz FireMatic 199kW

Fuel Type: Wood chip

Fuel Storage: Modified agricultural building with high-level sliding hatch to allow for wood chip deliveries

CO2 emission reduction: 1447 Tonnes over 20 years

Case History: Nash Court forms part of a functioning agricultural estate. The client wanted to utilise the biomass boiler to provide process heating to a highly efficient new grain store, as well as to several properties on site. The project began in the spring of 2014, and was completely designed, installed and commissioned by August of the same year, in time for harvest.

Date Completed: August 2014

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  • Nash Court is a mixed farming estate situated close to the North Kent down near Ashford. We chose to install a Biomass heating system in 2014 to take advantage of the government’s generous RHI scheme and move away from our dependence on fossil fuels for grain drying and domestic heating, while also creating an opportunity to make more use of our woodlands. We commissioned Douch Biomass with the installation as they were a local company with proven track record and came well recommended. The whole team at Douch have been excellent from installation through to after sales service, I would happily use them again or recommend them to others.

    Tom Brandreth - Nash Court

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