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Finding and selecting an installer

The design and construction of a commercial scale biomass system (typically above 45kW) requires an experienced installer with a broad range of technical and construction expertise.

Role of the installer

Typically the installer will take full responsibility for the selection, design, installation and integration of all the main components of a biomass installation (so called 'design and build' procurement model), including:

  • The construction of a fuel silo/store
  • Fuel handling equipment such as sweep arms, walking floors and transfer augers that move fuel from the silo automatically into the biomass boiler
  • Buffer tanks (often referred to as accumulator vessels) to store hot water, even out demand on the boilers and help meet peak heat demands
  • RHI compliant heat meters for claiming payments, calculating heat use and paying fuel suppliers
  • A biomass boiler (often supplied in parts and assembled on site)
  • A flue, cyclone and its flue gas recirculation system compatible with a biomass boiler
  • Mechanical installation works; pipework, controls, valves and pumps
  • Plate heat exchangers
  • Electrical installation works and controls and integration into any existing BMS systems.
  • District heating connections to heat user at the headers in the building(s) to be heated
  • All civils and construction works associated with the above
  • Responsibility for meeting emissions, regulatory and health safety requirements
  • Warranties and maintenance services

Selecting a Biomass Installer

Care must be taken in selecting your biomass installer to ensure they have the right skills and experience to deliver a successful system that meets your site's needs.  There are no UK accreditation or quality assurances schemes for biomass installers that design and build schemes above 45kW.

Key considerations:

  • Educate yourself: By reading independent resources, such as usewoodfuel and other key guidance. These tell you what questions to ask and help you assess the answers.
  • Select an consultant or specialist firm with a track record and references:

o Get multiple references from installations which are similar to what you are planning;

o Considering engaging an independent expert to help with procurement and final sign-off.

  • Use a performance specification to seek quotations (read more on this). This enables innovation to deliver cost effectiveness as there are many options;
  • Ensure that an experienced person will oversee your installation: Even experienced firms have resource constraints at times of high demand.

Finding an installer

If you are planning a commercial installation (over 45kW) the following installer lists are available:

This list includes installers that are based in or are known to operate in Scotland. This list may not be complete and it is provided without any endorsement. Click here to view the usewoodfuel commercial scale biomass installers list.

If you are an installer and you operate in Scotland please contact us so we can add you to this list.

  • Wood Heat Association installers list

The Wood Heat Association is the UK's trade association for biomass heating. Its website also provides a list of biomass companies, some of whom can design and build biomass schemes in Scotland: www.woodheatassociation.org.uk/find-a-member

 

 

 

Angus Biofuels

Unit 1, Eco Park, Carseview Road, Forfar

DD8 3BS

Phone: 01307 466699

Alternative Heat

Unit 6, Airlink Industrial Estate,
Inchinnan Road, Paisley, http://www.alternativeheat.co.uk/contact-us
PA3 2RS

Border Eco Systems

Unit 1,

Bongate Industrial Estate

Jedburgh
Scotland
UK
TD8 6DU

Tel: 01835 869 669

Email: info@borderecosystems.co.uk

https://www.borderecosystems.co.uk/contact

Denis Lawson Ltd
Braeside
Todlaw Road
Duns
Berwickshire
TD11 3EW

Tel: (01361) 882486
Denis - Mobile: (07974) 381330
David - Mobile: (07713) 197631
email:
info@lawsonplumbingheating.co.uk

de la Haye Engineering Ltd

Unit 2, Industrial Estate

Station Road

Duns

Scottish Borders

TD11 3HS

http://www.woodfuelboilers.co.uk/contact/contact.html

Email: enquiries@delahaye-engineering.co.uk

Phone: 01361 884040

Nuergy

Unit 5, Camps Industrial Estate, East Calder, EH27 8DF

http://nuergy.co.uk/contact/
tel: 01506 882720

email: enquiry@nuergy.co.uk

Pentland Biomass

Loanhead,

Midlothian
Scotland, UK

EH20 9QG

http://pentlandbiomass.com

info@pentlandbiomass.com

Renew Green Energy

Langhaugh Industrial Estate

Galashiels
Scottish Borders

TD1 2DT

http://www.renewgreenenergy.co.uk

Greystone Energy Ltd

Angus Heating & Renewable Energy Hub

134 Dundee Street

Carnoustie
Angus
DD7 7PP

http://www.greystone-energy.co.uk/contact/

Phone: 01241 856798

Mobile: 07944 388 565 / 07597 163443

Email: enquiries@greystone-energy.co.uk

VG Energy
Barskimming Road
Mauchline
Ayrshire
KA5 5HQ

Tel: 01563 829 990

https://www.vgenergy.co.uk/about/contact-location

Vital Energy

Duart House

Finch Way

Strathclyde Business Park

Bellshill
ML4 3PR

https://www.vitalenergi.co.uk/contact/

Wood Energy

Energy House, Milbury Heath Road Buckover,

South Gloucestershire GL12 8QH

Phone: 0845 070 7338 or 01454 414139

http://www.woodenergy.com/contact-us/

E-mail:marketing@woodenergy.com

HWEnergy

Lochaber Rural Complex

Torlundy
Fort William

PH33 6SQ

http://www.hwenergy.co.uk/contact/
Tel: 01397 706412

 

Biomass Boiler Services

Windmill Way East,

Ramparts Business Park,

Berwick Upon Tweed,

TD15 1TQ

www.igchappell.co.uk
info@igchappell.co.uk

 

Reheat (Renewable Technologies) Limited

30 Castleton Court, Newton Mearns, Glasgow or

1 Linnet Court, Cawledge Business Park, Alnwick,

NE66 2GD

www.reheat.uk.com

+44 (0)1665 665 040

info@reheat.uk.com

 

Reith Partners (Woodfuel) Ltd

Whitebank Farm, Methven, PH1 3QU

www.woodforwarmth.co.uk
info@woodforwarmth.co.uk

 

Scot Heating Company Ltd

Uphall Business Park, Uphall, EH52 5NT

www.scottishheatingcompany.co.uk
info@scotheating.co.uk

 

If you are an installer and you operate in Scotland please contact us so we can add you to this list..

The Wood Heat Association is the UK's trade association for biomass heating. Its website also provides a list of biomass companies, some of whom can design and build biomass schemes in Scotland: http://www.woodheatassociation.org.uk/find-a-member