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Specify your system and get it installed

How you go about specifying your system in detail, and the process of getting the system installed, depends on your own or in-house skills and the size of installation.

You can manage the whole project yourself, or contract all or part of it to a third party. Biomass heating - a practical guide for potential users (Carbon Trust) has a section on procurement and implementation which looks at contract options as well as the whole process. This is aimed at businesses and public sector organisations.

One option is to talk to an energy services company (ESCo) who will design, install, maintain and sometimes finance a wood fuel boiler system, as well as supplying heat.

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Early discussions between prospective suppliers and the installer/project design team are essential!

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