Is wood heating right for you?
South East Wood Fuels Ltd
A leading supplier of high quality wood fuels
Modern, automated wood heating is a direct replacement for existing oil or gas boiler systems. It is currently used every where in the private and public sectors such as libraries, schools, offices, blocks of flats, large country houses, chicken farms, vegetable nurseries, hotels, care homes, commercial premises and many more. We work with clients to determine the best solution for them.
Wood heating and self-supply feasibility assessments
A biomass boiler feasibility assessment is often the starting point for new projects. If you are thinking of putting in a wood fuel boiler, we can help you find out what size and type of wood fuel boiler will most effectively meet the heat demand of the property. SEWF provides a heat assessment and wood boiler feasibility service together with independent advice on the project including infrastructure design, fuel store specification and an outline costing, incorporating potential Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) income.
- Feasibility studies and quick pre-feasibility reports whch will tell you if wood heating can work for you, including technical issues such as boiler sizing, estimated wood fuel needs, and detailed cost-income analysis
- Tendering, implementation and project management
- Wood fuel supply assessments and strategies both for self-supply and bought in fuel. Utilising our extensive experience to impart advice and recommendations for your wood fuel heating requirements.
Recent clients of South East Wood Fuels include Surrey County Council, Chevening House, Kent Downs AONB, Titsey Estate, the YMCA, Harper Adams University College, and Greenwich Pinnacle Housing. We are also working with a score of farms and estates with woodland offering a comprehensive supply chain development service for self-supply or commercial supply.
Included in our Advisory Services are:
Heat Load Assessments
Based on historic fuel usage records, an assessment of the building infrastructure, or design calculations for new build we assess how much heat is required, the size of boiler, any associated heat store and the amount wood fuel required to provide you with as much information to start the wood fuel implementation process.
Infrastructure design options
We determine design options for boiler location and associated plant including the wood fuel store and district heating pipe work. Our specialist knowledge and experience will help avoid unforeseen problems during implementation and will allow you to have a fully informed discussion with your system designers who may not be biomass specialists.
Fuel store specification
When fuel costs represent 85% of the lifetime costs of a project, successful design of the fuel store is critical and is also vital to the smooth operation of the boiler. South East Wood Fuel’s practical experience delivering fuel to many projects across the South East makes us very aware of what makes for good and bad fuel store design.
When clients have substantial woodlands of their own, it makes sense to complete the package by looking at the feasibility of self-supply. By assessing the potential yield of woodlands, plus the harvesting, storage and handling needs, SEWF can provide a realistic view of whether self-supply is possible and the savings and/or commercial opportunities which can be achieved.
Costs, benefits, rates of return and financing
The above assessments, together with outline quotes from boiler suppliers, allow us to:
- compare potential operating costs against alternative fossil fuels
- calculate payback time and IRR for the investment
- estimate the annual carbon savings compared to using fossil fuels
- identify Renewable Heat Incentive income that may be available to pay for the project
Call us at SEWF
To place an order or to simply to discuss your wood fuel delivery requirements. Contact us today.
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