Hever Castle exploits its own woodland for heating and hot water
The owners of Hever Castle in Kent have installed a Windhager LogWin gasification boiler as part of their commitment to become more environmentally friendly. This 50 kW boiler is part of a £500 000 project to update the castle, shop and residential buildings and will be fuelled using timber from the surrounding woodland.
Consulting engineers MCA has worked with Hever Castle on a biomass district-heating scheme for several years and specified the Windhager system following experience on a previous project.
Installed by Douch Partners, the boiler is in a boiler house at the back of the restaurant.
LogWin wood gasification boilers have a 226 litre chamber to provide longer burning times and longer maintenance intervals. The fuel supply can be replenished without having to relight the boiler. They have a stainless-steel combustion chamber and come with a 10-year warranty.