Hever Castle exploits its own woodland for heating and hot water

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This 50 kW wood gasification boiler from Winghager is enabling Hever Castle to use timber from its surrounding woodland to provide 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.

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