Biomass Boiler Heat Cabin for Ilchester Hotel

Hotel Biomass Boiler Somerset

Mark and Melanie Haddigan took over Northover Manor Hotel in Ilchester, Somerset in 1998. Since then, they’ve gradually refurbished and expanded the business, earning well deserved recognition along the way for the quality of the hotel’s hospitality.

As with all hotels, the energy bill was massive, running on a collection of four separate oil boilers for heating, and immersion heaters for much of the hot water demand. Mr and Mrs Haddigan carefully researched their options before concluding a biomass boiler was the perfect solution for heating and hot water at the hotel.

Flick switches on the new ETA biomass heat cabin

Manageress, Flick, presses the button to fire-up the biomass boiler.

Biomass Boiler Cabin

With limited unused indoor space, Commercial Biomass Partnership’s (CBP) new biomass cabin was the answer. The cabin contains an ETA Hack 200 with 5,000 litres of buffer, 600 litres of expansion and space for backup boilers. It was made at CBP’s factory unit in Yeovil and transported down the road to Ilchester by lorry, before being offloaded and placed by that same lorry using its HIAB.

Lorry unloading ETA biomass cabin with its HIAB

Lorry unloading ETA biomass cabin with its HIAB

Northover Manor in Ilchester chose our new Hi-line cabins, featuring microrib composite panelling and Kingspan Topdek roof. We can supply it in over a hundred different colours and finishes.

The fifteen tonne fuel store was taken to site the same way and bolted onto the boilerhouse module with stretcher plates.

The finished cabin rolls out of our workshop

The finished cabin rolls out of our workshop

The great thing about Commercial Biomass Partnership’s heat cabins is they’re designed to get into the places where other companies can’t go. No fuss, no hassle, no massive cranes chewing up the verges, blocking roads and annoying neighbours.

Same day commissioning helps when you’re up against a degression deadline, as we were for this installation. The cabin was up and running within a week of being built and with time to spare before the 10% drop in RHI tariff that came into force.