BELTON HOUSE BIOMASS PROJECT
Image credit: National Trust
NerG began work recently installing a new biomass facility and pipe work into Belton House, a lovely National Trust property located in Grantham. The new biomass boiler system will provide renewable heating to 16 historic buildings onsite.
The below posts show our progress week by week as we work with the National Trust to complete this project:
Work has started on Section 4 at Belton House! Trenches have been dug this week to install the district heating pipe work to The Stables and shop. The shop has also had new pipe work installed, as well as a new plate heat exchanger to provide heating and hot water.
Work is continuing in Section 4 this week, with the majority of the district heating pipe installed in the trenches. The manifold cupboard excavation is also 50% complete now.
The new pipework in the shop has been fully completed and both The Stables and the shop have been re-plumbed to work with the new biomass system.
Work will now start on Section 5, which will include installing new pipework into the Bookshop, Discovery Centre and The Ride.
All of the district heating pipework in Section 4 has now been completed and the careful process of re-cobbling has begun!
New pipework has already been fitted into the Bookshop and The Ride and the re-plumbing is also nearly complete.
The manifold to the Discovery Centre will also start this week and digging of the trenches to lay the district heating pipe will begin shortly!
The work on Section 5 is now complete!
The Ride has been completed and the district heating pipe has been installed across the courtyard in front of the Discovery Centre.
New pipework has also started to be installed in the Discovery Centre and is due for completion shortly.
Trenching across the Discovery Centre courtyard to The Ride was completed last week, as you can see from the photos you can’t even tell we were there!
Section 6a was started and completed last week. This involved the excavation of The Ride courtyard, laying the district heating pipe and refilling the trench.
We also completed the backfeeding work to The Stables so that they will have heating and hot water.
Biomass building is on it’s way!
The biomass building is due to be constructed soon, in the Woodyard. The building will house the new biomass boilers and woodchip store, and features a retractable roof to store a larger amount of locally sourced woodchip.
This week Nerg have been working on installing the heating pipe in Sections 1 and 9, ready for the building to be constructed.
Section 6b was started last week and involved trenching from The Ride courtyard and across the paths towards the gardens.
Section 7 has also been started this week. The pipes being installed in this section will provide heating to the Offices and Belton House!
The foundations have now been laid for the biomass building, after the site was cleared last week.
As a recap from the last couple of weeks:
Sections 6, 7 and 1 are now 100% complete
Cottages termination is 100% complete
Offices termination is 100% complete