Biomass heating for Bude holiday cottages

In replacing an existing inefficient boiler, Wooldown Holiday Cottages in Bude has taken the opportunity to improve heating efficiency and lessen environmental impact by installing a Hoval BioLyt 36 biomass boiler to heat some of their impressive holiday homes.

Wooldown Holiday Homes was originally a full board guest house bought in 1934. It switched to self-catering in 1972, and remains so. A total of 16 properties are now operated as self-catering cottages.

The Biolyt 36 is situated in the main building, originally built in 1906, and is being used as a small scale district heating scheme, supplying two holiday apartments within the property with heating, hot water and underfloor heating. It replaced an existing boiler which was becoming too costly and inefficient to run.

Rowan Blewett of Wooldown Holiday Homes commented: “Since the installation of the boiler we have not experienced any issues at all, and we have found it to be a reliable and efficient system, more than suitable to our demands.

“Due to the natural beauty of the properties, it was important to us that an additional outbuilding was not required, as this would detract from the appearance of the house. Hoval made sure this happened, delivering the components in parts and putting them together on site in the existing basement.

“Another great benefit we have found since utilising the basement of the building for the boiler, is that any extra heat generated from the plant room stays within the building.”


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