Log Case Studies
Log systems in action
Read our log case studies, ranging from estates to hotels.
A 33kW log boiler provides heat for a household in Lochaber, saving approximately £1350 per annum on heating bills. The fact that the owner has his own supply of fuel made a log boiler the obvious choice, with running costs being very low. The house also has solar thermal panels, which can now be combined with the wood boiler to heat hot water.
Using their own wood fuel supply to heat seven old stone buildings has numerous advantages for the Gelston Castle Estate, not least considerable savings, a secure fuel supply and improved woodlands management. A wood fuel district heating system was designed and installed within the listed buildings, replacing problematic oil boilers and electric storage heaters.
Champfleurie Estate log supply business, established in 2005, sources local supplies of wood from thinnings, windblow, deadwood and tree surgery. The estate now has more than 2000 customers, an annual production of 350 tonnes of seasoned logs and four full time employees.
The Cuilfail Hotel is a twelve bedroom hotel which was built in the Victorian era, and is situated close to the shores of Loch Melfort. With rising fuel costs and also a desire to reduce the environmental impact of the hotel’s heating system, the current owners replaced the old LPG boiler system with a new log fuelled boiler. This case study was prepared by ALIEnergy.