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Pietersen Fine Furniture

Pietersen Fine Furniture received an OxFutures grant from GreenFund to install a biomass heating system to save carbon emissions.

The Project

Pietersen Fine Furniture Ltd specializes in the manufacture and installation of bespoke furniture and fitted interiors. For over 20 years they have been producing traditional and contemporary cabinetry and specialist interior joinery. In 2018 they moved into a 1960s industrial unit.

Staff at Pietersen Fine Furniture wanted to make their work and process as environmentally friendly as possible. They realised that they could reuse/recycle the waste that was created from the manufacturing of the furniture to generate heat for the workshop. This would be a win-win situation for the organisation as they would save money that otherwise would have been spent disposing of the wood waste. Instead, they can turn the waste into heat reducing their energy costs.

One of the first bits of work decided on was to create some new frames for the windows to be able to install efficient double glazing on the building. By installing this double glazing the amount of heat loss will be dramatically reduced.

It was determined that if the organisation had a more effective biomass heat system, specifically one that would burn MDF as well as ‘unprocessed’ woods then this would increase the amount of heat in the workspace. Biomass heat systems operate on the principle of radiant heat, which warms an area faster and more efficiently than warm air being blown through a home’s vent system. Therefore, you can not only benefit from a reduction in wood waste disposal or landfill costs but also eliminate your heating bill.

Talbott’s installed a biomass heating boiler which could burn MDF, ‘unprocessed’ woods and a range of alternative biomass fuels. The installation of this boiler offers a technically simple and cost-effective means to heat buildings, whilst able to save carbon emissions. Talbott’s are an organisation based in the Midlands and offer a comprehensive range of biomass & wood waste to energy solutions.

Give the OxFutures team a call today on 01865 246009, or visit our energy audit page to see how you can save money and energy with a free energy audit and grant funding.

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