Biomass stoves

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Wood versus pellet – why opt for a biomass stove?

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Phil Lowe, Head of Sales at Specflue, discusses how opting to install a pellet stove rather than a wood burner can provide the same cosy atmosphere, without a lot of the hassle and the mess: “Most customers turn to wood burners because they want to recreate the flame and snug atmosphere that memories of an open fire bring to mind. However, Read more…

Phil Lowe, Head of Sales at Specflue, discusses how opting to install a pellet stove rather than a wood burner can provide the same cosy atmosphere, without a lot of the hassle and the mess: “Most customers turn to wood burners because they want to recreate the flame and snug atmosphere that memories of an open fire bring to mind. However, Read more…

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Specflue aids specification of heat products

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As an addition to its range of air pellet stoves, Specflue is now offering the first design diffusers. Supplied as part of the MCZ Comfort Air® range, the diffusers are fitted with air distribution outlets, offering a true design piece. Ideal for integration into any air-vented system and with exclusive light and aromatherapy functions, this Read more…

As an addition to its range of air pellet stoves, Specflue is now offering the first design diffusers. Supplied as part of the MCZ Comfort Air® range, the diffusers are fitted with air distribution outlets, offering a true design piece. Ideal for integration into any air-vented system and with exclusive light and aromatherapy functions, this Read more…

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Renewable technology integration

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It is widely accepted that using biomass for domestic heating substantially lessens the effect on the environment than using traditional fossil fuels. But, why should installers consider selling-in a pellet stove or boiler and how can it be integrated into existing systems to increase efficiencies? Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue discusses Read more…

It is widely accepted that using biomass for domestic heating substantially lessens the effect on the environment than using traditional fossil fuels. But, why should installers consider selling-in a pellet stove or boiler and how can it be integrated into existing systems to increase efficiencies? Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue discusses Read more…

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Let pellet make your life easier

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With an average energy efficiency of 91%, compared to 80% for wood stoves, Specflue’s new range of Comfort Air pellet stoves are not only energy efficient, but cost effective. Providing an ideal environmentally-friendly alternative to wood burning appliances, the stoves can be controlled remotely and programmed to come on automatically as and when required, so Read more…

With an average energy efficiency of 91%, compared to 80% for wood stoves, Specflue’s new range of Comfort Air pellet stoves are not only energy efficient, but cost effective. Providing an ideal environmentally-friendly alternative to wood burning appliances, the stoves can be controlled remotely and programmed to come on automatically as and when required, so Read more…

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Renewables, the RHI, MCS and its complexities

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Have you ever tried installing a renewable solution and registering this with the CPS scheme, the RHI via Ofgem? If the answer is “yes” then I am sure you will agree it is not the most straight forward process that you could ever experience. If this is all new to you then hopefully some light Read more…

Have you ever tried installing a renewable solution and registering this with the CPS scheme, the RHI via Ofgem? If the answer is “yes” then I am sure you will agree it is not the most straight forward process that you could ever experience. If this is all new to you then hopefully some light Read more…

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Importance of manufacturer’s training to get the most out of the products

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The biomass sector is embryonic in its development compared to our Eastern European partners. There are a number of lessons to be learnt from Europe and how we can maximise their experiences to ensure the UKs biomass markets are protected. Training installers to QCF standards through the various Awarding Organisations training centres is only one Read more…

The biomass sector is embryonic in its development compared to our Eastern European partners. There are a number of lessons to be learnt from Europe and how we can maximise their experiences to ensure the UKs biomass markets are protected. Training installers to QCF standards through the various Awarding Organisations training centres is only one Read more…

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Managing the renewables customer

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How many people in the high street know what the RHI is and how many people would understand what types of renewable technologies are suitable for their property and what could save them money? This is a problem the industry faces. Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue discusses how the renewable customer Read more…

How many people in the high street know what the RHI is and how many people would understand what types of renewable technologies are suitable for their property and what could save them money? This is a problem the industry faces. Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue discusses how the renewable customer Read more…

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Advantages of biomass for off-gas properties

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With an ever increasing concern over the resources of fossil fuels and their carbon impact on the environment companies and organisations are seeking new and more eco-friendly ways to produce heat.  It’s very easy to opt for oil or, where a gas line is available, natural gas and why shouldn’t you? It’s easy, convenient and Read more…

With an ever increasing concern over the resources of fossil fuels and their carbon impact on the environment companies and organisations are seeking new and more eco-friendly ways to produce heat.  It’s very easy to opt for oil or, where a gas line is available, natural gas and why shouldn’t you? It’s easy, convenient and Read more…

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Steps to becoming a renewables heating installer

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One of the questions we get asked is…..how can I become qualified to install biomass boilers? As in all renewable heating based appliances, there are pathways to becoming a competent installer, these pathways are set out in accordance with MCS MIS Standards and the National Occupational Framework of Qualifications (QCF accredited courses).  Coupled with the Read more…

One of the questions we get asked is…..how can I become qualified to install biomass boilers? As in all renewable heating based appliances, there are pathways to becoming a competent installer, these pathways are set out in accordance with MCS MIS Standards and the National Occupational Framework of Qualifications (QCF accredited courses).  Coupled with the Read more…

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The state of RHI

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For 4 years the domestic heating market has been investing in resources including people, premises, tools and specialist equipment, training and systems. All in preparation for the domestic RHI, the flagship green policy announced by our government. This policy was going to provide the renewables industry, with the means to develop volumes of installations. The Read more…

For 4 years the domestic heating market has been investing in resources including people, premises, tools and specialist equipment, training and systems. All in preparation for the domestic RHI, the flagship green policy announced by our government. This policy was going to provide the renewables industry, with the means to develop volumes of installations. The Read more…