Renewable Heating System Demand Outstrips Supply

2021 will see a further huge growth in the take-up of Renewable ‘Green’ Heating

Unprecedented demand means you may well have to wait for your work to commence, delaying both new-build and renovation / conversion projects

 

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This warning comes as demand for new systems driven by the Governments ‘Green Deal’ has taken the industry by storm at a time when Covid 19  restrictions have inevitably slowed the pace at which companies can operate.

Ashburn Stoves & Heating is a company that switched to fitting renewables at an early stage, benefitting now from considerable experience and expertise, their services are in high demand.

Bruce Mills Ashburn’s technical manager quoted their orderbook as ‘excessive’ through this winter and spring. ‘the lead time to find and develop new engineers is longer for us than traditional Gas based engineers. Renewables are a whole new technology that require a whole new set of skills. Our expectation of our engineers is very high.
We strongly advise anyone considering a project which includes Renewable Heating to contact us as early as possible. We can make sure your project is in the diary and we can secure the necessary parts and components before the inevitable price rises this winter. 

Visit our Log Stove & Heating Showroom – please book an appointment

A final farewell to our old showroom in Earby – Yes we are finally on the move to our new ‘Renewable Heating Centre’

  • Where is the Renewable Heating Centre? –
    • Not far away on the A682 between Gisburn and Blacko
  • Can we just call in? –
    • normally yes, but due to Corona Virus and the final changes to the building you need to contact us first to arrange an appointment
  • Am I committing to buy a stove or heating system from you by visiting the centre?
    • Absolutely not! we can meet you in our new cafe next door and we are happy to provide you with any information you need

See our Contact Page to find us

Log Stove Showroom   |  Renewable Energy Heating

Biomass  |  Solar Thermal  |  Heat Pumps

A CoronaVirus update from Ashburn Stoves & Heating

It looks like we are all in for a longer wait until the lock-down eases and work returns to normal, so here is a short summary of our situation:

new showroom and cafeHere at Ashburn we are working hard to keep our on-going move to a new site on-track and discuss with clients when and where we can continue to meet their heating needs.
Along with all of you we are also working hard to keep our families, staff and customers safe.

  1. Heating emergency calls
    If you are an existing customer with a heating emergency please contact us.
  2. Our move to a new site at the old Moorcock Inn above Blacko
    Our plans have inevitably been moved forward. Bruce and Fiona are working hard to keep as much work on the renovations going as possible. Our Earby site in Victoria Mill is still operating but we advise contacting us by phone or email. We can arrange safe site meetings or video meetings.
  3. Hamish’s Tea Room
    The tea room and café is still being developed and will open in line with Government advice regarding the relaxation of the lock-down.
  4. Log Stoves
    Our website at http://www.AshburnStoves.co.uk provides information on a vast range of stoves and now is a good time to plan ahead if you want to ensure you have some independent, reliable heating in your home next winter
  5. Renewable Heating Systems
    Our heating website at http://AshburnHeating.co.uk provides information on our Renewable Heating options. Again, now is the time to start your plans for next winter to ensure you have a reliable heating system in place.
  6. Safety
    You can be assured that we will take all measures to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.
    If you would like to have an initial conversation about your plans and find out how we can still work with you to make things happen, email us on hello@AshburnStoves.co.uk

 

Best wishes and stay safe and warm from the team at Ashburn

Budget changes to RHI Renewable Heat Incentive Funding

March 2020 – changes to the RHI funding scheme for renewable heating systems.

We have fund this article which reviews the changes outlined in yesterdays budget (https://www.hvpmag.co.uk/)

If you are considering using RHI funding to install a new heating system, it may prove advantageous to do so now before changes to a new ‘low carbon heat support scheme’ come into force, as the financial benefit may be less than the current scheme.

renewable heating mixThe Article:

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be extended to 31 March 2022, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

In his first budget, the Chancellor announced that the deadline for the Domestic RHI had been extended by another year, to 2022. The government will also introduce a new allocation of flexible tariff guarantees to the Non-Domestic RHI in Great Britain in March 2021, helping to “provide investment certainty for the larger and more cost-effective renewable heat projects,” it said.

In order to help hit its net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 target, the government has also allocated an additional £10 million in 2020-21 to support the design and delivery of net-zero policies and programmes.

Also included in the budget was mention of consultation on introducing a new low carbon heat support scheme from April 2022 to help households and small businesses invest in heat pumps and biomass boilers, backed by £100 million of new Exchequer funding, as well as a consultation on introducing levy-funded support for biomethane production to increase the proportion of green gas in the grid.

The budget also saw a commitment to invest £270 million in a new Green Heat Networks Scheme, to enable new and existing heat networks to be low carbon and connect to waste heat that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.

In addition, the government will also establish carbon capture and storage (CCS) in at least two UK sites by 2030, supported by the creation of new CCS Infrastructure Fund of at least £800 million.

Commenting on the budget, Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs at the EUA, said: “[The] EUA are, of course, pleased that Chancellor Sunak’s has included green gas, heat pumps, and heat networks, in addition to a Low Carbon Heat Support Scheme – a successor to the RHI, in his first budget, but in all honesty, it’s not enough.”

“An affordable, secure and sustainable energy system is of paramount importance to the UK. If we are to achieve it, we must put in what we seek to get out.”

“EUA have long championed the need for carbon capture and storage as a means of allowing the UK to use flexible energy sources such as hydrogen, to meet seasonal variations, dictated by the UK climate while supporting carbon reduction.

“Government have recognised that ‘power generated by some renewable sources is dependent on the weather, so the UK also needs reliable low carbon power from technologies such as nuclear, gas with CCS, and hydrogen.’”

“EUA believe that carbon capture is one of the most significant potential contributors to reducing carbon emissions whilst continuing to utilise the UK’s most valuable asset – the gas grid.”

You can find out more about RHI here:  https://ashburnheating.co.uk/grants/

 

Competent Persons Explained

We are not just a stove shop. As a company who have been installing heating systems for over 3o years we have seen a lot of changes.

We have always had a philosophy that doing a good job and getting recommended for it has underpinned the business, but today this has to be backed up with qualifications which are regularly updated and verified.

As a customer you need to know that your stove installation has been installed properly by a competent person and you need reassurance that this is the case.
For more information about ‘competent persons’ read the leaflet below-


At Ashburn we are registered by OFTEC, an established organisation which has supported safety withing the heating industry since 1991. Read more from OFTEC by clicking on the Logo.

To meet insurance and planning standards any stove installed must meet current standards and be fitted by someone qualifying as a  ‘Competent Person’

 


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