Merry Christmas!

As the “silly season” approaches and it’s time to reflect on the year that was 2014, it occurs to us that it was an extremely busy year, both here at Wessex and across the industry as a whole. The Wessex Team are looking forward to a well earned rest, a few mince pies and maybe even a glass of sherry or two! We will be closing for our seasonal break on 23rd December at 1:00pm and opening for business again on 5th January 2015 at 9:00am.

We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year and look forward to doing business with you in 2015!

The Wessex Biomass Team :) xx


Feeding your biomass boiler – hand-fed or hopper-fed?

When considering the feasibility of biomass, whether to opt for a manual, hand-fed, wood pellet biomass boiler or one fed via an external hopper, is usually pretty high up on our clients’ decision making lists. Some clients have clear ideas about what they’d like and others are not so sure.

Here at Wessex Biomass, we are happy to accommodate whatever you have in mind and budget; we recently designed a bespoke hopper solution for a client, in the eaves of his garage, utilising otherwise lost and unused space.

Bag fed units have an internal hopper which generally holds about 2.5 bags (roughly a day’s worth of pellets during cold winter months). We have one of these at home and I put in 2 bags a day during winter months and one bag every other day during the summer, when the boiler is only used for heating water.

Of our clients who opted for an external hopper-fed biomass boiler, some have hoppers which hold a few month’s worth of wood pellets and others hold several tonnes worth, only needing to be filled a couple of times per year. The choice is yours and will depend upon your budget, the level of interaction you desire with your boiler (if you are used to a wood-burner then filling a biomass boiler once a day, with a small bag of pellets is no trouble) and the amount of space that you have available. Give us a call to discuss – we are always happy to talk biomass!