Self-Catering Cottages at Tory Bush, this photo was taken after the installation of the District Heating Network,
and re-instatement of the groundworks. The entry point for the heating pipes to this house is the small covered
box to the left of the porch, slated and painted to match the house.
Installation of District Heating Network in November 2013. This was a major
upheaval, carried out during low season when few bookings, the work was
completed for arrival of the Christmas and New Year Bookings.
Tory Bush Cottages District Heat Network
The installation of the district Heating pipe network had to be fitted around
existing underground infra-structure
Herz Boiler in situ, note the window (right edge of photo) to the wood pellet
store to monitor the pellet usage.
Heat Exchange unit in one of the Holiday Cottages using the Hot Water (800C) from the district network
to heat the DHW and Central Heating system, replacing a LPG Combi-Boiler.
The pipework leading up to the Heat Exchange unit prior to connection and insulation.
Note the motorised valve which is connected back to a central panel to give more
control over the heat usage
Thermomax evacuated tubes on roof of Reception Building supplying hot water to the Laundry. This is a very
synergistic combination;- as the demand for laundry increases across the summer with more bookings, more
sunshine gives more hot water. It is calculated that 85% of the hot water required by the laundry , across the
whole year, is provided by the evacuated tubes; the remainder is heated by the Photovoltaic powered
immersion heater or by heat exchange via a secondary coil from the Wood Pellet District System.
Photovoltaic Panels on the roof of adjacent Stable Block, these have surpassed
expectations supplying 90% of our Electricity. Our annual bills have decreased from
£1800 to £160.00. We took the trouble to source the market leading Hybrid panels
best suited to the N.I. solar radiation pattern.
The most recent Quarterly Electricity Bill for the 9 Holiday Cottages and
Conference Facility at Tory Bush Cottages. This bill, for an Autumn/Winter
quarter, used to be in excess of £400.00
The first years Wood Pellet Usage at Tory Bush Cottages, the 2nd column on
the left shows the weight in Tonnes, a total of 27 Tonne replacing about
12,000 litres of LPG used per year previously. A carbon saving of 18 tonne.