Venue installs biomass boiler


A new biomass boiler being fitted at wedding venue, Scorrier House, near Redruth, will be cleaner, greener and considerably cheaper to run.

Scorrier House
Scorrier House

The current oil-fired boiler has been heating the country house, which was built by John Williams in 1780, for over four decades.

Richard Williams – the seventh generation of his family to live at the property – explained that although the old boiler probably has a few years of life left in it, as the house is now a popular wedding and conference venue, he didn’t want to take any chances.

“Two things helped us decided to install a pellet-fired biomass boiler,” he explained. “First and foremost we wanted to be much more environmentally responsible and secondly, since oil is increasingly expensive, we wanted something that was cheaper to run.”

The new boiler is being installed by Liskeard-based South West Renewables.