The Renewable Heating Centre

Ashburn Heating - Case Studies

We are heating engineers – We design, install, service and repair renewable green heating systems


A new generation of Solar Panels are at the forefront of an environmentally conscious re-development near Kilnsey Crag in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
When Tess & Kevin started work on their new home in the Dales, they wanted to limit their environmental & visual impact,
but also wanted a properly functioning family home.
Working with Bruce and Fiona at Ashburn Heating, a multi energy system linking Biomass from a Log Boiler with Solar Thermal from the latest flush fitting
Solar Panels which provide hot water directly in to the property. With the option to add further energy sources in the future, this system stores energy as heat;
available on-demand when required.
The addition of either a Ground Source or Air Source Heat Pump would be another future possibility.

solar heating

We have a lot of experience fitting Renewable Heating Systems in all sorts of places.

This can involve using ‘Heat-Main’ to move hot water from one place to another without loosing any significant heat

Here the trench has been dug, the heat-main is ready to drop in and the underfloor heating is being fitted
We are a company ‘Big enough to do the job and small enough to care’ ~ Saving the planet (again)

underfloor heating

Once the builders have installed the Kingspan insulation and a membrane, we lay a continuous circuit of pipework which will then be covered in concrete.

This labyrinth of pipework all leads back to a control mainifold where the flow can be balanced throughout the house.

In this property the system will then be linked to an Air Source Heat Pump located outside. Air source heat pumps extract latent energy from the air and convert this energy into heat. An alternative would a a Ground Source Heat Pump, extracting heat from the surrounding land.

Ideally placed in a ‘living kitchen’ area, the 13.10 will provide background heat to the room, while producing a consistent supply of hot water and heating to the rest of the house.

The Heat Store is placed in the garage and has more than enough capacity to meet the household needs. with the facility to add solar thermal or heat pump options in the future if required.

Now it just needs the builder and decorator to catch up and finish off the surrounding work………….. smashing.

biomass heating
biomass heating

This Biomass heating installation is at Britannia Willis of Skipton.
Britannia Willis have provided furniture removals and storage since 1929 and are committed to a high standard of storage facilities; including reliable and cost effective heating and humidity control for specialist piano storage.

The installation includes a Verner 25Kw boiler a 5 ton Ponast pellet silo with external loading via a blown pellet tanker and stainless steel flue.

  • When the Cheshire Design Centre in Congleton asked us about how they could heat their warehouse, offices and showroom we had no hesitation in recommending the Verner A251 pellet and V210 gasification boilers. Not only do The Cheshire Design Centre offer Verner and Ponast biomass installations to their own customers and use these appliances as display models, but they can also claim non-domestic RHI for them. The boilers shown here are installed by Atmosphere Installations from Widnes who successfully completed the Verner and Ponast training course at Ashburn’s centre in Earby, Lancashire.
  • DOW - This Verner V140 supplied by Ashburn was fitted to an extremely remote property on the Gower Peninsular in Wales. It was fitted by our partner installer Steve from Greentech Heating based on the Gower Peninsular in Wales. Access proved challenging for this installation including delivery by a Luton Van as nothing bigger would fit up the track, however this paled into insignificance as a small mobile crane was needed to lift the boiler into the property! Both fantastic logistics and a superb installation.
  • Forest of Bowland - This Verner A501 was fitted to a very remote property on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Bowland by our partner installer Phil from Ribble Valley Renewables who successfully completed the Verner training course at Ashburn’s Ponast and Verner training centre in Earby, Lancashire. The Property is a quite large rambling collection of traditional farmhouse, converted barns and outbuildings. The boiler is fitted into the outbuilding along with a 1000 litre accumulator feeding quite simply into the existing heating and hot water systems. A very good example of a retro-fit system with minimal disruption to the house.
  • The Yorkshire Dales - This Verner A251 is fitted to a medium sized domestic house in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Settle. Ashburn’s very own training manager Bruce fitted this boiler by way of keeping his hand in with installation work. Not that he is likely to forget as before his current role here he ran a successful installation company undertaking the installation, service and repair of these appliances from the age of 18. The boiler is fitted in a detached building which feeds heat via an underground heat main into a small heat store in the house. The customer has never had such warmth and volumes of hot water before!