Duns firm secures Danish biomass deal

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Duns-based biomass heating engineering company de la Haye Engineering Ltd is now the UK agent for a major European manufacturer.

This latest development puts the company, which has been installing boiler systems across Scotland and the north of England for the past 12 years, on the UK biomass map.

De la Haye Engineering Ltd, is an established Berwickshire family business – Peter de la Haye is managing director, Ruth de la Haye, company secretary, and Kester de la Haye and Reuven de la Haye, are directors.

It has become the UK-wide agency for the Danish biomass boiler manufacturer HS Tarm.

“Liaising directly with the manufacturers ensures we have an unrivalled technical knowledge of the products we supply, which is of great benefit to both local customers and national installers, as well us enabling us to offer these quality products at a highly competitive price,” explained Peter.

“As well as supplying and installing wood chip, log, and pellet boiler systems, we have been specifying and supplying Akvaterm Accumulator tanks and associated accessories throughout the UK since 2005.

“Over the last 12 years, we have installed and commissioned over 66 boiler systems across Scotland and the north of England, ranging from Caithness to Cumbria, and Aberdeenshire to the Isle of Mull.

“These systems have varied in size from 22kW pellet boilers heating modern town houses to 250kW woodchip boilers heating several stone-built estate properties.

“We also provide one-off engineering projects such as wood chip drying floors and bespoke fuel stores.”

The company was also responsible for installing the Abbey St Bathans community wood heating project, which provides 20 homes in the village with low carbon affordable heating.

“As the designers and installers of the Abbey Heat Scheme, we found that its bespoke elements, from the woodfuel production and drying to the distribution of heat across roads and the river, made it a satisfying project,” added Peter.

“It’s great to see such a varied engagement with biomass at the community level.”