Specification and System Design

Our skilled experts can create bespoke sustainable heating solutions for your project. We can provide expert assistance with drawing up schematics, detailed drawings, biomass boiler selection and specifications for installations and retrofits.

Biomass System Design Specialists

Our service includes creating bespoke sustainable heating solutions by drawing up schematics, detailed drawings, biomass boiler selection and specifications for installations and retrofits. Our dedicated team of professionals navigates the entire design process, ensuring precision at every step.

Our skilled experts develop 2D and 3D layout drawings, provide a visual blueprint for your biomass boiler project. Whether you're embarking on a new installation or retrofitting an existing system, our meticulous design process ensures optimal efficiency, seamless integration, and compliance with the highest industry standards. Our commitment extends to full mechanical and electrical design, providing hydraulic and electrical schematic. Our scope includes design, build and installation of Building Management System (BMS) control systems where required, providing a holistic approach to your biomass boiler project.

Biomass System Design Specialists

Why Choose BBSM?

BBSM takes great pride in the design process and specification of new biomass boiler systems or planned works, our design engineers are highly skilled and meticulous. With a proven track record, our team excels through encompassing mechanical and electrical design, system specification, controls integration, site surveys, and thorough analysis of existing energy usage and profiles.

Utilising cutting-edge technology, including AutoCAD 2D & 3D drawing and design, we ensure the creation of detailed schematics that precisely capture the vision and requirements of each project.

At BBSM, we prioritise client satisfaction and project excellence. Our commitment to quality extends to every aspect of our work, from initial site surveys to the final cost benefit analysis. We understand the importance of integrating controls seamlessly and optimising system efficiency, while also considering factors such as carbon modelling and long-term sustainability.

Design Services

  • Autocad 2D & 3D drawing and design
  • Mechanical and electrical design
  • System specification
  • Controls integration
  • Site surveys
  • Existing energy usage/profile
  • Carbon modelling
  • Cost benefit analysis

By leveraging our expertise and comprehensive approach, customers can trust BBSM to deliver bespoke solutions that meet their unique needs, exceed their expectations, and maximize the benefits of biomass boiler technology for their operations.

Why Choose BBSM?

Qualified Biomass Engineers

Experienced Engineers

We have a large pool of engineers with many years of experience within the biomass industry, working on a wide range of commercial and industrial biomass boiler makes.

Biomass Boiler Servicing and Installation across the UK

Nationwide Coverage

We have engineers covering the whole of the Great Britain, and service and maintain projects throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Hetas approved Biomass Maintenance

HETAS accredited

We are fully registered under HETAS MCS040, one of the first companies to be so. Our HETAS registration covers all makes of biomass boiler.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What software do you use drawing and design, and how does it benefit the design process?
AutoCAD 3D offers a comprehensive solution for designing biomass boiler projects, providing various Toolsets tailored for specific industries and applications. Plant3D, a component of AutoCAD 3D, is particularly advantageous for biomass boiler design due to its specialised features. Plant3D includes pre-built heating equipment assemblies, such as tanks, pipes, and fittings, specifically designed for heating system applications. This built-in functionality streamlines the design process, allowing for the quick and accurate placement of essential components within the biomass boiler system. By utilising Plant3D, designers can efficiently create detailed 3D models that accurately represent the layout and configuration of the biomass boiler installation, facilitating better visualization, analysis, and coordination throughout the project lifecycle.

How do you determine the appropriate system specifications for a biomass boiler installation?
The short answer is several decades of experience and many hundreds of biomass boiler systems designed and installed by our team of biomass boiler specialists. When determining the appropriate specifications for a biomass boiler installation, various factors must be considered: Firstly, analysing the heating or energy needs of the building, considering its size, insulation levels, and desired temperatures. Secondly, assessing the availability and quality of biomass fuel sources nearby, considering factors like type, moisture content, and logistical aspects. Thirdly, calculating the boiler capacity based on heat demand, including peak loads and potential future expansions. Additionally, considering efficiency targets and budget constraints when selecting boiler models. Ensuring seamless integration with existing systems, evaluating environmental impacts, maintenance costs, safety, and reliability are also crucial. Lastly, addressing client preferences and budgetary constraints while balancing technical requirements completes the process.

What are the benefits of integrating remote controls and monitoring into biomass boiler systems?
Integrating remote controls and monitoring into biomass boiler systems offers significant benefits, including remote operation for flexible adjustments, enhanced efficiency through continuous data analysis, improved safety with remote oversight and shutdown capabilities, reduced downtime by detecting equipment issues early, data-driven decision-making for optimized performance and cost-effectiveness, and streamlined compliance and reporting through accurate data collection and automated reporting processes.

How do you conduct a cost-benefit analysis for proposed biomass boiler installations?
Conducting a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis for proposed biomass boiler installations involves evaluating various factors, including the overall capital cost of the installation, the price of biomass fuels (either r wood chip or wood pellets), offsetting gas/oil costs, and increase in energy efficiency, and potential Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) income. Firstly, the price of wood fuel depends on type (chip or pellet), specification and other factors such amount of wood fuel that can be delivered, as well as location and supplier. Comparatively, the cost of fossil fuels like gas or oil is often higher, providing a significant cost-saving opportunity. Secondly, assessing the energy efficiency of the biomass boiler system is crucial. Modern biomass boilers typically offer efficiencies above 90%. This is often substantially higher than aging gas or oil boilers. Lastly, considering potential income from the RHI scheme is important. The RHI provides financial incentives to eligible biomass boiler installations based on the amount of renewable heat generated, offering a steady income stream over several years. Although the RHI has now closed to new applications, RHI tariffs are still available. Please contact BBSM for details. By factoring in these elements alongside upfront installation costs, maintenance expenses, and operational savings, a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis can determine the long-term viability and economic feasibility of the proposed biomass boiler installation.

Read our FAQs to find out more

  •  I would just like to pass on our thanks to Peter, for getting our heating up and running last night. He truly went the extra mile, and made sure all things checked out before he left our building. He's a true asset to your company, and I only wished all contractors had the same commitment to there customers. Thank you once again, brilliant service!!!

    Academy- January 2024

  • You have shown us what a good (excellent!) biomass boiler installation looks like. You have become an essential partner in our net-zero aspirations.
    You have set a new standard for heating system efficiency. You have set a new standard when it comes to working collaboratively with suppliers.

    Public sector customer

  • BBSM installed the first of our biomass boilers in 2021. We found the company to be very reliable, trustworthy, and they worked efficiently and to a high standard. Based on our experience, we asked BBSM to install our second, and then our third biomass boiler system.
    We have engaged BBSM to carry our on-going scheduled service and maintenance. I would highly recommend them.

    Industrial customer

  • BBSM's team responded with flexibility and with great professionalism when the scope of the project had to be amended due to circumstances outside of their control, and always demonstrated a solutions led approach.
    We could not be happier with the outcome of the project. The new boiler is delivering significant fuel savings and takes considerably less time from our on site team to maintain. In fact, the project has been so successful we have subsequently contracted BBSM to extend the biomass system to provide hot water to a block of holiday apartments on the same site. I would be happy to recommend BBSM unconditionally.

    Hotel customer

  • BBSM were a professional company to work with. They stood behind their work, and we are very happy with the installation, their continued support, and their level of service.

    Drying customer

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