Please Note: The heating is currently being installed. Your continued help is needed to finish the job!
The Heating Challenge
The blown air heating system in Broadclyst Church came abruptly to the end of its life in 2012. Our hopes to do a like-for-like replacement have come to nothing. It is no longer acceptable to use this kind of hot-air system in a building of such historic significance.
Other options which have received serious consideration include:
- Electric storage heaters
- Solar energy
- A boiler burning wood pellets or some other fuel with minimal impact on our carbon footprint
However, none of these options have proved viable. In order to provide a system which is effective and responsive, we have chosen to install water-filled radiators round the Church, with heat supplied by a gas-fired boiler.
The Heating Solution
During 2015 and 2016 working with our architect, and SDS Design Services, we have produced a solution which, once the funding is in place, is ready to be installed.
We care for the historic fabric of the building, and the design has been approved by all the relevant heritage organisations.
We want to lighten our carbon footprint, and the design will be at the cutting edge for gas-fired heating systems.
We want this historic building to be a community resource for generations to come. The installation will be sympathetic to the existing fabric and will make the building once again fit-for-purpose, for a wide variety of activities.
The estimated cost of installation is c£110,000. We are seeking funds from local organisations, national charities, and sympathetic individuals. We know it will take some years before we are ready, but we are happy to continue without letting this long term project dominate the life of the Church.
You can help our heating project by making a donation here.