About draperHEAT

With increased focus on fuel costs, sustainability and revised RHI income streams, businesses across all sectors increasingly strive to optimise their energy mix. Centralised heating plant using a variety of low cost fuels can provide a good return on investment and fuel cost stability.


In addition to our wood chip and pellet designs,we also supply designs that incorporate litterburning, CHP, heat recovery, heat pumps and underfloor heating.With a wide range of options and modelling available, it can be complex knowing which system to choose in the design stage. Contact our advisors to find out the best solution for you.


Case Studies

John Smith Swarbrick Hall Farm

John Smith Swarbrick Hall Farm

Early 2016, plans were set in motion to extend the existing 2 house broiler farm with an additional 2 new 50,000 bird houses. The existing two houses are heated by a single 600 kW pellet boiler with centralised 600 KW LPG, both houses within a single boiler room. Whilst the existing pellet boiler meets demand (...)

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Cross House Farm

Looking for farm diversification from the family farm dairy unit lead to a planning application for a new build poultry unit in 2016.  Phase 1 included plans for two 360 x 80’ poultry houses, with infrastructure to serve an additional four houses in the future. As a new grower, the research stage forms an important (...)

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Cross House Farm
Cross Road Farm - Andrew Fovargue

Cross Road Farm - Andrew Fovargue

As a family run broiler farm with three modern clear span sheds and several smaller, older timber sheds, the challenge is always looking at innovative ways to reduce the cost of production in a sustainable manner whilst maintaining high welfare and quality standards. Energy inputs form significant input cost for all broiler farmers, so after investing (...)

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Devonshire Poultry - Chaffcombe

Based near Honiton, award winning Devonshire Poultry has been producing high quality broiler chickens for meat, since 1991. Founder, Robert Lanning started his poultry profession aged just 18 and now, via six farms based in the West Country, his company currently produces more than 3.5 million chickens per year, housed in 24,250 m² of indoor (...)

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Devonshire Poultry - Chaffcombe
Peak Performance For New Lancashire Grower

Peak Performance For New Lancashire Grower

When Preston livestock farmer, Robert Towers, diversified into a new area (Roaster production for H2S ), he needed to work with a company that could support, encourage and train him to succeed in his new venture. He also wanted to future proof his investment, seeking high quality, innovative design combined with practicality and an intuitive (...)

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Our Services Step By Step

Consultation/data gathering
  • Site survey
  • Planning permissions/conditions
  • EA permit conditions
  • Existing energy usage
  • Energy modelling
Fuel selections / financial modelling
  • Analysis of fuel choice options.
  • LPG, oil, wood chip, wood pellet, straw, poultry litter, waste wood
  • Choices influenced by site location, available space, management resource, labour resource.
  • Evaluating current and forecasted tariffs for different technologies under the DECC RHI scheme.
  • Professional independent modelling (MSc MIDHEE)
System design
CAD design for boiler and fuel feed system, building and fuel store, mechanical/electrical installations, district heating & controls.
  • Health & Safety file compilation/submission
  • CDM coordination with client/main contractor and other sub contractors.
  • Project management, planning, scheduling etc. Site work.
  • RHI compliance and application service.
Commissioning, System Hand over & training
  • Coordinated system commissioning.
  • Operation and maintenance manuals.
  • Training of site operators and management.
  • System hand over.
Service and maintenance (UK wide)
  • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for boiler plant, fuel feeds and associated mechanical/electrical installations.
  • Gas Safe registered for commercial LPG and natural gas maintenance.
  • CEA member and BOAS trained engineers . Remote boiler room monitoring via internet dial in.

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