EnergyLogic is proud to have installed our patented waste-oil heaters and boilers in unique locations worldwide. Most of our global installs are completed in buildings designated as historical landmarks that people want to preserve. However, our global customers need a heating and energy solution with a low carbon footprint. They also require a solution without the exorbitant costs often associated with aging buildings.
The first in our Global Install Series is Kimberley Hall. Set in Norfolk, England, on a beautiful 15-acre lake, this early 18th-century family home now serves as a wedding venue.
History of the Home
Kimberley Hall was built in 1712 for Sir John Wodehouse by the famous architect William Talman. Talman’s original design for Kimberly Hall included a central block with four corner towers and wings. The towers were not added until after 1754, and the wings were only later connected to the main block in 1835.
Some internal embellishments, including the fine plasterwork and ‘flying’ spiral staircase, were carried out in the 1770s. However, the next recorded major remodelling took place in 1951 after the army occupied the house during the World Wars. At this time, a centrally positioned entrance was created. Also added were a double-height hall and a sweeping staircase.
The home is situated on the ‘hill at Downham’ in an Arcadian landscape designed in 1778 by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The substantial park encompasses a picturesque lake, walled gardens, and numerous historical sites overlooking the River Tiffey Valley. The park includes a collection of ancient oaks, commended by Kew Gardens as the finest in Norfolk and of particular significance to the UK.
Kimberley Hall Today
Today, Kimberley Hall operates as one of the finest wedding and event venues in Norfolk. It can cater to events of all sizes from a private dinner for two in front of a log fire to a 3,500 guest event on the grounds. However, the average evening reception caters to around 250 people.
Kimberley Hall also offers various sumptuous rooms to house up to 40 overnight guests. The main house can accommodate 18 individuals over two floors. Additional accommodations in the East Wing Apartment, Garden Cottage, and Gate house can cater to 22 people.
Kimberley Hall’s 18th-century traditional grandeur and style are only part of the reason why it is regarded as a luxury event destination today. It also has state-of-the-art, modern facilities from a bespoke marble bar to a computer-controlled LED lighting and laser system.
Keeping Kimberley Hall in Operation
Another aspect of keeping Kimberley Hall operating is providing an old building and large numbers of guests with reliable heating and hot water.
EnergyLogic is proud to have helped Kimberley Hall with this part of its modernisation by installing an EnergyLogic 500B waste oil boiler. As the only boiler vessel built specifically for waste oil from the ground up, it has a patented flame retention head that creates a hotter flame for complete fuel combustion and the highest heat output. As a result, the Hall can accommodate large parties without worrying about the boiler’s heat output or fuel combustion.
Additionally, the EL 500B produces less waste and ash, resulting in less need for maintenance. That means staff can dedicate more time and monetary resources to making sure guests are well catered for in other areas.
With EnergyLogic technology and innovation, Kimberley Hall currently enjoys minimal fuel consumption, higher temperature limits, and the ability to provide hot water to all its guests.
Waste Oil Global Installs
This post is part of a blog series of featured installations by EnergyLogic around the globe.