EnergyLogic is proud to have installed our patented waste-oil heaters and boilers in unique locations around the world. Most of our global installs are completed in buildings designated as historical landmarks that people want to preserve. Our global customers need a heating and energy solution with a low carbon footprint. They also require a solution that can help cut down on the exorbitant costs often associated with preserving aging buildings.
The fourth in our Global Installs Series is the Pallinsburn House. Built between 1763 and 1813, the Jacobean style building lies in the northeast of England, almost on the border of Scotland. It was designated Grade II list status in the UK, which means it is a building ‘of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve it.’ Today, it is a historical landmark that serves as a popular tourist destination.
History of Pallinsburn House
The original house was built for John Askew, the High Sheriff of Northumberland, in 1776. The wealthy Northumbrian landowners lived in the stunning, three-story house until Major Charles Mitchell purchased it in 1911.
Major Mitchell was extremely interested in the Arts and Crafts movement popular at the time. Thus, Major Mitches and his wife Jane Lyell spent vast amounts of money transforming the house into a Jacobethan mansion. First, elaborate plaster ceilings were added. Next, a barrel vault was installed in the dining room. Then, windows were replaced with stone mullions. Additionally, they lined the study with timbers from a 16th-century ship. In 1933, he removed the third story of the original central block and put on a concrete and steel roof.
In 2004, the house, along with 1,500 surrounding acres, was sold for £6.5 million. In 2005, the home’s contents went to auction, selling for a total of more than £84,000. The auction was the biggest of its kind in more than 20 years in the region. The treasures included a historic silver teapot, George III Pembroke table, Ziegler carpet, Edwardian rocking horse, and an inscribed copy of The Life of Johnson.
The Pallinsburn House Today
Today, the house has nine bedrooms, six reception rooms, five bathrooms, a gilded ballroom, a squash court and a billiard room. It sits amongst a sprawling estate that boasts a couple of farms, a pheasant and partridge shoot, nine cottages, a listed farmhouse, two gate lodges, and a local village hall. The estate also has dozens of horses in its stables and serves as a facility for equine-related camps and events on its 1,500 acres.
Tourists can visit the house, which is now a historic landmark, and spend the day lounging on its gorgeous green grass lawn or watching the horses jump obstacles in the stable area.
EnergyLogic is proud to be part of the transformation of Pallinsburn House over the centuries by installing an EnergyLogic 375B waste oil boiler. This is the only boiler vessel explicitly built for waste oil from the ground up. As such, it has patented design features, like the flame retention head, which creates a hotter flame for complete fuel combustion and the highest heat output. It also has a built-in memory and system history that provide diagnostics for long-lasting, efficient operation.
Pallinsburn House uses EnergyLogic’s 375B waste oil boiler to heat the large home’s water supply rapidly and with as small a carbon footprint as possible. The boiler also provides maximum safety to the house, with a low-water cut off, pressure relief valve, and high-temperature limit. The heavy carbon-steel construction is also more robust and more efficient than other brands’ cast-iron and coil tube boilers. That means that Pallinsburn House can operate at optimal fuel efficiency for decades to come.
Heating a vast stately home is a major expense. Unfortunately, heating costs, among other expenses, have meant that thousands of country houses in the UK have been torn down over the past two centuries. “There were almost 5,000 mansions at their mid 19th century peak, but that number has almost halved — only about 3,000 remain today.” However, with energy-efficient solutions from EnergyLogic, historic properties can get heat and hot water more cost-effectively. Hopefully, future generations can continue to enjoy the beauty and history of historic properties.
Waste Oil Global Installs
This post is part of a blog series of featured installations by EnergyLogic around the globe.