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Geberit Mapress

Geberit helps stately home go green

Geberit Mapress Carbon Steel has been chosen for its ease of installation and no hot works credentials to install a biomass system at Saltram House, a magnificent National Trust owned Stately Home in Plymouth.

One of many National Trust premises to get a renewable makeover as part of a general drive to improve the environmental credentials of its buildings, Saltram now enjoys heating and hot water courtesy of a biomass system, consisting of 220kW and 95kW boilers fuelled by pellets. A district heating system services the main house and the majority of other buildings on the site.


The installers’ choice

“We use Geberit Mapress on 95% of our jobs,” said James Howard, from Dunster Biomass, which installed the system at Saltram House. “It’s quick to install, easy to use and reliable. The fact there’s no need for hot works makes it ideal for historic buildings.

“At Saltram House, the new biomass system had to be installed within the confines of the existing building and its heating system, while ensuring that it could be easily removed if required. Faced with narrow doorways and cramped spaces, Geberit Mapress was the ideal solution.

“The age of the building and cramped environment also meant that solder was just not an option because of the fire risk. Geberit Mapress and its press fit assembly is particularly well-suited to jobs of this nature.”