You are making a substantial investment, so you naturally want to make sure the work is in safe and competent hands.
Commercial Biomass LLP employs a skilled workforce of men with decades of experience in the construction and mechanical services industries, and their eco credentials are second to none.
The partners, Nigel Bell and Pete Downes, worked together on numerous ecologically friendly building developments before forming the partnership. Nigel, in his role as managing director of JTCastle Ltd, has taken a keen interest in incorporating energy saving features into a range of ambitious buildings worthy of an entire series of Channel 4’s Grand Designs. From an underground house built to near passive heat requirements, to his own sprawling six bedroomed house, which is heated by a tiny 3KW ground source heat pump, Nigel has kept abreast of and utilised many of the emerging energy saving technologies. He has organised and overseen the installation of photovoltaic solar panels up to and including a 150KW system at Savage Cat Farm. Many of his developments feature solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, rainwater harvesting, and ground source heat pumps.
Nigel began his working life as a farm consultant. He also owns a fifty per cent share in Savage Cat Farm, which he, Lester James and a handful of helpers built with their own sweat and blood around twelve years ago. The four broiler sheds, measuring 29 metres by 90 metres produce around eight crops per year, averaging between 35,000 and 50,000 broilers per shed, which means over 16 million chickens have passed through the farm since it was built. This wealth of broadly relevant experience makes Nigel uniquely placed to offer down to earth advice driven and informed by an understanding of farming, construction techniques, and eco-technologies.
Pete Downes started his working life by serving an apprenticeship with a then FTSE100 HVAC and mechanical services company. He worked on a variety of high value contracts, including hospitals, schools, hotels and factories, giving him a working knowledge of large industrial plumbing, heating and ventilation systems, as well as advanced craft qualifications. He went on to start his own company, Triple ‘A’ Services (Yeovil) in 1989. In the years since, he has employed and overseen his own teams of pipefitters, contracting on prestige contracts such as the PSA Patents Office in Newport, and the refurbishment of the Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare, for Matthew Hall PLC and Colston Ltd, respectively. In addition to this his company has undertaken and successfully completed hundreds of plumbing and heating installations on new build housing projects. It is this, and his determination to keep up with emerging eco technologies through a programme of continued professional development, that first brought him into contact with JT Castle Ltd and Nigel Bell.
Pete also grew up on a Wilshire Farm, so he’s no stranger to the countryside or to agriculture in general. He has been personally involved with the design and fitting of the Eta wood chip boilers and heating pipework at Savage Cat Farm, and is working with the farm managers to achieve the best conditions possible for the crop.
Commercial Biomass is uniquely qualified to work with chicken producers.
Why not choose the competition?
The big name companies have until now mainly specialised in fitting domestic boilers. They have little to no experience of working on farms.
We could list their faults, but there would be little point. Once you have met us and compared one company to another you will see the difference.