Domestic Renewables

Here at M.Bufton Renewable Heating Systems Ltd we can provide advice and guidance with regard all types of fuel appliances including Solar, Biomass and ground source heat pumps. We will suggest the best combination to suit your circumstances and advise on how different systems can integrate together and even be added on to your existing system. Listed below are some of the advantages associated with the different options available.

Benefits of Solar Panels

Hot water throughout the year - the system works all year round

Cut your bills - sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will be reduced

Cut your carbon footprint - solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants

  • Cost effective
  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Adds value to your property
  • Ideal for homes or businesses
  • High efficiency
  • Dependable performance
  • Low maintenance
  • Years of free heating

Benefits of Ground Source Heat Pumps

  • Extremely energy efficient
  • 4 or 5 times more efficient than traditional boiler system
  • Maintenance free
  • Future proof against rising energy bills
  • Reduce carbon emissions 
  • Heat collector is hidden underground
  • Works with your existing system
  • Ideal for larger properties and commercial buildings

Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Works with your existing radiators
  • Future proof against rising energy bills
  • 4 times more efficient than traditional boiler system
  • Reduce carbon emissions


What is Biomass

In energy terms, 'biomass' can be viewed as a form of stored solar energy: the sun's energy is captured and stored in the tissues of living material. This energy is released directly, e.g. by combustion (burning), or is converted into intermediate products which are then used to release the stored energy (e.g. refining, to produce liquid transport fuels or anaerobic digestion to produce 'biogas').

Biomass materials are currently used to provide heat, electrical and motive power. They already make an important contribution to the UK's renewable energy supply, representing 82% on a primary input basis in 2006 which is 1.9% of total, inland primary energy consumption (source: BERR 'Energy in Brief).

The use of biomass energy has the potential to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions if used to displace fossil fuels: while carbon dioxide is emitted during the processes of energy conversion (e.g. combustion), this is largely balanced by the carbon dioxide that has been captured in its own growth. Fresh growth on an annual cycle could recapture the emitted carbon dioxide, if resources are managed sustainably, and result in very low net emissions to the atmosphere.