WITH ATMOS BOILERS NOW YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT

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AT LAST…ATMOS WOOD BOILERS HAVE MCS ACCREDITATION!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

MCS accreditation is required for any wood boiler users wishing to claim under the RHI government payments scheme for biomass renewable energy sources.

SO WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

The big deal is more money in your pocket!

Up until now, MCS accreditation has not been in place on the excellent Atmos boilers we stock here in M.Large, meaning that some customers have decided to opt for alternative MCS accredited units and in doing so, missed out on some fantastically well priced wood boilers and accessories.

So to recap, before you could either have the great value of Atmos with no access to RHI scheme payments, OR access to the RHI scheme payments with an alternative and in most cases more expensive boiler supplier.

Now, you can have your cake and eat it….Atmos cost savings with MCS accreditation.

WHAT IF I WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you want to know more (and we suspect a few of you will!) email us, contact us online , or call us on +442890342838.

For details, pictures and specifications click the button below to visit Atmos boiler listings on our website.

FFIS orders coming in thick n fast

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Back in March of this year we wrote a post about the FFIS (Farming & Forestry Improvement Scheme) grant scheme and the current round of funding.

To serve as a brief reminder here is a link to the original article.

The round 3 of funding closed for applications in April 2014 and allowing a few months for application paperwork processing and funding payments, we are happy to see that this scheme must be helping our customers and dealers out.

This photo from yesterday shows a (rather packed!) shipment of Hakki Pilke firewood processors going to customers and dealers with the financial assistance afforded by the scheme.

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It gives us a great sense of pride that we are playing our part in helping our farming, agricultural and forestry industry clients to maximise their potential with machinery to diversify, improve, quicken and expand their firewood sales operations.

If you want to find out how adding firewood sales can impact your farming business talk to us on +442890 342838 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to advise you.

For a full list of our machinery visit our machinery shop.

FFIS (FARMING & FORESTRY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME) – DON’T DELAY!

FFIS Grants available now!

Farming & Forestry Improvement Scheme – ACT NOW

>>>FFIS – ROUND THREE – 4TH FEB 2014 TO 4TH APRIL 2014

WHAT IS FFIS?

FFIS is a grant scheme from RDPE (Rural Development Programme for England) Network, aimed at helping foresters and woodland owners in England to improve competitiveness through investment. If your project falls into one of the two themes below you may be able to apply for a FFIS grant:

1) Reduce energy usage & energy efficiency or

2) Forestry & improve the use of forestry resources.

WHO CAN APPLY?……..

The types of rural businesses and organisations in England (micro small or medium sized enterprises only) who may be eligible under FFIS include:
• Foresters
• Woodland owners

HOW MUCH GRANT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?…….

For applicants in non-upland areas (where less than 50% of the land is within a Severely Disadvantaged Area (SDA)…) the maximum grant rate available from FFIS is up to 40% of eligible costs.
Forestry/contracting businesses based within a SDA, the maximum grant rate available from FFIS is up to 50% of eligible costs.

IS THERE A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF GRANT?…….

Yes, the maximum amount of grant which can be applied for is £35,000.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF GRANT?……..

Yes, the minimum amount of grant which can be applied for is £2,500.
FFIS grant is for capital expenditure and associated supplier installation costs only; the use of own labour or benefits in-kind to install or construct any aspect of the proposed equipment is not eligible for funding under this scheme.

WHAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE?…….

FFIS cannot be used to fund project items that are: Direct replacements, Standard agricultural equipment or a legislative requirement

The Following May be Considered for Grant Aid…….

The items listed are only available to woodland owners or forestry contractors. The wood you are processing as a result of your project must be sourced from woods and forests and must not be from waste wood products e.g. sawmill waste or arboriculture arisings.
• Tractor mounted forestry grabs
• Forestry trailers and cranes
• Tractor mounted wood chippers
• Self-propelled wood chippers
• Tractor mounted firewood processors
• Associated processing equipment for firewood processors
• Mobile saw bench/saw mill
• Firewood and cone splitters
• Winches
• Static chippers
• Static firewood processors
• Kindling machines
• Static saw bench

HOW TO APPLY?……..

The opening date for applications for Round Three is 04 February 2014. The closing date for the receipt of applications for Round Three is 04 April 2014. Your completed electronic Application Form, signed hard copy Declaration and supporting documentation must be received by 04 April 2014.

IMPORTANT NOTE……..

These are heavily edited extracts provided for initial information only relating to Fuelwood products and customers – please refer to the full government web pages and related documents for precise details as many eligibility conditions apply. We have provided a link to download the Handbook and Application form for the FFIS grant scheme.

HANDBOOK

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APPLICATION FORM

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Go to www.gov.uk/defraweb site for further information.

The above information is provided to encourage Forestry & Woodland owners to further investigate their eligibility under this scheme. There are eligibility criteria and terms and conditions not covered in the document. Please visit the www.gov.uk/defra web site and follow links to the appropriate pages and full documentation.

For more information on how FFIS grants can fund help fund firewood businesses and machinery purchases, contact M.Large here.