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Wood Waste Heater Saves Money Whilst Helping Paint Dry

Clare Hollister

A construction company for creative industries has purchased a wood waste heater, to reduce its waste disposal costs and keep its workshop warm and functional during the winter months. 

Take 1 Scenic, based in Greater Manchester, manufactures scenery, sets and stages for TV, film and theatre. 

Its team of carpenters, scenic painters, welders and prop-makers work at the company’s head office in Stalybridge. The company uses a lot of wood in its production, and whilst the business tries hard to minimise its wood waste, there is inevitably a large amount created. 

When Director, Carl Heston joined the business a few years ago, he was surprised to find Take 1 Scenic didn’t have a wood waste heater. After doing some research and speaking with Kurt Cockroft at Wood Waste Technology, the company ordered a WT15 heater that Wood Waste Technology’s experienced engineers installed. 

The investment has made many positive differences to the business. The wood waste heater keeps the workshop warm, even on really cold days, which means the business is saving money by not having to use its wall-mounted directional gas burners. The business is also saving money on recycling costs. Take 1 has always been conscious of the environmental impact of the industry, and in the past its wood waste was transported to recycling centres for disposal. The company is now saving money on the labour, transport and recycling costs incurred in that process. 

Carl explains: “We realised that purchasing a wood waste heater could reduce our wood waste disposal costs whilst also providing free heating for the workshop. The cold environment also caused issues with production, for example, if the wood got damp or if it was too cold for the paint to dry – so the wood waste heater has also helped us work more efficiently. “

Managing Director of Wood Waste Technology, Kurt Cockroft says, “We’re delighted that the wood waste heater is helping Take 1 Scenic reduce its waste disposal bills and get free heating in the workshop. We have many event and exhibition companies interested in wood waste heaters due to the amount of waste wood these industries naturally create.”

Wood Waste Technology’s years of expertise in wood waste solutions have helped many companies reduce their waste disposal and heating costs.  As well as offering site survey, design, manufacture, installation and on-going maintenance for new units, the company also services all types of wood waste heaters and supplies genuine spares up to 60% cheaper than other suppliers.

In addition, Wood Waste Technology is the UK official distributor for Gross Apparatebau GmbH, a German manufacturer of dependable, precision engineered shredders and briquetters, available in various size and specifications to suit all business applications.

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