A Grade I listed stately home can have a green energy heating system, thanks to help from Polypipe Building Products plastic piping systems manufacturer.
The Doncaster-based manufacturer has donated more than 160 metres of structured wall pipe and fittings to Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham.
The donation means Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust can divert modern sewerage pipes away from its historic cellars. The 225mm diameter Polysewer system will be laid around the exterior of the building.
Julie Readman, Wentworth Woodhouse’s facilities manager, said: “Polypipe’s help means a massive 20th century sewerage pipe currently cutting an ugly path through the cellars can now be rerouted.
“The pipe is in the way of where future pipework will go for ground source heating for the entire mansion, if our plans get the go ahead.”
Wentworth Woodhouse was awarded £331,000 in grant money towards the cost of upgrading drainage and water systems and removing asbestos in the cellar.
Cameron McLellan, divisional managing director at Polypipe Residential Systems, said: “Wentworth Woodhouse is a hugely significant piece of the history of South Yorkshire and indeed the country. We are pleased to be able to support the trust on this exciting project.”