Desire to support local Pet Cremation requirements
In 2016 members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council realised that there was a gap in the services that they were offering their residents. Recognising the growth in the Pet Cremation industry which is now worth more than £100,000,000 a year and realising that the nearest operating service to them was almost an hours drive away in Doncaster it was decided that they would investigate providing the service directly.
The search begins
Getting in touch with Addfield alongside several other UK and international suppliers of Pet Cremation machines they began the journey to find the right solution for there needs.
After deciding to locate the service in the beautiful grounds of local heritage site Canon Hall Park, they needed a solution that would be discreet, reliable and simple to run inconspicuously.
After several meetings and site visits to Addfields factory and the site on Canon Hall where the machine was to be installed it was agreed that the PET-200 Containerised Pet Cremation machine would be the right solution for them.
The first in the country
“We believe we are the first council in the country to build and operate a pet crematorium. Our services will work and pay for itself, putting the money back into the services.
This is a very nice place for people to walk their dogs, they are used to coming here and having the facility onsite they can come in here see the way we will deal with their pet. This facility has been created to work well and blend in with the old slate and the background of canon hall itself.
A big thankyou to Addfield Environmental for all the work you have done with us. We have already had people ask us when they can bring their pet as this is the first facility in the area, with the next nearest is in Doncaster which is a long way to go to.” Councillor Roy Miller – Cabinet Spokesperson – Place – Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
A containerised PET-200 was selected.
The PET-200 is currently the most popular dedicated pet cremation machine across Europe, highly efficient and cost effective to operate and able to cremate up to 8 animals a day. Having a spacious chamber which can easily take all household pets up to large family dogs without any trouble.
Designed to be compact with all elements housed in one primary unit, front loading for ease of use and accurate deashing. One of the elements that sets this solution apart from the majority of competitor solutions is the addition of a Hot Hearth which heats the chamber from beneath providing almost 360° heating which helps reduce the cost of operation by up to 40%.
A great honour for Addfield
“This is a great opportunity for Barnsley Council to provide a service to their community. This is the first council that we know of that has invested in pet cremation and it really reinforces the growth of the industry as a viable business model. We have seen constant growth in pet crematoriums during the past few years and have expanded our range to meet demand. We are sure that following success that Barnsley Borough Council will have more councils will realise the potential in providing this service for their residents.
It’s a real credit to the industry, what has been achieved here, a really beautiful location where the council has made a real effort to not only provide a service but also to have made it so comforting and in keeping with the surroundings. We are really proud to have been a part of this project.” Derek Carr, Operation Director.
Pet Crematorium launched in November 2018
Following two years of planning and development the new Pet Crematorium had completely transformed a previously overgrown and neglected outbuilding of cannon hall into a truly stunning classical building to welcome owners and there pets alongside the containerised Pet Cremator, with Hydraulic Lifting Table and Cremulator all designed and installed to increase the efficiency of the operation and give customers the service that Barnsley Council will be proud of.
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