GOV.UK Grants for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
Grants and Schemes are now available under government schemes to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
They are available for various improvements including primarily insulation and heating although double and triple glazing, high-efficiency doors and solar technologies are also included.
The schemes are available to keep us warm and reduce the amount of energy we use as well as to help replace or remove poluting technologies that we have relied upon up until now such as gas and oil boilers and heating systems
The schemes can cover up to 100% of the cost of the improvement with schemes available to both owner-occupiers and tenants.
Grant & Scheme Qualification
Schemes are available irrespective of whether the householder, their partner, or anyone living at the property receives certain benefits.
If no one living at the property gets any benefits you may still qualify and improvements could still be carried out at entirely no cost.
If the improvements cannot be carried out totally free in your area or you do not qualify for any reason there are also other schemes that could still cover the majority of the cost for many properties.
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Questions and Answers
How do I qualify?
There are different schemes that have varying qualification criteria, the type of improvements you are seeking will dictate how you will qualify.
If you or anyone receive qualifying benefits then many improvements can be carried out totally free.
In many area, a discretionary scheme may be available, these are usually linked to someone being over a certain age, have a limited or low income, are ill or possibly include having young children.
Green Home Scheme
A new scheme recently announced does not require anyone at the property to be receiving benefits, it is available for a multitude of improvements and will contribute up to £5,000.00. The scheme will typically cover up to two-thirds of the cost, improvements must be carried out by approved and registered installers who are registered under the scheme.
The scheme also offers additional funding if residents receive benefits of up to £10,000.00, 100% funding being available.
We can provide details of the approved installers in your area who are able to carry out all work types, please contact us.
Will the improvements be totally free free?
As mentioned above, the grants and schemes can cover up to 100% of the cost for certain improvements in certain areas, we can let you know exactly what scheme and how much you can get and if it will or is likely to be totally free.
Discretionary schemes may also be available in some areas allowing allowing certain improvements to be carried out totally free, contact us for details..
How long does it take?
We can usually confirm eligibility within just a few minutes, installation for many improvements can usually be carried out extremely promptly, grants are usually paid directly to the installer following the satisfactory completion of the work so you will only pay your contribution (if any) when the work is completed.
What’s the best way to get proper advice or apply.
Contact us either by telephone or by completing the enquiry form HERE, we can also call you back at a convenient time and are available during extended working hours, call or contact us now.
Summary information about the schemes
The schemes are a central government initiative and primarily designed to help keep us warm and to reduce carbon emissions that are produced when we heat our homes.
The government has committed to reducing the UK total carbon emissions under ambitious targets and is looking to be one of the first countries in the world to achieve nett zero carbon emissions.
Reducing pollution and carbon emissions has had cross-party political support for many years with subsequent governments increasing the overall commitment to current and new schemes and continue to increase the funding levels available. A current budget of over £1 Billion pounds a year is available.