Green Homes Grant Scheme - What You Need to Know as a Homeowner
What is the Green Homes Grant Scheme?
The Green Homes Grant Scheme is a scheme developed by the UK Government in March 2020 and will run for a total of six months, from September 2020 to March 2021.
The main goal of the scheme is to provide homeowners and landlords the opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and properties through the use of energy saving features such as insulation.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined the plans, which will see the Government put aside £2 billion for green home upgrades, as part of his economic statement in July. And the Government has now released more details about what the vouchers will cover and who’s eligible.
How do I know if I am eligible for the Green Homes Grant Scheme?
The precise details on the eligibility criteria are yet to be released by the UK Government, however it is expected that most homeowners and landlords will be covered in some form.
What will the scheme provide me with?
Installing energy saving measures into your home or property can keep your home warmer in addition to also reducing heating bills, whilst helping the environment by making it more carbon neutral.
Depending on which category you fall into, the UK Government will provide eligible homeowners and landlords with vouchers up to £5,000, those who fall in the low income household category will be eligible to receive up to £10,000 towards improvements to their home in a bid to reduce home energy usage.
What is covered by the Green Homes Grant scheme?
The UK Government have provided a broad list of the energy saving measures included in the Green Homes Grant Scheme, which can be implemented into your home. Firstly, you must apply for one of the two primary categories below:
- insulation (e.g. loft, cavity wall or under-floor insulation)
- low carbon heating (e.g. air source heat, ground source heat pump or solar thermal)
If you can apply for at least one measure from the primary category above, you will also be eligible to claim for a grant from the following secondary measures:
- double/triple glazing (only where replacing single glazing)
- energy efficient doors (only where replacing doors installed prior to 2002)
- draught proofing
- heating controls and insulation, such as thermostats and smart heating controls
As well as offering a range of BBA-approved external wall insulation solutions, here at K Systems we also offer a variety of exterior decorative finishes such as brick effect, silicone render, dash and masonry paint – giving you choice when choosing the most appropriate aesthetic solution for your home.
How do I receive the voucher?
Applications for the Green Homes Grant Scheme will open in September 2020 and will take place via the Simple Energy Advice website. Before applying you will need to obtain a quote from an Approved Installer.
The Simple Energy Advice (SEA) website will recommend some suitable home improvements to you. You will need to obtain a quote from an Approved Installer who is TrustMark registered or MCS certified.
If the works are deemed suitable, a voucher will be issued to you.
How can K Systems help me with the Green Home Grants Scheme?
Our trusted portfolio of high quality BBA-approved EWI systems, an extensive list of K Systems EWI Approved Installers and exceptional customer service, will make your journey to a greener, more energy efficient home a lot simpler.
If you are looking for a quote, we can help put you in touch with one of our Approved, TrustMark accredited or MCS Certified, Installers.
If you are a homeowner or landlord who is interested in the Green Homes Grant Scheme and eligible to participate through a primary category, to get more information from our experienced sales team, please complete the contact form below.