The Green Homes Grant scheme allows homeowners and residential landlords to apply for a voucher towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to their home. This is for England only.
Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000 or £10,000 if the household is on low income.
The scheme was originally scheduled to finish on the 31st March 2021. However, the Government has now announced that homeowners across England will have until the end of March 2022 to have energy efficiency upgrades to their homes completed.
The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures.
The voucher must be used to install at least 1 primary measure which includes:
If at least 1 primary measure is installed, the voucher can be used to help cover the cost of any of the following secondary measures. However, the amount towards the cost of secondary measures cannot exceed the amount for primary measures.
Costs that are covered by the voucher include labour, materials and VAT. Additional works will be covered by the voucher if they are necessary for the installation of measures.
Only TrustMark-registered businesses can register to be a Green Homes Grant installer to give householders quality assurance.
To carry out work under the scheme, all tradespeople and businesses will need to be certified to install energy efficiency measures and register to take part in the scheme.
At Encon we have a huge variety of energy efficient insulation solutions available for your next Green Homes project. So why not take a look at some of the key areas – loft, external walls, internal walls, floors and roofs.
Contact your local Encon branch to help you with your project requirements.