We are awaiting the final details of the governments green homes grant.
What we understand at the moment if that it will run from September 2020 until the end of March 2021. It provides funding for upto 2/3rds of the cost of energy efficiency measures to a total of £5,000. In certain circumstances for customers on a wide range of benefits including pension credits and child tax credits, the grant offers upto £10,000 as a 100% contribution towards the cost of the installation. The grant can be applied to primary measures such as Heatpumps and Solar Thermal and to secondary measures such as double glazing (if upgrading from single glazing).
We understand that there will be a voucher application process from a new government website that will launch in September.
Your works must be carried out by a contractor who is registered with the government Trustmark scheme and if your chosen technology is a Heatpump or Solar Thermal, the installer must also be MCS certified.
H2ecO is approved by Trustmark and is MCS certified so will be able to offer installation work under the scheme.
As the scheme details have not been finalised we are currently unable to provide definitive advice on this scheme but we are happy to have initial discussions about the options available and what technologies might suit once the grant requirements have been formalised in September.
We believe this scheme is a very positive step towards helping combat climate change. We are concerned about the short 7 month period the scheme is open for so we recommend that potential customers try to be able to make a decision as early as possible. There is likely to be a rush for installers and components in the last few months of the scheme.
Please feel free to get in touch with us by phone or e-mail or our web contact page.