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The Green Homes Grant Scheme

The Government has announced the launch of the new Green Homes Grant scheme which is due to start at the end of September 2020.  It will allow homeowners and private landlords to get funding for up to two-thirds off the cost of a range of energy saving measures - up to £5,000 – in the form of vouchers.  Lower income households could be entitled to have as much as £10,000 of the costs covered. The improvements must be completed and the voucher redeemed by 31st March 2021 

The scheme will cover home improvements including insulation of walls, floors and roofs, but also in some cases new windows and entrance doors.

The installation of double or triple glazing (or secondary glazing) is eligible if replacing and upgrading single-glazed windows.

 

 

 

The measures are being targeted to help families save up to £600 a year on their energy bills in a typical home.

More information is available from the Government’s website:

 

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Immediate Opportunities for Window and Door Manufacturers and Installers

 

Required Window and Door Installer Accreditations

To participate in the scheme, window and door installers need to have PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 accreditation.  Further details of these standards are available at:

PAS 2030   PAS 2035

 

For window installers without these accreditations there are additional benefits of close cooperation with primary measure contractors as it is they who have to secure and maintain accreditation with the Green Homes delivery standard (PAS 2030).  When replacement windows are being incorporated as part of a broader building project and not attracting direct funding (in other words they are not single-glazed windows being removed), the window installer does not typically need the PAS 2030 accreditation.   FENSA (or equivalent) and Trustmark registration is deemed to be sufficient.

When replacement doors are being funded by the Green Homes Grant scheme, the installer will always need PAS 2030 accreditation.

 

Workman

 

EligibilityTo apply for the voucher, homeowners must either:• own their home (including park home owners, long-leaseholders and shared ownership)• be a private or social landlordThe property must be in England in order to be eligible for the scheme.Insulation measuresThe following insulation measures are covered by the scheme:• solid wall• flat roof• under floor• room in roof• cavity wall• insulating a park home• loft• low carbon heat measuresThe following low carbon heating measures are covered by the voucher:• air or ground source heat pump• solar thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collectors)• biomass boilersThe Government has said that further information on these measures will be announced soon.Secondary measuresIf at least one primary measure is installed, the grant can be used to help cover the cost of any of the following secondary measures:• draught proofing• double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazed windows)• secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)• external energy efficient doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002)

 

Support from Saint-Gobain

 

Support from Saint-Gobain

The Saint-Gobain Group includes several businesses, such as British Gypsum, Weber and Isover, that work together to deliver integrated solutions to deliver high-performance building envelopes – Saint-Gobain Glass and Glassolutions is part of that story.  

 

Additional information is available from the Saint-Gobain Group website here.

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09/16/2020 - 00:00
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