What is the Green Homes Grant and what does it cover?

Following the launch of the Green Homes Grant scheme in September, we are receiving an increasing number of queries and questions regarding the scheme. So, if you’d like to know what it is and what it covers, please continue reading. And even if you don’t qualify, carry on reading for essential information on our latest offers to help make your home warm, cosy and ultra-efficient all year round.

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What is the Green Homes Grant?

Announced back in July, the Green Homes Grant Scheme enables homeowners and landlords in England to align their properties with minimum energy efficiency standards and reduce energy usage. Able to help families save up to £600 a year on their energy bills, homeowners and landlords can access a voucher worth up to £5,000, to cover two-thirds of the cost of essential home improvements. General eligibility includes all owner-occupied homes, park homeowners and landlords of private rented sector and social sector domestic properties.

Low income households can access vouchers worth up to £10,000 to cover the entire cost of the works. Low-income eligibility is available for owner-occupied homes and park homeowners. Those receiving income-based or disability benefits would be eligible for a fully funded package of measures, listed here.

What does the Green Homes Grant cover?

The available thermal upgrades are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures. To qualify for funding, households must install at least one of the primary measures listed below. And once one of the primary measures has been included in the package of works, households can then install a secondary measure. *

Green Homes Grant Primary Categories

  • Insulation
    – Solid wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, under-floor insulation, loft insulation, flat roof insulation, room in roof insulation, park home insulation
  • Low carbon heat
    – Air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal heat

Green Homes Grant Secondary Categories

* The amount received towards the secondary measures cannot exceed the amount received for primary measures. So, if you receive a £1,000 voucher for primary measures, you can only receive a maximum of £1,000 towards the secondary measures.

Find out more about the items that are and are not covered by the Green Homes Grant Scheme here (last updated 4th September 2020).

How do I know if an installer is approved to deliver the Green Homes Grant?

Authorised Green Deal installers must meet the requirements of PAS 2030, which is the standard that ensures installations of energy efficient measures are completed properly, and must, therefore, be completed by a TrustMark & FENSA Registered Business (like us!)

How do I apply for the Green Homes Grant to insulate my home?

Further information on the Green Homes Grant

  • You must receive confirmation that your voucher application has been accepted before entering into a commitment to carry out the work
  • The work must be scheduled for completion, and the voucher redeemed subject to its terms and conditions, by 31 March 2021.

Please find a printer-friendly Fineline Green Homes Grant fact sheet here.

Free energy efficient door when purchasing windows

Those that don’t qualify for the Green Homes Grant can access our latest offer of a FREE energy efficient uPVC door * when purchasing windows, a half price composite door *, OR up to 35% off windows, doors, and conservatories. So, no matter your income, lifestyle or property size, affordable, quality, and high-performance home improvements are well within reach with Fineline.

This fantastic home improvement offer ends on 31 October 2020. Get in touch to find out more about making your South East home ready for winter with a free uPVC door *, a half price composite door * replacement or 35% off a full house refurbishment.

* T’s & C’s apply, please contact us for full details.

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