The government has finally announced more details of their Green Homes Grant Scheme, unfortunately this not good news for many of the customers who have registered their interest with us.
The scheme has been split the scheme into primary and secondary measures, households will need to install at least one primary measures to qualify for funding.
- Insulation: Solid wall, cavity wall, under-floor, loft, flat roof, room in roof, park home
- Low carbon heat: Air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal
Provided one of the above primary measures is included in the package of works, homeowners can additionally apply for funding towards secondary measures, however the level of funding for secondary measures can not exceed that grant for the primary measures.
- Draught proofing
- Windows and doors: Double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazing), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), upgrading to energy efficient doors (where replacing doors installed prior to 2002)
- Heating controls and insulation: appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves
The primary measures requirement not including windows / doors essentially rules the vast majority of double glazing companies out from participating in the Green Homes Grant Scheme.
In addition most customers who have registered their interest with Gardinia that do not have any single glazing installed in their property. This would also rule the customer out from obtaining the grant for new windows also.
To conclude the Green Homes Grant Scheme is not targeted at the glazing industry or customers looking to replace windows or doors, so with that in mind if you are looking to replace windows and doors in your home I’d contact Gardinia sooner rather than later as lead times are a lot longer than usual due to the backlog from the lockdown.
The full press release from the government can be read online: Quality assurance at heart of new £2 billion green homes grants.