Second chance to grab a share of Green Deal’s millions


Second chance to grab a share of Green Deal’s millions

A new round of the government’s Green Deal home improvement fund opened today (10th December 2014). Through the fund, homeowners will be able to apply for up to £5,600 to put towards energy efficiency home improvements.

Householders can apply to receive funding for solid wall insulation and/or any two of the following:

-cavity wall insulation;

-condensing mains gas boiler;

-secondary glazing;

-double/triple glazing (replacement single glazing);

-flat roof insulation;

-replacement warm air unit;

-fan-assisted storage heaters;

-energy efficient replacement doors;

-floor insulation;

-room-in-roof insulation;

-waste water heat recovery.

The scheme was initially launched in June 2014 with a fund of £120 million available, but within six weeks of launch all the money had gone and it was quickly closed.

This time around approximately £30 million will be available, with £24 million allocated to paying for solid wall insulation and £6 million for the other approved energy saving improvements.

Under the scheme, householders can claim back up to two-thirds of the cost of solid wall insulation (maximum claim of £4,000) and up to £1,000 for the other two measures.

To apply you will need to get a Green Deal Advice report (cost is approximately £120) or have an Energy Performance Certificate which is less than 2 years old. You will then need to get a quote from a registered Green Deal installer who will carry out the work required. 

If successful, you could receive a refund of up to £100 for your Green Deal Advice Report and if you bought your home within the last year, you will receive an extra £500.

You will need to act quickly if you want to get a slice of the funding available this time around. If you do miss out, more Green Deal funding is due to be released in February 2015.

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