The government has launched a financial incentive scheme to encourage homeowners and landlords in England to make energy efficiency and low carbon improvements to their properties. The Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme offers up to £5,000 to cover up to two thirds of costs, which increases to £10,000 covering 100% of the costs if someone in the household is in receipt of certain low-income benefits. Launched in late September, the scheme aims to help 600,000 households save up to £600 with the latest energy saving measures available on the market.
To be eligible for the grant, applicants must own their home (including park homes on a residential site, long-leaseholders and shared ownership) or be a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector including local authorities and housing associations.
Applicants must include at least one primary measure including flat roof, pitched roof, loft, under-floor, cavity wall and solid wall insulation or low carbon heat including air source, ground source, hybrid heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal. Additionally, the grant can help with costs for secondary measures including draught proofing, double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazed windows), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), external energy efficient doors and water tank thermostats and insulation.
The majority of existing, older generation flat roofs were installed with little or no insulation or suffer from dilapidated insulation. These ‘cold roofs’ create several, common problems including expensive heat loss, condensation and damp issues. New generation ‘warm flat roofs’ incorporate advanced technology consisting of a vapour control layer topped by insulation and sealed with a waterproof membrane, minimising heat loss and preventing unwanted moisture.
To apply, check if you’re eligible for a voucher, check what improvements may be suitable for your home, choose what improvements you would like, find registered installers to get quotes to carry out the work and then apply for your voucher. Only TrustMark registered businesses can carry work for the Green Homes Grant to ensure quality assurance that the work will be completed to accepted standards.
All Roofing is a Green Homes Grant installer registered with TrustMark and a trade member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors certified to install warm flat roofs using high-quality materials like Alwitra Evalon single-ply membranes. All Roofing has over 20 years industry experience and advises customers on the most appropriate solution for their needs. Get in touch to arrange a free quotation today and take advantage of a Green Homes Grant voucher to make improvements to your property.