Last week the government extended the Greener Homes Grant Scheme until March 2022, giving homeowners longer to make the most of the energy efficiency home improvement vouchers.
Homeowners in England, including landlords, can get up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation using the Greener Homes Grant Scheme. Low income households can get 100% of the costs of work covered up to £10,000.
Considering making some ‘green’ transformations to your property to lower your household emissions and lower bills? Some things you could think about updating are: Cavity wall insulation; Solid wall insulation; Floor insulation; Loft and roof insulation; Draught proofing windows and doors with double glazing; Insulating tanks and pipes
To qualify for any financial support, you’ll need to install what the Government calls “primary” improvements. These are:
- Insulation, including solid wall, cavity wall, underfloor, loft or roof insulation. Insulation for a park home is also included.
- Low-carbon heating, including air-source, ground-source and hybrid heat pumps, solar thermal systems and biomass boilers, which provide renewable ways of heating your home.
You can then qualify for secondary improvements. Secondary improvements include:
- Double or triple glazing, or secondary glazing, but only if you currently have single glazing – it won’t cover replacement double glazing.
- Energy efficient doors, where you’re replacing single-glazed or solid doors installed before 2002.
- Heating controls and insulation, including appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart-heating controls, zone controls, delayed-start thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves.
Now it may be that your home is an older one and adding new more robust windows and doors would be the answer. These things apply to you as a landlord too to keep the costs down on your rental properties.
Thinking of transforming your home?
Making your property into an energy efficient home of your dreams doesn’t need to stop here. Should you find your home design and layout isn’t quite working for your growing or evolving family contact us today as we can suggest ways in which a building reform might help you.
Teenagers might need more space so converting the loft space could be ideal. Perhaps a play room for your little ones or a bathroom revamp that adds a spa-like feel to your bathroom. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination and budget. Our skilled team can manage the project from start to finish so call us today.