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The government’s Green Homes Grant scheme: What homeowners need to know

Last updated: 19th November 2020

The Green Homes Grant scheme is a new voucher scheme, helping over 600,000 homes in England become more energy-efficient. This investment will cut energy bills for homeowners and provide local jobs for tradespeople, as well as make progress on the UK’s net zero carbon emissions by 2050 target.

As of 30th September, the government Green Homes Grant scheme 2020 is now open for applications.


FAQs


What is the Green Homes Grant scheme?

Cross section of roof showing insulation inside

The grant provides homeowners and landlords in England with a voucher worth up to £5,000, or £10,000 for low income households, to pay for the cost of installing energy-saving home improvements. The voucher will cover at least two thirds of the cost of labour, materials and VAT for the work (100% of the cost is covered for low income households).

What can I get done in my home using the Green Homes Grant?

To be eligible for funding, you will need to install at least one of the two following primary measures using the grant:

1. Insulation, for:

  • Solid walls (internal or external).
  • Cavity walls.
  • Under floor (solid floor or suspended floor).
  • Loft.
  • Flat roof.
  • Pitched roof.
  • Room in roof.
  • Park home.

If you choose to install external solid wall insulation, then you must have all suitable space on the wall insulated. Similarly, if you choose to have internal solid wall insulation installed, you must insulate all external-facing space in the room.

If your home’s already partially insulated, then you can use the government green grant to insulate the rest. However, you can’t use the grant to remove or replace existing insulation.

2. Low carbon heat

  • Air source heat pumps.
  • Ground source heat pumps.
  • Hybrid heat pumps.
  • Solar thermal (liquid filled flat plates or evacuated tube collectors).
  • Biomass boilers. 

If you opt for a low carbon heat measure, then it must be used for space heating and/or domestic hot water heating purposes. It can’t be used for process heating, outdoor heating or heating swimming pools, for example.

Any heat pump installed in your home must have a minimum Seasonal Performance Factor (SPF) of 2.5. In addition, the heat pump element of any hybrid heat pump system must be able to provide the majority of the space heating demand for your home.

The government has stated that biomass boiler installations must:

  • Have a valid emissions certificate for the make and model.
  • Only use fuel that is authorised on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) and that has been tested for on the specific biomass boiler’s emissions certificate, for the lifetime of the installation.
  • Have a valid BSL fuel number for the intended fuel (which you’ll need to submit).
  • Only be installed in rural areas.

To have a low carbon heat measure installed, you must:

  1. Declare that you have planning permission, or that it isn’t required. Visit the Planning Portal website to find out how to get planning permission.
  2. Service any low carbon energy measures installed in your home in line with the manufacturer’s instructions, for the lifetime of the installation.

There’s a minimum level of insulation recommended to have the low carbon heat measures installed. This is to ensure the proper design and operation of the relevant technology in line with specific standards. So, you may need to have some insulation installed in your home.

If you have a low carbon heat measure installed in your home through the Green Homes Grant scheme, then the grant will also cover the costs of:

  • Pipework, pumps and valves, and fitting.
  • Buffer tank and domestic hot water cylinders.
  • Heating system controls.
  • New underfloor heating.
  • New high capacity radiators. 

If you already have one, or both, of the primary measures already installed in your home, then you can’t replace it using the Green Homes Grant. However, top ups are allowed, for example installing additional loft insulation up to the recommended level.

As long as you have one of the primary measures included in your Green Homes Grant package, then the government will give you the same amount towards the cost of one or more of the following secondary measures:

3. Windows and doors

  • Draught proofing.
  • Double/triple glazing, where replacing single glazing.
  • Secondary glazing, in addition to single glazing.
  • Upgrading to energy efficient doors, where replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002.

4. Heating controls and insulation

  • Hot water tank thermostats.
  • Hot water tank insulation.
  • Heating controls such as appliance thermostats, smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostats or thermostatic radiator valves.

The grant also covers the following common items, when related to one or more of the primary or secondary measures:

  • Professional services to ensure compliance with building standards, such as:
    • Detailed design drawings and calculations.
    • Damp specialist and structural engineer costs.
    • Modelling to evaluate moisture risk or to estimate payback.
    • Air tightness tests to check for excessive infiltration and ensure adequate controlled ventilation.
  • Contractor costs, including labour, materials, scaffolding, waste removal and VAT costs.
  • Reasonable work to support the retrofit:
    • Necessary structural improvements such as repairs to brickwork or floor joists.
    • Repairing and treating damp.
    • Resolving and eliminating excessive infiltration.
    • Repairing and improving controlled ventilation.

Secondary measures can only be subsidised up to the amount of subsidy provided for primary measures. So for example, if you receive a £1,000 voucher for primary measures, then you can only receive a maximum of £1,000 for your secondary measures. You’ll need to redeem your voucher for the primary measure(s) that you have installed before being able to redeem your voucher for your secondary measure(s).

Which home improvements and services aren’t covered by the government green grant?

The following green home improvements are some examples of what’s not covered by the grant:

  • Building a new extension or conversion.
  • Installing a new fossil fuel boiler (e.g. gas or oil boilers).
  • Insulation to outbuildings, conservatories without fixed heating, new extensions built to current building permissions or extensions without building permission, planning permission or fixed heating.
  • New windows (unless it’s double or triple glazing to replace single glazing).

Also, the Green Homes Grant scheme can’t be used to replace an existing low carbon heating system in your home. Excluding solar thermal, any low carbon heat measure that you have installed must completely replace your current fossil fuel heating system. For the hybrid heat pump measure, this means that you’ll need to get a new fossil fuel element for your heating system – this won’t be covered by the grant.

You can’t use the grant for the following related services:

  • Contractor costs for things such as training, asbestos removal and additional building insurance premiums or certification fees. 
  • Professional services that aren’t linked to a retrofit, such as buying an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), building surveys and building design, modelling and calculations.
  • Householder costs for furniture storage or removal or alternative accommodation costs during any disruption.
  • Building work for:
    • Retrofit measures that aren’t identified in the list of eligible home improvements.
    • Changes to your home that aren’t linked to energy efficiency improvements, such as general repairs, underpinning, changing a window design or area, re-roofing, electricity or gas safety work and damp proofing.
    • Boiler replacements or repairs.
    • Decorations that aren’t linked to a retrofit.
  • The cost of any advice that you get on the improvements which are best for your home.

Can a tradesperson enter my home to install Green Homes Grant measures whilst the National Restrictions for coronavirus are in place?

Yes. The government has confirmed that Green Homes Grant installers can continue to work inside homes whilst the national lockdown is in place from 5th November to 2nd December 2020. They must follow the COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

Green Homes Grant application form – How do I apply for the new government Green Homes Grant?

CGI image of house without walls showing possible energy efficient improvements using the Green Homes Grant scheme

The scheme is now open and all work must be completed by 31st March 2022. To apply, you’ll need to:

1. Check your eligibility

Answer some questions about your home on the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) website.

2. Find out which energy efficient upgrades may be suitable for your home

Use the Simple Energy advice tool, which uses your postcode to provide personalised advice by looking at previous surveys of your home.

To get an expert’s advice on which eco-friendly measures are best for your home and how much the work will cost, Rated People can connect you with vetted local trades businesses. By posting your job on Rated People, you can get detailed advice and information – and ultimately find a trusted trades business to do the work.

For more inspiration, we’ve also put together 8 ideas to improve your home using the Green Homes Grant.

You should also look at your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to see which areas of your home could be improved. Or, speak to a retrofit assessor.

3. Get quotes from tradespeople

When you’re applying for your voucher, you’ll need to provide a written quote for the work from at least one tradesperson. However, the government recommends that you provide three quotes, to make sure you’re getting the best value for money. The tradesperson must be registered with both the grant scheme and TrustMark, and with MCS if you’re having low carbon heat measures installed. Find out more about TrustMark and MCS here – How can I make sure that the work done in my home will be completed to a high standard?

The scheme administrator may request that you provide another quote, if the ones you provide seem unreasonably high.

You can post your Green Homes Grant job on Rated People, and up to three tradespeople will get in touch with you to quote. We recommend mentioning that you’d like to use the Green Homes Grant and ‘TrustMark membership required’ in your job description. You can check if a tradesperson is TrustMark registered by looking at the ‘Trade Certifications’ section of their Rated People profile.


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4. Apply for your voucher

To apply, you’ll need to provide:

  • The name and date of birth of the property owner or owners.
  • The name and date of birth of anyone living in the property who is receiving benefits.
  • A quote for the work from a TrustMark-registered tradesperson.
  • The TrustMark licence number of your chosen tradesperson.

If you want to make more than one green home improvement using the grant, you’ll need to make separate applications for each one. You’ll get an individual voucher for each improvement.

Your voucher(s) will be valid for 3 months from the date they’re issued, or until 31st March 2022 (whichever date is earlier). You can request a voucher extension any time before your voucher expires, unless the scheme is closed.

Apply on gov.uk.

Who’s eligible for the Green Homes Grant 2020?

  • Homeowners in England with an owner-occupied home, including long-leaseholders and shared ownership homeowners.
  • Landlords of private rented sector domestic properties in England.
  • Landlords of social sector domestic properties (including LA owned homes) in England.
  • Park home owners in England, for residential sites including Gypsy and Traveller sites.

If you own a new build property that hasn’t been previously occupied, then you aren’t eligible for upgrades through the government green grant.

Low income households are those receiving at least one of the following benefits:

  • Jobseekers allowance (JSA) that’s income based.
  • Income based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA).
  • Income Support (IS).
  • Pension Guarantee Credit.
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC).
  • Child Tax Credits (CTC).
  • Universal Credit (UC).
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
  • Attendance Allowance.
  • Carer’s Allowance.
  • Severe Disablement Allowance.
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
  • Contribution based Jobseekers allowance (JSA).
  • Contribution based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA).
  • Housing benefit.

Landlords aren’t counted as low income under the Green Homes Grant, so they can only receive a maximum of £5,000 for their green home improvements.

The government expects that the scheme will benefit over 600,000 houses.

Are there extra Green Homes Grant requirements for landlords?

Landlord welcoming tenants into their new property

Yes. The Green Homes Grant counts towards the total de minimus state aid that you’re allowed to get over a three-year period. So, you need to check that you won’t exceed the €200,000 threshold if you claim the government green grant.

Following the minimum energy efficiency standards, most private rented properties must have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E. If you’re applying for a Green Homes Grant voucher, then you’ll need to provide proof that you’ve met this standard, or proof of your exemption.

Is there any support available for households in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland?

The Green Homes Grant is only available in England, however there are other initiatives available for other areas in the UK:

What are the benefits of the UK Green Homes Grant scheme 2020?

Meter showing money spent on energy - Green Homes Grant scheme
  1. Save money on your energy bills: The government estimates that the scheme will save homeowners up to £300 a year on their energy bills. For example, solid wall insulation can take around £225 off the average heating bill, whilst double glazing can cut them down by around £105 yearly, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
  2. Complete the jobs that you’ve been wanting done: When we spoke to homeowners earlier this year, we found that 1 in 3 want to make energy-efficient home improvements in 2020, but 61% were put off by the cost. The Green Homes Grant will cut the cost of these upgrades by around two thirds!
  3. Support local businesses: Tradespeople can help you get energy-efficient jobs done and the demand for green work will create more work for them and help get our economy back on its feet. The Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report: 2020 found that almost half of UK tradespeople made changes to become eco-friendlier in 2019, with even more planning to do so this year.

Can I complete Green Homes Grant work myself?

No. The government has stated that the work can’t be completed by yourself, a member of your household or your immediate family.

How can I make sure that the work done in my home will be completed to a high standard?

All work that’s done using the Green Homes Grant must be completed by an tradesperson that’s:

  • Registered with the Green Homes Grant scheme.
  • A TrustMark registered business.
  • Accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) if they’re installing low carbon heat measures.
  • Able to meet the government’s PAS standards, which are:
    • Minimum PAS2030 for all green improvements.
    • PAS2035 for park homes, high rise buildings and buildings that are traditionally constructed and protected.

TrustMark is a government-endorsed quality scheme, which requires all registered tradespeople to meet high levels of technical competence, have their work regularly inspected and show a commitment to good customer care. Plus, they have to provide a minimum two-year guarantee for work carried out in homes.

MCS is an industry-led quality assurance scheme. All certified tradespeople have to show adherence to recognised industry standards of quality, competency and compliance.

How does the tradesperson get paid?

Once you’ve been issued with a Green Homes Grant voucher, the work can begin! When it’s done, you’ll need to pay your share of the cost to the installer (if applicable). Then, you can redeem your voucher by providing:

  • Your reference number (which you got when you first applied for the grant).
  • The postcode of the property where the measure has been installed.
  • The email address that you used to apply for the grant.
  • Your voucher number.
  • The final cost of the measure (including VAT as applicable).
  • A digital copy of your dated invoice (1 invoice for each measure that you get installed).

You’ll also need to confirm that:

  • The installation was completed satisfactorily.
  • The installer has given you the necessary certification documents.
  • You’ve paid your share of the costs to the installer (if applicable).

Once you’ve redeemed your voucher, the government’s share will be paid directly to the installer on your behalf. You can redeem your voucher on gov.uk.

Can I use the government grant to claim money back for green upgrades have been completed in my home before the grant came into place?

No – the government recently confirmed that the Green Homes Grant can’t be used to pay for works carried out before the voucher is issued.

When can the Green Homes Grant work start?

As soon as your Green Homes Grant application has been approved. You shouldn’t commit to starting any work until you have been successfully issued with a voucher.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

The installer may ask you for a deposit. It can’t be larger than the amount they’d normally charge, or larger than your expected contribution to the cost of the work under the quote they’ve given you. If you’re applying as a low income household, then the installer can’t ask you for a deposit unless the cost of the work is over £10,000 (the government limit).

What documents does the tradesperson need to give me once the work’s complete?

After the work’s done, your installer needs to give you:

  • A dated copy of an invoice, which shows the supply and installation cost of your chosen measures. You need 1 invoice for each measure that’s installed in your home.
  • Any relevant certification for energy efficiency improvement measures.
  • A guarantee document from the tradesperson.
  • An MCS certificate and the relevant manufacturer instructions, if you install a low carbon heating measure.
  • A Biomass Suppliers List, if you install a biomass fuelled low carbon heating system.

What if I’m already claiming other government grants or other funding?

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding

You can’t claim a Green Homes Grant voucher for an improvement that also has had funding under the ECO scheme. However, you can claim both ECO and a Green Homes Grant voucher as long as they’re for different and separate measures – for example, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

You can claim both the Domestic RHI and the government green grant for a low carbon heat measure. Claim your Green Homes Grant voucher first. Then, tell Ofgem that you’ve used it when you apply for the Domestic RHI. The Green Homes Grant will then be deducted from your Domestic RHI payments. If you’re only claiming the Green Homes Grant for energy efficiency measures, then you don’t need to tell Ofgem.

Local Authority Delivery Scheme

You’re not eligible for the Green Homes Grant if you’ve already received a Local Authority Delivery Scheme grant.

How do I get involved with the Green Homes Grant scheme now?

Follow the application process explained earlier in this article. The first step is to check your eligibility for the Green Homes Grant scheme on the Simple Advice Energy website.

Tradespeople that are members of Rated People should register for the scheme and update their Rated People profiles now. Follow our simple steps to get your business ready.

Read the latest Green Homes Grant information and you’re ready to apply? Head over to Gov.uk.


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    1. Hi Jason, the government recently confirmed that a range of insulation types will be covered by the Green Homes Grant – find out more information here.

    1. I would like the cost of a new roof included in the grant. M roof is in need of repair but I can’t agord the cost. I’m sure a new roof would reduce the loss of heat from. My home. Is there any chance this will be added to the scheme?

      1. Hi Carol, the government recently confirmed the list of green home improvements that are covered by the Green Homes Grant, and unfortunately a new roof isn’t included. However, you may be interested in roof or loft insulation, which is covered by the grant, as this will reduce the heat lost from your home. You can find out more about why insulation is a good solution here our Inspiration Centre – https://bit.ly/34FiU8m

        1. Hi Yasmin, unfortunately roof repairs are not included in the Green Homes Grant. However, you may interested in flat roof insulation, which is available through the grant – find out more about insulation on our Inspiration Centre.

    2. Hi Nicholas, a full central heating or gas boiler replacement won’t be covered by the scheme, however you may want to consider having one of the low carbon heating systems offered by the grant installed in your home, such as a biomass boiler or heat pump. If not, then you may want to consider getting heating controls (such as smart heating controls) and/or hot water tank insulation through the scheme to improve the efficiency of your current heating system. Find out more about how heat pumps work (and the other green home improvements available in the grant) on our Inspiration Centre.

    3. Hi we have a flat conservatory roof which has gas central heating in, will the grant cover us to change the roof to a standard roof ? As all the heat goes out of it

      1. Hi Peacey, the government has confirmed that re-roofing won’t be covered by the Green Homes Grant. However, you may be interested in some of the other green home improvements that will help to reduce heat loss, such as insulation, double/triple glazing and draught proofing. You can find out more about what’s covered by the grant in the ‘What can I get done in my home using the Green Homes Grant?’ section of this blog post. There’s a menu at the top which allows you to skip to that section. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Hilary, you could get a voucher worth up to £5,000 (or £10,000 if you’re on a low income) to put towards getting double glazed windows through the Green Homes Grant. However, as double glazing is a secondary measure in this scheme, you’ll also need to have one of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in order to be eligible for it.

      Find out more about how to use the scheme here.

  1. Would this include a front door? Mine is old and warped also I have not got a thermostat to control heating

    1. Hi Margaret, yes, both energy efficient doors and heating controls will be covered by the scheme. However, they’re considered secondary measures, so you’ll need to get at least one of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heat) installed before you’re eligible for a new door or heating controls. For ideas on the other green home upgrades you could get, visit our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Pam, yes you can have more than one improvement installed using the grant. However, you must get at least one of the primary measures (insulation and/or low carbon heating) installed in order to be eligible for the secondary measures (draught proofing, windows and doors and/or heating controls and insulation).

      A new gas or electric boiler isn’t covered by the grant – but you may want to consider having one of the low carbon heating systems that are offered by the grant installed in your home, such as a biomass boiler or a heat pump. If not, then heating controls (such as smart heating controls) and/or hot water tank insulation can help to improve the efficiency of your current heating system. For more info on the low carbon heating options available and some inspiration on the other ways to use the grant, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  2. Regarding the Green grants, does this apply to upgrading my Dimplex electric wall heaters that are 13 years old.? My energy certificate supplied on purchasing the Apartment Stated that was the only aspect that needed upgrading to get a top rating,

    1. Hi Cedric, new heating controls to support your existing radiators, such as thermostatic radiator valves, are covered by the Green Homes Grant – however a full radiator replacement is not. For more information on the heating controls that you could get through the scheme, as well as other green home improvements, check out our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Andrew, good to hear that you’re interested in using the Green Homes Grant. Both energy-efficient doors and double/triple glazing are covered by the scheme – for some inspiration, visit our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi John, to get an idea of how much new windows would cost, you can ask one of our vetted tradespeople in our Ask an Expert forum. Bare in mind though, new double/triple glazed windows are counted as a secondary measure in the Green Homes Grant, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures installed in your home too, in order to be eligible for them. You can get some ideas on how else to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi James, double and triple glazing (to replace single glazed windows) will be covered by the scheme. It’s important to bare in mind that new double/triple glazed windows are counted as a secondary measure in the Green Homes Grant, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heat) installed in your home too, in order to be eligible for them. To find out more about the different ways to use the grant, take a look at our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Ian, as long as you’re a homeowner with an owner-occupied home, a landlord of a domestic property or a park home owner (excluding new build or non-domestic property owners) then you’ll be eligible for the scheme. Bare in mind though, new double/triple glazed windows are counted as a secondary measure in the Green Homes Grant, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heat) installed in your home too, in order to be eligible for them. You can find out more about the different ways to use the scheme on our Inspiration Centre.

  3. Hi – I am interested in replacing glazing and door in my kitchen which is not double glazed / efficient

    1. Hi Joe, upgrading to energy efficient doors and double/triple glazing is covered by the Green Homes Grant. However, these are counted as secondary measures, so you’ll also need to have one of the primary measures (insulation and/or low carbon heat) installed to be eligible for them. For ideas on how else to use the grant, check out our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Patsy, you can get double or triple glazing installed in your home through the scheme, as long as it’s replacing single glazing. However, it’s counted as a secondary measure, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heat) installed in order to be eligible for new double or triple glazing. To find out more about the other ways to use the grant, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  4. Very informative article on the scheme on the government’s green homes schemes. I will probably avail myself of the opportunity to make my home better insulated. Thank you Rated People

      1. Hi Susan, insulation for your loft, flat roof or room in roof is available through the Green Homes Grant. You can find out more information about how insulation can help to save you money on your energy bill, reduce your carbon footprint and improve your home’s value at the same time, on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Definitely be interested in to have the double glazing done is very old and left the draught then so please keep me in touch thank you

      1. Hi Ann, we’ll share any updates to the Green Homes Grant, including the link to apply for it (once it’s available), on this article. Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels too, as well as your emails (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner), because we’ll share any updates there. For now, we’ve put together some ideas on how to use the grant for you on our Inspiration Centre.

    2. Hello Douglas, I’m so glad that you found this article useful! We’ll share the link to apply for the Green Homes Grant on this article, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and by email (if you’re signed up as a homeowner on Rated People) once it’s available. For now, check out our ideas on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  5. Yes definitely keep me updated
    As need all new windows and exterior doors
    And currently on esa (support group!

    1. Hi Patrick, you’ll be able to get double/triple glazing and energy-efficient doors installed in your home using the Green Homes Grant, however these are counted as secondary measures so you’ll need to have at least one of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heat) installed in order to be eligible for them. As you’re receiving ESA, you’ll be able to get up to £10,000 to pay 100% of the cost of the eligible green upgrades in your home – find out more about the different upgrades covered on our Inspiration Centre.

      To stay up to date with any news on the grant, keep an eye out on this article, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and your emails (if you’re signed up as a homeowner on Rated People) as we’ll share any updates there!

    1. Hello Dilip, it’s great to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant – solar panels will be available through it! Find out more info about solar panels, as well as the other green home improvements available through the grant, on our Inspiration Centre.

  6. Hopefully double glazed,conservatory roof, for extra warmth in winter. And any possible help installing some kind of toilet downstairs, I have disability issues.

    1. Hi Sandra, double/triple glazing is available through the Green Homes Grant, but unfortunately having a new toilet installed isn’t. You may be interested in the other green home improvements available, such as wall/roof insulation and draught proofing, as these will help to keep your home warm in the winter. Find out more about what’s available through the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Karen, yes secondary glazing is available through the scheme, where it’s in addition to single glazing. You may be interested in some of the other green home improvements offered by the grant, too – check some of them out on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Stuart, we’ll keep this article up to date with any updates on the Green Homes Grant. Keep an eye out on your emails (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner) for any news, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any updates too!

    1. Hello Rosemary, you can get double or triple glazing installed in your home through the Green Homes Grant. However, it’s counted as a secondary measure, so you’ll need to get one or more of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heat) installed to be eligible for it. Find out more about the eco home improvements covered by the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hello John, you can get loft insulation installed in your home through the Green Homes Grant. You may also be interested in having some other green home upgrades installed using the grant, too – find out more information about what’s covered on our Inspiration Centre.

  7. Hi i suffer with long term chronic M.E and also chronic facial pain syndrome of which is having a terrible impact on my life. However we desperately needed double glazing for out three bedroom detached house, and we have on June 17th 2020 reluctantly agreed to have a company to install new double glazing. But, this has come as a enormous stress on my finances and i am very worried incase we fail to keep up the monthly payments which is 120 months of time to finish the completion of our financial fee to the company. The work is to commence on 27 th of July, a matter of barely two weeks away. The monthly repayments are to be £100.00 and we are really stretching our budget and i am sending this message to see if i would be eligible for help in the way of a grant, as i need to be warm because my health is very poor.I hope i can obtain help from the scheme and only just found out about the scheme and we need possible help.

    1. Hi Terence, I’m sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, the government’s Green Homes Grant isn’t available until the end of September. If you’re interested, then there are some other green home improvements that your home may benefit from – plus, if you receive any of the benefits mentioned in the ‘Who’s eligible?’ section of this article, then you’ll be able to get 100% of the cost of installing these measures covered by the grant.

    1. Hi Helen, we agree – it’s a great opportunity to save money on your energy bills, improve your home’s value and reduce your environmental impact at the same time! We’ll share any updates to the grant, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live) on this article, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      For now, visit our Inspiration Centre to discover 8 home improvements that are covered by the grant.

    1. Hi Janice, wall insulation is a great solution to reduce heat loss, plus you should be able to make the cost of installation back in five years at most, through the savings on your annual energy bill. For more info on how wall insulation works, as well as the other green home upgrades that you can get through the Green Homes Grant, visit our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Janice, pointing and cladding isn’t covered by the Green Homes Grant. You may be interested in the green measures to improve your home’s walls that are available through the grant, such as insulation. Find out more about the green home improvements available on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Edward, yes you can get energy efficient doors and double/triple glazing installed (where it’s replacing single glazing) as part of the Green Homes Grant. For more information on both of these measures, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  8. my parents are 84 and have just replaced their windows, Can they claim anything back towards the cost of this through the government green homes grant scheme? they were unaware of the scheme

    1. Hi Andrew, unfortunately the government has specified that the Green Homes Grant voucher can’t be used to help pay for works that were carried out prior to the voucher being issued (i.e. the end of September). However, your parents should be eligible for any of the other home improvements covered by the Green Homes Grant, if they’re interested. You can find more information about these home improvements on our Inspiration Centre.

  9. It is very a very interesting and attractive staffs. Me and my husband over 65 years old. We hardly got any any earning. We only survive with a little pension. It is a large Victorian house. Very cold. I will appreciate if you offer us this grant and it will help us to have a energy efficient house.
    By we don’t have extra money to manage with your grant. We need extra help as well.
    Thank you very much.

    1. Hi Gita, we agree – it’s a great way to save money on your energy bills, reduce your environmental impact and increase your home’s value! The Green Homes Grant is a government scheme, and they’re offering low-income households up to £10,000 for certain green home improvements. You can find ideas on how you could use the scheme on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Maurice, the government recently announced that new double and triple glazing will only be covered by the Green Homes Grant when it’s replacing single glazing. However, you may want to consider some of the other measures offered that will help to reduce the draught in your home, such as draught proofing and energy-efficient doors. Find out more about what’s available on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi James, glad to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant! We’ll share any updates about the grant, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live) on this article, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and by email, too (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner). In the meantime, for some inspiration on how to use the grant, check out our 8 green home improvement ideas.

    1. Hi Sucha, we’ll keep this article up to date with the latest info on the Green Homes Grant. We’ll also share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live) on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner). In the meantime, for some inspiration on how to use the grant, check out our 8 green home improvement ideas.

  10. Hi, I am still waiting to hear about my free boiler. I was offered this almost 2 months ago and, am still waiting……..

    Regards
    Naomi

    1. Hi Naomi, I’m not sure if you’re referring to the Green Homes Grant, which launches at the end of September 2020. If so, you may be interested in some of the low carbon heating measures being offered, such as biomass boilers or heat pumps – find out more on our Inspiration Centre.

  11. I am interested in having a loft conversion, also the insulation needs changing as I had rats a few years ago, a pest control person cae, I am looking at the whole area as I would like a,conversion doing, but am worried at the price. Be interested if you could help.

    1. Hi Susan, the government recently announced that loft and roof insulation will be covered by the Green Homes Grant, however, a full loft conversion won’t be. You can find out more about what’s covered on our Inspiration Centre.

      If you’re still interested in getting a loft conversion anyway, take a look at some different rooms that you could have built in your loft. You can also get an idea of how much a loft conversion costs in our cost guide.

  12. When I bought my house it already had double glazing, but the previous owner did it themselves and it needs to be redone.

    Can I use the grant for this ?

    1. Hi Wayne, you may be able to have any issues that you’re having with your double glazing fixed through the scheme, as it could be counted as a ‘top up’. However, a full replacement won’t be covered, as the government has said that new double and triple glazing will only be covered when it’s replacing single glazing. You can find out how a tradesperson can fix any existing issues by posting in our Ask an Expert forum.

  13. I live in Sheltered accommodation but own my Flat. My double glazing was fitted in 1985 and should be renewed. Am I eligible?

    1. Hi Edward, all owner-occupied homes are eligible for the Green Homes Grant. So, you could be able to have any issues that you’re having with your double glazing fixed through the scheme, as it could be counted as a ‘top up’. You can ask a tradesperson how they can help you out with your double glazing by posting for free in our Ask an Expert forum.

  14. Hi. I care for my wife. And have had to give up work to look after her. We have a very old boiler oil fired. And electric ,no gas supply. I have got on the lowest tariff of electric possible but heat the water with electric. We spend up to £164 per month on electric alone, I only have income myself of the careers allowance £67 per week. Please can you offer some help please to reduce the outgoings. Many thanks. Andrew

    1. Hello Andrew, you may be interested in the low carbon heat measures that are available through the Green Homes Grant, which are heat pumps, solar panels and biomass boilers. These measures work more efficiently than standard boiler systems, so they use less energy, therefore reducing your energy bills. You can find out how they work on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi John, you can get double or triple glazed windows installed in your home through the Green Homes Grant, however new electric boilers and storage heaters aren’t covered. You may want to consider having one of the low carbon heating systems offered by the grant installed in your home instead, such as a heat pump or biomass boiler. If not, new heating controls/insulation are a good way to improve the efficiency of your existing heating system. Find out more about these measures on our Inspiration Centre here – https://bit.ly/34FiU8m.

  15. We need to consider a new boiler as we have an inefficient oil boiler currently.

    Please consider us for a change to allow us to be a more greener house.

    1. Hello Graeme, you may want to consider having one of the low carbon heating systems that are offered by the government’s Green Homes Grant, such as a heat pump or biomass boiler, installed in your home. If not, then getting new heating controls (such as smart heating controls) and/or hot water tank insulation through the scheme can help to improve the efficiency of your current heating system. You can find out more about these measures, as well as other green home upgrades that you may be interested in, on our Inspiration Centre.

  16. We have double glazing throughout the house
    And believe about green issues, we are mindful, we have a green boiler. and will continue to develop the house to meet national levels

    1. Hello Ian, it’s so great to hear that you’re committed to improving the energy efficiency of your house. If you’re interested in using the Green Homes Grant to help you to achieve this, take a look at some of the other green improvements available through the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  17. Please update me when you can apply for the grant , I’m interested in wall insulation, double glazing and efficient boiler

    1. Hi Janice, you can get wall insulation, double glazing and a low carbon heating system (such as a biomass boiler) through the Green Homes Grant. If you don’t want to replace your existing boiler, then the new heating controls/insulation (such as smart heating controls) that are available through the scheme can improve the efficiency of your current heating system.

      We’ll share any updates on the scheme, (including a link to apply, when it’s available) on this article, on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and by email (if you’re signed up as a homeowner on Rated People). In the meantime, you can get inspiration for the different ways to use the grant in our ‘8 ideas to improve your home using the Green Homes Grant’ article.

    1. Looking at replacing my windows & doors . Look forward to more information about this government scheme.

      1. Hi Annette, it’s great to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant – it’s been confirmed that double/triple glazing and energy-efficient doors will be available through it! Bare in mind though, both of those upgrades are considered to be a secondary measure by the government, so you’ll need to get one of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heat) installed in your home, in order to be eligible for it. Find out more about what’s covered by the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    2. Looks like the scheme is aiming at eco improvements so “to” standard combin replacements might not be part of it as those are not eco with technology pretty much not changed for last 10 years or so.

      The pump systems which take air for outside and uses that are 6k plus so be prepared to pay a bit if you want to use the scheme (unless you are on benefits etc… so might be fine to have it paid in full).

    3. Hello Chris, you may be interested in having one of the low carbon heating systems offered by the Green Homes Grant installed in your home, such as a biomass boiler or heat pump. If not, then heating controls/insulation (such as smart heating controls and hot water tank insulation) can help to improve the efficiency of your current heating system.

      You can find out exactly what’s included in the Green Homes Grant in the ‘What is the Green Homes Grant?’ section of this article, and get an idea of what these upgrades could look like in your home on our Inspiration Centre.

  18. Dear sir / madam,

    I would be very interested to be kept updated on what schemes I might be eligible for my own residential address as well as for my residential property investment portfolio.

    Thanks and regards,

    Carl Evans

    1. Hi Carl, it’s good to hear that you’re interested in using the Green Homes Grant! The government recently confirmed the eligibility criteria for the grant, and as you’re a homeowner of an owner-occupied home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership properties) and a landlord of a domestic property (private or social sector, including LA owned homes), then you should be able to use the grant for the eco upgrades that are covered by the scheme. Check out our ideas on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hello Jon, no, all homeowners in England will be eligible for the Green Homes Grant. However, if you are a low-income household that’s receiving a benefit, then you’ll be able to get up to £10,000 through the grant. You can find the full list of eligible benefits in the ‘Who’s eligible?’ section of this article. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to use the grant, check out our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hello Mrs Harris, no, unfortunately double glazing is only available through the Green Homes Grant when it’s replacing single glazing. You can find out more about what’s covered by the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  19. My kitchen needs another window to let in light – sunlight. triple glazed or double glazed.
    My cooker is gas powered – would prefer an electric cooker top – more energy efficient
    Insulatiion on doors to outside – lets in draughts.
    House built in 2004 – terraced.

    1. Hi Madeleine, the government recently confirmed which green home improvements will be available through the Green Homes Grant, and double/triple glazing, energy-efficient doors and wall, roof/loft and underfloor insulation is included. However, a new cooker top unfortunately isn’t. You can find out more about the eco upgrades available through the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hello Elaine, you may be interested in having one of the low carbon heating systems offered by the grant installed in your home, such as a biomass boiler or heat pump. If not, getting heating controls/insulation (such as smart heating controls and hot water tank insulation) through the scheme can improve the efficiency of your current heating system.

      You can find out more about the low carbon heating systems and heating controls/insulation available, as well as the other eco upgrades covered, on our Inspiration Centre.

  20. It looks like an excellent scheme. Are ground source ‘heat pumps’ included in the scheme? I have investigated these and they are still very expensive.

    1. Hi Mike, we agree, the Green Homes Grant is a great opportunity! Yes, ground source heat pumps are covered by the grant – the government have recently confirmed this. If you want to find out more about how ground source heat pumps work, as well as info on the other green home upgrades that are included in the grant, check out our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hello Ian, the Green Homes Grant doesn’t cover replacements, so if you already have a solar thermal system installed in your home, then you can’t use the grant for a back up battery. Both air source and ground source heat pumps are available through the scheme though, so you’ll be able to get one. For more info on both of these heat pumps as well as the other eco upgrades available in the grant, take a look at our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Patricia, the government recently confirmed which green home improvements will be covered by the grant, and both solar panels and double/triple glazing will be included! To find out more about the benefits that both of those measures can bring to your home, as well as info on the other green home upgrades available through the grant, visit our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Wendy, applications open in September so we don’t have the link to apply yet. We’ll share the link once it’s released – keep an eye on this article, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and your emails (which you’ll get if you’re signed up as a homeowner on Rated People) for it.

  21. Require new front door where there are large gaps around the opening edge of the door. House is Listed built 1763. Drafts are exceptional.

    1. Hi Mr Green, you’ll be able to get an energy-efficient door through the Green Homes Grant if your current door was installed before 2002. However, bare in mind that energy-efficient doors are considered to be a secondary measure in the grant, so you’ll need to have at least one of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for a new door. For more info on the other measures available in the grant, visit our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Gary, garden clearance and gutter cleaning aren’t covered in the Green Homes Grant, unfortunately. However, you may be interested in the range of eco home improvements that are available – you can find out what’s covered by the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

      If you’d still like to get a garden clearance and have your guttering cleaned, then our vetted tradespeople can help you out. Post your job on Rated People and up to three local tradespeople will get in touch with you:

      – Garden clearance: https://www.ratedpeople.com/local-garden-clearance
      – Gutter cleaning: https://www.ratedpeople.com/local-guttering-and-rainwater-pipe

  22. Dear Sir/Madam,
    We live in a detached home built in 1959 that does not have a cavity wall. We have insulated the loft to a high standard, We have also used insulated lining paper on our inside of the exterior walls. We also have a new gas boiler that is specified to be connected to Solar panels. Also we are fully double glazed
    Our roof shape is mainly triangular or off set rectangular and so square or rectangular solar panels cannot utilise all the
    the roof space to take advantage of a solar installation. There is no mention of grants to deal with external walls such as adding shingles with insulation behind them

    1. Hi John, do you know if your home has solid walls? If so, then this would be your best bet for wall insulation, as it can be fitted to external walls and is available through the Green Homes Grant. You can find out if your home has solid walls by following the Energy Saving Trust‘s instructions and looking at the outside of your house:

      – The bricks will have an alternating pattern if your home has solid walls, with some bricks laid across the wall so you can see the smaller ends from the outside.
      – If the brickwork’s been covered, then measure the width of the wall. Examine a window or door on one of your external brick walls. If it’s more than 260mm thick then it is probably a cavity wall. A narrower wall is probably a solid wall, and stone walls may be thicker, but are usually solid.

      You can find out more information on the benefits of wall insulation, as well as the other green home upgrades that are covered by the grant, on our Inspiration Centre.

  23. I am interested in
    1. LOFT INSULATION
    2 TRIPLE GLAZING FOR WINDOWS AND DOORS
    3 GREEN BOILER AND HEATING

    ON THE GREEN HOMES GRANT SCHEME WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER

    1. Hello Mrs Auker, the government recently confirmed which green home improvements will be covered by the Green Homes Grant, and loft insulation, triple glazing (where it’s replacing single glazing) and low carbon heating systems will be covered! The low carbon heating systems available include biomass boilers and heat pumps, which work more efficiently than traditional boiler setups. To find out how these measures can benefit your home, as well as more information on the other eco upgrades available, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  24. I have a 50 year old heating system that is inefficient 4 DIMPLEX NIGHT STORE HEATERS which hardly give out any heat now and costs me around £1600 per annum. I am an 80 year old pensioner– a widower living on my own and cant afford an update. Anything you can do would be much appreciated.

    1. Hi Hamish, you may be interested in the low carbon heat solutions covered by the Green Homes Grant, as they deliver heat at a lower temperature over a longer period of time so they don’t cost as much to run. Also, if you’re a low income household then you can get up to £10,000 to cover 100% of the cost of green upgrades in your home. You can find out more about low carbon heating on our Inspiration Centre – https://bit.ly/34FiU8m.

    1. Hi Kevin, the Green Homes Grant isn’t income related – the amount of grant that you’ll receive is based on the cost of the upgrade. You’ll receive a voucher to cover up to two thirds of the cost of the upgrade, up to a maximum of £5,000, which will be issued by the government once your application is approved. If you’re a low-income household that receives at least one of the eligible benefits (listed in the ‘Who’s eligible?’ section of this article), then you’ll get up to £10,000 to cover 100% of the cost. Visit our Inspiration Centre for some ideas on how to use the grant.

  25. I should like further information regarding the Green Grant from the government for eco-friendly changes to houses, I understand these are to be published in September so I should be pleased if you could let me know how to apply when possible.
    Best wishes
    Cynthia Greenwood (Ms.)

    1. Hi Ms Greenwood, we’ll keep this article up to date with any news on the Green Homes Grant, including a link to the application portal when it’s available. If you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner, keep an eye out on your emails for updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any news on the grant, too!

      In the meantime, you can find some ideas on how to use the grant in our Inspiration Centre – https://bit.ly/34FiU8m.

    1. Hello Julie, the government recently confirmed that double glazing is only available through the Green Homes Grant when it’s replacing single glazing. However, you may be able to get any issues with your double glazing fixed as it could be considered a ‘top up’ under the scheme. Check out some of the alternative green home upgrades available through the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  26. We would like to have our house walls insulated like the rest of our street, all council houses were done about 3 years ago we missed out because we bought ours neighbours say it made a great difference to their heating bills.

    1. Hi John, wall insulation is definitely a great way to improve your home’s energy performance rating, which will reduce your heating bills and increase your home’s value if you ever decide to sell it. Visit our Inspiration Centre for some more ideas on how to use the grant – you can get more than one installed in your home using the grant!

  27. I am interested in triple glazing so that i don’t have to go to bed with the noise of heavy goods and other traffic noises

    1. Hi Susan, triple glazing definitely offers some noise insulation, as well as reducing heat loss from your home. Bare in mind though, new triple glazed windows are counted as a secondary measure in the Green Homes Grant, so you’ll need to have at least one of the primary measures installed in your home too, in order to be eligible for them. You can get some ideas on how else to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  28. I am writing this on my husband’s behalf .He’s been registered blind since December 2019 and is aged 80
    Years old.. Our central heating system was installed here when the house was built, about 25 years ago a nd isin need of a more efficient (? Combi) together with a couple of new radiators to make our home more efficient and comfortable could we qualify for a grant towards the cost please?

    1. Hi Michael, new combi boilers and radiators unfortunately aren’t covered by the Green Homes Grant. However, you may be interested in one of the low carbon heating systems that are available through the grant, such as a biomass boiler or heat pump. You can also get some heating controls/insulation, like hot water tank insulation and thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), installed through the grant, to support your existing radiators and/or boiler. For more information on these measures, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  29. WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HAVING REPLACEMENT DOUBLE GLAZING, AS LOSING A LOT OF ENERGY THROUGH OLD LEAKY WINDOWS.

    1. Hi Graham, double glazing is a great way to reduce heat loss through your windows – it also increases your home’s security and reduces noise pollution inside your home, which are nice benefits. Bare in mind though, you can only get double or triple glazing installed in your home through the scheme if it’s replacing single glazing. Also, new double/triple glazed windows are counted as a secondary measure in the Green Homes Grant, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures installed in your home too, in order to be eligible for them. You can get some ideas on how else to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hello George, we’ll keep this article up to date with the latest news on the Green Homes Grant, and share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      For now, you can get some inspiration on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Mahendra, we’ll keep this article up to date with the latest news on the Green Homes Grant. We’ll also share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      In the meantime, you can find out more about some of the green home improvements that are covered by the scheme in our 8 ideas to improve your home using the Green Homes Grant article.

    1. Hi Jean, I’m so glad that you found this information useful. We’ll keep this article up to date with the latest news on the Green Homes Grant, and share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      For now, you can get some inspiration on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Pamela, we’ll update this article with any news on the Green Homes Grant. If you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner, then keep an eye out on your emails for updates, too. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any news.

      In the meantime, you can get some inspiration on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Isma, you can get a biomass boiler through the Green Homes Grant. You may also want to consider one of the low carbon heating systems offered by the grant, such as a heat pump. If not, then getting heating controls/insulation (such as smart heating controls and hot water tank insulation) installed through the grant can help to improve the efficiency of your current heating system. Visit our Inspiration Centre to find out how all of these measures work.

      If the low carbon heating systems offered by the grant aren’t suitable for you, or if you’re looking to sort out your boiler before the Green Homes Grant kicks off in September, get in touch with a gas and heating engineer who can help you to fix your boiler by posting your job on Rated People.

    1. Hi Lorraine, there are a few low carbon heating systems that are covered by the Green Homes Grant, which you may be interested in – such as a biomass boiler or heat pump. If not, then getting heating controls/insulation (such as smart heating controls and hot water tank insulation) through the scheme can help to improve the efficiency of your current heating system.

      To find out more about the low carbon heating systems, heating controls/insulation and other eco upgrades available, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  30. This is amazing as I’d love to have all the windows replaced in my house but just can’t afford it.

    1. Hello Caroline, we agree, the Green Homes Grant is a great opportunity to reduce the cost of improving the energy efficiency of your home! It sounds like new double and triple glazing, which is available through the grant, would be a good option for you – for more details on how it can save you money on your heating bills and reduce your carbon footprint, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  31. Good morning
    Would this green deal cover towards having the German style electric radiators and a hot water system and an update on double glazing. My boiler is old as am I and it would be nice to feel safe with a new system. Regards Patricia Yates

    1. Hi Patricia, the Green Homes Grant doesn’t cover getting new radiators installed, however you may want to consider having new heating controls installed using the Green Homes Grant, such as thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), to improve the efficiency of your existing radiators. Also, you may be interested in one of the low carbon heating systems that are covered by the scheme, like heat pumps or solar panels.

      New double glazing is only available through the grant if it’s replacing single glazing. However, you may be able to get any issues with your double glazing fixed as it could be considered a ‘top up’ under the scheme. To find out more about these green home improvements as well as some others that you may want to consider, visit our Inspiration Centre – https://bit.ly/34FiU8m.

  32. I am interested in solar panels as i am all electric and do not have any heating in my property ,also electric radiators

    1. Hi Simon, solar panels are a great option to consider, as they don’t require sunny weather all year round to work. New radiators aren’t covered by the Green Homes Grant unfortunately. Discover more info on solar panels and the other eco upgrades available through the grant on our Inspiration Centre: https://bit.ly/34FiU8m.

    1. Hello Mike, there are some low carbon heating solutions offered through the Green Homes Grant which you may want to consider, which work more efficiently than a standard boiler system. Also, you may be interested in the heating controls and insulation that are also available, as these can help to improve the efficiency of your existing heating system. Find out more on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Dianne, as long as you meet one of the below criteria, then you should be eligible for the Green Homes Grant:

      Homeowners with an owner-occupied home, including long-leaseholders and shared ownership homeowners.
      Landlords of private rented sector domestic properties.
      Landlords of social sector domestic properties (including LA owned homes).
      Park home owners, for residential sites including Gypsy and Traveller sites.

      We’ll share the application link once it’s available – keep an eye out on this article and your emails for updates (you’ll get our emails if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any updates, too!

    1. Hi Alan, we’ll keep this article up to date with any news on the Green Homes Grant. If you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner, keep an eye out on your emails for updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any updates, too!

    1. Hello Eric, both double glazing and energy-efficient doors are offered to homeowners using the Green Homes Grant! Bare in mind though, new doors and double/triple glazed windows are counted as secondary measures in the Green Homes Grant, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heating) installed in your home too, in order to be eligible for them. For more info on how both of those green measures can benefit your home, visit our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Anthony, you’ll be able to get double glazing through the Green Homes Grant, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. Bare in mind though, new double or triple glazed windows are counted as a secondary measure in the Green Homes Grant, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation and low carbon heating) installed in your home too, in order to be eligible for them. For inspiration on the other green upgrades that you could have installed in your home, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  33. This is timely for me. My gas boiler needs replacing it was installed around 2004. I would like it to be as eco friendly as possible, but sometimes that is the most expensive, so if I had a grant I might consider it. I’m retired and don’t have much money, but I’m just above the threshold of supplements.

    1. Hello Pat, it’s great to hear that the Green Homes Grant will benefit you – it’s definitely a great way to cut down on the cost of green home upgrades. New gas boilers won’t be covered by the scheme, however you may want to consider having one of the low carbon heating systems offered by the grant installed in your home instead, such as a biomass boiler or heat pump. If not, then you can have heating controls/insulation installed using the grant to improve the efficiency of your current heating system. Find out more about how heat pumps work (and the other green home improvements available in the grant) on our Inspiration Centre.

  34. will there be complete funding for people who cannot afford the amount required to do the work.
    i mean a means tested grant.

    1. Hello William, low income households will be able to get vouchers worth up to £10,000, to cover 100% of the cost of green upgrades in your home. For inspiration on how you can use the Green Homes Grant, visit our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Susan, you may want to consider having a low carbon heating solution installed in your home through the Green Homes Grant, such as solar panels or a heat pump. You can find out more about these solutions on our Inspiration Centre.

  35. Hi, my mom needs major repairs to her property, she a pensioner, with diagnosed dementioner she is 76yrd old, it’s in disrepair she does not have the funding to get it repaired needs rewiring new bathroom kitchen cupboards new windows doors around the house new ceilings all around the house a new boiler system with radiators in all rooms she has gas fires which needs taking out there in a bad way too

    1. Hi Marion, the Green Homes Grant covers insulation and low carbon heating systems (primary measures) and draught proofing, new windows/doors and heating controls/insulation (secondary measures). Unfortunately, this means that a new bathroom, kitchen, ceilings or rewiring won’t be covered.

      For the boiler system, you may want to consider having one of the low carbon heating systems that are offered by the grant installed in your mom’s property, such as a biomass boiler or heat pump. They work more efficiently than standard boiler systems, so they’ll cut down her energy bill and improve her property’s energy efficiency and value. If not, then getting heating controls/insulation (such as smart heating controls and hot water tank insulation) through the scheme can improve the efficiency of her current heating system.

      We’ve put together some ideas for using the grant, and I’m sure you’ll find something suitable for your mom’s property there. Check it out on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Malcolm, you’ll need to be registered with TrustMark or certified by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) to become an approved tradesperson on the scheme. To find out four key ways to get your business ready for the Green Homes Grant, please visit our Trade Advice Centre.

  36. please provide us the trade person who can install energy efficient door under the government green homes grant scheme kicking in September 2020

    1. Hi Sudesh, applications for the scheme aren’t open yet – in the meantime, you can ask a vetted tradesperson any questions that you have about getting an energy efficient door installed in your home on our Ask an Expert forum.

    1. Hi David, I’m glad that you found this article useful. We’ll keep this article up to date with the latest news on the Green Homes Grant, and share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      For now, you can get some inspiration on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hello Veronica, the Green Homes Grant isn’t just for people on benefits, so you should be eligible for the scheme as long as you fall into one of the below categories:

      1. Homeowners with an owner-occupied home, including long-leaseholders and shared ownership homeowners.
      2. Landlords of private rented sector domestic properties.
      3. Landlords of social sector domestic properties (including LA owned homes).
      4. Park home owners, for residential sites including Gypsy and Traveller sites.

      Double/triple glazing (to replace single glazing) and low carbon heating systems (such as biomass boilers) are covered by the grant. You can find out more about the available measures on our Inspiration Centre.

  37. Hi, I am interested in this scheme as would like an eco friendly boiler fitted , if you could keep me informed I would be very grateful, many thanks

    1. Hi Samantha, you may be interested in the low carbon heating solutions offered, such as heat pumps or biomass boilers. If not, then you may want to consider getting heating controls (such as smart heating controls) and/or hot water tank insulation through the scheme, to improve the efficiency of your current heating system. Find out more about the available measures on our Inspiration Centre.

  38. At the moment, our conservative is HOT in summer and COLD in winter.We would like to have a tiled roof benefiting us to keep conservative COOL in summer and HOT in winter.We both are living on pensions. Iam sure that we would qualify for a government grant.

    1. Hi Mahendra, the government recently confirmed which home improvements will be covered by the Green Homes Grant, and unfortunately a new roof for your conservatory isn’t included in the list. However, you may be interested in other green upgrades to manage the temperature of your conservatory, such as smart heating controls and double/triple glazing to replace any single glazing. For more info on these measures plus the other eligible measures, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  39. I would like to apply for a grant when this scheme openings for wall insulation as my home is a ex council house and has no wall insulation as they were all concrete and needs cladding and anew gas boiler as my old one is over 15 years old and not very green on energy

    1. Hello Charles, the government recently confirmed the list of green home improvements that will be covered by the Green Homes Grant, and wall insulation is covered! However, a gas boiler replacement won’t be covered, but you may want to consider having one of the low carbon heating systems offered by the grant installed in your home, such as a biomass boiler or heat pump. If not, then getting heating controls (such as smart heating controls) and/or hot water tank insulation through the scheme can help to improve the efficiency of your current heating system. Find out more about how heat pumps work (and the other green home improvements available in the grant) on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Roisin, great to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant! The government recently announced that double/triple glazing and energy-efficient doors will be available through the grant, however, both are counted as secondary measures. So, you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for them. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Joyce, it’s good to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant! The government recently announced that double/triple glazing and energy-efficient doors will be available through the grant, however, both are counted as secondary measures. So, you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for them. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

      We’ll keep this article up to date with the latest news on the Green Homes Grant, and share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

  40. I think you will find like the warm front deal it is not what it seems. Over priced work making you pay the real cost of what need to be done.

  41. Does this scheme include outdated storage heaters, they are about 25years old, very costly and I’m always cold in the evening. I have a guaranteed Pension Credit and am 79 years old.

    1. Hello Joan, new storage heaters are not covered by the scheme. However, you may be interested in the heating controls and insulation covered, such as thermostats and zone controls. There are also low carbon heating solutions available, such as solar panels and heat pumps, which you may want to consider. Furthermore, if you’re a low income household, then you’ll be able to get up to £10,000 to cover 100% of the cost of green upgrades in your home through the scheme.

      Find out more about some of the green home improvements available by visiting our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Marcia, there are a number of low carbon heat systems offered through the Green Homes Grant that you may be interested in. These include biomass boilers, heat pumps and solar panels – visit our Inspiration Centre to find out how they work, how they can save you money on your energy bills and how they help you to reduce your carbon footprint.

  42. This is great news, I desperately need new front Windows but as we with part time I just couldn’t afford to replace them so definatly will apply fur grant

    1. Hi Mandy, it’s great to hear that the Green Homes Grant will benefit you! The government recently announced that double/triple glazing will be available through the grant – however, it will be counted as a secondary measure. So, you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for it. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  43. I would interested in getting my loft insulted as it is an older type of house and some of the windows replaced. Subject getting the grant I will really like to go ahead with it as soon as possible, before the winter is upon us again. I couldnt afford to get them both done . If I can get a grant would be interested as being of an older age group.

    Great to see that this will create more jobs during these very uncertain times, with so many people have already lost there employment and struggling during this Coronavirus Pandemic.

  44. Thank you so much for this. The green way and saving energy speaks to my heart. Please save my email let me know as soon as possible when to apply for this grant.

    with kind regards

    Lorna

    1. Hi Rychard, good to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant. Bare in mind though, you can only get double glazing through the Green Homes Grant if you’re replacing single glazing. Also, double/triple glazing is counted as a secondary measure under the grant, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for it. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Jan, we agree – it’s a great opportunity to save money on your energy bills, improve your home’s value and reduce your environmental impact at the same time! You can keep up with any updates to the Green Homes Grant and find a link to the application portal (when it’s live) by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    1. Hello Lhakpa, great to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant! Low carbon heat solutions to replace your boiler and loft insulation are both available through the scheme. However, new radiators are not available – but you can get heating controls/insulation (such as smart heating controls) through the scheme which can improve the efficiency of your radiators. Find out more on our Inspiration Centre.

  45. i am at the moment having my roof refelted in 2 weeks because it is so degraded there is none left ..it is the old tar felt . also
    the old beams are rotten and the lead lined guttering is letting in water down the internal of my house to the cellar and in all it is costing me 5k . Does anyone know if i could get help with my issues ???

    cheers

    1. Hi Mick, unfortunately a roof replacement isn’t covered by the Green Homes Grant, however you can get roof or loft insulation through the scheme – you can find out more about insulation and the other green measures covered on our Inspiration Centre.

  46. We want to replace a dated and draughty uPVC front door with a more energy efficient composite front door. The availability of a grant to cover or go towards a new front door would be ideal. We would also like to extend our low energy lighting throughout the house, again a grant to assist with costs would be ideal

    1. Hi Fergus, the government recently confirmed that homeowners will be able to get energy-efficient doors through the Green Homes Grant. It’s counted as a secondary measure though, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for one. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

      Unfortunately new low energy lighting isn’t included in the list of available green home improvements.

    1. Hello Henry, it’s great to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant! You’ll be able to apply from September, but in the meantime you can get some inspiration on different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Jacqui, we agree – it’s a great opportunity for both homeowners and tradespeople! Double glazed windows are available through the Green Homes Grant, however it’s counted as a secondary measure. So, you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for them. You can also get a biomass boiler through the scheme, or you may want to consider one of the other low carbon heat options available, such as a heat pump.

      You can find out more about these measures on our Inspiration Centre.

  47. I’ve been meaning to have my external wall insulation installed but with this grant available a little unsure what Costings of help would I be eligible for.

    1. Hi Mr Vaja, you can get up to £5,000 to cover two thirds of the cost of installing the green upgrades covered by the scheme. If you’re on a low income, then you can get up to £10,000 to cover 100% of the cost. To find out more information on the different types of wall insulation that you can get through the scheme, as well as other green upgrades that you may want to consider, check out our Inspiration Centre.

  48. I am very interested in the scheme and would like to know exactly what the grants could be used for. I need my house re- roofed, but not sure if this is on the green deal

    1. Hi Aileen, unfortunately re-roofing isn’t covered by the Green Homes Grant. The primary measures of the scheme are insulation and low carbon heat, and the secondary measures are draught proofing, new windows/doors, and heating controls and insulation. You can find out more details on each of these measures in the ‘What is the Green Homes Grant?’ section of this article. Plus, for inspiration on the different ways to use the grant, visit our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Paul, the Green Homes Grant is set to kick off at the end of September. We’ll share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

  49. Agree with the above about being just above the threshold to claim benefits. I also am also retired and have recently had to use about half my savings to replace my roof. I may have many years left yet. Would love some financial help to insulate the loft.

    1. Hello Wendy, you can get up to £5,000 for loft insulation through the Green Homes Grant if you’re not claiming any benefits. So, two thirds of the cost will be covered for you. We’ll share the application link (when it’s available) as well as any updates, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

    1. Hi, the application portal will go live in September, and we’ll share the link when it’s live. Keep an eye out on this article, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and your emails (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner) where we’ll share any updates.

  50. Interested, as a pensioner I would like to find out if my cavity walls can be insulated as it is an old stone built property and we feel the cold! This scheme sounds promising and possibly more affordable.

    1. Hi David, as long as you own your home (this includes park homes, long leasehold properties and shared ownership properties) or you’re a private or social landlord, then you should be able to get your cavity walls insulated. Also, you may be interested in some of the other green home improvements available through the Green Homes Grant – you’re allowed to get more than one done! Check some of them out on our Inspiration Centre.

  51. This is fantastic, I am really interested in this as I desperately need to get all my windows and doors for house replaced and just can’t afford it.
    Can you apply for multiple things for the house? I also need other things doing to the house listed.

    1. Hi Dipika, yes you can apply for multiple green home upgrades through the Green Homes Grant! As long as you get at least one of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home, then you’ll be eligible for one or more of the secondary measures (draught proofing, windows/doors or heating controls/insulation). Bare in mind though, you’ll only get a maximum of the same amount of money that you spend on primary measures for the secondary measures. For example, if you get a voucher for £2,000 for primary measures, then you can only get up to £2,000 for secondary measures. You can find out more info about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Trifonov, I’m glad that you found this article useful! We’ll keep it up to date with the latest news on the Green Homes Grant, and share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

  52. I am interested in Green Homes Grant Scheme, as interested information on Eco-friendly boilers and Triple glazing windows

    1. Hi Miss Wenham, there are plenty of low carbon heat measures available through the Green Homes Grant that you may be interested in. Triple glazing is also available too – find out more information about these green measures, as well as the other available measures, on our Inspiration Centre.

  53. hi, i have a very cold house . we are 75 /78 and i would like help to have under floor ins ., some day s i can light a match and it would boo out from under floor . with all the doors shut yours ken

    1. Hello Kenneth, you can get underfloor insulation through the Green Homes Grant. You may also be interested in getting draught proofing, double/triple glazing or energy-efficient doors through the grant, because these green home upgrades will also help to insulate your home and reduce any draught. Find out more about these measures on our Inspiration Centre – https://bit.ly/34FiU8m.

    1. Hi Frances, the government recently announced that double/triple glazing and energy-efficient doors will be available through the grant, however, both are counted as secondary measures. So, you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for them. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  54. Hi would like to make my conservatory warmer, and hopefully replace my Windows me and my wife had to retire because she had a stroke so both on low incomes.

    1. Hi Chris, the government recently announced that double/triple glazing will be available through the grant, however, it’s counted as a secondary measure. So, you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for it. Unfortunately insulation for a conservatory isn’t available, but you may be interested in heating controls which can help to improve the performance of any radiators that you have in your conservatory.

      You can find out more about these measures on our Inspiration Centre.

  55. I am very interested in getting my single skinned property in central Brighton insulated on the outside as its always beed cold and suffers from condensation and penertrating damp problems. I know this can be very costly and it is also in a conservation area so needs to be done proffesionally by a reputable company. I look forward to any help available and hope I’m not disappointed when it is finally announced!

    1. Hi Francis, wall insulation may be a good solution for your home. If you have any questions or concerns about getting it installed due to your home being located in a conservation area, our vetted tradespeople can discuss this with you in our Ask an Expert forum.

  56. I have a cellar running the length of my house. Underfloor insulation might well be beneficial as well as improved loft insulation in part. It sounds as though this government scheme might help to serve energy expenditure.

    1. Hi Adrian, yes, both underfloor and loft insulation are great ways to reduce heat lost from your home, so you don’t have to use as much energy – leading to cheaper energy bills and lower carbon footprint! To find out more about insulation and the other measures offered in the Green Homes Grant, check out our Inspiration Centre.

  57. Would appreciate a boiler have had no hot water for three years no one can find the problem .. will be interesting in the grant … SDowe

    1. Hi Sarah, there are a few low carbon heat options available through the Green Homes Grant that you may be interested in – heat pumps, solar panels and biomass boilers. They all use energy more efficiently than traditional boiler systems, so they’ll cut your energy bills and carbon footprint for the long-term. Find out more on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Jean, there are lots of low carbon heat measures available through the Green Homes Grant, including heat pumps and biomass boilers. Double glazing is also available – find out more about the green home improvements available on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Anthony, loft or roof insulation may be the best bet for your house. It works by creating a barrier to stop heat that rises from the lower levels of your house from escaping. It’s effective for 40 years too, so it’s a great long term solution. Find out more about insulation and the other measures available through the Green Homes Grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Tim, roof insulation is a great option to reduce the heat lost from your home. If you’re experiencing draughts coming through your floor, then underfloor insulation and/or draught proofing may also be something to consider. Check out our Inspiration Centre for more information on these measures.

  58. I will be applying for he scheme as paying for these big tickets home improvement are not always easy on a lower income.
    I am interested in an energy efficient boiler , update electrical circuit and especially under floor installation.

    1. Hello Jean, it’s great to hear that you’ll be applying for the Green Homes Grant. The government recently confirmed that both low carbon heat (such as biomass boilers and heat pumps) and underfloor insulation will be available through the grant. However, updates to your electrical circuit won’t be. For more information about the available measures, visit our Inspiration Centre.

  59. Please remind me of the process in September 2020
    This is a valuable service I am very interested in especially on a low income and the fixes will be useful in cutting bills from lower heat loss

  60. My three-decade house needs wall, floor, insulation & CH upgrading and some glazing and artex ceilings repaired/eplaced. Grants could help make this happen.

    1. Hi Phil, wall/floor insulation and double/triple glazing are both available through the Green Homes Grant – however central heating upgrades and ceiling replacements aren’t. Instead, you may be interested in the low carbon heat options and roof/loft insulation offered by through the grant. Check them out on our Inspiration Centre.

  61. Hi
    We are planning on changing our windows and doors for a more energy efficient option, and looking at options for energy efficient lighting inside and outside, and underfloor heating.

    1. Hi Diane, double/triple glazing and energy-efficient doors are available through the Green Homes Grant, and both can reduce heat loss in your home so they’ll cut both your energy bills and your carbon footprint. However, energy efficient lighting and underfloor heating aren’t covered by the grant – you may be interested in underfloor insulation, instead. Find out more about these measures on our Inspiration Centre.

  62. My home is seriously in need of modernising and probably not very “green”. Cant wait to hear more about the grant.

    1. Hi Nicola, the Green Homes Grant is a great opportunity to have some modern energy-efficient upgrades installed in your home! We’ll keep this article up to date with the latest news on the Green Homes Grant, and share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      For now, you can get some inspiration on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  63. I hope we can get our flat windows triple glazed plus boiler and lighting/ floor insulation if this grant is given . this is very exciting news – please keep us updated

    1. Hi Rachel, we agree, it’s a very exciting government initiative! We’ll keep this article up to date with the latest news on the Green Homes Grant, and share any updates, as well as a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      In the meantime, you can get some inspiration on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  64. need several things in house updated double glazing kitchen bathroom back door so a grant would be very helpful indeed. Let me know who and how grant works

    1. Hello Sylvia, the Green Homes Grant is set to kick off at the end of September – you’ll need to apply online. We’ll share the link once it’s available, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      For now, you can get some inspiration on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Anna, the government recently confirmed that solid wall insulation will be available through the Green Homes Grant. We’ll keep this article up to date with the latest news and share a link to the application portal (when it’s live), on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by email (if you’re signed up to Rated People as a homeowner).

      In the meantime, you can get some inspiration on how to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Mrs Colbran, it’s great to hear that you’re interested in the Green Homes Grant! The government recently announced that double/triple glazing and energy-efficient doors will be available through the grant, however, both are counted as secondary measures. So, you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for them. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Beverley, the government recently confirmed that double/triple glazing, loft insulation and low carbon heat (such as heat pumps and biomass boilers) will be available through the scheme! To find out more about how much carbon footprint and money they can save you, check out our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Caroline, the government recently announced that double/triple glazing and energy-efficient doors will be available through the grant, however, both are counted as secondary measures. So, you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for them. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  65. Our double glazing is over 20 years old and needs replaced as it is very draughty in the bedrooms and at the front door.

    1. Hi Lynne, the Green Homes Grant only covers double or triple glazing when it’s replacing single glazing. However, you may be interested in having energy-efficient doors, draught proofing and/or wall, floor or roof insulation installed through the grant, as these will help to thermally insulate your home and reduce the draught. Find out more about these measures on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hello Lars, new boilers aren’t covered by the Green Homes Grant, however there are multiple types of insulation available – solid wall, cavity wall, under floor, flat roof, room in roof or park home insulation. You may also be interested in having draught proofing and/or energy-efficient windows/doors installed in your home through the grant, as these will help to reduce the draught. You can find out more info about these measures, as well as other eco home upgrades to consider, on our Inspiration Centre.

    1. Hi Terry, the government recently announced that double glazing will be covered by the Green Homes Grant! However, it’s counted as a secondary measure, so you’ll need to have one or more of the primary measures (insulation or low carbon heat) installed in your home to be eligible for it. You can find out more about the different ways to use the grant on our Inspiration Centre.

  66. My conservatory roof is very old about 20 years, it does leak a bit. Would we be entitled to some help with this scheme

    1. Hi Julie, you should be able to get insulation installed in your conservatory through the Green Homes Grant (as long as it has fixed heating) but unfortunately a new conservatory roof won’t be covered. You can find out more about insulation on our Inspiration Centre.

  67. Waste of time and somewhat misleading headline from government again!
    We have single glazing and would benefit from double glazing, however the scheme has placed double glazing (the most energy efficient measure according to the gov website) as a “secondary” not “primary” improvement. This means that only the money spent on loft insulation (primary) will be matched in value toward double glazing.
    So, our loft will cost about £400 to insulate – double glazing will be close to £5,000 and the only assistance we get toward the double glazing is £400!! Don’t get me wrong it helps, however this makes it close to impossible to ever get close to the advertised £5,000 of improvements as you cant spend enough on items listed in “primary” to ever get close to £5K Another government slogan that has little or not true meaning….

    1. Hi Spencer, I’m sorry to hear that you’re disappointed with the government’s Green Homes Grant. There are other options available in the primary measures which you may want to consider, other than loft insulation. Also, you can get more than one primary improvement installed in your home if needed, which will increase the amount of money available to use for secondary measures.

  68. Governement Green home grant 2020:
    Hello,I have been told that I need a top up of 200mm insulation in the loft. I wanted to check whether I can insulate my conservatory as well.It was done two years ago with 4 Double glazed glass panels on roof plus dwarf wall either sides. On the government’s website it states that Items NOT included is conservatory with no fixed heating.Our conservatory has fixed heating, linked to the mains but with a trs valve to regulate the Temperature.

    I want to Increase the height of the dwarf wall on either sides with insulated plaster boards or brick up with insulation..And then insulate 2 of the 4roof glass panels..Would that be covered under the Government green home grant 2020 scheme please.

    Thanks very much

    1. Hi Sylvia, if your conservatory is already insulated to the recommended level, then you won’t be able to get any further insulation using the Green Homes Grant. If your conservatory doesn’t have insulation, then you should be able to have it insulated through the grant.

      Also, you probably won’t be able to use the grant to pay for increasing the height of a wall, as structural improvements will only be covered if they support a green retrofit, not the other way around.

      To find out some of the green measures that your home could be eligible for, I’d suggest filling in the eligibility questionnaire on the Simple Energy Advice website.

      Hope this helps!

  69. I am planning to shortly create a room in roof in the current loft space. Insulation will be required as the current roof has no insulation whatsoever. Is this covered by the green grant?

    1. Hi Ken, yes, as long as the insulation is installed in your loft before 31st March 2021, then it’ll be covered by the Green Homes Grant.

  70. I have seen mixed responses regarding conservatory roof insulation. I have a conservatory that has fixed central heating and has no barrier between itself and the house i.e. there is no door or window in between the kitchen/diner and the conservatory. It is essentially another room but with a perspex roof that has very poor insulation. I want to install a lightweight, insulated, tiled roof. Can you confirm if this would be supported by the grant?

    1. Hi Dominic, the government’s confirmed that re-roofing won’t be covered by the Green Homes Grant. However, you should be able to get your existing conservatory roof insulated. I’d suggest filling in the eligibility questionnaire on the Simple Energy Advice website, as it’ll tell you exactly which improvements you should be eligible for.

  71. There is no wall in the loft between my house and next door so I can get into his loft and vice versa. I understand this is a fire hazard. Would getting a wall put in be covered under the scheme?

    1. Hi Alison, I don’t believe that having a wall put in your loft would be covered by the Green Homes Grant, because it’s not linked to an energy efficiency improvement. We’ve recently updated the list of measures that are covered by the grant in the ‘What can I get done in my home using the Green Homes Grant?’ section of this article – you can find out more about what is and isn’t covered there.

  72. My loft already has insulation but is not as thick as modern recommended standards and is 80% covered by boarding. I would like to have the existing boarding removed, additional insulation fitted, then reboarded with risers to lift the boards above the insulation so that the insulation isn’t squashed as squashing would reduce its effectiveness. How much of that work would be covered by the green homes grant.

    1. Hi Alan, topping your existing insulation up to the recommended level will be covered by the Green Homes Grant. Reboarding may also be covered, as it’s supporting the green retrofit. However, it’s best to get this confirmed when you apply for your Green Homes Grant voucher. You can find out more about how to apply in the ‘How do I apply for the new government Green Homes Grant?’ section of this article.

  73. Hi there

    Would I qualify for the Green Energy Grant if my double glazing is 33 years old and is very bad?

    Kind regards
    Rebecca

  74. this is confusing – if I get loft insulation will I be able to apply to get damp proof work completed also – im confused by what you mean by this section – does this mean I can get money off damp proofing or money off the surveys? I am also confused as to the pricing compensation structure – I interpret the webpage to be telling me that if I spend £1000 on loft insulation I will only be allowed £1000 compensation on damp proofing?? please can you clarify?
    the grant also covers the following common items, when related to one or more of the primary or secondary measures:
    Professional services to ensure compliance with building standards, such as:
    Detailed design drawings and calculations.
    Damp specialist and structural engineer costs.
    Modelling to evaluate moisture risk or to estimate payback.
    Air tightness tests to check for excessive infiltration and ensure adequate controlled ventilation.

    1. Hi Joe, you cannot use the Green Homes Grant for damp proofing, as it falls under the building work which isn’t covered. You can’t use the grant for building surveys either, as it is a professional service which isn’t linked to a specific retrofit. However, if you need to get damp treated in order to have the green retrofit installed safely, then you can because it is counted as reasonable work to support the retrofit.

      Yes, you will only get up to the same amount of money for the secondary measures, as you got for the primary measures. This is at the government’s discretion. So for example, if you receive a £1,000 voucher for primary measures, then you can only receive a maximum of £1,000 for your secondary measures.

      I hope this helps.

  75. Do you know if this scheme covers the installation of an air-to-air style heat pump, as I currently have a gas fired ducted warm air system in my house and would not want to install radiators everywhere.

    Thanks
    Iain

    1. Iain – did you ever get a definitive answer to this question? I’ve searched everywhere and asked several companies, but can’t get a straight answer on this. It’s been a struggle even getting people to understand what air-to-air is (the assumption is always air-to-water). Would be great to know how you got on with this. Thanks, Andrew.

  76. Does this cover soundproofing in ceilings in between flats? Or other types of insulation in the ceiling between flats.

    1. Hi Jonathan, soundproofing isn’t covered by the Green Homes Grant, as it’s not linked to a energy efficient home improvement. Unfortunately, only wall, floor and roof insulation is covered by the grant. You may be interested in floor insulation to reduce sound pollution.

  77. Hi I would like to speak to someone regarding the green grant scheme. Is there a list of TrustMarks that are registered for this grant as everyone I have rang that’s TrustMark registered are not getting involved.

    There isn’t enough information about exactly what I can use the voucher for.
    Insulation to outbuildings, conservatories without fixed heating isn’t covered, I have heating in mine so is that covered and what can I do with my conservatory?

    1. Hi Bal, you can post your job on Rated People, and up to three tradespeople will contact you to give you a quote, so you won’t need to ring anyone. In your job description, you should mention that you’d like to use the Green Homes Grant and that TrustMark membership is required, to encourage registered tradespeople to get in touch with you. You can also ask tradespeople to give you their TrustMark licence number when they quote, and then you can check it on the TrustMark website. Post your job for free on Rated People: https://www.ratedpeople.com/

      As your conservatory does have fixed heating, then it will be covered by the grant, as only those without heating aren’t covered. So, you should be able to have any of the relevant primary or secondary measures installed in your conservatory. You can get personalised advice on which green improvements are best for your conservatory by filling in the Green Homes Grant questionnaire on the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) website.

      You can find a full list of what is and isn’t covered by the grant in the ‘What can I get done in my home using the Green Homes Grant?’ and ‘Which home improvements and services aren’t covered by the government green grant?’ sections of this article. You can skip directly to those questions using the menu at the top of this blog post.

  78. Hi – My doors and windows were replaced about 20 years ago and not ‘doing the job’: Sitting near the windows in winter is nigh on impossible as it’s very cold, and the doors are draughty.

    I know the scheme is for replacing single glazing, but our double glazing really needs replacing. I have a number of disabilities including circulation/joint problems, and my daughter has Reynauds.

    Any advice would be helpful.

    1. Hi Faruk, the government has said that top ups of any existing green home improvements to the recommended level will be covered by the Green Homes Grant, so you may be able to get your double glazing updated as part of this. I’d suggest getting in touch with the Green Homes Grant team for clarification: https://green-homes-grant.service.gov.uk/contact.

      If you can’t get your double glazing updated, then you may be interested in some of the other available green measures that will help to reduce heat loss in your home, such as draught proofing or wall insulation.

  79. We have loft insulation, but a squirrel infestation a few years ago has rendered it unfit for purpose, with much of it build up into a nest in one corner of the loft. Can we use this scheme to replace this insulation?

    1. Hi Alan, if your loft insulation is below the recommended level, then the government has confirmed that you can use the Green Homes Grant to top it up.

  80. Hi,

    We are planning on adding (solid) floor insulation and underfloor heating to the ground floor. I understand that the heating wouldn’t be covered, but the insulation would be? What about just general labour and materials costs, e.g. removing current flooring, adding insulation and reflooring after the heating has been installed?

    Thanks for your help!

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