The Green Home Grants Scheme is a new scheme by the UK Government.
The aim of the scheme is to enable homeowners and landlords to upgrade their homes and properties with energy-saving features, such as insulation or double glazing, in order to reduce energy usage and improve the energy efficiency of a property.
Under the scheme, the UK Government will provide homeowners and landlords with vouchers worth up to a maximum of £10,000.
Most homeowners and landlords will receive vouchers up to £5,000, whilst those on low incomes will receive up to £10,000. But depending on which category you fall into, the scheme works slightly differently.
The Green Homes Grant will cover a variety of energy saving home improvements.
A comprehensive list of measures has not been published, but our sources suggest that the scheme will be split into two parts – primary measures and secondary measures.
Primary measures are the measures likely to yield the highest level of energy efficiency. These measures include:
- External wall insulation
- Cavity wall insulation (combined with loft insulation)
- Underfloor insulation
- Room in roof
Other measures are available, but they must be coupled with one of the above primary measures. This can include replacing single glazed windows with double glazed windows.
There is currently no information or guarantee that it will include replacement double glazing. For example, replacing a double glazed window with a new double glazed window that may have a higher Window Energy Rating, e.g. A Rated Windows.