Greener Homes Grant 2020

Earlier this year Rishi Sunak announced the provision of the Greener Homes Grant, available to homeowners.

The grants are available in two stages. The first is available for new or replacement insulation to an existing space or for a low carbon heat source (such as biomass, air source). The grant would cover up to £5000.00 towards the costs, or a maximum of £10000.00 for people on certain benefits.

If you install at least 1 primary measure, your voucher can be used to help cover the cost of a secondary measure. The amount you get towards the cost of secondary measures cannot exceed the amount you get for primary measures.

Secondary measures include, replacement windows and doors where you are replacing single glazing, or heating controls and insulation.

This all seems too good to be true doesn’t it. Well unless you plan to get your skates on, it is.

The works must be completed before the end of March 2021. Having contacted many Trustmark contractors, it is already evident that the number of contractors involved with the scheme is very limited. That in addition to the workloads currently being undertaken by these companies makes this scheme a hard task to get completed by the end of March.

Here’s hoping they extend the deal further into 2021. Who knows, they may even include further green technologies like solar PV…