Green Home GRANT Scheme
On the 8th July 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced the launch of the GREEN HOMES GRANT SCHEME, further information was initially slow to be released the UK Government have finally released further details.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 4th August 2020:
Further information has finally been released by the UK Government. However, the application process is still not open and there is still a lot of clarification still to be supplied by the Government with regards to the criteria for the Home Improvement, but as we understand with replacement windows, the Grant is only applicable when replacing old single glazed windows.
Later this month homeowners will have access to a dedicated website which will suggest appropriate home improvements which the homeowner may be able to apply for grant funding for, alongside a list of approved tradespeople in the area. Once the works are agreed, vouchers will start to be issued from the end of September.
“The Green Homes Grants will give homeowners, including owner occupiers and social/private landlords, vouchers to install one or more of the following:
- solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
- air source or ground source heat pump
- solar thermal
In addition, households can use their voucher for further energy saving measures. These include one or more of the following:
- double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
- upgrading to energy efficient doors
- hot water tank/appliance tank thermostats/heating controls”
With our current installation schedule already now being booked for September installs, we recommend home owners continue to investigate replacement Windows projects with Finesse Windows. Our Design Team will keep you informed of any further changes to the criteria for the Green Home Grant Scheme.
Finesse Windows Ltd