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Green Home Grant Supplier

The Green Homes Grant

James Hargreaves is an approved Supplier for the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

The Green Homes Grant scheme, in which the UK government will pay up to two-thirds of energy efficiency home improvements in England up to the value of £10,000, has now launched.

A homeowner or residential landlord can apply for a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of installing energy-efficient improvements to their home.

Improvements could include, for example, installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide the home produces.

Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000. If the homeowner, or someone in the household, receives certain benefits they may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000. (Landlords are not eligible for low-income support.)

All trade companies must be registered to TrustMark to take part in the scheme and to install the low carbon heating measures. You must also be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited or James Hargreaves can facilitate the MCS registration of any specific installation.

Eligibility for the green home grant

The Public may be eligible if they live in England and:

  • own their own home (including long-leaseholders and shared ownership)
  • own a park home on a residential site (including Gypsy and Traveller sites)
  • If they are a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector (including local authorities and housing associations)

They cannot get the Green Homes Grant for newly built homes which have not been previously occupied.

The low-income scheme is only available for homeowners and park homeowners who receive at least one income-based or disability benefit.

Eligibility checker for a Green Homes Grant.

What the voucher can be used for

To obtain a voucher, homeowners and landlords in England will be able to seek advice from the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) service about what energy efficiency improvements can be made to the property and then find local accredited installers to obtain quotes from.

Costs that are covered by the voucher include:

  • Materials
  • Labour
  • VAT

Home Improvements

The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures. The voucher must be used to install at least 1 primary measure.

Primary Green Home Grant measures

The following low carbon heating measures, all available through James Hargreaves, are covered by the voucher:

  • Air source heat pump
  • Ground source heat pump
  • Solar thermal (liquid-filled flat plate or evacuated tube collector)
  • Biomass boiler
  • Hybrid heat pump

Enquire now to find out how James Hargreaves can help.

The following insulation measures are covered by the voucher but not supplied by James Hargreaves:

  • Solid wall insulation (internal or external)
  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Under-floor insulation (solid floor, suspended floor)
  • Loft insulation
  • Flat roof insulation
  • Pitched roof insulation
  • Room in roof insulation
  • Insulating a park home

Secondary Green Home Grant measures

If at least 1 primary measure is installed, a voucher can be used to help cover the cost of any of the following secondary measures.

The amount given towards the cost of any secondary measures cannot exceed the amount provided for a primary measure.

Vouchers can be redeemed for secondary measures after a primary measure has been redeemed.

The following secondary measures, supplied by James Hargreaves, are:

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

Enquire now to find out how James Hargreaves can help.

The following measures for Windows and doors are covered by voucher but not supplied by James Hargreaves:

  • Draught proofing
  • Double or triple glazing (where replacing single glazing)
  • Secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
  • Energy-efficient replacement doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002)

How can I get involved as a tradesperson?

You must be registered with Trust Mark to take part in the scheme and to install the low carbon heating measures of the scheme, you must also be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited or James Hargreaves can facilitate the MCS registration of any specific installation. Enquire now to find out how James Hargreaves can help.

TrustMark and the BMF have teamed up to provide all the information you need to check whether you already meet the requirements or need training to become certified. This leaflet will help you identify what steps you need to take.

For more detailed information on how to take advantage of the opportunity that the new Green Homes Grant Scheme can provide, watch the short film below or go to: www.trustmark.org.uk/ghgsopp

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