The green deal home improvement fund is back!
The new green deal home improvement fund is back opens this Wednesday at 9am, we’ve summarised the key information about the fund below to bring you a quick, informative update below.
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Additional information is available on the gov.uk website, or by calling the helpline on 0300 555 0201. We’ve also included information relating to the CEW survey for your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. More information is available at the bottom of this email.
Green deal home improvement fund – installer key facts
£30 million in vouchers will be available from Wednesday, 10th December at 9am. Further releases of the GDHIF will be announced quarterly with the next release in February 2015. The £30 million will be split into two categories (once the funding under each category has been committed, no more applications will be taken for that category):
- Up to £24 million for solid wall insulation
- Up to £6 million for two measures from a list of home improvements available under the scheme
Domestic energy customers could receive:
® up to £4000 for installing solid wall insulation (up to 67% of the installation cost)
® up to £1000 for installing two measures from the approved list
® up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment (only if measures are installed)
® up to £500 more if applying within 12 months of buying a new home (only if measures are installed)
What do householders need?
- A Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) or Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that is less than two years old
- A quote from a GDHIF registered installer or provider for work specified on the GDAR or EPC and included on the list of GDHIF approved measures
- Proof of property ownership (for landlords/undertakings only)
Households can’t apply if they are already getting money back for the same improvements under other schemes (such as ECO, Green Deal Communities, Green Deal Cashback or the first release of GDHIF). Households must make an application and have received a voucher before any installation work commences. The vouchers will be valid for 6 months and are paid within 20 working days following receipt of submission.
The full terms and conditions for households participating in the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund are available online.
GDHIF Industry Enquiries
The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is administered by Capita on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). For queries regarding registering for GDHIF contact: email@example.com or call 0300 555 0201.
Minimum quantities for measures
|Up to £1,000 towards the cost of installing two eligible energy saving improvements|
|Cavity wall insulation||At least 50% of the external walls|
|Condensing mains gas boiler||One|
|Secondary glazing||Must apply secondary glazing to at least 50% of the windows|
|Double/triple glazing (replacing single glazing)||Must double/triple glaze at least 50% of the windows|
|Flat roof insulation||Insulate the total flat roof area of the individual property|
|Replacement warm air unit||One|
|Fan-assisted storage heaters||At least three|
|Energy efficient replacement doors||At least two external doors to be improved|
|Floor insulation||At least 50% of ground floor|
|Room-in-roof insulation||Must insulate all of the roof|
|Waste water heat recovery||One|
|Up to £4,000 towards the cost of installing internal and/or external wall insulation|
|Internal or external wall insulation||At least 50% of external walls|
Operating under the scheme
In order to operate under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund you must be a registered Green Deal Installer (certified against and complying with the requirements of PAS 2030 for the measures you are installing). If you intend to install gas boilers and heating systems under the scheme (this also applies to any sub-contractors you use) you must be registered on the Gas Safe Register.
You must also agree to the Terms and Conditions of the scheme by completing the form available online and returning to the GDHIF Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, PO Box 6900, Basingstoke, RG24 4SY).
You must notify your certification body of installations completed under the scheme within 7 days of the work being completed, and complete a Benchmark form or manufacturer’s warranty with the customer at the time of installation (if one is available).
The Green Deal Orb contains;
® Details of the registered Green Deal Installers, Providers and Assessor Organisations by area
® Information relating to becoming a Green Deal Installer
® Installer guidance for Green Deal Installers
® Information relating to the additional requirements to operate under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund
® News and event information including the Supply Chain Bulletins
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the team by emailing email@example.com.
Take part in the CEW survey for your chance to win a £50 voucher!
The Wales Low Zero Carbon Hub is seeking views from the housing industry in Wales. The e-survey is seeking the views of designers, estate managers, tenant engagement officers and other professionals on the challenging issue of overheating in homes. Your response will help the Zero Carbon Hub to identify where there may be common issues with current processes and practices so that they may be improved. The survey is part of a wider project which will ultimately lead to a report to government and industry in 2015 recommending the shape of future policy on overheating.
All those responding will be entered into a draw for a £50 Amazon Voucher. The deadline for responses is 5pm on 11 December 2014. Take part in the survey now! More details on the tackling overheating in buildings project are available here.
SOURCE: The Energy Savings Trust