Green Homes Grant - Details Announced!
The government has now announced that to carry out installations under the green homes grant installers must be TrustMark or MCS registered. TrustMark is the Government endorsed quality scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home.
In order to register with TrustMark installers must already be part of an accredited Scheme for their measures and have an approved scheme body such as NICEIC, NAPIT, Stroma etc. This ensures that the installer is regularly audited to the appropriate rules and will be able to meet Trustmark standards. Further details on TrustMark can be found here
The following measures have been confirmed to be available under the scheme:
- Solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
- Air source or ground source heat pump
- Solar thermal
Additionally, if installing the above measures then 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
Homeowners will be allowed to apply for vouchers towards the end of August with the first vouchers being issued in late September. The scheme is due to run until March 2021.
The Simple Energy Advice website will offer advice and support on customers wanting to improve the energy efficiency of their home and will help to suggest improvements that they may be able to apply to get funding for. They will also be able to see a list of TrustMark and MCS approved contractors in their area to carry out the work.
We’re looking forward to working alongside our clients to help support them during this scheme and hope all installers of these measures are able to use this as a much needed boost to business.