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THE GREEN HOMES GRANT SCHEME - OUR SOLUTIONS

Take comfort from our market-leading expertise and get the most from the green homes grant scheme with Saint-Gobain

The announcement of the £2 billion 2020 Green Homes Grant Scheme will see up to 600,000 homeowners and private landlords receive grants to improve the thermal performance and energy efficiency of their properties.

From the end of September, homeowners will be able to apply for vouchers to cover up to two thirds of the cost of installing energy efficient and low-carbon heating improvements in their homes.

Primarily the scheme covers the installation of low-carbon heating (solar thermal systems, air source or ground source heat pumps and biomass pellet boilers) and insulation (e.g. underfloor, loft, roof, solid wall or cavity wall).

Providing at least one of these primary measures is installed, homeowners can also apply for funding towards new glazing, energy efficient doors, draught proofing or heating controls.

This a great opportunity to improve the UK's housing stock, reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, as well as improve the comfort and wellbeing of homes. 

At Saint-Gobain we are committed to creating great living places that improve daily life. As part of this commitment, the Saint-Gobain brands of British Gypsum, Saint-Gobain Insulation UK and Weber can offer a range of solutions to get the most out of the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

GREEN HOMES GRANT PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

FLOOR, WALL & ROOF INSULATION

FLOOR, WALL & ROOF INSULATION

 

Saint-Gobain Insulation UK combines the brands of Celotex and ISOVER to provide a comprehensive thermal insulation offering to meet the energy efficiency recommendations as part of the Green Homes Grant Scheme. 

 

From loft or flat roof insulation, to room in the roof, floor and wall insulation, the Saint-Gobain Insulation UK product portfolio has a solution to help meet the requirements of the scheme.

FLOOR, WALL & ROOF INSULATION

FLOOR, WALL & ROOF INSULATION

 

Saint-Gobain Insulation UK combines the brands of Celotex and ISOVER to provide a comprehensive thermal insulation offering to meet the energy efficiency recommendations as part of the Green Homes Grant Scheme. 

 

From loft or flat roof insulation, to room in the roof, floor and wall insulation, the Saint-Gobain Insulation UK product portfolio has a solution to help meet the requirements of the scheme.

EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION

EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION

Weber’s External Wall Insulation (EWI) provides the perfect solution for homes built before the 1920s which usually have external solid walls. Solid walls have no gap so they can’t be filled with cavity wall insulation.

 

Solid walls can be insulated though External Wall Insulation which makes it possible to insulate a home by fitting the insulation on the outside of the property, improving thermal performance and reducing energy consumption as part of the Green Homes Grant Scheme, whilst updating the aesthetics of the property.

EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION

EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION

Weber’s External Wall Insulation (EWI) provides the perfect solution for homes built before the 1920s which usually have external solid walls. Solid walls have no gap so they can’t be filled with cavity wall insulation.

 

Solid walls can be insulated though External Wall Insulation which makes it possible to insulate a home by fitting the insulation on the outside of the property, improving thermal performance and reducing energy consumption as part of the Green Homes Grant Scheme, whilst updating the aesthetics of the property.

INTERNAL WALL LINING

INTERNAL WALL LINING

British Gypsum offer an internal wall lining for retrofit projects that provide speed and ease of installation with minimal encroachment on the room’s floor space. British Gypsum also offer training courses to help installers meet the competency requirements as laid out in PAS2030/35 . This accreditation is the key that allows contractors to carry out GHGS funded work.

 

Areas of training include thermal bridging, building ventilation, system selection, ventilation of combustion appliances and best installation practice, giving peace-of-mind for the homeowner.

INTERNAL WALL LINING

INTERNAL WALL LINING

British Gypsum offer an internal wall lining for retrofit projects that provide speed and ease of installation with minimal encroachment on the room’s floor space. British Gypsum also offer training courses to help installers meet the competency requirements as laid out in PAS2030/35 . This accreditation is the key that allows contractors to carry out GHGS funded work.

 

Areas of training include thermal bridging, building ventilation, system selection, ventilation of combustion appliances and best installation practice, giving peace-of-mind for the homeowner.

CONTRACTORS AND THE GREEN HOMES GRANT SCHEME

All work carried out under the Green Homes Grant Scheme must be completed by a TrustMark registered business giving householders quality assurance. Contractors can join the scheme here.

For British Gypsum solutions, contractors can find out more about training to become PAS2030/35.

Weber external wall insulation training that contributes towards PAS2030 can be delivered at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy. Find out more information on the training and register your interest.

Saint-Gobain brands Jewson provides advice, information and hassle-free quick quotations for Green Homes Grant measures and Graham, the Plumbers Merchant offer solutions to help you deliver specialist secondary measures.

Alternatively you can visit specialist insulation and dry-lining distributor Minster for advice and support on your Green Homes Grant product needs.

 

 

 

From the end of September 2020 homeowners can apply for up to £5,000 worth of vouchers (£10,000 for lower income households) through the scheme which is being delivered by Simple Energy Advice (SEA), as well as access personalised energy plans and find details of local TrustMark registered contractors. 

For advice on which energy efficiency or low carbon improvements can be made on a property, homeowners can use the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) website and then find an accredited installer to quote for the work which is required before the voucher can be applied for.

Find out more about the scheme here, and apply here.

Get in touch to discuss your Green Homes Grant requirements, contact us here.

GREEN HOMES GRANT FAQ'S

 

What is the Green Homes Grant?

Home improvements don’t come cheap but thanks to the government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme, homeowners and landlords in England can receive funding for green home improvements such as installing insulation solutions on walls, floors and roofs or installing solar thermal panels.

As part of the recovery from COVID-19, the government is keen for homeowners to help tackle climate change by carrying out work that will reduce their energy bills and cut carbon emissions. More than 600,000 new homes are set to become more energy efficient and the government says the grants could help to support more than 100,000 jobs.

The Green Homes Grant scheme opens at the end of September 2020 and will allow homeowners in England up to £5,000 of vouchers (£10,000 for the lower income households).

The grants will cover green home improvements including internal wall insulation, external wall insulation and floor or room in the roof insulation. It will also cover the installation of double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing, and low-carbon heating. According to the government, these measures could help families save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.

 

What renovation work will the Green Homes Grant support?

The Green Homes Grant scheme has been split into primary and secondary measures. You can spend vouchers on these primary measures:

The secondary measures are made up of the following:

  • Double or triple glazing, or secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
  • Draught-proofing 
  • Replacing and upgrading energy efficient doors
  • Hot water tank thermostats
  • Hot water tank insulation
  • Heating Controls (Smart heating controls, zone controls, intelligent delayed start thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves)

If you already have primary measures in place, you can apply for the grant to help improve them. You must apply for at least one primary measure as part of the Green Home Grant to be eligible for funding for the secondary measures.  

Example: A homeowner wants to install cavity wall insulation and receives a voucher worth £400 towards the work. They can receive a maximum of £400 more for secondary measures, such as replacing single glazed windows with double glazed windows.

 

Do I qualify for the Green Homes Grant scheme?

Grants are available for:

  • Homeowners (including park home owners, long-leaseholders and shared ownership)
  • Landlords of social and private sector domestic properties.
  • Your property must be in England to be eligible for the scheme

New-build properties that have not previously been occupied are not eligible for the scheme.

How much money can I receive from the Green Homes Grant scheme?

Most applicants could receive vouchers for up to £5,000, which covers two thirds of the total cost of the property refurbishment. Those on a low-income can apply for grants of up to £10,000 which will cover all of the retrofit costs. A full list of qualifying benefits is available on the Simple Energy Advice website.

 

When can I apply for the Green Homes Grant?

You can apply for the Green Homes Grant scheme at the end of September. You must redeem the voucher and ensure home improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

 

How do I apply for the Green Homes Grant Scheme?

1. First things first, you need to visit the Simple Energy Advice website to fill in a five-minute survey to see how energy efficient your home is, and where home improvements could be made.

2. Once completed, you will receive a personalised energy plan as a first step to getting the Green Homes Grant where you can check which improvements may be suitable for your home.

3. Review your personalised energy plan and estimated costs to choose which improvements you would like to carry out

4. Find accredited tradespeople and get quotes to carry out the work

How do I source Green Homes Grant approved installers?

You’ll need to find accredited tradespeople to get quotes from to carry out the work.

Only experienced and vetted traders approved under the Trustmark scheme can carry out the home improvements.

The Simple Energy Advice website offers homeowners access to fully accredited tradespeople in their area able to carry out the work needed, so they can get quotes ready for when the vouchers become available. You should obtain at least three quotes to ensure you are getting the best value for money.

 

How do I find suitable Green Homes Grant products?

Saint-Gobain has plenty of expertise when it comes to Green Homes Grant solutions.

They have a range of high performing solutions to help you meet the energy efficiency recommendations as part of the Green Homes Grant scheme.

Saint-Gobain Insulation UK brands Celotex and Isover can provide thermal insulation from loft or flat roof insulation, to room in the roof, floor and wall insulation.

Saint-Gobain Weber can help with upgrades to the thermal performance and the aesthetics of your home with an external wall insulation system, and British Gypsum can provide internal wall lining for retrofit projects.

But it doesn’t end there. Saint-Gobain brand British Gypsum will support contractors and retrofit installers with training to meet the Trustmark standard.

For further information on multi-brand solutions contact the Saint-Gobain team below.

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