Home improvements don’t come cheap but thanks to the Government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme homeowners in England can apply for vouchers worth up to £10,000 to make their homes more energy efficient and reduce their bills.
In most cases it will pay two-thirds of the cost of the energy efficient improvements, up to a maximum of £5,000 a household – but if you’re on a low income and on certain benefits you can claim the entire cost up to £10,000.
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 making the world a better home. 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 help you get the most out of the Green Homes Grant Scheme.