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Green Homes Grant, Bluemanor

Find out more about the Green Homes Grant

What is the Green Homes Grant?

If you have not heard already, the Green Homes Grant has been a big topic in the media recently. This government scheme has been designed to improve the energy performance of homes in the UK. It will run for six months and will be coming into effect at the end of September.

There has been a lot of confusion about how homeowners in Essex and throughout the UK can qualify for the grant. Bluemanor are here to help clear things up.

We want to give all homeowners the home improvement of their dreams. With more information having been released about the grant on August 4th, we have put together this handy guide to help you understand the Green Homes Grant better and whether or not you qualify for funding under the scheme.

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What is included in the Green Homes Grant?

The UK government has divided the Green Homes Grant into primary and secondary measures. This means that households in Essex and the rest of the UK will need to install at least one of the primary measures before they qualify for the funding.

Homeowners will be able to claim a voucher up to £5,000 for their home improvements. Furthermore, a low income household can claim up to £10,000 in funding.

The primary measures that homeowners will need includes:

  • Insulation: Solid wall, under-floor, flat roof, room in roof or cavity wall insulation
  • Low Carbon Heat: Air source heat pump, ground source heat pump or solar thermal

Providing one of these primary measures are included in the package of works that homeowners require, additional funding can be provided for secondary measures. However, the overall level of funding will not exceed what was already granted for the primary home improvements.

The secondary measures that are included are:

  • Draught proofing
  • Windows and Doors: Double or triple glazing (when replacing single glazing), energy efficient doors (replacing doors installed before 2002) or secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)
  • Heating Controls/Insulation: Hot water tanks, appliance tank thermostats or heating controls

Can I Upgrade My Double Glazing In Essex?

If you already have double glazing installed in your home, unfortunately, you will not be able to apply for funding. However, the Green Homes Grant can be used to replace windows that are single glazed.

On its own, glazing does not qualify for the scheme, as you will need to complete one of the primary measures as part of the package. This means that glazing can be carried out as part of a larger project that also includes a primary measure.

If you are looking to replace a front door, there is an opportunity to receiving funding from the grant. However, this is again a secondary measure and your existing door will need to have been installed prior to 2002. We will provide further clarity with whether back doors and other doors qualify for funding.

Flexible Finance for Double Glazing

If you are considering a home improvement and are weighing up your finances, we also offer flexible finance here at Bluemanor. Our finance options have been specifically designed to help homeowners spread the cost of the home installations and create the home of their dreams. Head over to our finance page to find out more about what we have available.

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Contact The Team At Bluemanor

If you have any questions about the Green Homes Grant and would like to speak to a member of our friendly team, please feel free to give us a call on 01376 322 266 or head over to our contact page. One of our friendly experts will be in touch and can alleviate any concerns and help clear up any confusion. For more information, you can also read up on the government website.

We look forward to helping you with your home improvement journey.

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