At the beginning of August the Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced that a new £2 billion green homes grant scheme would be launched in September.

The work

Up to 2 thirds of the cost will be covered

The scheme is designed to help homeowners cut their energy bills. As a result, the new Green Homes Grant will cover up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements. Which includes, insulation, heat pumps and solar thermal. In addition, households can use their voucher for further energy saving measures. These include; double or triple glazing (when replacing single glazing), upgrading doors, hot water tank, thermostats or heating controls.

Homeowners will be able to seek advice from the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) service later this month to find out when improvements can be made under the new scheme.

The grant will cover over 600,000 homes with up to £10,000 to cover the work to save on energy bills.

Quality at the centre

You need to be a quality tradesperson

This is the important bit for you, the installer! Quality of workmanship lies at the heart of the scheme with tradespeople urged to sign up for TrustMark accreditation or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). Also, if you are a heat pump installer then you must be registered with the MCS.

In order to complete the work for the homeowner you must have one of the above so make sure you register as soon as possible. This gives householders quality assurance.

Let’s talk more about TrustMark

As the Green Homes Grant scheme requires the work to be completed by a TrustMark Registered Business you may want to consider this. So, if you install:

  • Solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
  • Air source or ground source heat pumps
  • Solar thermal systems
  • Double or triple glazing/secondary glazing
  • Energy efficient doors
  • Hot water tanks/appliance tank thermostats/heating controls

Get TrustMark accredited so you can carry out improvements through the Green Homes Grant. Find out more and sign up here.

You can also watch this short video to see some of the benefits of becoming a TrustMark registered Business:

Find out more

We have done some digging and found the following information that could be of use to you:

Find out more

To read the full press release from the BEIS click here.

To find out how to become a TrustMark installer click here.

For more on the MCS click here.

Related articles

Related articles and updates to this article can be found here:

Extension to Green Homes Grant Published November 2020

Update to Terms & Conditions – Published January 2021