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The Government has put aside £2 billion as part of the Green Homes scheme so that homeowners can have access to grants in order to make environmentally friendly improvements – this will cover works such as insulation, double glazing, draft proofing and energy efficient heating.

The scheme starts in September 2020 and once it is up and running, you can apply for a grant of up to £5,000, while those on low incomes will be offered up to £10,000. All owner occupied homes will be eligible for the Green Homes grants and landlords of private rental properties have access to it too.

It is hoped that the Green Homes scheme will improve as many as 600,000 homes across the UK. Households will be offered a list of accredited tradespeople in their area who are registered with the scheme.

Works covered by the Green Homes grants include:

• Solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or loft insulation
• Solar heating
• Heat pumps
• Double, triple or secondary glazing
• Fitting energy efficient doors
• Hot water tank
• Heating controls

Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, Mike Thornton, said: “The Green Homes Grant is a significant investment by the government in energy efficiency, which will provide long-term benefits to householders and the environment by cutting fuel bills and reducing carbon emissions. It will particularly help low-income households access much-needed funds to make their homes warmer. I would really encourage homeowners to apply for the scheme.”

We were busy before the grants were announced, so as you can imagine, our books are filling up. We do have limited availability for November and December, so get in touch if you want to chat about how you can use a Green Homes grant to make your home more eco-friendly.

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