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How to Get up to £5,600 of home improvements for free.

What Double Glazing Grants Are There in the UK?

Claiming The Latest Home Improvement Grants.

An additional £70 Million Green Deal financing for home improvements has been announced by the UK Energy Secretary and is due to be released through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) on 16th March 2015.

  • If you want to claim your “free money” towards energy efficient home improvements you had better make a move on this quickly or you could miss out – as the £24,000,000 fund for wall insulation that was launched last December was used up and allocated just 1 day.

There are a number of works that are covered under the UK Green Deal Fund which can qualify for a payment toward the cost of installing them into your home and you can apply as both a Landlord and an Owner of a property.

As an example up to £1,000 from the GDHIF is payable for installing any 2 of this type of qualifying Improvement such as:

And more

Green deal quality markTo be able to claim money from the GDHIF you will have to go through a 2 stage process and in order to be able to start you will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or a Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR) that is no more than 2 years old, quotes for the work that is recommended on your EPC or GDAR from a registered Green Deal Installer and proof that you own the property in question.

Some 25,000 vouchers have already been given to household in the UK since last June and this is the 3rd release of money from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund and if you fit the right type of qualifying improvements to your home then you could get up to £5,600 towards the cost from the fund as follows:

  • Solid wall insulation – £3750
  • GDA report refund – £100
  • Applying within 1 year of buying new property – up to £500.
  • Install 2 measures from the approved list – up to £1250

As you would expect, there are some rules that apply, for example, it has to be a domestic property and be in England or Wales, the work has to be one or more of the types on the GDHIF list, you can’t use the GDHIF if you are already claiming for the same work under another scheme and there are limits upon Landlords who have had de-minimus funding over 300,000 euros in the last 36 months.

  • You can make an application as of 16/3/2015 for Green Deal Funding, but ensure that you have your GDR or EPC, Quotes from a Green Deal Provider. Apply for your voucher in advance of starting the work
Information here is courtesy of:
John Francis James
John has been around the building industry since he was a child. With a degree in civil engineering, John is a highly valued contributor to our website.