This is an update to our blog post released in July 2020.
The government has announced further details on how the scheme will work, how home-owner’s can apply and who is eligible.
The first vouchers for the scheme will be issued at the end of September and the scheme will run for six months until the end of March 2021. All companies accredited to install these energy efficient measures will appear on www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk for homeowners to choose a company to carry out the work.
Works covered under the scheme
The government has split the scheme into primary and secondary measures.
Households will need to install at least one of the following primary measures below to qualify for funding:
- Insulation: Solid wall, cavity wall, under-floor, loft, flat roof, room in roof, park home.
- Low carbon heat: Air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal
Provided one of the above primary measures is included in the package of works, homeowners can additionally apply for funding towards secondary measure’s but the level of funding will not exceed that granted for the primary measures.
Secondary measures are:
- Windows and doors: Double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazing), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), upgrading to energy efficient doors (where replacing doors installed prior to 2002)
- Heating controls and insulation: appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves
Windows and doors: eligible works
Glazing is seen as a secondary measure – so we would ask prospective window clients the following question?
Are you are having one of the Primary Measures listed above installed in your home?
If the answer is YES to the above then you may be able to apply for assistance through the scheme. If the answer is NO, then unfortunately you will not be able to take advantage of the scheme.