The government is providing a voucher worth up to £5,000 or £10,000 to help residents cover the cost of making energy efficient improvements to their homes.
These improvements include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.
The available measures are split into ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ measures. Primary measures include the installation of an insulation measure and/or a low carbon heating measure. If you install at least 1 primary measure, your voucher can then be used to help cover the cost of draught proofing, double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazed windows), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), external energy efficient doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002), heating controls or hot water tank thermostats and insulation.
Applications for the scheme open at the end of September. In the meantime, it is recommended that residents find out what improvements can be made to their homes and obtain quotes from certified tradespeople. The following website provides further details and useful examples: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme