Green Deal for Insulation
--This Scheme has now been CLOSED by Government --
In England and Wales it is possible to save money on installing energy saving products such as insulation, heating, draught-proofing and double glazing in your home or business property through the Green Deal, which replaced the government’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) in late 2012. The Green Deal is a new government scheme which allows you to make energy-saving improvements to your property without the up-front expense.
In order to get the work done it is first necessary to hire a certified Green Deal assessor (for which you may need to pay) who will advise on the potential for making energy saving improvements, give you a quote for the work that can be done and establish a payment plan with you.
If you decide to go ahead with the work, a certified Green Deal installer will install the improvements, and the money will then be paid off through the money saved on energy bills.
The Green Deal will be attached not to you but to your property, so if you decide to move, it will pass onto the new owner, who will receive lower energy bills but also be responsible for repayments.
For more information on the Green Deal, see Gov.uk, as well as the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) website, and if you wish to contact us we can arrange for a Green Deal assessor to contact you to discuss your requirements.
It is also possible for households to claim cash back of up to 50% of the total cost of the installation of insulation. Those wishing to install cavity wall insulation, for example, could receive up to £250, while they could receive a grant of £650 toward the purchase of solid wall insulation. The money allotted to this scheme is finite, and the cash back is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. It is therefore advisable to act quickly. See the DECC’s Green Deal cash back website for more information.
Read more about The Green Deal here.