The Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme has recently been cancelled. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued a statement on Saturday 28 March confirming that the green homes grant scheme would be scrapped, finishing on Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 5pm. BEIS has stated that: “Applications made before the end of March deadline will be honoured and any vouchers already issued may be extended upon request.”
Advice for Enhabit customers who are mid-process
Our sister company Enhabit was a registered supplier with the Green Homes Grant scheme.
1) If you have already applied for a Voucher but not heard back
2) If you have a Voucher already
If you have a Voucher and haven’t yet told Enhabit or paid your deposit, please get in touch with Enhabit. Once Enhabit has the deposit, they can start work and will aim to install within 2-3 months. If your voucher is due to expire, you can request an extension.
Renewable Heat Incentive
These will only be available in the following areas: London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex.
While we welcomed increased interest in energy efficiency and energy efficient products and vital investment by the Government in this area, it is essential that these measures are planned carefully. For energy efficient measures to be effective and also to avoid unintended consequences such as mould growth, poor indoor air quality and damage to the building fabric, it is essential that they are planned and implemented as part of a ‘whole house strategy‘.
If you are looking for advice to develop a ‘whole house plan’ for your home Enhabit + Green Building Store can offer the following services:
- If you are exploring how to approach a retrofit on your home, an energy survey by our colleagues at Enhabit will help guide you. This costs £750 +VAT + travel time/expense from London. www.enhabit.uk.com/consult/energy-survey/
- If you already have plans for your refurbishment (i.e. from an architect or contractor) and want to understand the impact of different levels of insulation and energy efficient technology, Enhabit also provide a Fabric Options Assessment service, which involves modelling the retrofit project using Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) which starts at £1,300 +VAT www.enhabit.uk.com/consult/fabric-options-assessment/.