Green Homes Grant Scheme& Double Glazing
As part of the UK Government’s new Green Homes Grant Scheme, vouchers worth up to £10,000 will be given to homeowners and landlords to make their homes more energy efficient.
The aim of the scheme is to enable homeowners and landlords to upgrade their homes and properties with energy-saving features, such as insulation or double glazing, in order to reduce energy usage and improve the energy efficiency of a property.
Most homeowners and landlords will receive vouchers up to £5,000, whilst those on low incomes will receive up to £10,000. But depending on which category you fall into, the scheme works slightly differently.
Are new double glazed windows and doors included?
Yes! It has now been confirmed that double glazing, triple glazing, and secondary glazing are measures included within the scheme.
Homeowners can only use the grant for these measures if upgrading from single glazing and if they are having one or more of the primary measures installed, as long as the cost of the double glazing does not exceed the cost of the primary measure.
This means that, as long as you meet the above criteria, you should be able to use the vouchers for:
- Double glazed windows
- Triple glazed windows
- Secondary glazing (helpful if in a conservation area where rules don’t permit adjustments to the look and feel of a property)
- Energy efficient doors
I already have double glazing or insulation in my house, can I still apply for the grant?
If you already have the above energy saving measures in your home, you might be wondering if you’re still eligible to use the grant.
This grant only covers new windows or doors if you have single glazing. It will not cover upgrading from double glazing to a more energy efficient double glazing.