We are very pleased to confirm that Best Glaze are in the Government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme. Only companies that are a TrustMark endorsed Business can guarantee householders quality assurance therefore only companies accredited to PAS2030, that is actually less than 5% of all window and door installers.
Later in the month (September), homeowners will be able to check to find out if the are eligible for home improvements under the Green Homes Grant scheme. Homeowners in England can check to see if they can claim vouchers that are worth up to two-thirds of the cost of hiring registered trades to install energy efficient products in thier properties.
There will be a maximum contribution of £5,000, however those on lower incomes could be entitled to a 100% grant worth up to a maximum of £10,000 which will be awarded for certain energy efficient home improvements..
The Green Scheme vouchers, which begin to be issued to homeowners from the end of September. These vouchers are designed to help pay towards energy efficienct improvements, the aim of these improvements is to reduce energy bills saving families in England hundreds of pounds a year.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, revealed that homeowners can use a TrustMark Registered Business that services thier area to install energy-efficient products in their homes. This includes windows and doors.
Households can redeem vouchers for one or more of the following energy efficient home improvements:
• Double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
• Upgrading to energy-efficient doors or replacing doors installed prior to 2006
• Hot water tank/appliance tank thermostats/heating controls
We are TrustMark Government Endorsed Installers For The Green Homes Grant Scheme
Homewoners will be able to take part in the grant scheme until the end of March 2021.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged a massive £2bn of investment aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the countries homes and reducing our carbon footprint as a nation.
The home improvements that are to be carried out under the Green Homes Grant Scheme will boost the construction and sector giving a much needed kickstart to aid recovery from the coronavirus pandemic whilst also helping the UK become carbon neutral by 2050.
BEST GLAZE GREEN HOMES GRANT SCHEME
“The Green Homes Grant scheme is an important step in creating new jobs, protecting the existing and delivering low carbon housing. As an industry, we need to collaborate to support the initiative, ensure businesses are supported and consumers can rely on the tradespeople that carry out work in and around their homes making them fit for the future. The vouchers will help prime the market and allow eligible property owners to make energy efficiency improvements and save on their energy bills.”Simon Ayers TrustMark CEO
PAS2030 Accredited Installers
PAS 2030 is the accreditation all Green Deal Installers along with ECO Installers must comply with. PAS 2030 lays out the requirements that all accredited installers have to follow, this ensures that any installation of energy efficienct products under the Green Deal or ECO is installed properly. PAS 2030 was created by the Department of Energy ( BSI ) & the Department of Energy & Climate Change.
PAS 2030 addresses areas including installation controls, equipment, inspections, handover and correction action procedures. All Green Deal Installers need to be certified to PAS 2030 by a Green Deal Certification Body in order to carry out works under the scheme.
The four main types of measures covered under Green Deal PAS 2030 are as follows;
- Building Fabric Measures (BFM) – Insulations, Glazing, Doors etc.
- Building Services Mechanical (BSM) – Boilers, Heating Systems etc.
- Building Services Electrical (BSE) – Lighting, Lighting Controls etc.
- Microgeneration – Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Heat Pumps etc. (These measures require MCS Certification & MCS 023)