Green Homes Grant Scheme
Following the announcement of the Green Homes Grant scheme earlier this year, designed to help improve housing stock and to stimulate the economy, we are delighted to confirm that ventilation measures have now been considered following the launch of the scheme at the end of September 2020.
The scheme provides vouchers to part-fund environmentally friendly energy efficiency considerations including insulation, double glazing and draught-proofing. The aim of the scheme is to enable homeowners and landlords to upgrade their properties with energy-saving features in order to reduce energy usage.
The government will provide a voucher that covers two-thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements to eligible homeowners and social landlords. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000. Those on a low income and in receipt of certain benefits can receive a voucher covering the full cost of the improvements up to a maximum value of £10,000.
Comprehensive information can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme#eligibility.
As we enter the heating season, the scheme provides social landlords with a funding opportunity to improve insulation and rethink ventilation, to help prevent the build-up of condensation indoors – the biggest cause of damp and mould. There is a legal obligation to ensure that indoor air quality of a home is not worsened by adding insulation, double glazing or draught-proofing measures.
We have a comprehensive suite of extract fans that can help, that are ideally suited to utility rooms, kitchens and bathrooms to ensure adequate ventilation – links to relevant product pages can be found below:
Elite 150 - https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/151/elite-150-low-energy-fan
Omnique - https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/128/omnique-of100
RF90 - https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/136/rf90
Samika LE100 - https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/80/samika-le100
Samika LE150 -https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/127/samika-le150
Silent Shower Kit - https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/142/silent-shower-kit
Silent Wall Fan – https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/140/silent-wall-fan
Select 150 - https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/149/select-150
SF90 - https://www.greenwood.co.uk/product/134/sf90