The Green Homes Grant Scheme will help to improve the energy efficiency of over 600,000 homes in England, giving you an opportunity to increase your insulation business as part of the Government’s £2bn fund.
With homeowners and private landlords being offered up to two thirds of the cost of their energy saving insulation, the installation of retrofit insulation is naturally high on the Scheme’s list of targets. Superglass insulation is a cost-efficient method of increasing thermal performance, reinforced by market leading environmental credentials.
From September Trustmark accredited installers will be able to make the most of this new opportunity, with our range of Superglass Loft and Floor insulation.
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Q & A – summary of feedback on the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme from the industry round-tables.
If multiple businesses are involved in installing a measure(s), how would they be listed on a voucher?
A voucher to be provided for each different installer.
What is the definition of new build?
For these purposes, a ‘new build’ is a dwelling whose inhabitants have not yet moved in.
Who is the scheme administrator? When will there be clarity over payment terms?
ICF is the grant administrator. Payment terms will be issued when scheme launches.
How many quotes will homeowners need to get, and how will a quotation be benchmarked?
The advice will be to obtain 3 quotes, but if that is not possible then the requirement is that homeowners must obtain at least 1 quote. The grant administrator ICF is expected to check these quotations on a case-by-case basis using existing sources of data.
Are the primary and secondary measures fixed?
Yes, currently primary and secondary measures are fixed.
Will consumers have complete freedom to choose which installer to use (as long as they are Trustmark registered and MCS/PAS accredited)?
Yes. The Simple Energy Advice website is not the only route for consumers to find an installer. However, all installers must be registered with Trustmark and these will in turn be listed on the SEA website.
It is important to make clear the need to notify works under building regulations.
This will be reflected in the guidance documents.
How will installers that install ancillary measures will be paid under the voucher Scheme if they are not sub-contractors to the principle measures.
Remedial measures that are required under PAS/MCS standards could be sub-contracted and paid for by the installer, or could be completed and paid for by the customer. This will be reflected in the guidance documents.
Can a retrofit coordinator, assessor and installer be the same person?
PAS 2035:2019 recognises roles rather that individuals. Thus, the same person can have two or more roles provided that they are suitably qualified for each role and either there is no conflict of interest involved or any conflict of interest is reported to the Client and appropriately managed.
As regards the EU Energy Label, it is possible that from 1st Jan 2021 some products would be illegal if new labelling post- Brexit will not be in place.
Subject to the passage of the relevant legislation, products placed on the GB market from 1 January 2021 will require energy labels that bear the UK flag instead of the EU logo.
On 17 September, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) issued a notice outlining their approach to surveillance and how to contact them to raise any concerns or issues regarding compliance with these changes from 1 January. As they have always done, OPSS will take a proportionate and pragmatic approach to market surveillance on a case-by-case basis and will listen to valid concerns raised by UK businesses.
BEIS intends to share preliminary designs of the new UK energy labels with stakeholders shortly, which will also be made available on the online ‘Create an energy label’ tool soon.
Why is pitched roof insulation excluded?
Pitched roof insulation is not excluded, it will be in the loft insulation category or alternatively will form its own category.