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Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF)

Blog02 June 2014

The UK Government has announced the introduction from June 2014, of a new incentive scheme for householders to improve the energy efficiency of their homes - the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).

The scheme is applicable to householders in England and Wales and up to £7600 is available through incentives for a range of energy efficiency improvements. There is a choice of two core offers and two add-on offers.

Funding Offers

Core offer 1 :

provides up to £1000* for installing 2 measures from the following:

·        Condensing mains gas boiler - e.g. Logic ,Vogue ·        Flue Gas Heat Recovery - e.g. Logic Code Combi counts as 2 measures (1=condensing boiler & 2 =Flue Gas heat recovery as standard) ·        Waste water heat recovery - n.b. Ideal combi boilers are suitable for use with such shower heat recovery products. ·        Fan assisted storage heaters ·        Replacement warm-air unit ·        Cavity wall insulation ·        Flat roof insulation ·        Floor insulation ·        Room-in-roof insulation ·        Double / triple glazing (replacing single glazing) ·        Secondary glazing ·        Energy efficient replacement doors

*If chosen measures are less than £1000 the scheme refunds up to the amount paid only.

Core offer 2 :

provides up to 75% of total cost of solid wall insulation (up to a maximum of £6000).

Eligibility and Add-on offer 3:

To be eligible for funding householders must have a valid Green Deal Assessment Report (GDAR) from an authorised Green Deal Installer / Provider or an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) no older than 2 years prior to application. The  qualifying measures must be recommended in either document

However householders can claim up to £100 refund for the cost of the GDAR.

New Homeowners and Add-on offer 4:

For recent homebuyers (within 12 months of the GDHIF application) an additional £500 can be claimed for improving the property with for example a Logic Code Combi boiler.

What’s next?

The total scheme funding is £120million for this financial year so early applications are advised.

Registrations for GDHIF can be made when the application site and telephone hotline become live in early June.

The improvements must be installed within six months of receiving the voucher from GDHIF and

Payment is made to the householder on receipt of the installer validated GDHIF voucher , invoice copies and a conformity form.

Two energy saving measures are readily obtained with a Logic Code Combi boiler providing a compact, easily installed property upgrade utilizing  this Government offered funding.

If you are interested in making your home more efficient with a new boiler installed under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, get in touch with us here.