Installation Companies and the Green Homes Grant scheme

The UK Government announced the Green Homes Grant Scheme on the 8th July.

This means homeowners and landlords will be able to receive vouchers of up to a maximum of £5,000 to cover two thirds of the total cost of a home improvement project (or £10,000 for households on low income to cover 100% of the cost) to undertake energy efficient home improvements.

Glazing installation companies can apply to become an accredited supplier under the Green Homes Grant scheme. The eligibility criteria is that they need to be a TrustMark member.

For homeowners, the scheme is due to start at the end of September 2020 and close at the end of March 2021.

Why has the Green Homes Grant Scheme been launched by Government?

Why has the Green Homes Grant Scheme been launched by Government?

The aim of the scheme is to enable homeowners and landlords upgrade their properties with energy-efficient features to reduce energy usage and therefore energy bills, while at the same time creating more jobs for the UK economy.  The funding will also assist the nation with meeting its target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

Which home improvements are covered under the Green Homes Grants scheme?

Which home improvements are covered under the Green Homes Grants scheme?

The Green Homes Grant covers a variety of energy saving home improvements such as insulation, double glazing, replacing old boilers and low-energy lighting.

To access the Green Homes Grant, homeowners are required to undertake an energy efficiency measure from a primary category before they can access other secondary measures such as windows and doors, and the measures need to be undertaken at the same time.

Furthermore, glazing replacement needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Where single glazed windows are replaced and upgraded to double or triple glazed;
  • Where secondary glazing is installed (in addition to single glazing);
  • Where doors were installed prior to 2002 and are replaced with energy efficient ones;

Green Homes Grant – Primary Measures

  • Insulation: Solid wall, cavity wall, under-floor, loft, flat roof, room in roof, park home.
  • Low carbon heat: Air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal

Green Homes Grant – Secondary Measures (only accessible where undertaken as part of other energy efficient measures under the above primary category):

  • Draught Proofing
  • Windows and Doors
  • Heating Controls and Insulation

Are all properties eligible?

The following properties are eligible:

  • All owner-occupied homes (including long-leaseholders, shared ownership)
  • Landlords of private rented sector domestic properties
  • Landlords of social sector domestic properties (including LA owned homes)
  • Park home owners (for residential sites including Gypsy and Traveller sites)
  • For the low-income scheme, only owner-occupied properties and park homes are eligible.

These properties are not eligible:

  • New-build domestic properties
  • Non-domestic properties

Homeowners will be able to start applying for the Green Homes Grant scheme online from the Simple Energy Advice service website at the end of September 2020 where they will be directed to a list of accredited local suppliers. They will need to obtain a quote from an accredited supplier and have the type of work approved for the voucher to be issued.

Installation Companies: Consider becoming an accredited supplier

Installation Companies: Consider becoming an accredited supplier

It is estimated that more than 600,000 households in England could be upgraded under the Green Homes Grant which represents an opportunity for our industry.

To become an accredited installer under the Green Homes Grant scheme, glazing installation companies need to be a member of the Government scheme TrustMark. For information on how to join and the eligibility criteria for being a TrustMark member click here


We will provide updates to this blog where further details are received from Government.

Take inspiration from our energy efficient products

Why not take inspiration from our range of ultra slim, minimal bifold doors, completely frameless rooflights and frameless sliding doors to help you decide which products to upgrade to under the Green Home Grant scheme?

Our products are energy efficient rated by the British Fenestration Rating Council and confirms to all the relevant Building Regulation requirements.

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