HOMEOWNERS & LANDLORDS

What is the Green Homes Grant Scheme?

An Introduction for Homeowners & Landlords

The Green Home Grant Scheme is an initiative from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to create jobs and boost the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

From the end of September 2020, eligible homeowners and landlords will be able to apply for vouchers worth up to £5,000, or for those on lower incomes, a 100% grant up to £10,000 to contribute towards energy efficiency improvements on their properties.

Work must be carried out by Trustmark registered business and work carried out must be in accordance with quality standard PAS 2030- 2017 or PAS 2030- 2019.

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Measures as part of the scheme include:

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Primary:

  • Solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
  • Air source or ground source heat pump
  • Solar thermal

In addition, if households install a primary measure they can qualify for Secondary measures subsidised up to the subsidy value of the primary measure, e.g. if a household receives £2,000 for primary measures, they will receive a maximum of £2,000 towards the secondary which could include one or more of the following:

  • Double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing Upgrading to energy-efficient doors
  • Draught proofing
  • Hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, heating controls to include: smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, and thermostatic radiator valves.

This scheme will run until the end of March 2021 and will invest up to £2bn invested in improving the energy efficiency of homes across England. With 24 million homes in need of retrofit measures if the UK is going to meet its Net Zero Carbon target more investments of this type are expected to follow.

Finding an Installer

Visit the Simple Energy Advice website to check your eligibility and to receive recommendations of measures suitable for your property. You will then be directed to a list of Trustmark Registered businesses in your area.

For a list of SuperFOIL approved installers please click here.

Below is a link to the full government list of eligibility criteria.

BEIS- Green Homes Grant Scheme Measures and Eligibility

Internal Wall Insulation (IWI)

SuperFOIL multifoils are suitable for use in internal wall insulation (IWI).

IWI is ideal for solid wall constructions where standard cavity wall insulation is not suitable or possible. In addition, some houses are not built of standard brick, stone or block. For example, they may have a steel frame, or could be made from concrete panels. Solid wall insulation may be the best option for these houses.


Pros of Internal Wall Insulation

  • Doesn’t change appearance of house
  • Can be fitted one room at a time
  • Can be cheaper than external
  • Makes a big reduction in heating bills
  • Lasts for a very long time

Cons

  • Will make some rooms slightly smaller
  • Need to redecorate afterwards
  • Need to move or modify skirting boards, radiators, sockets, coving etc.

If you live in a terraced house, then you may not get permission to insulate externally at the front. If this is the case, then it is quite usual to fit internal insulation to the front of the house and external insulation at the back.

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Super Foil IWI - Construction and Technical Data

The SuperFOIL range of multifoils offers a selection of levels of thermal performance- please see a breakdown of product and performance below:

ProductCore Thermal PerformanceIWI application U- Value
SF19+1.63 R-Value0.29
SF402.57 R-Value0.23
SF603.58 R-Value0.18

The IWI values above are calculated based on the following construction

Brick wall – existing plasterboard- timber Batten – SuperFOIL - timber counter batten- plasterboard

To download the full manufacturer's guidelines for installation and technical data please follow this link

Room in Roof Insulation (RIR)

Looking to transform that wasted attic space into a useable room? With the Green Home Grant Scheme, now is the perfect time to get started.  Ensuring your room is sufficiently insulated is the starting point to any good project. This is no different when constructing a room in the roof.

SuperFOIL insulation can be installed as a retrofit application or starting from scratch. With roof height a necessity when converting the loft, SuperFOIL makes the perfect insulation as it provides outstanding thermal performance in a thin, 3 in 1 product.

SuperFOIL Multifoils provide lightweight, space-saving high-performance insulation solutions that are easy to install and don’t contain any harmful particles or fibres, the perfect choice for loft conversions or Room in Roof retrofit.

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Super Foil RIR - Construction and Technical Data

The SuperFOIL range of multifoils offers a selection of levels of thermal performance- please see a breakdown of product and performance below:

ProductCore Thermal PerformanceRIR application U- Value
SF19+1.63 R-Value0.22
SF402.57 R-Value0.18
SF603.58 R-Value0.15

The RIR values above are calculated based on the following construction

50mm PIR between rafters – existing plasterboard- timber batten – SuperFOIL- timber counter batten- plasterboard

To download the full manufacturer's guidelines for installation and technical data please follow this link

 

Why use SuperFOIL Multifoil Insulation?

SuperFOIL insulation has unrivalled thermal performance and can provide thinner retrofit solutions than other systems which can save on that much-needed room space.

The SuperFOIL products are 3 in 1, providing you with a high performing thermal insulation, a radiant barrier as well as a vapour control layer or breathable membrane. So not only will you be saving money on installation time, your energy bills will reduce greatly too!

SuperFOIL multifoil insulations are BBA approved and come with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty against product defects. So you can have peace of mind when using SuperFOIL that you are covered.  Our insulations have a life span of 50 + years with no deterioration, meaning that once your home is insulated, it’s not something you will have to do again for a very long time!

When choosing SuperFOIL for your Green Home Grant, you can rest assured that you are having a quality product fitted by an approved SuperFOIL installer, meaning that you and your home will be getting the best from our products.

We keep sustainability at heart- SuperFOIL multifoil insulations are made from 40% recycled materials and are fully recyclable at the end of their 50+ year lifespan.

 

Useful contacts and support

Technical support/ Information 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01636 639 900

 

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