INSTALLERS & TRADESMEN

What is the Green Homes Grant Scheme?

Introduction To Installers

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.

SuperFOIL- Enabling Installers to Meet Scheme Requirements and Increase Skills Portfolio

SuperFOIL Multifoil products incorporated into an internal wall insulation (IWI) system or room in a roof (RIR) system qualify as a primary measure of the GHG Scheme. 

Under PAS 2030 protocol, a requirement of the scheme is that work must be carried out by installers who are trained in and examined against the manufacturer’s installation guidelines. To meet the increase in demand retrofit insulation applications SuperFOIL are expanding their training capacity to award competency cards to qualified installers.

Are you a tradesperson interested in becoming qualified in the installation of SuperFOIL products? SuperFOIL are running free training courses to teach you how to install our products to the highest standards. 

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 Thermal Performance
SF19+1.632.97
SF402.573.91
SF603.584.92

The IWI values above are calculated based on the following construction

Brick wall – existing plasterboard- XXXmm timber Baton – SF Multifoil - XXXmm timber counter baton- XXXmm plasterboard

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

Room in Roof Insulation (RIR)

In uninsulated homes one quarter of heat is lost through the roof. Room in Roof insulation is a primary energy efficiency measure under the GHG Scheme, if you use or would like to use your loft as a living space then you could apply for vouchers to have it fully insulated.

Room in roof insulation not only reduces your carbon footprint and saves money on energy bills, it will eliminate the risk of any pipes or tanks in the loft area freezing.

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 PerformanceIWI application Thermal Performance
SF19+38mm20mm
SF4050mm30mm
SF6063mm40mm

The RIR values above are calculated based on the following construction

Brick wall – existing plasterboard- XXXmm timber Baton – SF Multifoil - XXXmm timber counter baton- XXXmm plasterboard

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

 

Why use SuperFOIL Multifoil Insulation?

SuperFOIL multifoils have unrivalled thermal performance

SuperFOIL Retrofit applications are thinner than other systems, saving room space

SF Multifoils are rolled out and stapled over studs or rafters- unlike traditional insulation there is no need to cut to fit between studs or rafters. This dramatically reduces labour cost and product waste

All SF Multifoils are BBA approved and eligible for GHGC 25 year warranty when installed by an approved installer.

SuperFOIL Multi-Layered Insulation products provide a high level of vapour control and improve airtightness resulting in the reduction of heat loss by convection and removing any risk of condensation.

Sustainability at heart- SuperFOIL MultiFoils are made from 40% recycled materials

No PPE required- no harmful fibres or particles 

25-year manufacturers warranty *

 

Useful contacts and support

Technical support

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Phone: 01636 639 900

Training inquiries and sales advice

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Phone: 01636 639 900

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Are you a tradesperson interested in becoming qualified in the installation of SuperFOIL products? SuperFOIL are running free training courses to teach you how to install our products to the highest standards.