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.

SuperFOIL is an ideal solution for retrofit projects, and can even be fitted over existing plasterboard, saving on labour, time and mess in a customer's home.

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.
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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

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

Room in Roof Insulation (RIR)

With space at a premium, more people are deciding to use wasted spaces within their homes, with the main conversion being turning the loft space into a liveable area.  The Green Home Grant scheme offers homeowners the chance to insulate their room in a roof for minimal cost and is an easy installation whether a new conversion, or retrofit application.

 

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.

 

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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.

Installation of SuperFOIL is simple - unlike traditional insulation, there is no need to cut to fit between studs or rafters. Reducing labour cost and product waste! As well as this, no PPE is required for installation due to the products containing no irritants or harmful fibres.

SuperFOIL Multifoil insulation is BBA approved and eligible for GHGC 25 year warranty when installed by an approved installer.

Our 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.

We keep sustainability at heart- SuperFOIL MultiFoil insulations are made from 40% recycled materials

 

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Useful contacts and support

Technical support

Email: [email protected]

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.