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  • James Alcock
    Keymaster

    Hearing whispers that GDHIF could be set to relaunch in the next week or so – hopefully that should reignite external solid wall installs.

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    Terry Blanc

    Just read the funding for solid wall is going to drop!! how long does it take to complete the Green Deal report, I am having an assessment on Friday morning and want to get the full £6000!!!

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    James Alcock
    Spectator

    Hi George,
    Gavin – the last commenter on this topic is looking for an assessment on the Isle of White – can you help him out? Thanks!

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    Gavin

    Hi,

    I’m an Isle of Wight resident looking to have an assessment in the near future and would like to know the name of George’s business so I can get in touch.

    Regards,
    Gavin

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    Steve

    £18m already gone from £50m pot. Although wonder how many vouchers have actually been redeemed.

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    Marc Buck

    The new changes to to the Green Deal has actually made the dream of EWI to solid wall homes a reality for the first time. Discussions that I have had to date with persons close to Government insiders suggest that funding could actually be reassessed due to the high volume of home owners who are sitting on the vouchers without having any work undertaken. The voucher is an allocation of these funds, with albeit a limited lifespan of 3-6 months depending on which recommendation is used.

    However, the whispers that I have heard and they are of course just whispers, is that the funding could be pulled and reassessed any time within the next 1-3 months.

    This of course may just be a Chinese whispers but I have never before witnessed such a huge uptake in Green Deal Assessments, so my advice would be to get in early if you want to avoid disappointment, but remember that your cash-back voucher has a limited lifespan so you must act to get your chosen recommended measures installed and certified before the voucher expires.

    In other words don’t just sit on your voucher but use it, as this is a fantastic opportunity to obtain EWI but this level of funding may not last forever.

    Regards to all

    Marc Buck (bisfhouse.com)

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    George

    Hi James,
    My business is on the Isle of Wight, we are also GDI

    Regards

    George

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    George

    Hi James,
    Just looked and your spot on, can’t believe I never noticed it before.

    Manny thanks

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    James Alcock
    Spectator

    Hi George,
    You simply select it on the Green Deal recommendations along with the gas boiler (at least that is how it is done with Stroma)- it rarely (if ever?) appears on the EPC.

    Where are you based? We have guys that are putting these boilers + heat recovery systems in at a really good price now!

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    George

    Hi, I am a DEA&GDA, I have done thirty assessments in the last three weeks and not one has had boiler and flue gas recovery system as a joint recommendation, can anyone tell me what triggers that dual measure, it would be nice to be able to explain.

    Thanks in advance

    George

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    Susan Shaw
    Participant

    Does anyone know if you still need to take cavity wall insulation if it gets recommended on the EPC in order to be able to benefit from the GDHIF scheme (we have spoken to the Green Deal Cashback team and they can’t give us a straight answer). We have a customer who lives in a block of flats, she wants boiler + flue gas heat recovery as her two measures. Unfortunately cavity wall insulation came up as the recommendation on the EPC – but she doesn’t think she will be able to get the buy in from the rest of the flats for them all to get cavity wall insulation.

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    Susan Shaw
    Participant

    Just seen from DECC that £8.5 million has been issued for the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme’s first two weeks – that is pretty good going!!

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    Nicholas Miles
    Keymaster

    Hi Paul, the £50m currently ringfenced towards the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund does not sound a lot, but it should be part of a larger £500m package of measures that will be funded by the Government towards these types of improvements over the next couple of years. Although I wouldn’t panic about the funds running out, I would advise that you act quickly to ensure that you don’t get disappointed. Hope this helps.

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    Paul J

    Hi everyone, I see that there has been quite a bit of uptake already for the new cashback under the GDHIF. Good to see so many people going for this new, and what seems more generous, green deal. Will the money run out sooner than expected?

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    James Alcock
    Spectator

    Hi Stef, yes you can! Call us if you want to book a Green Deal Assessment (if you have an EPC this might work, but the flue gas heat recovery needs to have this as a recommendation – which they normally don’t as a matter of course!).

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