The Cashback scheme for the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, GDHIF, is a great way to help reduce the cost of important energy efficiency measures for your property. The process can be a little confusing though, so we have come up with a step-by-step guide as to how to go about obtaining that useful cash bonus.
If you haven’t heard about the Cashback scheme already, it is a government incentive that is aimed at rewarding people who install energy efficient measures like boilers, insulation and windows. These measures have to be done through a Green Deal approved installer, after a Green Deal assessment has been done on your property. On the whole, a homeowner is entitled to £1,250 worth of Green Deal Cashback for the dual measured approach (although solid wall insulation has its own amount). Please check the latest blog for information on cash back amounts.
How to Apply for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Cashback
There are numerous steps involved before getting your hands on the Green Deal cashback and these are detailed below.
The first step is to get a Green Deal assessment – TheGreenAge carry out Green Deal assessments across London with prices starting at £110 (exclusive of VAT), you can book an assessment directly by clicking here or calling us on 0208 144 0897. Alternatively you can use an EPC. However, seen as you get £100 back from the green deal assessment if you end up getting the GDHIF, you may as well go for the green deal assessment.
Look at the Green Deal Report (provided by your assessor), and decide exactly which measures you are interested in installing.
Once you have got the quotes from the Green Deal installers, who are PAS2030 qualified and you are happy that you want to commence with the install, you need to fill in an online application form – it is really important that this is done prior to any work being done, otherwise you won’t be able to claim the Green Deal cashback.
The online application form can be accessed by clicking here.
All you need to do is select the relevant measures, or measure if it is solid wall insulation, and select the installer from the drop down menu. Don’t worry, you can change installer after you get the voucher if needs be, and getting the voucher doesn’t mean that you are obliged to get the work done.
After you get the work done, simply follow a link sent with the original voucher and upload all documents.