UPDATE: As of 30 March 2016, the government has stopped funding and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed to new applications. You can read about it here.
Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) – latest news on relaunch
We have just had official confirmation from DECC that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (or GDHIF as it is more commonly known) is due to relaunch on the 10th December 2014 at 9am.
An additional £30m of funding has been made available by the Government for this second phase of the scheme – although it is now split into two pots, £24m for solid wall insulation and £6m for the two measures from the list of home improvements under the scheme.
What are the Headline GDHIF changes for this 2nd round of funding?
The relaunch of GDHIF this December will see a reduction in the amount of funding available for solid wall insulation – this has been reduced from £6,000 under the old scheme to £4,000 under the revised version. It also will now only cover 67% of the total cost of works, while under the old scheme it covered 75%.
While the funding is obviously lower, in our opinion it is still a fantastic time to take advantage of the offer if you live in a solid wall property!
The other major change this time round is that flue gas heat recovery units are not allowed, therefore people installing boilers with these units will no longer be able to do so. You will however still be able to install a boiler + another measure and get the £1,000 back.
The £100 towards the Green Deal Report is still in place (which allows you to access GDHIF) as well as the £500 new home owners bonus for those that have bought a property in the last 12 months.
This means you can still get a non-means tested grant totalling £5,600 to improve the energy efficiency of your home – so pretty good in out opinion.
If you want to learn more about the relaunched GDHIF scheme, please go to our main page which can be accessed by clicking here. This provides details about the eligibility requirements for the scheme as well as detailing the different measures you can get installed.
GDHIF Case Studies and Success Stories
When the previous GDHIF was live, TheGreenAge facilitated 1000’s of successful Green Deal Assessments, and with our partners in the Greater London area, we carried out 100’s of successful installations including heating systems, solid wall insulation and cavity wall insulation to name but a few.
You can see more detailed case studies of some of our installations by clicking here. Below however is a small snapshot of what has been successfully installed (solid wall insulation, high energy efficient boilers and double glazing):
GDHIF – how do I apply?
When the previous scheme was up and running, earlier in 2014, it proved to be extremely popular and in fact over subscribed, resulting in the funds being spent rather too quickly. Many customers were disappointed to miss out on the vouchers, which has probably prompted the Government to act and re-instate the scheme.
If you are interested in the GDHIF and would like some more information please sign-up using the form below and we will call you back to discuss a few more details. Otherwise if you have any other questions please send us an email us to: email@example.com. Otherwise stay tuned to these pages for further updates.
Remember, our Green Deal Assessments are just £132, but if you decide to go through with the GDHIF scheme you are eligible for a £100 rebate on the cost of assessment so the total cost to you is just £32!
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