Under the Green Homes Grant scheme, the government issues vouchers for up to two-thirds of the cost of certain energy-efficient home improvements, up to the value of £5,000 per household. Up to £10,000 may be available for lower income homes, covering 100% of the upgrades up to the £10,000 voucher limit. The costs covered by the scheme include the costs of materials, such as floor insulation and cavity wall insulation, as well as labour. Some other costs that are directly related to the installation of energy efficiency and microgeneration measures are also covered.
The government has published a comprehensive list of costs that are and are not covered.The voucher will not cover costs that are not directly related to energy efficiency measures. Some of the other things not covered by the voucher include:
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), building surveys and building design work not linked to a Green Homes Grant retrofit.
Training costs for contractors
Electricity or gas safety work
Changing the layout of the property (such as moving windows or doors)
Contractors must be TrustMark approved to carry out work through the Green Homes Grant.