Green Homes Grant scheme
Guide to options for Underfloor Heating within the Green Homes Grant Scheme
The Green Homes Grant scheme started on 1st October 2020. The scheme provides householders with vouchers of up to £5,000 covering two thirds of the cost of certain energy saving measures. Higher levels of funding are also available for low income households.
The scheme is split into Primary and secondary measures. Primary measures include floor, wall and roof insulation and also heat pumps.
A subsidy can also be claimed for certain additions to primary measures as part of a measure installation.
Underfloor Heating is included as an additional measure that can be installed with low carbon heating.
This makes Underfloor Heating a great option to fit to enhance further the system efficiency when fitting alongside a heat pump.
Finance schemes are also available to enhance the grant so that greater energy saving measures can be installed at the same time, limiting the disruption to homes and starting to save energy as soon as possible.
As another option, floor insulation qualifies as a primary measure, and installing underfloor heating within or at the same time is future proofing the investment in floor insulation. Homeowners wanting to opt for floor insulation can also consider to do so with the added benefit of underfloor heating!
Fitting the underfloor pipework at the same time as the floor insulation reduces the disturbance, and even if the underfloor heating is not commissioned straight away it is ‘underfloor ready’.
There are many types of underfloor installation suited to all types of floor. Details of these systems and how they would be installed are available from the members of the BEAMA Underfloor Group.
Underfloor heating has many advantages:
- Freedom of furniture layout
- 75 year pipe warranty
- Lower energy bills
- Increased house value
- Low maintenance
- No hot surfaces or hard edges, safer for children or elderly
- Healthy environment for respiratory sufferers
- More comfortable environment