Green Homes Grant Scheme Kirkham
The reveal of Green Homes Grant Scheme Kirkham is good news for landlords and home owners but what does it entail exactly? The scheme which is due to open for applicants is September of this year is still a little enigmatic, we don’t know everything but let’s go over what we do know.
First of all, we know the scheme is open to landlords and homeowners, but we don’t have the exact eligibility criteria yet. We do know that with the Green Homes Grant Scheme, Kirkham homeowners and landlords can apply directly online through the Simple Energy Advice website.
Now when it comes to what you’ll receive the scheme offers two levels if you are classed as low-income you can get vouchers capped at £10,000 to cover all the costs. While if you’re not the vouchers can only cover two-thirds of the total cost and are capped at £5000.
The vouchers cover the installation of energy-saving measures. However, we don’t know exactly what is covered in the scheme yet. Although it seems fair to conclude that things like insulation and double glazing will be covered. We’ll bring you more news about the eligibility criteria and what exactly it covers as it’s revealed by the Government.
The reveal of Green Homes Grant Scheme Kirkham as understandably had many peopleconsidering ways to make their home/ property more energy efficient. One of the most common ways for people to do this is to get their windows glazed.
Now, while double glazing is most people’s first choice have you considered triple glazing? With triple glazing, a third pane is set in-between your windows with a pocket or air/ gas at each side. These act as airlocks and help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Overall, triple glazing is estimated to be around 50% more energy-efficient than double glazing.
Energy Efficient Windows and Doors
Windows and doors are the main points of energy loss in your home so when it comes to improving energy-efficiency these will be the main areas to look at. Changing your window frames to wood or uPVC can help improve heat retention.
You should also consider getting new doors if yours are old or particularly worn out. Doors come with their own energy efficiency rating which is measured on the A++ to E scale. Simply opting for doors with a higher rating can help boost your home’s energy efficiency. Please contact us.
If you’re looking for an alternative to double/ triple glazing then secondary glazing could be exactly what you need. With secondary glazing, an interior window is installed that opens inside your home effectively giving you two windows.
This works in a similar manner to double glazing although it is usually cheaper. It also helps boost the security of your home/ property as well because it makes windows more secure. For more information about Secondary Glazing check out the Secondary Glazing Blackpool website.