The UK Government has announced the
introduction from June 2014, of a new incentive scheme for
householders to improve the energy efficiency of their homes –
the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).
The scheme is applicable to householders in England and Wales
and up to £7600 is available through incentives for a range of
energy efficiency improvements. There is a choice of two core
offers and two add on offers.
Core offer 1 :
provides up to £1000* for installing 2 measures from the
Condensing mains gas boiler – e.g. Logic ,Vogue
Flue Gas Heat Recovery – e.g. Logic Code Combi counts as 2
(1=condensing boiler & 2 =Flue Gas heat recovery as
Waste water heat recovery – n.b. Ideal combi boilers are
suitable for use with such shower heat recovery products.
Fan assisted storage heaters
Replacement warm-air unit
Cavity wall insulation
Flat roof insulation
Double / triple glazing (replacing single glazing)
Energy efficient replacement doors
*If chosen measures are less than £1000 the scheme refunds up
to the amount paid only.
Core offer 2 :
provides up to 75% of total cost of solid wall insulation (up
to a maximum of £6000).
Eligibility and Add-on offer 3:
To be eligible for funding householders must have a valid
Green Deal Assessment Report (GDAR) from an authorised Green
Deal Installer / Provider or an Energy Performance Certificate
(EPC) no older than 2 years prior to application. The
qualifying measures must be recommended in either document
However householders can claim up to £100 refund for the cost
of the GDAR.
New Homeowners and Add-on offer 4:
For recent homebuyers (within 12 months of the GDHIF
application) an additional £500 can be claimed for improving
the property with for example a Logic Code Combi boiler.
The total scheme funding is £120million for this financial
year so early applications are advised.
Registrations for GDHIF can be made when the application site
and telephone hotline become live in early June.
The improvements must be installed within six months of
receiving the voucher from GDHIF and
Payment is made to householders on receipt of the installer
validated GDHIF voucher, invoice copies and a conformity form.
Two energy saving measures are readily obtained with a Logic
Code Combi boiler providing a compact, easily installed
property upgrade utilizing this Government offered funding.