Double Glazing Grants
DoubleGlazingGrants.com is an informational website created to help you find out if double glazing grants are available to you and what finance and funding options are out there.
A good double glazing installation can be incredibly cost effective but the initial outlay may not be cheap and often involves financing of some description and so any help towards the cost will always be gratefully received.
Are Double Glazing Grants Available?
The answer is a resounding … possibly!
Not much help really but most of these grants are driven through local authorities and so your first port of call is to make contact with the relevant authority and ask the question. These grants will almost certainly be means tested. There will be criteria to meet – typically you’ll need to earn below a certain level and receive specific benefits/credits or be registered disabled. That said – it’s got to be worth the question!
Is There Such Thing As A Scrappage Scheme?
Lots of talk but no official action!
Rumours of a windows scrappage scheme started several years ago and the government was heavily petitioned but nothing was ever officially set up. The previous boiler scrappage scheme was run by the Energy Savings Trust who provided a voucher towards the cost of a replacement boiler if certain criteria were met – this was back in 2012 and was so successful that the glazing industry was pushing for something similar to be put in place for replacement windows. Always shop around though as some glazing companies may have similar offers from time to time.
Green Deal Funding and Finance
The Green Deal is a new (late 2012) government initiative to help us all reduce our carbon footprint and become more energy efficient and hence save money too!
To explain very simply – you simple call in a Green Deal assessor who will carry out a complete energy audit of your property and rate its energy efficiency.
The assessor will then recommend measures that will reduce your energy bill – this may include, cavity insulation, loft insulation, external or internal wall insulation, solar PV, a new boiler, or even new windows in some cases.
You will then have the option to fund these recommended options (should you chose to take some or all of the advice) by way of a low interest loan attached to your electricity bill over a period of time.
This loan is not credit scored and is available to everyone in the UK and provided by various Green Deal Providers (all household names).
And here’s the deal – the reduction in energy will mean that the cost of your future fuel bills PLUS the cost of the loan will be LESS than your current bills and hence will actually save you money.
There are also other forms of actual grants available in certain circumstances but they all start with an assessment – the advice follows.
That’s over simplified but you get the idea – read more here >>>
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