About Double Glazing Grants
DoubleGlazingGrants.com is an informational website only. Created to help you find out about double glazing grants and if they are available to you. We’ll also explain what finance and funding options are out there.
The focus is solely on the UK.
A good double glazing installation can be incredibly cost effective but the initial outlay may not be cheap! It will often involve financing of some description and so any help towards the cost is usually 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. Therefore 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 since then. 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 was 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). Funding was by way of a low interest loan attached to your electricity bill and payable over an agreed period of time.
This loan is not credit scored and is available to everyone in the UK. It was 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. Hence, rather than costing you more, it will actually save you money each month.
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 >>>.
Unfortunately the Green Deal was shelved by the Government in 2015 but there’s rumours of some form of replacement at some stage in the future so keep checking back and we’ll let you know.
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