Windows Scrappage Scheme
Up to 18% of the energy can be lost through the windows in your property – it’s like throwing £5 notes away. With that in mind you’ll understand why energy efficient windows are so important, not only can they preserve that energy but they can reduce carbon dioxide emissions too so you’re saving money and the environment. A windows scrappage scheme could be the answer. Encouraging consumers to trade in their old windows against the cost of new, eco friendly double glazing.
That’s exactly why the windows scrappage scheme emerges from time to time. To encourage homeowners to replace and upgrade windows with new, efficient windows. This could save up to £512 per year as calculated by the Glass and Glazing Federation and hence could pay for themselves in a short space of time.
Anglian Windows originally launched a scrappage scheme back in 2010. It proved such a great success that they reintroduced it in 2013. It provided a discount of up to a massive £3000 of the installed cost of new windows. In addition it provided an additional discount of up to 45% should the homeowner opt for the “EcoHome” status. This scrappage scheme ended in April 2014 and has bee replaced with an alternative promotion entitled “The Dream Is On”
Scrappage Schemes Today
Right now therefore there is no official scheme although the windows industry and related trade bodies are actively petitioning the government to introduce a scrappage scheme to encourage the replacement of old, inefficient windows with new, energy efficient models thus saving cash and energy.
Various companies run their own schemes periodically – fo example, Anglian Windows originally launched a scrappage scheme back in 2010 and it proved such a great success that they reintroduced it for 2013. It was designed to provide a discount of up to £3000 of the installed cost of new windows along with an additional discount of up to 45% should the homeowner opt for the “EcoHome” status.
To give you an idea of just how effective it is an independent assessor was sent an to the home of a windows scrappage scheme customer on two occasions to assess and document the benefits of the scheme. The assessments were made both before and after replacement of wooden framed, single glazed windows with energy efficient double glazed units.
The results were impressive. Whilst the original windows were leaking heat and energy substantially the homeowner reported a marked and instant after replacement improvement reporting:
“The difference is very noticeable. Since having the windows fitted and despite it becoming rather autumnal I still have not had to have the heating on”.
The way it worked was simple. An order was placed with Anglian who then gave a rebate of up to £2,000 for the old windows. They also discounted the new windows by up to 35% depending on the overall cost.
The new windows were designed to enhance the appearance of the home, save energy, reduce CO2 emissions. They would save money and hence pay for themselves in a short space of time. Unfortunately though this particular promotion ended in April 2014 to be superseded by a different type of offer.
Anglian are one of the most trusted names in the UK windows market today. They are renown to be synonymous with quality and service. They began selling windows in 1966 the year of world cup glory. And opened the first showroom at their Ipswich base three years later.
Since that time they have grown the business substantially. They now seal their own double glazed units, extrude their own uPVC frames and gas fill their own units. All from a network of national factories and units.
Their hard work and dedication has built an enviable but fully deserved reputation amongst customers. Their uPVC windows have been installed in tens of thousands of homes throughout the UK.