Green Homes Grant

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  • #125290 Reply
    Wigwam
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    I see the new government scheme has started. PIP and DWA are qualifying benefits for grants of £10000 for qualifying work.  Has anyone looked into this yet?  I’ve looked at the govt website and elsewhere and it’s unclear if it is means tested or income related in any way.

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  • #125291 Reply
    Wigwam
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    For DWA read DLA. Bl**dy spilchucker.

    #125298 Reply
    Wigwam
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    To answer my own question and having spoken to a local insulation company, the grant of up to £10000 is available to anyone in receipt of PIP or DLA regardless of income.

    #125299 Reply
    joss
    Participant

    Yes @Wigwam. I am currently gathering the 3 quotes required for external solid wall insulation.

    Joss
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    #125300 Reply
    Wigwam
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    Well done, Joss for being ahead of the game. I only just found out about it this morning. How did you find your three companies? There only seems to be one listed near here and they can’t come to survey until 25th November!

    #125356 Reply
    joss
    Participant

    Good question Wigwam. I think my area is pretty well served by registered TrustMark companies. There are 3 local companies within Doncaster boundaries, All of them are dedicated External wall insulating companies. That is to say, They are well known contractors, specialising in EWI External wall insulation.

    So far 2 out of the 3 have contacted me already. Just waiting for the 3rd to get in touch.

    From my understanding, If you can not manage to get 3 quotes then 2 will suffice.

    Your best bet is to contact https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/ and tell them you are having problems get the three quotes required. You might want to visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme

    Just out of interest Wigwam, is it external wall insulation that you are after?

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by joss.

    Joss
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    #125360 Reply
    Wigwam
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    I’ve spoken to Simple energy advice, Joss, and they agreed there was a dearth of Trustmark contractors round here.

    I’m looking for cavity wall insulation and insulation in inaccessible roof spaces which seems to be done by taking tiles off and spraying foam.

    Nearest possible can’t survey until November 26th and next nearest about 40 miles away are having a meeting tomorrow within the company to sort out what they are doing! Doesn’t inspire confidence.

    Problem is this house is difficult for many reasons which is probably why nothing has been tackled in the past.

    I don’t hold out much hope if taking advantage of the scheme but will give it my best shot!

    #125428 Reply
    joss
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    One of the companies that I spoke to where also holding a meeting. They said information has only just been released to them. It does seem a bit of a fav though. Keep us posted though Wigwam and I will do the same.

    Good luck.

    Joss
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    #125467 Reply
    Tharg

    Good spot, Wigwam and Joss. This is first I’ve heard of this scheme. Is the govt keeping it quiet? Seems odd. Doubtful whether it’ll help with anything at Tharg Villa but will take a look anyway. Thanks again…

    #125734 Reply
    Wigwam
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    All the firms I’ve spoken to are inundated with enquiries Tharg, I think it was splashed in the red top papers. I’ve managed to find a couple of firms who claim to work nationwide through lots of Googling and phoning around, Joss.  Expecting responses any week now….

    #125736 Reply
    Wigwam
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    From conversations, it seems previous schemes fell foul of some dodgy traders and so they’ve restricted providers to members of the TrustMark scheme.  Hence the low numbers of firms and strangely one national company I contacted today said they were not taking part. Obviously they don’t need the millions of pounds on offer…

    #125751 Reply
    joss
    Participant

    Well despite my efforts, I have hit a wall of silence on replies. My company of choice Westdale Services  Have as yet not got back to me. This is a local company 5 miles from me. Started as a rendering company and has now become a national company. They are proven experts in their field.

    They did say when I rang them that they were still waiting details from the government. So just taking details of those applying for Green homes Grant. I will ring them on Monday.

    Joss
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    #125761 Reply
    Mike 700
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    #125775 Reply
    joss
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    @Mike 700 Thanks for posting the above link. However I would advise caution in using any third party offering Green Homes Grant assistance. I would advise anyone looking on this site to read their about section here. https://www.grantscheme.uk/privacy.asp?SID=#About

    Just be cautious and know what you may potentially be getting into with such 3rd parties.

    I would strongly advise sticking to the governments web sites

    https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme

     

    Joss
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    #125776 Reply
    Wigwam
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    I looked at the site Mike 700 posted and was rather intrigued that I could not discover who they were, other than a name. No company information, no reason for giving what to be fair is good information about the scheme, but which plenty of TrustMark businesses also have on their own websites.  I concluded they were data harvesting and didn’t fill in their form.

    #125797 Reply
    Mike 700
    Participant

    Sorry guys,

     

    should have included. ’ this site gives clear info compared to most!

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by Mike 700.
    #125801 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    Yes it does Mike 700. No need to apologise – all good information.

    I do wonder how they are funded.  They appear to want to be some sort of broker for people who can’t organise things for themselves,  and presumable get a fee from the contractors, which is fair enough but if that’s the case they should be honest about themselves.

    #125823 Reply
    joss
    Participant

    As Wigwan said Mike, there is no need to apologies. It seem that web site company are keen to offer funding in the form of a finance service for which no doubt would get a nice Fee. That is one way they get their funding.

    On Monday my phone is going to be very busy chasing companies up

    Joss
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    #125843 Reply
    Mark

    Thanks for info very helpful. Will be applying for this grant

    #126196 Reply
    joss
    Participant

    Well Guys as promised in a previous post. My phone was red hot on Monday. I have officially allied for my grant for EWI external wall insulation.

    I manage to get 2 quotes and on the advice of Simple energy advice. I submitted them on the Gov web site. Filling in the form on line was straight forward. However, On clicking the submit button, I got an error! In the end I called Simple energy advice and explained the problem. The guy asked if I had included a £ sign with the cost. Which I had, he said just remove the £ sign and it will work. Removed the £ sign and all was good.

    Now to wait to see if my claim is accepted.

    How are you guys doing with your claims??

     

    Joss
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    #126204 Reply
    Wigwam
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    I contacted 7 firms last Friday, three by phone, four by email.  Two have promised to call me but so far haven’t. One responded on Monday and is due to visit Thursday.  And that’s it. I will give the rest until Friday and start chasing them up.

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