The quest for energy efficiency and eco-friendly home improvements is a significant concern, particularly when it comes to double glazing. While there are no government grants for double glazing specifically, financial assistance is available via various schemes and grants.
The UK government offers schemes aimed at supporting energy-efficient upgrades. These are primarily targeted at low-income households and properties with poor energy performance ratings. These schemes can significantly reduce the cost of installing new double-glazed windows, providing homeowners with warmer homes and lower energy bills. Visit this website for more information about energy schemes and grants.
The ECO4 Scheme
The ECO4 Scheme, part of the government’s Energy Obligation Scheme initiated in April 2022, is designed to combat fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions. This scheme obliges participating energy suppliers to fund energy-efficient home improvements.
Under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) which is a component of ECO4, suppliers have to promote measures that save on energy bills, including double glazing. To find out more about Evesham double glazing, visit the website of a member of the Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS), such as https://www.firmfix.co.uk/.
ECO4 is not a traditional grant. Homeowners are expected to contribute towards the costs. It is means-tested, and financial support varies between households. Eligibility extends to those receiving benefits such as Universal Credit, Income Support, Housing Benefit, ESA, JSA, Child Benefit, Tax Credits and Pension Credits.
LA Flex Scheme
For those who do not meet the ECO4 criteria, the LA Flex Scheme is an alternative. This extension of the ECO4 scheme enables local authorities to provide financial assistance to lower-income families not receiving means-tested benefits but living in fuel poverty. This support covers a range of energy-efficient home improvements, including double glazing, heating upgrades and loft insulation.