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The Government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme – A Guide for Tradespeople

The Green Homes Grant Scheme allows homeowners and landlords to apply for a voucher from the government towards the cost of qualifying energy efficiency and low carbon heating improvements to homes.

What does the Green Homes Grant mean for tradespeople?

The good news is tradespeople will also benefit from the Green Homes scheme. This financial incentive will encourage householders and landlords to make improvements to their properties they might not have done before and appoint skilled tradespeople and businesses to undertake the work on their behalf.

To carry out work under the scheme, all tradespeople and businesses will need to be certified to install energy efficiency or low carbon heat measures to relevant standards and must register their certification.

If you’re a tradesperson or business, register for the TrustMark here, and then you can register as a green homes grant installer here.

If you install energy efficiency measures, you must be certified to install measures against Publicly Available Specification (PAS) standards 2030: 2017 or 2030: 2019 by a certification body that has been accredited by UKAS.

If you install low carbon heat measures such as heat pumps, you must be certified with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

You can only begin the work once the voucher has been issued to the customer. The voucher will show the name of the tradesperson or business that the homeowner has chosen to carry out the work, and will cover the cost of labour, materials and VAT. The government will pay you for the costs covered by the voucher after the work has been completed and the voucher has been redeemed by the customer. The customer will have to pay any applicable remaining costs.

It is recommended that you check the Green Homes Grant scheme instructions and voucher terms and conditions before agreeing to undertake any work.

How can NYEs Building Supplies help you?

Whether you’re working in the construction trade or making home improvements, we can help.

We maintain close relationships with our suppliers meaning that we can provide you with the materials and tools to get the job done in time for the end of the scheme – there are only 5 months left after all.

We stock a wide range of insulation, building and plumbing materials and accessories ready for collection at our Kingsfold depot, or let us deliver to you at your convenience. Be sure to click on the links in the menu to find what you need, or contact us for more information.

If you have a trade account with us, you can still benefit from your trade discount.

Find out what the Green Homes Grant means for you if you're a homeowner.