Sustainability is high on most people’s agenda and this includes improving the thermal efficiency of our homes and buildings.
As a carbon neutral organisation we’re pleased to see the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) working in partnership with Trustmark to support the new Green Homes Grant Scheme.
The scheme will see the government give over 600,000 homeowners in England a voucher that covers two-thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements to their home. The voucher is worth up to £5,000 for most, and £10,000 for some. The following insulation measures, that could help families save up to £600 a year on their energy bills, are covered by the voucher:
- solid wall
- under floor
- cavity wall
- flat roof
- room in roof
- insulating a park home
The Government is urging tradespeople to sign up for TrustMark accreditation in a drive to support 100,000 new jobs to fulfil the new energy efficiency scheme, and to ensure that homeowners can be confident of the quality of both the materials and the workmanship of projects completed under the new scheme.
Find out more here.