Why don’t you try? : Find out about getting help financing home improvements
Look on the Simple Energy Advice website for information on grants and schemes that can help you make some improvements to your home insulation or heating. They have a useful tool that can show you any local grants that you may be able to apply for to help cover the cost of some energy related home improvements:
Find out about the government’s Green Deal
Any household with an electricity meter (including prepayment meters) in England, Scotland or Wales can use the scheme. You may be able to get a loan through the Green Deal, but you’ll have to pay this back.
Both the landlord and the tenant must agree to the improvements if the building is rented.
You can use the Green Deal for a range of different energy saving measures including:
* replacing windows and doors
* installing secondary glazing
* using energy efficient lighting
* insulating your loft or walls
* adding draught proofing
* upgrading your heating
* generating renewable energy from sources such as wind or solar power
Help from your energy supplier: the Affordable Warmth Obligation
You might be able to get help for energy-saving improvements to your home if you either:
* claim certain benefits and live in private housing (for example you own your home or rent from a private landlord)
* live in social housing
You may get help with the cost of:
* insulation work, for example to your loft or cavity walls
* replacing or repairing your boiler – or other upgrades to your heating
Find a tradesperson
If you decide to finance the work yourself, you could use online directory sites like Check A Trade and Yell to search for local home improvement services. You could also ask a local friend or neighbour to see if they can recommend you any companies they have used.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Look into what are the main problems and create an action plan, Identify who would be responsible for making any repairs or upgrades, Contact or gather the contact details of local handy people who may be able to help if required., Look into if you are eligible for a home improvement grant,
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