Green Home Grants

The UK government offers homeowners and landlords in England vouchers for home energy improvements, including insulation and energy efficiency measures. You can apply to receive vouchers worth up to £5,000 while contributing to at least one third of the cost. Eligible households for the low income scheme will be entitled to receive vouchers of up to £10,000 to fully fund retrofit measures. Funding will be available until March 2022.

You can install Q-Bot’s unique underfloor insulation at a fraction of the cost and with minimal disruption to you and your daily life. Q-Bot uses powerful robots to go under your suspended floor and spray insulation to the underside of floorboards. There is no need to move furniture and lift up the whole floorboards, the robot will be inserted under the floor through a small access hatch.

Find out whether your home might be suitable for our robotic underfloor insulation through our eligibility checker and receive an instant quote for the work (price excluding government funding).

 

Who can apply to the grant scheme?

The following properties will be eligible for government funding:

  • All owner-occupied homes (including long-leaseholders, shared ownership);

  • Landlords of private rented sector domestic properties;

  • Landlords of social sector domestic properties (including local authority owned homes);

  • Park home owners (for residential sites including Gypsy and Traveller sites).

New-build domestic properties and non-domestic properties are not eligible.

For the low-income scheme, only owner-occupied properties and park homes will be eligible. Households receiving income-based or disability benefits would be eligible for a fully funded package of measures. You qualify for the Green Home Grants low-income scheme if you receive at least one of the following benefits: Income based Jobseekers allowance (JSA), Income based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support (IS), Pension Guarantee Credit , Working Tax Credit (WTC), Child Tax Credits (CTC), Universal Credit (UC), Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Contribution based Jobseekers allowance (JSA), Contribution based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), Housing benefit.

The Green Homes Grant scheme provides you as a homeowner and landlord vouchers to install at least of the primary measures below to qualify for funding:

  • Insulation: Solid wall, cavity wall, under-floor, loft, flat roof, room in roof, park home;

  • Low carbon heat: Air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal.

This includes “top ups”, but not replacements. For example, additional loft insulation up to the recommended level, or another area where it has been previously insulated is not covered by the grant scheme.

In addition of the primary measure(s), you can use vouchers for further energy-saving measures, as per the options below:

  • Draught proofing;

  • Windows and doors: Double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazing), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), upgrading to energy efficient doors (where replacing doors installed prior to 2002);

  • Heating controls and insulation: appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves.

You are entitled to install one or more of the secondary measures. However, the level of funding is up to the amount provided for primary measures. For example, if you receive £2,000 for underfloor and loft insulation, you will only receive the same amount for any secondary measures, as per appliance thermostats or double glazing.

 

Why you should install Q-Bot’s underfloor insulation?

In a typical home, 20% of all heat escapes through a suspended timber floor. This leaves your home draughty and uncomfortable, while you waste energy and money heating cold rooms.

The effect of Q-Bot’s underfloor insulation is immediate, draughts are reduced by a third across the whole house and the reduction in the temperature stratification, or difference in temperature levels between the floor and the ceiling results in a much warmer house to live in.

Underfloor insulation doesn’t have to be a hassle to install, you don’t even need to move your furniture and lift up your whole floorboards. Q-Bot uses powerful robots to spray insulation to the underside of floorboards with minimal disruption to households. Q-Bot’s underfloor insulation reduces by 79% the heat lost through the floor an reduces by 30% the cold draughts across the whole house. Following the Energy Saving Trust assessment to certify energy savings claims, it was found that insulating a floor with Q-Bot may typically save around £110 a year in a gas-heated home or £255 a year in an electrically heated home.

 

How to claim home energy improvements vouchers?

You can receive advice and support from the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) service on the appropriate home improvement measure(s) to install and apply for funding. You will then be offered a list of approved and accredited tradespeople in your local area to carry out the work.

You can choose to contract us for the work. Following a Floor Health Survey, we will provide you an official quote to use in your application. Once the works and financials are agreed with us, you can then apply for your voucher on the Simple Energy Advice website.

 

How the government will ensure the best quality of service?

Only approved and accredited tradespeople will be able to take part in the scheme, ensuring high standards, technical competence and consumer protection. Businesses will need to be TrustMark registered or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited to carry out home energy-saving improvement. Since February 2020, Q-Bot’s underfloor insulation is endorsed by TrustMark. Check out our TrustMark profile.

 

Find out whether your home might be suitable for our robotic underfloor insulation through our eligibility checker.