Update 19th October 2021

CLEAN HEAT – LOW CARBON HEATING

The Goverment announced a plan to drive down the cost of clean heat on the 18th October 2021and its a scheme to incentivise the Installation of Low carbon Heating Systems.

The Scheme details and criteria is still to be finalised, but in essence will assist in paying towards the total cost of a Heat Pump Installation as opposed to Gas or Oil.

£5000.00 will be available to 90000 Homes from April 2022 and will be in place for 3 Years.

The Criteria for Accredited Installation Companies is yet to be notified, but we at shelford Heating will be ready to be an integral part of the scheme and we anticipate being able to offer the package to our Clients. 

Shelford Heating have been installing Heat Pumps as replacements to Oil Heating Systems since 2009, for suitable properties.

Quotation and Technical Visits will hopefully begin in March 2022 once we are fully aware of all criteria and our systems and procedures meet with all the new statuatory requirements.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plan-to-drive-down-the-cost-of-clean-heat

Green Homes Grant Scheme Closure

Update 29th March 2021

The Green Homes Grant Scheme is Closing to new Applicants from Wednesday 31st March 2021 following the Announcement from UK Government.

This is a disapointing to us at Shelford Heating.

We await the outcome of a new Scheme 

 

 

Update November 20th 2020 

Green Homes Grant Scheme

The Scheme timeline has been extended from the end of March until 12 months after the start date, great news if you are considering to upgrade to a renewable energy Air Source Heat Pump from an Oil Appliance. 

 

The Green Homes Grant Scheme is now Live 

The Web Link Below explains in detail what is required

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme 

As Approved MCS Installers of Renewable Energy Heat Pump, we are able to complete works on this scheme, We are seeing heavy demand for this service at present – and will do what we can to assist you in making the right choices. 

We also have to become members of the Trustmark Scheme our Registration number is 1900939

Our Business Shelford Heating Ltd is registered with the Goverment Agency Green Homes Grant Service.

The Process for application and approval is not Guaranteed, and until you recieve a Grant Voucher works can not proceed. 

We are only able to Offer at this time the Installation of Air Source Heat Pumps, once we recieve an enquiry from you we will contact you to get some basic information, this will be further  supported by a Pre Technical Site visit to assess suitability and provide a Budget Costing. if at this juncture you wish to proceed further we will complete a Technical Visit where we will complete a full design and Heat Loss Calculation of your property, the initial budget costing will be updated to provide a full cost of the intended works along with reccomendations on Heat Emitter changers. 

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will be required for your property – Our Reccomendation is Beach Energy Consultants of Cambridge – Mr Tony Wyatt can be contacted on 01223 269215. 

Only Homes that have good levels of Insulation should be considered, an EPC will give you the best indication of the levels, and it may well show that an Insulation upgrade along with renewable technology is the best way forward.

Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000.

If you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000. Check if you’re eligible for the low income support scheme.

If you’re claiming other grants or funding

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

You cannot claim a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of a measure which has also had funding under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). You can claim both ECO and Green Homes Grant as long as they are each for different measures – for example loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

You can claim both the Domestic RHI and the Green Home Grant for a renewable heat installation. You must claim the Green Home Grant voucher first and then notify Ofgem that you have used it when you apply for accreditation to the Domestic RHI. The Green Homes Grant will then be deducted from your Domestic RHI payments.

If you’re only claiming the Green Homes Grant voucher for energy efficiency measures you do not need to notify Ofgem.

The Process

Step 1 Installer provides Customer with quote for services.
Step 2 Customer submits application to GHGS identifying selected Installer from approved list.
Step 3 Project is considered for pre installation inspection. If selected,
Installer receives pre installation inspection notification via email.
No action required by Installer at this step.
Step 4 Installer provided with an update of pre installation inspection
results via email.
If project passes preinstallation inspection, Installer is notified of voucher
being issued to their ID.
Step 5 Installer creates new job using Sightline Mobile app and enters
Voucher ID. Note, a separate Sightline Mobile form is required for
each Voucher ID.
Step 6 Installer schedules work.
Step 7 During the first visit to Customer’s home, Installer uses Sightline
Mobile app to document pre installation conditions with photos and
existing measure information.
Step 8 Installer completes Customer-authorised work.
Step 9 Upon completion, Installer uses Sightline Mobile app to document
post installation conditions with photos and measure information
and submit project to Scheme Administrator.
Step 10 Upon completion of Low Carbon Heating Systems, Installer must
register the installation on the MCS “MID” database and issue the
Customer with the MCS certificate and MCS compliance certificate,
together with any relevant manufacturer’s instructions for operating
and maintaining that system as part of the commissioning of the
installation. For biomass installations, Installer must provide
information about the Biomass Suppliers List.
Upon completion of Energy Efficiency measures, Installer must
issue any certifications, claim of conformities or handover packs in
accordance with the relevant PAS.
Installer must also provide any relevant guarantee documents.
Step 11 Upon completion, Installer lodges details of the installation on the
TrustMark Data Warehouse, which requires the submission of
evidence and documents. Installer also notifies the relevant body of their installation according to the requirements of the building
regulations within 30 days of completion of installation.
Step 12 Installer provides invoice to Customer within 14 days of completion of installation. Invoice must follow Scheme requirements, including having a separate invoice for each voucher.
Step 13 Installer receives 1/3 payment from Customer. If Customer receives qualifying benefits for low income path, full payment, up to cap
amount, is made from GHGS in Step 18 below.
Step 14 Project undergoes a desktop review. Installer informed via email if amendments to improvements are needed.
Step 15 Installer completes required project amendments.
Step 16 Project considered for post inspection. If selected, Installer is
notified via email.
Step 17 Installer informed of post inspection outcome and, if necessary,
need for amendments to the improvements via email.
Step 18 Installer completes any required amendments and receives 2/3
payment from GHGS. Most installers will receive the grant payment
within five working days of validation of their work.
If Customer receives qualifying benefits for low income, GHGS pays 100% of eligible cost within the Scheme limit.