Are Double Glazing Grants Available in 2019?
There are currently no government funded double glazing grants available to help with the installation costs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get any help.
In this guide, we’ve outlined the schemes and eligibility requirements available to anyone looking to upgrade their windows with double glazing.
Green Deal Grant No Longer Available
The Green Deal was the biggest support grant available for anyone looking to install double glazing, however the scheme was closed in 2015. This was a government funded initiative that entitled homeowners to loans of up to £7,600.
These loans were paid back via the savings being made on the quarterly energy bill, effectively making the double glazing installation ‘free’.
Now that the scheme has closed, and won’t be making a reappearance, any homeowners looking for support with financing double glazing need to look elsewhere. To make things easier for you, we’ve done the research to help you find a scheme that works for you and your home.
Are Any Double Glazing Grants Available in 2019?
Despite the government not offering homeowners any grants to fund double glazing installation, there are some schemes offering grants or loans that you might be eligible to receive.
Unless you’re a pensioner, have a disability or receive certain benefits, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be eligible for any of the below schemes but you could still apply for a home improvement grant through your local authority.
Home Repair Assistance Grant
Under the Home Repair Assistance Grant you could be entitled to a £5,000 grant spread over the course of 3 years. To be eligible, you must meet one of the following criteria:
- 60 years of age or older;
- 18 or older and be in receipt of Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit or Working Tax Credit;
- 18 or older and have a disability or receive the Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or the Long Term Incapacity Benefit.
Care & Repair
The Care & Repair scheme is there for people aged 60 or older living in a property with broken or damaged windows that are having an impact on the home’s warmth.
Housing Aid for Older People Scheme
This scheme is for anyone over 66 years of age, considered to have poor living conditions such as having broken or damaged windows that make it difficult to live in the property. A ‘means test’ will have to be carried out on the property to find out if you meet the eligibility requirements.
If you’re eligible for the scheme, then you could receive a payment of up to £8,000 that can go towards new double-glazing windows.
|Income||Maximum Payment Available|
|Less than £30,000||£8,000|
|£30,000 – £35,000||£6,800|
|£35,000 – £40,000||£6,000|
|£40,000 – £50,000||£4,000|
|£50,000 – £60,000||£2,400|
|More than £60,000||Not available|
Grants for Home Improvements
Local authorities are able to provide support for a variety of home improvement cases. Grants or loans are available to help with improving or repairing your home, which could incorporate double glazing should there be an issue with your current windows.
Each local authority will has their own application process and eligibility requirements so it’s important to contact them directly for more information.
What are the Benefits of Double Glazing?
Replacing your single glazed windows with double glazing has almost countless benefits to your home:
- Extra layer of insulation
- Less heat escapes the home
- Lower energy bills
- Keep home cool during the summer
- Increased security
- Less chance of mould and damp
- Noise reduction.
How Much Does Double Glazing Cost?
When looking for double glazing, there are several factors that will have an impact on the total cost, from the framing material, size of the window and the installer carrying out the work.
Below are the potential costs for casement windows of varying sizes, before installation.
When considering double glazing, it’s important to not only look at the upfront costs but also the possible long term savings thanks to their high levels of energy efficiency. According to the Energy Saving Trust, it’s possible for detached homes to save as much as £160 each year by simply replacing single glazing with double glazing.
Saving Money on Double Glazing Installation
If those potential annual savings have convinced you to replace your single glazing with double glazing then it’s important to get quotes from multiple window installers before going any further.
This will allow you to compare offers and decide which is best for your budget and your home, rather than only getting the one quote. Using our simple online form, let us know the type of work you require and we’ll put you in touch with up to 3 trusted window installers local to your area who will each provide a unique quote.