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Green Deal Announcements!

Posted on: 2013-01-14 14:42:00


Green Deal Announcements!


Only two weeks from signing the first Green Deal plans. Cashback Scheme now launched. Marketing ‘Go live’ campaign starts 28th January. Domestic Green Deal Advice Reports in Scotland commence 16th January. In England& Wales, we are now assessing for Green Deal. Planning is clarified on External Solid Wall Insulation, good news!

Installers, be ready, the first Green Deal Plans will be signed on the 28thJanuary, and work will begin. If you still need your PAS 2030 certification, contact me now (there is a long waiting for certifications) Tel: 08435 065285.

DECC have now launched the Green Deal Cashback Scheme which offers £125 million of incentives to Green Deal customers. The scheme is time limited and open to one per household. It must involve a package of improvements with the householder contributing to installation costs and the work overseen by an authorised Green Deal Provider. To qualify you must have a Green Deal assessment carried out on the property now. Call me on 08435 065285 to book your assessment as rates are guaranteed for the first £40 million of the scheme, so customers need to get an assessment carried out now in order to qualify. Tel: 08435 065285.


Planning on External Solid Wall Insulation is clarified.


The installation of external solid wall insulation constitutes an 'improvement ' to a house rather than an ‘enlargement’ or ‘extension’. This means that in many cases it can be carried out under permitted development, and a planning application may not be required. This applies in England and Wales. This clarification can be found in the Permitted Development for Householders: Technical Guidance on Planning Portal, the Government gateway to planning information throughout the UK, at:

To install External Wall Insulation, you need to be PAS 2030 certified. Call now for a fast track process. Tel: 08435 065285.


Communications and Marketing


Green Deal goes live on 28th January 2013 and DECC will launch by ministerial visits, a parliamentary launch and a stakeholder event. The £2.9m consumer engagement campaign starts at go –live and runs to April 2013. The campaign is to build awareness, understanding and trust in Green Deal and Green Deal Quality Mark. Green Deal will be positioned in the Home Improvement space, to encourage those thinking about improvements to include energy saving measures under the Green Deal.


The campaign will involve:

  • Advertising in national press
  • Advertising in home improvement sections and magazines in spring
  • Digitalmarketing to ensure high visibility when people research home improvements.

Green Deal Advice Reports in Scotland


The Occupancy Assessments on the Scottish EPC register is vital to lodging Green Deal Advice Reports in Scotland. The IT system for advisors to lodge was only available for testing to software providers on 3 to 4 January 2013. However, one software provider has now completed testing and occupancy assessments will be available from Wednesday 16 January 2013.

Green Deal Plans in Scotland


Green Deal plans in Scotland are expected to be signed from 25 February as they are dependent on a number of third party IT systems.

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