Green Deal Update Doubles Allowance on Double Glazing for UK Homeowners

25th February 2014

The recent changes to the government’s Green Deal cash-back scheme have been welcomed by the UK’s leading home improvements company as a boost for homeowners wanting to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes.

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The Green Deal scheme helps people to install energy efficiency measures by providing them with money back on the contributions they make towards improvements. The latest changes include increases to the amount of money consumers get back on some Green Deal measures such as double glazing, where the allowance has been more than doubled from £320 to £650.

Melanie McDonald, Head of Marketing and Communications at Anglian Home Improvements, said, “We’re delighted that the recent changes to the Green Deal scheme recognise the importance of installing modern double glazed windows and that the government is making it easier for people to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes.

“Energy efficiency has become a fundamental issue for today’s homeowners, especially in light of the on-going fuel price rises. However, in an Anglian Home Improvements survey of UK homeowners towards the end of last year, almost half said their windows were over ten years old or that they had no idea how old they were, meaning that up to 30% of their home’s energy could be going straight out of the window. Double glazing is an essential part of improving the efficiency of the home and we very much welcome the fact that this has been recognised through these latest changes to the Green Deal scheme.”

Anglian Home Improvements was one of the first companies to support the Green Deal scheme and is also an Energy Saving Trust Recommended supplier. It offers a broad selection of energy saving products, including A-rated, B-rated and EcoGain windows, as well as energy efficient doors.

Established in 1966, Anglian Home Improvements is the UK’s biggest double glazing window, door and conservatory specialist. For more information and to view the full product range, visit www.anglianhome.co.uk.

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