Double Glazing Grants
Grants for double glazing in Scotland are much harder to come by in 2019 than they might have been in previous years.
Since the Government abolished the ‘Green Deal’ in 2015, it has become difficult for general homeowners to receive free double glazing through a grant or scheme. Its also good to know that there is a new marketing scam for “help to buy windows” so if you see any adverts for such promotions, its most likely a marketing scam.
One of the main options to receive a double glazing grant would be a Home Energy Efficiency Programme in Scotland (HEEPS) grant (see this helpful webpage for more detailed info on the grant). This is an interest free Government grant of up to £4,500 to install new double glazing in your home. However, not every in eligible for this grant.
Am I eligible for the HEEPS grant?
If you are switching from single glazing to double glazing, you may be eligible for this grant. However, if you are replacing double glazing with other double glazing you would not be eligible. To qualify for the grant you must also be living on a low income and/or receiving benefits from the government. (Source)
Information on the HEEPS scheme can be accessed through the Home Energy Scotland Help Line Tel. 0808 808 2282 or on their website.
Are there any other grants available to me?
Home Repair Assistance Grant – this grant is only available if you are on benefits who and fall under ‘extraordinary need’. Your windows would likely need to be under significant damage to qualify for this grant. However, if this is the case you may be eligible if you:
- Are 60 or older
- 18 or older, are ill, have a disability, or receive Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, or Long Term Incapacity Benefit.
- 18 or over and receive Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, or Pension Credit
Care & Repair – those aged 65 or over may qualify for a Care & Repair grant if your windows are greatly affecting your warmth and general wellbeing. See this webpage for more info.
What are my options if I can’t receive a grant?
Don’t worry – double glazing might not be as far-off a dream as you think! We at advanced windows have been providing Scotland with cost-saving double glazing solutions that are not only affordable but will also save you a great deal of money in the long-run, making it a more than worthwhile investment.