I have gas central heating. Can I apply?
No. The scheme is only available for properties who do not have gas central heating as the main heating source.
What is included in the scheme?
A number of insulation measures are included in the scheme including solid wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, underfloor insulation and Room in Roof Insulation. Renewable technologies are also included such as Air Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV and Solar Thermal. Single glazed window upgrades and High Heat Retention Storage Heaters. Other measures are included so please contact for more information.
Can I apply for gas or LPG Heating
No. The grant does not include fossil fuel heating. If you need a new boiler or would like a first time gas or LPG central heating system then we have other funding so please go to the relevant section of the website to find out more.
Can I replace existing double glazing?
Only single glazed windows are eligible under this scheme. If you qualify and have single glazed windows they can be upgraded to double glazed windows.
Can I replace External Doors
If you have wooden external doors then you can apply to have them replaced on the scheme providing your house has an EPC rating of D,E,F or G. You would also need to qualify as being on a low income or in receipt of benefits.
Who qualifies for the 100% grant
If you live in an eligible postcode area, or if your household income is less than £31,000 or you or a household member is in receipt of a means tested benefit then you are eligible to apply. Landlords will have to pay a contribution towards the work.
Do I need to own my house to qualify?
Grants are available to owner-occupiers and private tenants. If you rent your property then your Landlord must agree to any work and they will need to make a contribution.
How do I know my house qualifies?
Your house must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating of D, E, F or G. If the EPC rating is better than a D then the house would not qualify. If your house has had an EPC you can check on the link above to see what it is. For a property which has never had an EPC we can do one as part of the scheme free of charge. If you have gas central heating then you would not qualify.
Who will survey my property to check what work can be done?
The Cosy Homes in Lancashire team will organise a survey of your property by a fully qualified Retrofit Assessor. Only work identified by the Assessor will qualify for funding. You are under no obligation to go ahead with the work following the survey and will not be charged for the survey.
Will I get guarantees for any work that is done to my property?
All work done under the scheme will come with the appropriate Government backed guarantee for that measure. If you have work done and donot receive your guarantees then please contact Cosy Homes in Lancashire.
What if my household income is above £31,000 but my property qualifies
If your property is not in one of the eligible post code areas and your household income is above the threshold you will not qualify to apply for the funding although please contact CHiL who will go over your individual circumstances with you.
I am a Landlord. Can I apply?
If the property has a EPC rating of D,E,F or G then your tenant can apply if they are eligible. Landlords are entitled to receive measures worth up to a maximum of £7,500 and are required to make a contribution of a third of the total cost.
I live in a Park Home. Can I apply?
If you live on a Residential Park Homes site and you pay Council Tax then you can apply for measures. You must be eligible to apply and your home have a low EPC rating. Measures such as External Wall Insulation, underfloor insulation, Solar PV and Air Source Heat Pumps may be suitable for your home.
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