Making sense of the Green Deal in the UK


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About Us

Green Deal Guide is devoted to making sense of the UK government's 'Green Deal' policy which is designed to help homes and businesses become more energy efficient.

How we can help

Homeowners - we can help you apply for the Green Deal when the application process and help you contact a Green Deal assessor.

Service providers - we can provide you with customers who are interested in taking advantage of Green Deal

Applying for the Green Deal - Who can apply?

Almost everyone! The government intends the Green Deal to be a nationwide, easily accessible scheme that benefits people living in every region of the UK.

Because the Green Deal finance plan is not a personal loan, it is not means tested and there will be no need for a credit history check during the application process.

The Green Deal is open to both homeowners and tenants, and tenants living in rented properties are welcome to apply with the express consent of their landlord.

Businesses of all sizes will be able to apply for money saving improvements to heating and lighting without having to pay an upfront fee.

The first step is to get an assessment of your property to see what improvements you can make and how much you could save on your energy bills. Just fill in the form below and a registered Green Deal assessor will be in touch with you to arrange an assessment.

Before requesting a Green Deal assessment, you should check if you are eligible to receive any government grants for energy efficiency measures. This would mean that any work carried out would be free or partially funded.

Please click if you meet any of the criteria below:

If you don't meet any of the criteria above, please fill in the Green Deal assessment request form below:

A registered Green Deal assessor will contact you to arrange an assessment.

Green Deal Application Process

1. Get an assessment of your property to see what improvements you can make and how much you could save on your energy bills.

2. Choose a Green Deal provider to carry out the work. You discuss with them what work you want done and whether the Green Deal is right for you.

3. If you go ahead with the improvements you must sign your Green Deal Plan - this is a contract between you and the provider stating what work will be done and how much it will cost. The provider will then arrange for a Green Deal installer to do the work.

4. Once the work is done, you’ll pay off the money in instalments through your electricity bill.

Can I pay for energy efficiency installations now and apply for a Green Deal finance plan later?

It is unlikely that the measures installed before the launch of the Green Deal will be approved for a repayment plan under the scheme.

Consumers who installed solar heat and electricity systems before the government’s introduction of feed in tariffs to incentivise these systems have not been reimbursed under the scheme and it is likely that the Green Deal will work in the same way.

If you’re thinking of insulating your home now, it may be worth delaying the process to benefit under the Green Deal when it is launched in 2013.


  1. Andrew - some companies charge for this and some provide it for free - it really depends on which company is doing the assessment.

    (Posted on 2013-05-15 08:03:00 by GDG_Admin)
  2. I have been told there is a cost for the Green Deal assesssment of £150, is this correct.

    (Posted on 2013-04-24 18:54:00 by andrew)
  3. That doesnt sound right to me Margaret - which company are you using?

    (Posted on 2013-04-22 18:36:00 by GDG_Admin)
  4. Just had phone call re green deal, asking for £299 up front if we dcide to have work done, is tbhis right

    (Posted on 2013-04-22 13:54:00 by margaret)
  5. can persons over eighty years old get a free replacement central heating boiler on the green deal scheme

    (Posted on 2013-03-11 14:00:00 by mick)
  6. Greendeal is a DECC scheme to retrofit houses and businesses with insulation, windows and doors, boilers and renewables. Contact us for best green deal Installation services from Professional Green deal installer.

    (Posted on 2013-02-26 07:26:00 by GreenDeal)
  7. is that green deal only applicable in UK?

    (Posted on 2013-02-24 23:25:00 by the green deal)
  8. can private owners claim back after outlay 3yrs ago have put in pv panels & hot water panels &loft insulation then this green deal comes along fat lot of help i got when i was strugling to get a loan to do all this is there a way to backdate claim i expect not

    (Posted on 2013-02-10 11:07:00 by richard)
  9. does it cover new central heating

    (Posted on 2013-02-09 19:42:00 by jane)
  10. I've been told that it is cheaper to fund energy efficient installations though other means, rather than paying using the 'savings' element of energy bills.

    (Posted on 2013-02-09 15:23:00 by deeddee)
  11. This is of no use to people in solid wall houses in rural areas off mains gas - those who really need the help. We have solid fuel central heating and can't put any less coal in the boiler as it will go out. We need solid wall insulation at £10,000+ so to repay this over 25 years our electricity bill would double while our coal costs would stay the same. It's cheaper just to get a bank loan and get the work done by a local builder who would have more of an interest in doing a good job as we "know where he lives"!

    (Posted on 2013-02-08 09:11:00 by Carol Loughlin)
  12. What concerns me is that this looks like a potential PPI fiasco waiting to happen. The consumer is heavily reliant on the 'savings' figure calculated by the assessor - if those savings are not realised then the risk sits with the consumer. Also - I have seen installers/agents suggesting there 'might' ba a survey cost (I suspect this is to reduce the liklihood of consumers exercising their right to choose an alternative provider - i.e. if you do not choose to go with use we will recoup £200 from you to cover the cost of the survey.

    So to me - this looks as though the risks have all been passed on to the potential customer.

    (Posted on 2013-02-02 16:10:00 by Alex)
  13. hi perter
    yes oil boilers are covered

    (Posted on 2013-01-24 14:23:00 by alex Field)
  14. hi perter
    yes oil boilers are covered

    (Posted on 2013-01-24 14:23:00 by alex Field)
  15. private tenants are covered under the green deal all they need a written landlord consent

    (Posted on 2013-01-24 14:21:00 by katy)
  16. yet another scheme that supports home owners and not private rental dwellers. when will these schemes recognise that the majority of people in London rent rather than own, and that insulation improvements made to rented properties would probably achieve the greatest energy savings?
    frustrated again

    (Posted on 2013-01-16 16:44:00 by katy)
  17. Do not listen to them - you do not have to do anything to qualify. Check out the green deal info at link below and the ECO is where a subsidy or free insulation could arise.

    (Posted on 2012-12-16 23:12:00 by Tom Fletcher)
  18. I have been approached by The Insulation Group Ltd offering loft insualtion at £99 as a way of qualifying for the Green Deal (already have cavity wall insulation). Apparently by getting this additional loft insulation I will qualify for up to £10,000 Green Deal grant. Is this correct and who is the Insulation Group?

    (Posted on 2012-11-30 12:20:00 by Bob Fielding)
  19. Does anyone have any idea as to whether domestic oil boilers will be covered by this scheme?

    (Posted on 2012-11-25 21:40:00 by Peter)
  20. With rented properties, who will apply for the green deal?

    (Posted on 2012-11-19 07:16:00 by The Green Deal)
  21. When will the Green Deal support people who live in listed buildings by challenging local authority conservation offices who obstruct the installation of double glazing in traditionally detailed windows.

    (Posted on 2012-10-05 13:57:00 by Bill)
  22. I wonder if there is an eligiblity criteria or can anyone apply for the green deal ?

    (Posted on 2012-10-04 12:23:00 by sylvia skerrow)
  23. i for one am incredibly confident for the Green Deal

    (Posted on 2012-10-03 13:55:00 by Alan)
  24. Simply the ability to have a warmer, more comfortable home with no upfront cost?

    (Posted on 2012-10-03 13:51:00 by Alan)
  25. you mean saving energy over money?

    (Posted on 2012-10-03 13:49:00 by Emily)
  26. What do you anticipate to be the largest driver for Green Deal Reports?

    (Posted on 2012-10-03 13:48:00 by GDC)
  27. Who gets the FIT? Me if I (the house) is paying back the loan?

    (Posted on 2012-09-02 07:38:00 by sandra)
  28. can't register my intrest one the website not a good start

    (Posted on 2012-07-26 16:14:00 by seth)
  29. No Sara. Demand goes down, prices go down

    (Posted on 2012-07-18 14:44:00 by Tom)
  30. Saving money should not be your primary motivation, although I appreciate it's atttraction, but you are naive to think that the government will 'allow' this to happen as as the energy providers'lose' money prices will go up. Your motivation should be saving the resources of the planet and using renewables. The government should also be increasing the minimum standards of new build in line with Scandanavia and Germany, then I would have more belief in their commitment to the 'Green Deal'.

    (Posted on 2012-05-03 12:15:00 by Sara)
  31. There are no guarantees whatsoever that any of these 'improvements' will, in fact, save homeowners any money at all; 'savings' are based on theoretical calculations and not underwritten by either the Government, Supplier or Assessor.

    How, then, do the Government expect anyone to take such a leap of faith during such times of hardship?

    For example, If I run a low-income household and I 'take advantage' of the Green deal and opt to have my walls insulated and a back door replaced and then my C/H bill still increases at a rate in line with energy inflation I will be worse off as a result?

    What mechanisms and assurances are in place to guarantee this cannot happen?

    Without these guarantees, I cannot see any intelligent indvidual take the risk because 'David Cameron said it was a good idea'!

    Do politicians have any idea how much they are mistrusted?

    (Posted on 2012-04-23 13:25:00 by Steve Barker)
  32. Is double glazing included?

    (Posted on 2012-04-05 18:06:00 by Andrew)
  33. What about external insulation systems for BISF houses? Is this still going to be provided under the scheme?

    (Posted on 2012-04-05 01:53:00 by Marc)
  34. What happens if I move house after the work . Does the outstanding amount owed transfer to my new house ?

    (Posted on 2012-03-30 14:44:00 by Phil)
  35. Sorry 4th April

    (Posted on 2012-03-02 18:26:00 by Douglas Fletcher)
  36. I have just qualified to Survey EPCs An Energy Performance Certificate lodged after April 1st 2012 is necessary to qualify for a range of energy saving propucts which can be financed from October 2012 as things stand. The EPC will shown what improvements are available for specific domestic properties.

    (Posted on 2012-03-02 18:22:00 by Douglas Fletcher)
  37. the green deal is taking too long, assement should be available now, at minimal cost.

    (Posted on 2012-03-01 22:37:00 by kevins)
  38. @AT Great point AT, I guess the government's timescales are based on getting it all up and running, not the level of demand!

    (Posted on 2012-02-24 19:57:00 by GDG_Admin)
  39. @greendeal The government needs to make Green Deal as easy to apply for and obtain as possible if it will succeed! They seem convinced they can do it so let's hope it works.

    (Posted on 2012-02-24 19:56:00 by GDG_Admin)
  40. @wayne Thanks Wayne, you might still be able to apply - but you willl have to wait this the plan from the Government is a bit furthur along.

    (Posted on 2012-02-24 19:54:00 by GDG_Admin)
  41. My old man has a saying. Build a sledge during summer. And a carriage during winter. Why does the green deal start in October? If I wanted to insulate my house, it would surely be better to do it earlier in the year. This would ensure it is ready bu Christmas. Well, this is just theoretical for me. I've got external wall insulation - have cut energy bills by half. But you can only install that when the weather is nicer.

    (Posted on 2012-02-20 17:11:00 by AT)
  42. Hi Andy, what do you think will be the main barrier to access? The government seem convinced it's money. What about hassle factor?

    The green deal needs large scale participation if it's ever to get off the ground.

    (Posted on 2012-01-23 15:01:00 by green deal)
  43. I am confused. I have just had cavity wall insulation and loft insulation fitted for free! How is this an step forward?

    (Posted on 2012-01-17 19:31:00 by Penny Flower)
  44. Hi Andy, Helpful site. How can those who live in conservation areas or listed buildings benefit?

    (Posted on 2012-01-15 21:22:00 by Wayne)
  45. how much is being spent on this generouse program please

    (Posted on 2012-01-05 18:28:00 by anthony)
  46. how much is being spent on this generouse program please

    (Posted on 2012-01-05 18:28:00 by anthony)
  47. Having read the proposals, including the need for a consumer credit agreement, how will people who have had financial difficulties (Bankruptcy, IVA etc) be able to benefit

    (Posted on 2012-01-05 10:55:00 by Stefano Fucille)
  48. Your details, along with that of your landlord, if you are a tennant, will be held in a centralised database manged by the major utility companies.

    (Posted on 2011-12-14 16:36:00 by HarveyEdwards)
  49. My name is Andy, I run this site as a hobby, I hope one day when the Green Deal launches it will help connect people with Green Deal providers.

    (Posted on 2011-12-12 18:57:00 by GDG_Admin)
  50. who is behind this green deal guide - who are we leaving our details with?//

    (Posted on 2011-12-12 11:24:00 by hall)

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