As with all schemes administered by SEAI, the Better Energy Homes scheme is subject to continuous review with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with respect to programme objectives. To date over €115m has been paid in grant support towards 270,000 upgrade measures in 110,000 homes. There is also a noted continued downward trend in the typical cost of works, particularly in the case of wall insulation.
Therefore after a review with the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources a number of scheme revisions have been agreed, which have now come into effect.
The two key changes to the scheme are:
- Revised grant amounts for all wall insulation types and Building Energy Rating (BER)
- Internal and external wall insulation grants will no longer be one single amount, but rather be based upon the house type.
Grants for attic insulation and all heating system upgrades including solar remain unchanged.
Click here to view the new grant amounts