Getting the measures installed
So far so good. The assessor left and emailed me 4 days later the final EPC and Occupancy Assessment with a link to potential Green Deal Providers. The assessor mentioned that we may qualify for ECO-funding and possibly also from ‘affordable warmth’ if our area is in a priority area (it is, but I am yet to find out what this means- if anything).
Unfortunately, the next stage is not so smooth and has been frustrating - though ofcourse I am one of the few guinea-pigs in a new policy:
So, around 22 providers have yet to get back to me more than 7 days after my query was sent out, but I did receive two positive responses, one for a more technical survey after Easter, and one response from an installer (through twitter). One response went as far to say that they won’t be ready until late June and that: “It’s a protracted process I am afraid to say and rather frustrating”
The Green Deal can also be delivered by an accredited installer, who can quote and then team up with a provider; or where no up-front finance is required can simply undertake the work, crucial to qualify for ECO-funding (and any of the early cash-incentives). Yet, gaining access to Green Deal accredited installers seems protracted - no such list seems to be provided on the DECC website.
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