Green Deal: energy saving for your home
4. Getting the work done
The government has stopped funding the Green Deal Finance Company, which was set up to lend money to Green Deal providers. Find out how this affects you.
How you decide to get the work done will affect your options for how you pay for the work.
After you get a Green Deal advice report, you can:
- ask a Green Deal provider to arrange installation and pay for the work yourself
- ask a Green Deal provider to arrange installation and a Green Deal finance plan to pay for the work
- get your own installers to fit the improvements and pay for them yourself
- pay for the work in more than one way, eg a Green Deal finance plan, with money from another scheme or money of your own
Some companies provide all the services for a Green Deal package - assessment, finance and installation. You can choose to use a different company for each service.
Get a quote
Give a provider or installer your Green Deal advice report.
Providers will give you a quote and arrange the installers for you. Installers will quote to do the work themselves. A quote from a provider will include the repayment terms if you’re paying with a finance plan.
You can get more than one quote and you can choose which improvements you want.
You can ask the provider or installer if you or your property qualify to combine the Green Deal with these other schemes:
- Energy Company Obligation (ECO) - help from your energy company to improve your home if you’re on certain benefits or a low income, or for certain hard-to-treat properties
- Feed-in Tariffs - payments from your energy provider if you generate your own electricity (ie through solar panels or a wind turbine)
- Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) - payments for generation and use of renewable energy to heat buildings
- any scheme run by your Local Authority - contact your Local Authority for information
Agree the work
Pick the provider or installer you want to do the work.
The provider will write you a contract called a Green Deal finance plan if you choose to pay with Green Deal finance. The plan will contain:
- an outline of the work that will be done
- any financial help you can get from other schemes
- the repayments and interest rate
- information on other incentives you can access, eg Feed-in Tarrifs
- information on warranties and guarantees
After the work
Your Green Deal repayments will be automatically added to your electricity bill if you have chosen to take Green Deal finance.
You can complain about your Green Deal.