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Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

Get up to £6,000 government funding towards the cost of energy-efficient home improvements.

Apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

 

Are you looking to make your home or business warmer and reduce your energy bills? If you are a property owner in England, you can now apply to get up to £6,000 government funding to contribute towards the cost of upgrading the energy efficiency and heating in your home or small business premises. 

The government will provide grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants will help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.

The scheme will be open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It will run from 2022 to 2025.

 

What Improvements Can I Get?


£5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
£5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler*
£6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump


*The grant will only cover biomass boilers in rural locations and in properties that are not connected to the gas grid.

 

Low Carbon Heat Primary Measures

At Marshall & McCourt, we can help you with the installation of the following primary energy-efficient solutions:

  • Air source heat pumps
  • Ground source heat pump
  • Biomass boilers 

 

Who Can Apply For The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)?

 

You may be eligible if you:

  • live in England or Wales
  • own your property (whether this is a home or a small non-domestic property)

The property will need to have:

  • an installation capacity up to 45kWth (this covers most homes)
  • a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation (unless you have an insulation exemption)

*New build properties will not normally be eligible. The only exception is if you’re building your own home.

If you’re replacing an existing low carbon heating system

Funding is not available for the replacement of existing low carbon heating systems. Only properties which are fully replacing existing fossil fuel systems (such as oil, gas or direct electric) are eligible for support.

 

    How the scheme works

    Marshall and McCourt as an approved MCS installer will apply for the grant on your behalf. The value of the grant will be discounted off the price you pay.

    1. We will advises you on whether an installation is eligible for a grant.
    2. You agree a quote for the installation.
    3. Marshall and McCourt applies for the grant.
    4. You confirm that Marshall and McCourt are acting on your behalf when you’re contacted by Ofgem.

     *To be eligible for the scheme, the commissioning date of the heating system must be on or after 1 April 2022.

      FAQ’S

      Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) Frequently Asked Questions

      When do BUS vouchers expire?

      Vouchers must be redeemed within 3 months of issue for Air Source Heat Pumps and Biomass boilers and 6 months for Ground Source Heat Pumps. 

      Is there a deadline to apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

      The BUS scheme will run from 2022 to 2025

      Can the Boiler Upgrade Scheme be used in conjunction with the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)?

      Yes. The grant can be used in conjunction with ECO4 funding but a combination of funding can’t be used for the same measure, only separate energy efficiency measures. 

      Does the grant have to be claimed by the installer, or can it be claimed by the property owner?

      The BUS Regulations specify that the BUS voucher application and redemption application must be made by the installer. Payments are made to installers who will pass on the saving to property owners. Payments can not be made directly to property owners.

      Are heat pump hybrid systems eligible for the BUS Grant?

      No, The heat pump or biomass boiler must meet the full properties heating and hot water demand.

      How do I apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

      Contact us now and Marshall and McCourt can apply for a voucher on your behalf. 

      Where can I find more information for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

      You can contact us for more information or find the full T&Cs for the scheme on the government website.

      Will there be a limit to the amount of vouchers available?

      There are 30,000 vouchers a year available and a total of 90,000 vouchers over the duration of the scheme. Vouchers are provided on a first come first served basis. 

      Want to Learn More About The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)?

      Download a free Boiler Upgrade Scheme PDF Guide to find out more.

      Check If You Qualify For The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)?

      Speak to our team now to find out if you are eligible. Limited funding is available, so act fast!