Sunak's green £5000

Thinking how it might be possible to make use of the £5000 we're all going to get as a contribution towards making our homes more efficient. My walls are insulated and the roof insullation made thicker. I'm
satisfied with the central heating boiler. The double glazing is less than 10 years old, just. But I have two large windows. The largest is 2.4 x 1.3m and faces nearly due south. Would there be any benefit if having these two triple glazed? Any opinions?
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I think you'd have to wait for the details, but here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/07/homeowners-to-receive-p5-000-vouchers-to-improve-energy-efficien/
"The Treasury says the vouchers can pay for "green improvements such as loft, wall and floor insulation", while business secretary Alok Sharma has indicated that double-glazing will also be included.
The Government hasn't yet given a complete list, so other improvements may also be covered - though Martin's had a tip-off that it's unlikely new boilers will be included. We'll update this story when we have full info."
It sounds like replacing single with double glazing would be covered, but whether replacing existing double glazing would be covered is a different question.
For your specific windows, you can run the numbers for your particular window as to whether it'll make much difference. If it's under 10 years old factors like cold bridging have likely been covered, so it's just the conductivity of the glazing that matters.
Theo
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What about the issue of non cavity walls as on my house, what is the best approach? Brian
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On Saturday, 11 July 2020 08:18:22 UTC+1, Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote:

Internal insulation, if you don't mind the disruption and your rooms getting smaller.
External insulation, if you don't mind the change in appearance.
A good fire, and rebuild, if you live in a run-down mansion.
Owain
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On Sat, 11 Jul 2020 02:20:45 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gowanhill.com wrote:

Not ACM though.

Maybe ACM would assist :-)
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ACM?????
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Move !!!
On 11/07/2020 08:18, Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote:

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The latest whizzo idea is water filled windows which help heat the water and are better at insulation than triple glazing, but I do wonder about the plumbing and algy growth issues. Brian
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On 10/07/2020 21:40, Peter Johnson wrote:

AFAIK no one knows the details yet. Eg for those not on benefits it may be £5,000 but only if the work brings the whole house up to a set standard that may require a contribution from the owner. Or the £5,000 may be only for homes that start off below a set standard.
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On 11/07/2020 12:10, Robin wrote:

Those pesky 'green deal' cold calls are going to be back with a vengeance though :-(
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On 11/07/2020 12:57, Andrew wrote:

Very possibly - along with "approved installers" who all seem to quote the same ([inflated] price. They're not not mentioned in the only official text I've seen* but I doubt DIY will be an option.
*"The government will introduce a £2 billion Green Homes Grant, providing at least £2 for every £1 homeowners and landlords spend to make their homes more energy efficient, up to £5,000 per household. For those on the lowest incomes, the scheme will fully fund energy efficiency measures of up to £10,000 per household. In total this could support over 100,000 green jobs and help strengthen a supply chain that will be vital for meeting our target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The scheme aims to upgrade over 600,000 homes across England, saving households hundreds of pounds per year on their energy bills."
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It's that nonsense that killed the green deal (not that it didn't deserve to be killed)
Don't expect it to be that complicated

ditto
This is about creating jobs (as well as anything else) as long as the work is reasonably justified (and performed by a registered contractor), it will qualify
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CH boilers are the new-anti Christ
Don't expect that work to be covered (even if you needed it)
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On Fri, 10 Jul 2020 21:40:33 +0100, Peter Johnson

Found an answer here: https://www.heatspaceandlight.com/calculate-much-energy-windows-will-save-u-values/
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