Under the new initiative set by Government, there will be strict accreditation rules meaning builders, plumbers and other tradespeople must register for TrustMark accreditation to provide their services for the installation of the energy saving measures which are expected to help families save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.
The government is offering funding of up to £10,000 to support the installation of energy efficiency measures in homes across England.
The new £2 billion Green Homes Grant will see the government fund up to two-thirds of the cost of the improvements of more than 600,000 homes, which will include measures such as insulation, heat pumps, draft proofing as well as heat pumps and solar thermal.
TrustMark is the government-endorsed quality scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out in their homes. Householders will be able to choose from tradespeople in their areas to carry out the work but only approved and accredited installers will be able to be commissioned, ensuring high standards and consumer protection.