You’re home may be eligible for FREE EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION

Reduce the impact of future energy price cap increases

Your property will be cheaper to heat

Enjoy a warmer and more comfortable home

Improve the look of your property

Independent 25 year guarantee

What is the Green Homes Grant Scheme Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme?

Funding has been allocated to local authorities to improve the energy efficiency of privately owned / privately rented households, helping lower energy bills, reduce fuel poverty, phase out high carbon fossil fuel heating, and deliver progress towards the UK’s commitment to net zero by 2050.

Funding is limited and is only available for a short time, and as it is provided by Government it may be subject to change. If you are interested though, please contact us as soon as possible.

Amber Valley Borough Council

If your home is in one of the following locations, and you are a homeowner (owner occupier) or private rental tenant, you may qualify for free external solid wall insulation under the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme. 

Alfred Road, Kilburn, DE56 0NQ
Birches Lane Alfreton DE55 7LY
Manor Road, Belper, DE56 1NT
Mill Lane, Belper, DE56 1LG
Monument Lane, Ironville, NG16 5PJ
New Road, Codnor Park, Ironville, NG16 5PN
Norman Road, Ripley, DE5 3GN
Oak Avenue, Langley Mill, NG16 4FB
Pease Hill, Ripley, DE5 3JQ
Pinewood Avenue, Ripley, DE5 9RY  
Pond Road, Holbrook, DE56 0TX  
Towson Avenue, Langley Mill, NG16 4AT
Waingroves Road, Ripley, DE5 9TD
West Hill, Codnor, Ripley, DE5 9RX
Whitemoor Lane, Belper, DE56 0HD

Only specific properties are being targeted, on the streets where similar works will be delivered on behalf of Amber Valley Borough Council / Future Homes Group, regardless of whether properties are privately rented or owner-occupied. Both are eligible for support and should meet the public funding criteria for installing free energy efficiency upgrades, such as external wall insulation.

By focussing on installing measures in a specific area, and those properties adjoining where works are planned, Amber Valley Borough Council can deliver better value for money, installing energy-saving measures that will help with the impact of rising energy bills and increase the warmth and comfort of your home.

Sustainable Building Services Ltd green homes grant schemeOur Scheme Delivery Partner – Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd

Amber Valley borough council has appointed Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd as their delivery partner, to install insulation and other energy efficiency improvement measures and to manage and deliver the scheme.

How does this work benefit me?

You should reduce the impact of energy price increases, and the work will also mean that your home is warmer, and more comfortable and its appearance might be improved too.

The value of your property could also increase too.

This project was designed by Amber Valley Borough Council with you in mind.

Will I need to pay anything?

The work will be fully funded for homeowners (owner occupied properties).

If you are living in privately rented accommodation your landlord would be required to pay at least one third of the cost of the works.

The grant provided through Amber Valley Borough Council is limited to cover external wall insulation, loft insulation and draught proofing works, and eligibility is subject to initial property survey and household / property criteria.

What will my property look like?  Do I require Planning Permission for the work?

No, Amber Valley Borough Council has obtained confirmation from the local planning department that the external wall insulation is classified as ‘Permitted Development’ provided all elevations (sides) are of a similar appearance to existing, so no formal planning approval is required.

This approval only relates to appearances agreed with the planners, this means where there are existing brick or rendered areas, they will be replicated with a brick effect render or textured silicone through-coloured render respectively.

Similarly, where a property has existing brick features, such as quoins, lintels, etc they will be replicated in a similar brick rendered finish, where feasible, to achieve a similar appearance.

The exact appearance will be confirmed to you, and agreed, post-retrofit assessment and prior to any approval from you and Amber Valley Borough Council that works can proceed.

Should any property owner wish to have a rendered finish (appearance) outside the scope agreed with the local planning department, this would fall outside of ‘Permitted Development’ and would require the property owner to submit a full planning application.

There will be costs associated with the process, and it can take several months to gain approval. As funding is limited under this scheme and is only available for a short time, there is no guarantee the works could then be funded under this scheme due to these constraints.

Property Survey & Energy Assessment

After submitting your enquiry online, or through the post, Amber Valley Borough Council and Sustainable Building Services (SBS) will confirm your initial eligibility. 

SBS will then arrange for one of their energy surveyors to visit your property to complete a retrofit assessment (at no cost to you or obligation to proceed ), typically taking 1 – 1 ½ hours, to determine the energy improvements that are suitable for your home.

Note: all works and approval will be subject to meeting scheme requirements.

What is External Solid Wall Insulation?

The installation of an external wall insulation system has a ‘thermal jacketing’ effect that keeps heat in during winter whilst keeping your home cooler during the summer months, providing a more comfortable internal living environment.

Another major benefit is that external wall insulation also provides the opportunity to refresh or update the look of your home.

The product we install is the PermaRock EPS-Premium external insulation system, accredited and compliant with the latest England & Wales Building Regulations, and installed on 1000’s of existing and new buildings each year.

Typically, the system will incorporate 90mm rigid insulation boards, attached adhesively and with fixing pins into your existing walls, this is then finished on top with a number of basecoat and render layers to complete the system – you will only actually see the final render finish(es) at the end of the installation.

[Images are for illustrative purposes only – the exact appearance of your property post installation will be inline with Permitted Development and agreed with you]

Sustainable Building Services Ltd green homes grant scheme

How long will it take to get my external wall insulation installed?

If you agree to the work, it will be planned to commence during 2022. Once work has started at your property, it should be completed within 4 to 6 weeks (weather-dependent). 

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Why Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd

Amber Valley Borough Council has appointed Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd as their delivery partner, to install the energy improvement measures manage this overall scheme.

SBS is the partner of choice for many Local Authorities and Social Housing Providers including Amber Valley Borough Council

We are one of the largest and longest established installers of external wall insulation in the UK. We have pioneered the market since the 1980’s, so have a trusted track record and deliver 1,000s of solid wall energy improvements each year.

TrustMark Registered Installer to deliver external wall insulation measures under the Green Homes Grant Scheme Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme. 

Our owner is the Chairman of the National Insulation Association, the body that promotes excellence and quality nationwide throughout the industry.

Customer Charter – we distinguish ourselves through outstanding customer service.  

25 year Guarantee – All installations come with an independent 25 year guarantee.

SBS Credentials

Only TrustMark or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited tradespeople (businesses) can work under the scheme, ensuring that the building work is completed to a high standard by accredited tradespeople, making sure consumers are fully protected.
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Sustainable Building Services UK Ltd (TrustMark Licence Number: 1743630) is approved for installation of Solid Wall Installation under the scheme.
We are also certified by the BBA for external solid wall insulation installations carried out to the PAS 2030:2019 standard, and we are members of the National Insulation Association and the Solid Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (SWIGA).

Independent 25 Year Guarantee

To provide peace of mind to homeowners and landlords, all external solid wall installations come with a 25 year independent guarantee.
This covers defective materials, design or workmanship and is transferable with a change of ownership of the property.