Applying for Green Homes Grant Accreditation 'Unrealistic' for Average SME, Says Retrofit Specialists

Green Homes Grant accreditation poses obstacles
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An SME retrofit installer cannot work on the Green Homes Grant due to the ‘onerous requirements’ of becoming accredited, and this is having a major impact on their business.

Green Homes Grant tradespeople need to be registered with TrustMark and/or the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) to work on the scheme, which the government says will give households confidence that home improvements will be of the highest quality. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.