Park Home Grants- Are There Any Available?
Park Home Grants
High cost measures will need a contribution so the much desired EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION FOR PARK HOMES will not be free!
Read the article yourself for full details. Insulate Britain Scheme.
Our Understanding Of The New Park Home Scheme 2023:
- The Scheme Will Start Around Sept 2023
- Park Home Grants Will Not Be FREE
- Park Home Cladding will cost you up to £5000 contribution
- There will NOT be any Heating Upgrades
Will Park Homes Grants Be Free?
Lots of people applying for park home grants and we get around 5-10 applications every week.
You will need to put your hand in your pocket as they wont be fully funded.
Reading the article and my take on it is that it will not be fully funded and you should expect to pay at least a 50% ( and maybe more contribution ) towards it.
We do know that a lot of Park home residents are desperate for External Wall Insulation but dont want to pay anything.
External Wall Insulation will cost you around £7000 ( ball park figure ) for a park home and the government will not have the funding to give you a 100% grant .
YOU SHOULD THEREFORE EXPECT TO PAY AT LEAST £5000 IF YOU WANT TO INSULATE YOUR PARK HOME OUTSIDE WALLS.
Any money you can get off the government towards insulating your park home should be grabbed ASAP.
There has not been any grants for mobile homes for a few years now.
The last lot were for LPG boilers back in 2017.
Mobile Homes / Park homes in the UK can have some of the highest energy bills as they are usually very poorly insulated and being off the gas grid are always heated by expensive fuels such as bottled gas or electricity.
Indeed many people report energy bills in excess of £300 per month.
Insulation and upgraded heating is a must for these types of homes and this blog is to inform you of what home improvement grants may be available to park home occupants.
Grants For Mobile Homes – Qualifying Benefits
To qualify for a Park Home grant in the future you must receive one or more of the benefits below.
- Child Benefit
- Child & Working Tax Credit
- Employment & Support Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Universal Credit
✅ Flat Roof Insulation
✅ Park Home Cladding Grants
Will The Park Home Grants Be Fully Funded In the Future?
You Wish !
We believe that the Government WILL NOT be giving 100% grants for Park Homes any time in the future.
Any Grants For Mobile Holiday Homes and Rented Park Homes?
Grants are not available for holiday homes or rented park homes.
A stipulation of grant funding is that you must live at the property for at least 50 weeks per year and pay council tax.
Why are Park homes so expensive to heat?
What Insulation Is Needed For Park Homes?
Walls are usually insulated by fixing insulated panels to the exterior of the home after which a layer of render and decorative coating is applied.
Another way of doing it is by using timber battens and insulation which is applied to the exterior and then overclad with new finishes.
Often carried out at the same time as the replacement of roof finishes, appropriately specified roof insulation will improve the energy performance of your home whilst ensuring the roof space is well ventilated (allowing air circulation and preventing condensation).
In most cases this will involve installing foil coated thermal insulation to the underside of the home.
Some systems apply spray foam directly to the underside of the floor, but this is likely to seal all the pipes and wiring, preventing any future access.
Do I need permission?
The Benefits Of Wall Insulation Cladding
- Up to 65% savings on fuel
- Eliminates condensation & mould growth
- Even temperature throughout your home
- Reduces inside summer temperatures
- Reduces noise intrusion
- Completely maintenance free
- Enhance the value of your property
- 25 year guarantee
Loft Insulation For Mobile Park Homes
Loft Insulation has been proven to save up to 20 percent on energy bills
Unlike traditional houses our unique loft insulation is installed from the outside meaning no disruption to the occupier and an instant impact on the reduction of heat loss through the roof of your park home.
As a third of the heat loss is through the floor of your property it is vital that your is insulated to a maximum.
Note: As part of the works to install wall insulation to your park home, the windows will need to be moved outwards to line through with the outer skin and re-sealed.
As a result, you may wish to consider replacing the windows at the same time as installing the insulation to ensure you get the best benefit from the works.
You can apply for an upgrade of existing single glazing or triple glazing but we do not anticipate any grant funding for this measure.
If You Need To Change Your Old Boiler because It Is Faulty Or Old, You Can Apply For One Of The Above.
Gas Boiler Grants – Must Be Over 17 Years Old To Qualify
Back Boiler Grants – Can Be Any Age
Oil Fired Boiler Replacement Grants – This Will Be Changed For A Free Heat Pump ( Subject To Your Property Type.