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Heat pump grants worth £5,000 to help replace gas boilers – Is this the right option for you?

If you’ve seen today’s news you’ll know the big story is that homeowners in England and Wales will be offered subsidies of £5,000, from next April, to help them to replace old gas boilers with low-carbon heat pumps.

The grants are part of the government's £3.9bn plan to reduce carbon emissions from heating homes and other buildings, with the UK needing to reduce emissions by at least 68% on 1998 levels to meet our stated targets.

We know that our visitors are ahead of the curve.

In our recent consumer survey, 96% of NSBRC visitors said they believe it is very important their home is built to achieve maximum energy efficiency.  And attendees to last weekend’s Autumn show will have seen that our Heating Surgeries were by far the most popular sessions during the event.

There are a lot of questions to ask however. What exactly is a heat pump and how much will one cost? And is it the right solution for your home project?
We have two focused events coming up that can help you decide.

The NSBRC Guide to Managing your Energy Efficient Home

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Friday 12th November
(09:00 - 17:00)

This Course has been designed specifically for Self Builders and Home Renovators and explores the latest options in heat and energy sources, both renewable and conventional systems.  We answer the big questions in detail:
WHY do I want an energy efficient home? WHAT exactly is an energy efficient home? WHICH products do I need? WHEN do they get installed? WHO puts them in?

Eco Workshop - Retrofit Solutions

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Saturday 13th November

(09:00 - 16:00)

This free workshop covers one of the most important eco issues today: What practical measures can be taken with existing buildings to make them more sustainable and energy efficient?
Our experts will explain the options available to those interested in retrofitting eco technologies into their homes and advise on everything from achieving air tightness, insulation requirements and design considerations, to ventilation issues and how to choose between the array of windows and doors that are on the market.

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January National Self Build & Renovation Show


The dream. Your design. Your build. Your home. Make your dream home a reality at The National Self Build & Renovation Show. With three days of an unrivalled line up of exhibitors and experts on hand to share their advice, this is an unmissable event for anyone thinking of self building or renovating their home.

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