Great British Insulation Scheme

Has anyone else applied via the Great British Insulation Scheme and successfully had insulation installed? I applied via my energy provider (Ovo) when the scheme launched, I've had two surveys done on my property and completed the paperwork but I'm still waiting to hear if/when insulation will be installed. The supplier is expert at dodging calls and emails!
The last survey was done at the end of September and I was sent an extra form to complete on 1st November which I submitted on 2nd November. Wondering if anyone else is in the same boat or actually has a date for the install! 

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  • ArbitraryRandom
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    edited 4 December 2023 at 7:44PM
    I applied on behalf of my parents (who are with Ovo - as legacy SSE). Applied towards the end of the summer. Had the initial call with the sales person about a month ago, survey (checking the EPC) booked for early Jan - could have had it this month but mum didn't want to tidy twice in the run up to Christmas ;) Nothing yet booked for the pre-work survey. 

    On the call with the salesman, he did advise there was a lot of demand and fairly long waits - saying it could be 6 months between his call/the survey and the work actually being done (i.e around May/June). He said it's mostly/partially because of the checks they need to do for the funding (he can do his bit fast enough to check the land registry etc, but it's approved by a Government department and they're slow to sign off/do it in batches), but he also said that labour is an issue with lots of demand this time of year.  

    He said as long as the funding was approved we didn't need to worry about the scheme changing/being pulled as with other schemes that was the cut off with anything 'on the books' being honoured. 
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  • Thanks @ArbitraryRandom - that is really helpful and reassuring to hear from someone else in the same boat!

    I also finally got a response from the supplier today who said it was taking 3-6 months from this point onwards to secure funding. Fingers crossed that they get to your parents and my batch of approvals quickly :) 
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