What does the BUS involve?

Looking online, I see that you get a grant of up to 7.5K for a heat pump, yet I'm not sure if that's just for a heat pump itself, or also say if it covers any piping, tank or radiator upgrades too?

My initial plan was: 

- Super insulate where possible 
- To have larger pipes given they're microbore
- To replace my radiators with Jaga Strada ones 

Then get a heat pump, but I'm not entirely sure if the heat pump grant JUST covers the heat pump itself or the stuff that makes it work well too? 

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  • Netexporter
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    It's on the whole installation, which must be done by an MCS installer. You'd have to do your own insulation, though.
  • Yep, I've recently had a chat with MCS installer and they said they would only consider talking with me further if I've made all the required (reasonable) improvements in my EPC rating:
    https://find-energy-certificate.service.gov.uk/find-a-certificate/search-by-postcode

    Once they're happy with it, they would quote me for the entire job - heat pump + underfloor heating, which the grant should cover.

    Also worth noting that if you have mortgage with Barclays, you can get another £2k for the heat pump:
    https://www.barclays.co.uk/mortgages/greener-home-reward/
  • Netexporter
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    If your income is below £31k and your EPC is poor, you may qualify for an ECO4 grant. You may need to be in receipt of benefits, although where I live they have relaxed it to just income.
  • waqasahmed
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    It's on the whole installation, which must be done by an MCS installer. You'd have to do your own insulation, though.
    That's not half bad then tbf. I could get the pipes down separately because that's an easy 4K and then get the fancy radiators I want + a heat pump on a grant
  • waqasahmed
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    If your income is below £31k and your EPC is poor, you may qualify for an ECO4 grant. You may need to be in receipt of benefits, although where I live they have relaxed it to just income.
    Unfortunately I don't qualify on both grounds 
  • waqasahmed
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    edited 7 December 2023 at 10:54PM
    Yep, I've recently had a chat with MCS installer and they said they would only consider talking with me further if I've made all the required (reasonable) improvements in my EPC rating:
    https://find-energy-certificate.service.gov.uk/find-a-certificate/search-by-postcode

    Once they're happy with it, they would quote me for the entire job - heat pump + underfloor heating, which the grant should cover.

    Also worth noting that if you have mortgage with Barclays, you can get another £2k for the heat pump:
    https://www.barclays.co.uk/mortgages/greener-home-reward/
    I aim to super insulate above and beyond beyond beyond what my EPC says. My mortgage is with Nationwide 
  • If your income is below £31k and your EPC is poor, you may qualify for an ECO4 grant. You may need to be in receipt of benefits, although where I live they have relaxed it to just income.
    Unfortunately I don't qualify on both grounds 
    Well if you have a decent income and a reasonably well-insulated house, it's not that unfortunate.
    Reed
  • waqasahmed
    waqasahmed Posts: 1,926
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    If your income is below £31k and your EPC is poor, you may qualify for an ECO4 grant. You may need to be in receipt of benefits, although where I live they have relaxed it to just income.
    Unfortunately I don't qualify on both grounds 
    Well if you have a decent income and a reasonably well-insulated house, it's not that unfortunate.
    Yeah, silver linings. I'm certainly in a more fortunate position than a lot of people 
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