Green Deal grants for affordable warmth measures may be available to residents in their homes, depending on eligibility criteria. Trading Standards have recently received enquiries from the Hyndburn, Burnley and Fylde areas of Lancashire about the legitimacy of such free offers.
Never feel rushed into agreeing to have work done. Do your research, ensure you have the name and address details of the trader, where possible check the business online, check reviews on line, and make sure the trader does have an association with any logos and claims made in their advertising. Make sure the product they are offering is right for you and your property. Sometimes services can be free, sometimes you may need to contribute – make sure you are aware of any additional costs and that the price is made clear at the start.
The Green Deal ORB is responsible for maintaining a register of all authorised Green Deal Providers, Certification Bodies, Assessors and Installers, www.gdorb.decc.gov.uk.