Home Improvement Grants and Schemes

Many people are put off making even the most essential home improvements because of cost, but what if revamping your home was free? Here’s an outline of the latest home improvement grants.

Home improvement

Don’t be put off from doing home improvements as there are many home improvement grants UK available that will help you to offset the cost. Here is a list of the latest schemes available to home owners. Make sure that you check out to see of you qualify. A home improvement grant is a good way to offset the costs of any work.

The Warm Front Scheme

A government scheme soon to be phased out for home owners and renters in England.

  • Grant of up to £3500 towards heating and insulating your home

  • Up to £6000 to heat if you use oil or a low carbon fuel

  • Covers loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, hot water tank insulation, draught proofing

  • For gas, electric, oil heating and conversion of a solid fuel heater to one with a glass front

  • Apply if you receive any benefit, are pregnant, have children under 16 years or if you are over 60 years of age

The Scottish Boiler Scrappage

  • To replace an old inefficient boiler with a new Energy Saving recommended one

  • A grant of £400 if you live in Scotland

Energy supplier grants

The Carbon Emissions Reduction target (CERT) has been replaced by the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) as of January 2013 and it means that energy companies need to help consumers to make energy saving home improvements.

  • Grants will be supplied for a variety of purposes such as loft insulation

  • Grants for each electricity bill for those who qualify

  • Grants for cavity wall insulation

  • Grants for home improvements that will save on energy bills for hard to heat properties

Feed-in tariffs

  • Earn money from energy suppliers for the energy your renewable energy source produces

  • A tariff for every kW hour of energy produced

  • Varies depending on size and output of energy system

Home Repair Assistance

This is available in Northern Ireland for people who are disabled or ill and are over 18 years of age.

  • Up to £3000 for external home improvements including roofing grants

  • Home improvements that will improve the safety of your home such as re-wiring and other electrical work

Local council grants

  • Each local government area has federal government money to offer as grants in their council area

  • Subject to qualification and eligibility

Grants from Home Improvement agencies (HIA)

The local HIA will help people who are eligible for free home improvement grants and these include:

  • Elderly and disabled

  • Low income earners

  • HIA will also provide advice on home improvements and assist with grant application

HandyVan

This is a charity set up by the Help the Aged who will assist the elderly with safety improvements to their homes.

  • For people aged over 60 years of age

Winter fuel payments

This is a tax free payment available in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • People over 60 years of age receive £250

  • People over 80 years of age receive £400

  • Payments are automatically sent if you receive a benefit

  • Apply if you don’t receive a benefit

Cold weather payments

  • Apply between November 1st and March 31st each year

  • Needs to be seven days in a row with temperatures lower than or at zero

  • For people receiving a benefit such as income support will receive a £25 payment

The Renewable Heat Incentive

  • A cash payment incentive plan for people producing clean renewable heat at home through solar panels or other technology such as heat pumps and thermal panels

  • Annual payment depending on output and size

The Green Deal

  • A loan of up to £6000 for the installation of energy saving home improvements

  • Includes loft insulation, cavity wall insulation

  • Free energy assessment provided

  • Loan is paid back through energy bill savings

Energy Assistance Package

  • Available in Scotland and for those on benefits

  • Free advice on home heating and energy efficiency

  • Includes tax credits and other benefits

  • Supplies people with new heating systems and insulation if required

Warm Home discount

  • For the elderly and vulnerable

  • £120 off electricity bills

The Fuel Poverty Scheme

  • A replacement in Wales for the Home Energy efficiency Scheme

  • For hard to heat and vulnerable properties

Warm Homes scheme

  • Similar to Warm front but available only in Northern Ireland

  • Provides heating and energy efficiency improvements for people on benefits and people renting from private landlords

J Routledge says:

Can you give me any home repair assistance for my roof?

mjackson says:

Hi,
Thanks for your post. we recommend taking a look at the Housing Executive website that will give you further information on the Home Repair Assistance Grants that you might be entitled to.
We hope that this information helps.

colin martin says:

I have either leaking roof issues or a rising damp issue that requires diagnosis and repair.
Tworooms have problems initially looking like damp , but may be roof leaking.I cam be contacted via my e mail address, located in the town of STAFFORD.

mjackson says:

Hi Colin,
Please feel free to fill in our online forms for roofing and or damp and we will aim to put you in touch with up to 4 local contractors that should be able to offer you a free no obligation quote on any work you need doing.

Mandy ashby says:

I’m on child tax and working tax credit have double glazed windows but the draft that comes though them is making the hole house cold wondered if I can get help replacing them

mjackson says:

Hi Mandy,
Thanks for your post.
We suggest talking to your local council who should be able to advise seeing as you already in receipt of benefits.

You can also take a look at the Energy saving trust website which has further information on grants and schemes.

We hope that this information helps.

mark @ ServiceMagic

mahezbin patel says:

looking for a free dubble glazing

mjackson says:

Hi Mahezbin,

Thanks for your post – unfortunately any contractors we may match you with may not have an connection with grants therefore we suggest taking a look at the Energy Saving Trust website where can find further information on grants.

Thanks again and we wish you all the best.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Syeda kamrun nahar says:

I wanna know about home repair assistant grants

samrat says:

Hi Syeda,
You can get all the information you need about home repair assistant grants here. I hope this helps.

Rehana Rehman says:

Can someone tell me where I can apply for the warm front. Scheme?

mjackson says:

Hi Rehana and thanks for your post.
Criteria differs therefore we suggest taking a look at the Energy saving trust website which will provide you with information on any schemes you may be considered for.
We hope that this information helps.

ServiceMagic

Xsara says:

How do I know if I qualify for assistance for repairs due to damp. I live in Lancashire and have a one year old child. Many thanks for any help.

mjackson says:

Hello,
Thanks for your post.

There is a grant scheme which we know as the ”Renovation Grant” however, it is only available in exceptional circumstances such as the property being unfit for human habitation, fit for habitation but in disrepair (this is only available in certain areas), property is at least 10 years old, is not included in a redevelopment area and will not be included in one within the next 12 months and is not included as part of a Group Repair Scheme and will not be part of one within the next 12 months.

You can apply for a grant if you own or intend to buy a house or flat, whether alone or jointly with others. If you are a tenant and are responsible for repairing the house you may also be able to apply. To be eligible you must be 18 years or over.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

martin evans says:

im living in wales is there any grants or home improvement grants available thank you

mjackson says:

Hi Martin,

Thanks for your post.

We recommend taking a look at the Energy Saving trusts website where you can find further information on what grants are available throughout the UK.

We hope that this helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Sheila says:

Hi,
I have leaking roof and I have repaired it many times. I was wondering if I can apply for grant for a new roof. I did call my local council they said they don’t have grants for roof. I also called Energy Savings they said the same thing. Housing Executive cant help either because they only cover North part and I live in Bradford. I work part time and claiming child and working tax credit. My roof is beyond repairs n rain coming through three bedrooms as I have no saving being single parent. I desperately need new roof. Where do I go for help now? Any advice.
Sheila.

mjackson says:

Hi Sheila,

Grants are typically assessed on whether or not your property meets the tolerable standard, in this case being sufficiently wind and water tight. If your roof is not a state of ‘serious disrepair’, I’m afraid the onus is upon the owner occupier to maintain their own property.
Some councils do grants for roofing,however most of them have time limits, say you can’t apply before you have been a a resident in that particular property for a certain number of years.Look on your local council website it should tell you on there.

We wish you all the best and hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

D Hall says:

Can single working home owners get grants go leaking roofs

mjackson says:

Hello and thanks for your post.

Grants are typically assessed on whether or not your property meets the tolerable standard, in this case being sufficiently wind and water tight. If your roof is not a state of ‘serious disrepair’, I’m afraid the onus is upon the owner occupier to maintain their own property.
Some councils do grants for roofing,however most of them have time limits, say you can’t apply before you have been a a resident in that particular property for a certain number of years.Look on your local council website it should tell you on there.

We wish you all the best and hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Amy says:

Hi,
I have a 9 month old son and am 20 weeks pregnant with our second child. Me partner and I have a mortgage on a ground floor maisonette. He works full time and I work 4 days a week but our wages only cover our bills and do not allow for any savings or ‘emergencies’.
One of our outer walls is suffering terribly with damp and there is mould all over me and our babies bedroom wall. I have been told that treating damp can be quite expensive and we simply do not have the money. We are unable to get a loan due to a poor credit history.
Are there any grants out there that might be able to help a hard working family with very young children?
Thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Amy,

Thanks for your post.

Most grants are only available for those who are in receipt of benefits however there are options when dealing with exceptional circumstances which would be the ”Renovation Grant”.

A renovation grant may be available if your home:

is unfit for human habitation
is fit to live in, but in disrepair (this is only available in selected areas)
is at least 10 years old
is not included in a redevelopment area and will not be included in one within the next 12 months
is not included as part of a Group Repair Scheme and will not be part of one within the next 12 months

Who can apply?
You can apply for a grant if you own or intend to buy a house or flat, whether alone or jointly with others. If you are a tenant and are responsible for repairing the house you may also be able to apply. To be eligible you must be 18 years or over.

What kind of work is covered?
Work covered by this grant may include damp proofing, roof replacement, provision of basic amenities, replacement of chimneys, gutters and plaster work. Serious defects can be put right – for example, if the electrical wiring is in a dangerous condition. Basic security, energy efficiency measures and central heating may also be included.

In order to apply, you would need to locate your local Renovation grants office or your local council who should also be able to advise.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Isobel says:

I live in an end-terraced house, built in 1904. Have been searching for years for availability of a grant for Triple H rated homes (i.e. Hard to Heat Home).
I receive only working tax credits, no children, other benefits, and am under 60 years. I believe there is a grant available for HHH rated homes, depending on my postcode, but despite exhaustive research have been unable to find anything.
Can you help please?

mjackson says:

Hi Isobel and thanks for your post,

Unfortunately any contractors we may match you with will only be able to quote for a private job and wont be able to discuss grants however we do recommend that you take a look at the Energy Saving Trust website which will provide further information on any grants that might be available.

We do hope that this information helps and thanks again for taking the time to leave a comment.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

manj says:

single parent mother living in my own property recently divorced and working part time. I get working family tax credit and child tax credit. Just come across this website by complete chance and looked at this “Home Improvement Agency” which I don’t know I will get or not…the electrics in this house are a joke…no carpet on stairs..etc etc…I simply cant afford anything

mjackson says:

Hello and thanks for your post,

There is something called the Home Repair Assistance Grant however applicants will only be considered under exceptional circumstances such as a risk to the occupiers health and safety.

For more information on these grants, we recommend that you take a look at the Housing Executive website which will give information on who can apply and how applications can be made.

We do hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Hayley says:

Good morning,
My father has just started to receive employment and support allowance income related and support group.
He struggles to pay his electric bill as he only has electric in his rented property. Can you advise if he qualifies for help towArds paying his bill or even if he can get central heating installed?
I’m finding it hard to find information on what he is now entitled to on this benefit, as the property would also benefit from works?
Hoping you can help or point me in the direction of someone who can?
Kindest regards
Hayley

mjackson says:

Hi Hayley,

Thanks for your message.

At this stage, its best to discuss your fathers situation and requirements with your local Department for work and pensions office seeing as he already in receipt of benefits.

You could also take a look at the Energy Saving Trust website which will give you more information on what type of grants are available.

we hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

CReynolds says:

My daughter’s home is very damp and in need of immediate help to sort out the damp proofing and mould on the walls. They live in Swinton, South Yorkshire.
They are a young family on a very low income. Dad works in a bakery on nights and my daughter has a part-time job at Tesco. They have 2 children the eldest is 4 years old.
Their youngest son is 15 months old and was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma (cancer of the retina)2 weeks ago. Since then he has already had surgery to remove an eye. He began chemotherapy this week to try and shrink the tumours in his remaining eye. We are hoping that as well as saving his life, it will save his eyesight.
As you can imagine, living in a healthy home is imperative. His chemotherapy means he will easily pick up infections and get sick. His home at the moment is far from healthy.
They have no funds to do it themselves. We are desperate for some help. We all hope you could point us in the right direction.

mjackson says:

Hello,

Thanks for your post.

We recommend speaking to your local council who are best placed to advise in regards to government grants you maybe eligible for.

You can also take a look at a grant names the Renovation grant which looks like it could be of use to you.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

precious says:

I need carpet for my house just moved into a council property and they have concrete dwn it like outside in my home and the housing wont put tiles down.if u know of any grants or

mjackson says:

Hi Precious,

Thanks for your post.

Our contractors will only be able to quote on private jobs therefore we suggest contacting your local council who will be able to provide information on any grants or funds that are available for you.

You may also want to try and speak to larger carpet companies who may be able to offer some sort of payment plan for new carpets.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Simon says:

Good evening,
We bought a terraced house based in Cardiff 21 months ago and now we get terrible damps, black moulds and condensations at the back of the house. There is no central heating radiator which makes it the coldest part of the house. This wall has no cavity for some reason and is a very thin wall with one double grazed window and a rotten back door.
Currently, we have a 3 month daughter and wife is getting Child Tax Credits and Child benefit. On the other hand I am in full-time employment which is just enough to substain ourselves and we have no money for any emergencies whatsoever. We have an old roof which needs changing as it is now letting some rain water through thus creating damps and mould built-up in our master bedroom’s ceiling / wall (where our baby sleeps also).
What grants do we entitle to? By the way, 18 months ago, we had our loft insulated under the Government Scheme.
Regards,
Simon CARDIFF

mjackson says:

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your post.

We recommend speaking to your local council who are best placed to advise in regards to government grants you maybe eligible for.

You can also take a look at a grant names the Renovation grant which looks like it could be of use to you.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Barry Eveling says:

Hi, I’m in England, retired, not on any benefits. Can I get a grant towards rewiring my home please?

mjackson says:

Hello Mr Eveling,

Thanks for your post.

You may want to take a look at the ”Home repair assistance grant” which covers such things as electrical work.

To get more information, we recommend taking at look at Housing executive website.

We hope that this information helps.

Servicemagic

Louise says:

I live in northern ireland and have recently bought a house which needs re wired im on benefits is there any help I coyld get to do this

mjackson says:

Hi Louise,

Thanks for your post.

Contractors signed up to our service will only be able to quote on a private job therefore we recommend that you contact your local council who are best placed to advise on any assistance that may be available.

We hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Joanne says:

Hi,

I have 1yr old twins (boy and Girl)and my husband is on a very low income and my husband has a mortgage on our home. I was wondering if there is a grant for people in our situation that will help us carpet a room and help towards beds furniture etc?

mjackson says:

Hi Joanne,

Thanks for your post.

Our contractors will only be able to offer you a quote for private work and won’t be able to assist in regards to a grant however there is a grant available which is called the Renovation grant – A renovation grant may be available if your home:

is unfit for human habitation
is fit to live in, but in disrepair (this is only available in selected areas)
is at least 10 years old
is not included in a redevelopment area and will not be included in one within the next 12 months
is not included as part of a Group Repair Scheme and will not be part of one within the next 12 months

Your other option is to contact your local council office and enquire whether they can offer any assistance.

We do hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

RUBEN NORTEY says:

I have a set of storage heaters which have had their day. Can I apply for a grant to replace them?
I am in receipt of ESA.

mjackson says:

Hi Ruben,

Our contractors will only be able to offer a full quote on a private job therefore we suggest contacting your local council who will be able to advise you on any grants you could be eligible for.

We hope that this information helps and thanks for posting.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

shirley says:

Hi ,can you tell me if my eighty year old Mum can get help to relace her old aluminium windows

mjackson says:

Hi Shirley,

We recommend speaking to your local council who are best placed to advise in regards to government assistance.

Thanks for your post.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Mark says:

Hi, is there any grants available for help towards either windows that a leaking drafts through or help
Towards replacing our large front door and sidelights which are single glazing?

Many thanks,

Mark

mjackson says:

Hi Mark,

Our contractors only quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

S Edwards says:

Hi as an landlord of a ground floor maisonette which I have just taken over , has storage heaters which are old also there is some damp is there a grant to help with putting in central heating or electric radiators into my property , many thanks sue

mjackson says:

Hi,

Our contractors only quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

sam says:

My home is cold most bed rooms and damp .in both rooms up stair
And would.like to kw if i can get a grant for repairs wall for cavity wall insolation on.roof and new boiler

mjackson says:

Hi Sam,

Our contractors only quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Lynne says:

We live in a bungalow built in 1920′s and need some advice on whether cavity wall insulation is suitable – and we also have a problem with damp and need to know if it is due to condensation. Where can we get the names of people who can give us advice on what we need, rather than people just wanting to sell us their services – in other words unbiased advice??

mjackson says:

Hi Lynne,

We recommend taking a look at our Insulation – Dampness – Humidity article where you can find further information.

You will also have an option to request quotes from local contractors should you so wish.

We hope this helps.

Servicemagic

sharon fry says:

Help, is there any way I can get a grant to have my roof redone, have a 100 year old house (has no felt on the roof, it has straw, and there’s not much of that left) just wanted to find out if we could get a grant to have it done, and where would I find this out

Many Thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Sharon,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Mandy Cartner says:

I live in Cumbria, please can u advise of companies that do damp proof course grants in this area. My mam is eldery and her flat is very damp.

mjackson says:

Hi Mandy,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Louise Baxter says:

Hi, I have elderly grandparents who are home owners and are in serious need of a new roof but have very limited funds, where can I get them some help?
thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Louise,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

shaun says:

Hi I live with my partner and three young children in a farther rough area in the forest of dean Gloucestershire and there has been many different crimes committed in this area since we moved in in September 2013 I would like to make my home more secure with security lights and cameras etc. I simply do not have the funds to do this as I am suffering with I’ll health and currently unable to go to work is there anyone or any organization that’s could help me make my home more safe for my family?
Thank you
Shaun.

mjackson says:

Hi Shaun,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Therese McCrory says:

I am a home owner working part time in a house over a hundred years old. Currently the bathroom window is hanging onto what is left of the wooden frame .the kitchen has never been extended and is the size of a victorian larder.The cupboards I had put in are mouldy due to plumping .I did apply to my local council for information on assistance. the kitchen and bathroom do nit meet standards of habitation. I did ask if it is possible to extend the kitchen with the help of a grant or loan but only a loan scheme is on offer to replace the existing kitchen not applicable to extending and the waiting list I have been informed is apron 5 years. This is a two bed property with 2 children both 10 and over, one of which has in the past suffered numerous chest infections bronchilitas pneumonia and viral meningitis and .I am concerned that I cannot afford to to get the basics up to a reasonable living standard nor are there enough bedrooms . I certainly cannot afford to move. what options do I have?

mjackson says:

Hi Therese,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Cazzy says:

I need to fine help with cost of rewiring my home. I am a pensioner.

mjackson says:

Hi Cazzy,

Our contractors will only be able to advise and quote on private jobs therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will be able to provide further advice on any grants available.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Maxine says:

Hi I’m on benefits and have a disabled daughter who is 8 and a 3 year old son I am living in a council place and need flooring such as carpet throughout i simply can’t afford to do it nor do I have the time due to caring for my daughter is there a grant that I could apply for to help

mjackson says:

Hi Maxine,

Our contractors will only be able to offer you a quote for a private job therefore we recommend speaking to your local council who will advise on any grants available for you.

We hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Julia J-Evans says:

I have damp issues within my house I was advised by my insurance that because I do not have an up to date damp proof course I will not be entitled to claim unless a survey and report states the damp came from another cause. I am on a low income and I really do need some assistance. I live in Cardiff would you know of any assistance that I could apply for.

mjackson says:

Hi Julia,

There are a number of grants available for those that are on a low income details of which you can find within our Home Improvement Grants and Schemes article.

I would also suggest looking in to the Housing Executives Renovation grant which could be applied for if your property is unfit for human habitation, is fit to live in, but in disrepair (this is only available in selected areas), is at least 10 years old, is not included in a redevelopment area and will not be included in one within the next 12 months or is not included as part of a Group Repair Scheme and will not be part of one within the next 12 months.

To be eligible, you would need to be 18 years of age or older.

We do hope that this information helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

mrs e ward says:

My mother is 75 years old and her windows are draughty and need replaced is there any help she can get to replace the windows. She is a homeowner and gets pension credit.

mjackson says:

Hi Mrs Ward,

Thanks for your post.

We would suggest taking a look at our Home Improvement Grants and Schemes article where you can find come really good information on grants your mother could be eligible for such as the Home Repair Assistance grant and Local council grants.

We do hope that this information helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Gary McDonald says:

Hello

We have our own home and me and my wife both work full time, all our income goes on all our bills and we don’t have any savings for emergencies, we have a daughter age 5 with a disability, we have just had a new combi boiler fitted and the electrician was taken back by the state of the houses electrics ! He has condemned them, we have approached our local council but they don’t have funds to help us, are ther any grants that we could apply for to allow us to have our property fully retired due to a health and safety issue !. Look forward to your response.

mjackson says:

Hi Gary,

Thanks for your post.

I suggest taking a look at our Home Improvement Grants and Schemes article (if you haven’t already) where you can find information on other grants you could look in to Grants from Home Improvement agencies (HIA).

You could be considered if you are elderly or on a low income.

I do hope that this information helps you find what you are looking for.

Mark @ Servicemagic

john steele says:

hi please can you give me any infomation on grants for a new kitchen .i am severley disabled and my kitchen is in a poor state of repair

mjackson says:

Hi John,

You should look in to the Home Repair Assistance Grant however it is only available in exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances are deemed to exist where there is an imminent and significant risk to the occupier as a consequence of the condition of the dwelling. Home Repair Assistance grants are intended to help people carry out moderate repairs and improvements.

You can also contact your local Citizens advice office as they will also be able to advise on that options you have.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Kausar parveen says:

I was looking to see if an Home Repair Assistance Grant, would be edible for my damp proofing?

Could you please advise me further on this..

Thanks.

mjackson says:

Hi Kauser,

Thanks for your post.

The grant will cover anything that could improve or avoid ill health so its certainly worth looking in to.

Visit this site for further information.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Mariusz J says:

Hi I live in Oxford. I am the owner of the house and I have asbestos roof. They are any grants available for replacement. At the moment the roof is in one piece. But I would like to replace that asbestos for proper one, but is so expensive.
Many thanks Mariusz

mjackson says:

Hi Mariusz,

Most grants will only be available for those that are on benefits therefore the best thing to do would be to contact your local council who will be able to advise further.

Thanks for you post.

Mark@servicemagic

kaneez saddique says:

we have a house which is unhabitable so we need some money so that we may obtain serves for professional tradesmen e.g joiners roofers election plumbing etc.

mjackson says:

Hi Kaneez,

I would suggest contacting your local council who maybe able to provide financial assistance in regards to renovating your home.

Thanks for your post.

Servicemagic

samantha says:

Im on benefits and my bedroom is full of damp and im in private rented house can i get thos done for free

mjackson says:

Hi Samantha,

Thanks for your post.

Servicemagic can only assist in getting you quotes on private jobs however i would suggest contacting your local council in order to ask whether there’s something out there you could apply for.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

mjackson says:

Hi Samantha,

Thanks for your post.

I would suggest contacting your local council who will be able to advise on the options you have available as our contractors will only be able to quote on private jobs.

Mark @ Servicemagic.

Amy Rohde says:

hi my house needs a damp proof corse and my roof needs roof line extending because tiles were finished too short causing damp, my bathroom celing keeps going black with mould, we dont have any savings is there anything out there I can claim to get these repairs done?

mjackson says:

Hi Amy,

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore your friend would need to contact their local council who should be able to advise further.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

kelly marie burke says:

Hi,
My parents are both 80+ and are looking at moving to our property, but we will need to build a small bungalow for them to live with us. They have no assets, therefore I was looking for any schemes in building a property for elderly relatives, and any grants which could help with heating or accessories. Many thanks Kelly

mjackson says:

Hi Kelly
Our contractors will only be able to quote on a private job therefore, i suggest contacting your local council who should be able to advise further.

Alison says:

I need some help towards the cost of re-wiring my home please what help is ther for me please

mjackson says:

Hi Alison,
Our contractors will only be able to quote on a private job therefore,i suggest trying to contact your local council who might be able to help.

Norm says:

Are there any grants for replacing asbestos roofs?

nishat says:

I want apply for a grant for loft conversion how do i do that?

mjackson says:

Hi,

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore your friend would need to contact their local council who should be able to advise further.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Mrs Russell says:

Hi my mum is 76 and is in receipt of pension credit, her roof needs replacing and she has limited income are there any incentives to help her in Plymouth.
Many thanjs

mjackson says:

Hi,

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore your friend would need to contact their local council who should be able to advise further.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Rowena Muldal says:

I am dual incontinent. The carpeting in the place I rent is becoming really bad, I cannot clean it properly, because I am disabled and cannot get on my hands and knees to scrub, and in addition, the carpeting is wearing out. I am desperate to get Vinyl flooring, but I do not have the funds. To have my hallway and the room I spend 90% of my time in will cost just under £1000. Occupational Therapy is not interested in helping, and nor is my landlord. Please can someone give me advice on where to get this funding, or who to apply to.
Thank you
Rowena

mjackson says:

Hi,

The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore your friend would need to contact their local council who should be able to advise further.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Kate Murphy says:

Hi My dad receives DLA and incapacity benefit. He owns his home outright and is widowed. He has recently has a stroke and the occupational therapist has said he must have spindles put on his bannisters before they will discharge him from hospital. Now he doesnt have alot of money can he get help??

Many Thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Kate
I would suggest contacting your local council office who should be able to advise you on any assistance you may be eligible for.

sakina hussain says:

Hi
I’m a single mum of 4 children all under the age of 16 I was wondering if there’s any grants available i am wanting to do a loft conversion I own my own house but its on a mortgage I have no savings wot so ever can any 1 help me

Reply plz

mjackson says:

Hi Sakina,
The contractors signed up to our service will only be able to offer a quote on a private job therefore your friend would need to contact their local council who should be able to advise further.
I hope this helps.
Mark @ Servicemagic

Maggie says:

HI, I need some advice as am going round in circles. I live in an old house build 1896, with my husband and four children. I am a full time student and work part time, we are on a low income, and getting working tax credits. Our house is very cold, the gas boiler is very old and now dosen’t work. The windows are fallen out, and some of the window ledges have now fallen off. The back door is rotten, and we are unable to get a new one due to the cost and the odd size off it. We have cement floors downstairs, so this is very cold and dosent help.We have asked our local council to give us details where to ask and apply, and they have been very unhelpful, we live in Scotland any advice would be appreciated, thank you.

mjackson says:

Hi Maggie,

You could try visiting the energy saving trust website as this might give you further information that should help.

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