Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

£7,500 Government Grant

To help Homeowners and small-non-domestic building cover the cost and installation of a heat pump.

What is it?

Government initiative in England and Wales supports decarbonisation of homes and small non-domestic buildings by providing upfront capital to replace fossil fuel heating with efficient, low carbon systems like heat pumps and biomass boilers.

Up to £7,500 off!

Home owners and small-non-domestic building can receive up to £7,500 towards cost and installation of an air or ground source heat pump.

Saving an average of 65% of the cost of a new heat pump and installation.

Maximising efficiency without compromising comfort.

Our dedicated team ensures efficient and comfortable service from the BUS application to heat pump installation.
We prioritise a stress-free transition to energy efficiency for your comfort.

Switch to low carbon heating

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) supports the decarbonisation of homes and small non-domestic buildings in England and Wales. The scheme provides upfront capital grants of up to £7,500 to encourage property owners to replace existing fossil fuel heating with more efficient, low carbon heating systems including heat pumps and biomass boilers.

The aim of this scheme is to incentivise and increase the deployment of low carbon heating. The Climate Change Committee recommends up to 15 million homes to have heat pumps by 2035. UK Government Committed to 600,000 Heat Pump Installations by 2028. The government has pledged £450 million of grant funding over three years from 2022 to 2025.

The scheme covers heat pump installations that take place before the end of March 2028.

Grant Levels

You can get:

  • £7,500 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
  • £7,500 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump
  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler

These grants help property owners overcome the upfront cost of installing a low carbon heating system.

To make the application for the scheme as simple as possible, it will be led by your chosen installer or Ultimate Renewables Supplies, with an opportunity for you to give consent that you are happy to proceed with the application, call us on 01869 929042 for more details.

Finding an installer

Your chosen installer will need to be certified by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). MCS is a nationally recognised standards organisation that gives you assurance of the quality of your product and competence of your installer. It also means your installer complies with high consumer protection standards.

Ultimate Renewables Supplies are MCS certified therefore can file for the grant on behalf of your installer, making it even easier for homeowners to take advantage of this opportunity. 

What will your chosen Installer do?

  • Instruct Ultimate Renewables Supplies to apply to Ofgem, the scheme administrator, for a grant voucher.
  • Provide your details to Ofgem. Ofgem will email you, asking you to consent to the installer applying on your behalf.
  • Complete the installation in line with industry standards and scheme requirements.
  • Redeem the voucher and receive the grant following installation and commissioning.
Call us today for more details on selecting an installer

Your installer will work with you to ensure that your property and technology meet the full range of eligibility requirements. These are the key requirements:

  • Your property must be a home or small non-domestic building in England or Wales. The maximum installation capacity of 45kWth covers the vast majority of these properties.
  • Your property must have a valid energy performance certificate
  • You can still apply if you’ve received separate funding for energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, doors or windows.
  • The commissioning date of your low carbon heating system must be on or after 1 April 2022.
  • You must be fully replacing an existing fossil fuel system such as an oil or gas boiler, or an electric heating system such as storage or panel heaters. Funding will not be available for the replacement of existing low carbon heat systems.
  • New-build homes and social housing are not eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, although self-build properties are eligible.
  • Biomass boilers are only eligible in rural locations and in properties off the gas grid.

You can check to see if your home has an energy performance certificate by searching here: www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate