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Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Published 20 October 2021


What is the government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

In an effort to heavily reduce the UK's carbon footprint by incentivising gas boiler replacements for low-carbon heating, such as heat pumps, the government is to issue grants of £5,000 to homeowners from April 2022. 

The scheme is due to run for three years, costing £450 million, and hopes to encourage homeowners throughout England and Wales to install low-carbon heating systems. 

All part of the wider Heat and Building Strategy, and to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, gas boilers will be banned from being installed in all new-build homes from 2025.


What will replace boilers in 2025?

From 2025 all new-build homes will not have gas boilers installed in them, these will need to be replaced by renewable heating systems such as heat pumps, heat networks and hydrogen boilers.


Do I qualify for the boiler scheme?

While details of this are yet to be announced, together with full information on how the grants will work and how they can be applied for, the scheme is set to become available for homeowners from April 2022.


How TP are supporting the construction industry in sustainable building

We, as a group of companies, are committed to helping our customers with the constant changes they face in building sustainably. By providing up-to-date information, services and products, we work together with our customers to be able to understand their sustainability needs and offer the right products and services when they need them. Below we outline the ways in which we have done this and continue to do:


  • Engaging with builders and housing associations
  • Providing tailored ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) solutions
  • Working with communities to improve energy efficiency
  • Supporting regional builders with sustainable products and services
  • Helped customers engage with the Green Homes Grant

We will continue to keep this page updated with any new information when it becomes available.

In the meantime, you can contact your local specialist Plumbing & Heating branch to find out more about heat pumps. Our expert teams are on hand to offer you advice and can help you plan your heat pump installation.


Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as an overall introduction and is not intended as specific advice from a qualified professional. Travis Perkins aims to avoid, but accepts no liability, in the case that any information stated is out of date.