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Local Authority Led Housing Retrofit (LAD)

Energy Efficiency Upgrade Scheme

Eligible homeowners in the North East could get up to £10,000* of fully funded home improvements to raise the energy efficiency of low-income and low-energy performance homes.

What is the Local Authority Delivery Scheme ?

The LAD Scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low-income and low-energy performance homes with a focus on energy performance certificate (EPC) ratings of E, F or G.


£500 Million funding is being allocated to local authorities through the Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme, to improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income households, helping reduce fuel poverty, phasing out high carbon fossil fuel heating, and delivering progress towards the UK’s commitment to net-zero by 2050.


The LAD scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low-income and low-energy performance homes with a focus on energy performance certificate ratings E, F or G.


The North East has been allocated funding of £53.2m, meaning that local authorities can help low-income households make the switch to renewable heating free of charge.


highly energy-efficient system

Reduce your carbon footprint and cut your CO2 emissions

Save on your energy bills

Air Source Heat Pumps can reduce your monthly energy bills

£10,000 Free LAD Grant

Save up to £10,000 off energy-efficient home improvements

Add value to
your home

Creating a more efficient home can increase the value of your property


Who will benefit ?

Homeowners in the North East who are receiving means-tested benefits with a household income of less than £30,000 will qualify for the funding.


You can also receive the funding if you are likely to be living in fuel poverty i.e. you are spending a disproportionate amount of money heating your home.


The focus for LAD is homeowners who are on Oil or LPG however homes that are heated by gas can also be considered. 

Making the change to low-carbon heating

Every gas and oil boiler in the UK will need replacing with low-carbon heating systems by 2050. To stand a chance of getting there, at least 300,000 need to be installed per year over the next decade. The government has planned for 600,000 a year by 2028.

Understandably, most homeowners don’t want to incur the cost of making this change. This is why the Local Authority Delivery Scheme has been put into place, to help low income households make the switch. 

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps take heat from the air and transfer it into homes, think of it as a refrigerator in reverse – moving or pumping heat from one place to another. 

They do still use electricity but can be really efficient – turning one unit of electricity into three or four units of heat by extracting the extra energy from the air.


Even the most efficient gas boiler can only turn one unit of gas into less than one unit of heat.

Hybrid Solution (Gas Customers)

With a Hybrid solution, your air source heat pump will provide the heating for the property, and you would receive a new gas boiler for your hot water needs. 85% of the UK are currently using gas, space heating accounts for 42% of energy usage in the home so even with a Hybrid solution your carbon footprint is almost halved. 

Full Solution
(Oil & LPG Customers)

With a full solution, you will move completely from your Oil or LPG system. 78.4% of household consumption comes from space and water heating.


By moving to an air source heat pump, you will be significantly reducing your carbon footprint and future-proofing your home.

How Do I Apply?

If you think you could be eligible please contact us now!

Take advantage of these amazing grants for homeowners in the North East and get an Air Source Heat Pump installed free of charge.

Contact the team today...   

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