It's got to be greener.

Builders cast doubt on Green Deal efficiency scheme

Published:  20 June, 2011

LONDON: The Federation of Master Builders doubts whether the Government's Green Deal scheme will result in the predicted gains in energy-efficiency because financial incentives are not high enough for homeowners.

In a survey of its members, 44% of contractors thought that homeowners were unlikely to take advantage of the scheme where homeowners make energy efficient home improvements at no upfront costs but with payments recouped through an instalment charge on the customer's energy bill.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

We work closely with the National and Large Independent Builders Merchants as well as Manufacturers & Distributors. We have vacancies all over the UK for those who work within the Building Supplies sector.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.