The UK Green Building Council has responded to changes announced to the cash-back scheme for the Green Deal.
Under the changes, the amount of cash-back available on certain Green Deal measures will be increased, including up to £4,000 now available for solid wall insulation, up from £650.
The deadline for cash-back applications has also been extended from 31 March 2014 to 30 June 2014.
Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council, said: “Increasing the amount of cashback available and extending the period over which it can be claimed is a welcome move – any extra support to help get the Green Deal up and running is encouraging for industry.
“Most significantly perhaps is the increase in the amount of cash-back available for solid wall insulation as this may help to make the Green Deal more attractive for those in harder to treat homes and could help to offset the significantly reduced support for these measures under changes to ECO.”