Almost all houses can benefit from this extension with a bit of basic planning.
The amount you receive varies depending on the amount of renewable heat your system generates and the type of heat pump installed. Ground-source heat pumps receive larger payments than air source (19.1p per kWh of renewable energy compared to 7.42p per kWh) which reflects the difference in installation costs.
Did you know....It is now possible to convert an existing agricultural building – barns – into homes without needing to expressly apply for planning permission.
This new class authorises change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from use as an agricultural building to a use falling within Class C3 – dwellings. It also authorises building operations 'reasonably' necessary to convert the building to residential use.
Wet underfloor heating systems, in which hot water produced by your heating source is pumped through pipes laid beneath the floor surface, are often more expensive to install than electric underfloor heating systems, in which electric wires supply the heat. However, wet systems are more efficient and therefore have massively lower running costs whilst performing much better.
Permitted developments are changes and additions you can make to your home without applying to your local authority for planning permission.
If you live in a World Heritage Site, Conservation Area, National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, permitted development rights are more restricted, so some changes you might want to make to your home will need planning permission when they wouldn't if you lived elsewhere. Listed buildings are also an exception to these rights.