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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) overhaul caps payments

Government changes to the RHI scheme come into force on 20th September. The programme allows homeowners with eligible renewable technology installations to take advantage of cashback payments, made quarterly over a period of seven years. For applications from this date onwards, tariff rates for biomass boilers, air and ground source heat pumps (GSHP) and solar thermal panels are 6.54p/kWh, 10.18p/kWh, 19.86p/kWh and 20.06p/kW respectively. Another important element of changes to the scheme includes the introduction of annual heat demand limits on which homeowners can receive payments. For example, the restriction for GSHPs is now set at 30,000kWh per year. These caps should be above what many selfbuilders and renovators will need, but might affect larger projects.

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The November edition of Build It magazine brings you all the inspiration & practical advice you need to complete your home building project on time and on budget, including: • A self-built first home for just £47,000 (page 48) • Why build with oak? (page 64) • Rainwater goods: repair or replace? (page 67) • 5 renovation tips for a healthy home (page 81) • Is open plan living right for you (page 103) • Expert guide to lighting and electrics (page 112) … and more!
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