Grants & Taxback

grants-and-tax-backGRANTS are available from the SEAI under the Better Energy Homes Scheme for boiler replacement together with heating controls upgrade, heating controls upgrade on their own as well as for insulation and solar water heating.

There are also tax incentives given by the Revenue Commissioners for repair, renovation or improvement work in homes under the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme (HRI).

For the elderly and people with impaired mobility local Councils operate grant schemes for heating and bathrooms. Our work qualifies for all of these schemes.

The following gives full details on all schemes.

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  • Boiler replacement together with heating controls upgrade (high efficiency boiler >90%)
  • Heating controls upgrade
  • Insulation
  • Solar water heating.
  • BER assessments (now mandatory for all Better Energy Homes Scheme grants)
  • €700 for boiler replacement together with heating controls upgrade (high efficiency boiler >90%)
  • €600 for heating controls upgrade
  • €300 for roof insulation; €300 cavity insulation; €1,200 to €2,400 internal wall insulation; €2,750 to €4,500 external wall insulation.
  • €1200 for solar
  • €50 for an after works BER assessment
    • Cash grants are a set value based on 30% of average cost of works. If expenditure is below this set value, only the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.
  • It is open to all owners of houses built before 2006. Owner occupiers and landlords may apply. Landlords can apply for a separate grant for each of their houses.
The grant can be applied for online at online here. Our Registration number is 10022. If the application is made on line grant approval is immediate upon application.  If you are having any difficulty with the application process  contact us and we will guide you with your application.
Yes. The SEAI require that a BER assessment is obtained after the upgrade work is carried out in the case of all grant applications. They will give €50 towards the cost of the BER assessment.
As soon as the SEAI have approved your application and you accept their offer, Allgas Heating, Bathrooms & Plumbing can start the work.
Contact us for a quotation for an upgrade of your heating and other measures e.g. insulation which you are interested in.
After the work is completed we will issue you with a receipt for payment and complete our part of the Declaration of Works form (DOW) which SEAI will have sent to you. The DOW form will have to be completed and signed by the BER assessor and signed by you before you send it to the SEAI to obtain the grant. SEAI will then make a payment to you of the grant amount.
Grants are available from local councils for downstairs toilets, level access showers etc for people with disabilities and people with mobility issues. Click here for information on grants from Dublin City Council and here for grants from Fingal County Council  and here for grants from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council.
We have completed many bathrooms for people with disabilities or mobility issues and fully understand individual requirements.  We can provide advice on how best to adapt or design your bathroom to meet all your needs while still giving you a luxurious and welcoming bathroom.  We are happy to provide you with a free quotation.
Grants for elderly people are also available from local councils for a full heating system where there is no heating system or for a boiler replacement where a boiler is beyond repair.  Click here for information on Grants from Dublin City Council and here for information on grants from Fingal County Council and here for information on grants from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council.

The Home Renovation Incentive Scheme (HRI) gives a tax credit to homeowners for qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement work carried out by a qualifying contractor, which is subject to vat at 13.5% and which is on a principal private residence or rental property.  Bathroom, heating, insulation or other home improvement work would be covered under this scheme.

The work must cost a minimum of €5,000 (including vat) for which you would get €595 tax back.  The tax credit is at a rate of 13.5% of the total cost including vat between €5,000 and €34,050.  The maximum tax credit is €4,050.
Yes. You could have repair or renovation on your heating and bathroom done and if it all came to over €5,000 including vat it would qualify (subject to Revenue’s rules). Work by a number of different contractors on different jobs can be combined to qualify.
Allgas Heating, Bathrooms and Plumbing has a current Tax Clearance Certificate so our work would qualify.
The tax credit scheme is operated by the Revenue Commissioners.  You claim the tax credit after the work is carried out. It is is implemented on the Revenue website.
Yes.  It has now been extended to rental properties.
No. The tax credit is only available to the owner occupier or landlord and payments must be made by them.
We need to enter the details of the works on line. So if you intend applying under this scheme, before the work starts you need to tell us that you will be applying and give us your Local Property Tax ID.  We will then enter the details on line onto the Revenue website (HRI on line).  When payments are made we will also enter these on line.  These payments must be made by the owner occupier.  You will be able to view these entries on the Revenue website.