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Renovation subsidies 2018

It is common knowledge that various authorities have been informing, motivating and forcing families to produce energy-neutral homes, house or apartments for years. These include the installation of roof insulation, low-emission windows, heat recovery systems and so on. These investments become interesting when you consider the various government-awarded subsidies, also known as renovation subsidies.

However, these subsidies and their conditions have changed over time. Below you will find an overview of all the energy-saving subsidies on offer for 2018.

 Insulation

Did you know that approximately 80% of all heat loss occurs through the walls, roof and floor? By investing in wrapping a thick ‘coat’ of insulation around your home you can drastically reduce this figure.

Furthermore, after efficiently insulating your home you will also save up to 20% on your future energy bills.

Roof or attic floor insulation

  • 6 €/m²

Conditions:

  • Rd value of Insulation material ≥ 4.5 m²K/W
  • Placed by a certified contractor

Or

  • 3 €/m²

Conditions:

  • Rd value of insulation material ≥ 4.5 m²K/W
  • DIY

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

Wall insulation

 Cavity wall insulation

  • 5 €/m²

Conditions:

  • Placed by a certified STS contractor
  • Combined subsidy no longer available with windows; only available separately.

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

 External wall insulation

  • 15 €/m²

Conditions:

  • Rd value of insulation material ≥ 3.0 m²K/W
  • Placed by a certified STS contractor

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

Wall insulation – inner side of external wall

  • New subsidy
  • 15 €/m²

Conditions:

  • Rd value of insulation material ≥ 2.0 m²K/W
  • Placed by a certified contractor
  • Under the supervision of an Architect or contractor holding a Certificate of Competence

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

Floor or basement ceiling insulation

  • 6 €/m²

Conditions:

  • Rd value of insulation material ≥ 2.0 m²K/W
  • Placed by a certified contractor

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

High-efficiency glazing

  • 10 €/m²

Conditions:

  • U value of glass ≤ 1.1 m²K/W
  • Placed by a certified contractor

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

Energy production

These subsidies are offered in order to make more people aware of the need to switch to energy-efficient ways of generating energy for electricity, hot water and heating. The government continues to subsidise energy production investment so that it remains accessible. Below you will find an overview of all available energy subsidies.

Solar panels

  • Solar panels of maximum 10 kW and inspected after 14 June 2015, will not receive green energy certificates.

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

Solar boiler

  • 550 €/m²
    • Maximum 2750 €
    • And maximum 40% of the invoice price

Conditions:

  • Placed by a certified contractor holding a Certificate of Competence

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

Heat pump

Geothermic heat pump

  • 4,000 €
    • maximum 40% of the invoice price
    • x2 if this replaces electrical heating, or if installed in homes without access to gas

Conditions:

  • Placed by a certified contractor with a Certificate of Competence
  • Energy label A++

 Air/water-heat pump

  • 500 €
    • maximum 40% of the invoice price
    • x2 if this replaces electrical heating, or if installed in homes without access to gas

Conditions:

  • Placed by a certified contractor with a Certificate of Competence
  • Energy label A+

 Hybrid air/water heat pump

  • 800 €
    • maximum 40% of the invoice price
    • x2 if this replaces electrical heating, or if installed in homes without access to gas

Conditions:

  • Placed by a certified contractor with a Certificate of Competence
  • Energy label A+

Air/air-heat pump

  • 300 €
    • maximum 40% of the invoice price
    • x2 if this replaces electrical heating, or if installed in homes without access to gas

Conditions:

  • Placed by a certified contractor with a Certificate of Competence
  • Energy label A+

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

 Specific groups (low income families etcetera)

  • Insulation subsidy
    • Roof Insulation up to 10.5€/m²
    • X2 for the insulation of external walls, internal walls and floor
    • Cavity wall insulation up to 9€/m²
    • New glazing up to 56€ per m²
  •  Energy production
    • For solar boiler and heat pump increase the subsidy by 20%
    • Condensation boiler 1,800€

Last but not least, the government also created a total renovation bonus system in 2017. This is to encourage home renovators not to stop at replacing the windows or insulating the roof. The more things you tackle at the same time, within a certain period of time, the greater the bonus becomes.

Total renovation bonus

House

  • 250 €
    • Total renovation bonus for 3 investments
  • 750€
    • Total renovation bonus for 4 investments
  • 750 €
    • Total renovation bonus for 5 investments
    • EPC to prove that the 5 investments meet conditions
  • 750 €
    • Total renovation bonus for 6 investments
  • 750 €
    • Total renovation bonus for 7 investments

 Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form

 Apartment

  • 625 €
    • Total renovation bonus for 3 investments
  • 850€
    • Total renovation bonus for 4 investments
  • 375 €
    • Total renovation bonus for 5 investments
    • EPC to prove that the 5 investments meet conditions
  • 875 €
    • Total renovation bonus for 6 investments
  • 375 €
    • Total renovation bonus for 7 investments

Documents:

Extra info & subsidy application form