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The Home Energy Efficiency Schemes (Wales) Regulations 2007

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Purposes for which a grant may be approved

6.—(1) An application for a grant may be approved for one or more of the following purposes—

(a)to provide insulation in any accessible roof space in the dwelling, including the insulation of any cold water tank and any water pipe in such a space;

(b)to provide insulation between the internal and external leaves of external cavity walls of the dwelling;

(c)to provide draught proofing to or in the dwelling together with additional means of ventilation for any rooms which would otherwise be inadequately ventilated after such provision;

(d)to provide insulation to any water heating system or accessible hot water pipes associated with the heating system;

(e)to provide gas room convector heaters with thermostat control;

(f)to provide electric storage heaters;

(g)to provide either an electric dual-element immersion heater and a factory-insulated tank or an electric or gas immersion heater within an existing hot water cylinder;

(h)to provide timer controls for electric space and water heaters;

(i)to improve the energy efficiency of, or replace any part of, or repair any space or water heating system installed in the dwelling;

(j)to provide a gas, solid fuel or oil central heating system (including systems which generate electricity);

(k)to convert open solid fuel room fires to closed solid fuel room fires;

(l)to provide a central heating system connected to the local community heating grid;

(m)to provide space or water heating systems which use energy from renewable sources; and for these purposes—

“renewable sources” (“ffynonellau adnewyddadwy”) means sources of energy other than peat, fossil fuel or nuclear fuel; and

“fossil fuel” (“tanwydd ffosil”) means coal, substances produced directly or indirectly from coal, lignite, natural gas, crude liquid petroleum, or petroleum products (and “natural gas” and “petroleum products” have the same meanings as in the Energy Act 1976(1)).

(2) Where an application is approved for one or more of the purposes set out in paragraph (1) a grant may also be approved for the provision of any of the following—

(a)energy advice;

(b)energy efficient lamps.

(3) No application is to be approved unless the dwelling and the subject matter of each category of works mentioned in the application meets such conditions as may be specified from time to time by the area agency with the consent of the Assembly.

(4) All works must comply with such standards as to materials, workmanship and energy efficiency performance of the subject matter of the works as may be laid down from time to time by the area agency with the consent of the Assembly.

(5) For the purposes of this Regulation, “roof space” (“gwagle to”) means space between the roof of a dwelling and the ceiling of any room used or available for use for the purpose of living accommodation, that space not being wholly separated from the roof by any other room.

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