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Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)

ProGuard Exteriors are award-winning SHDF Insulation Contractors.

SHDF Overview

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) is a government funding program, aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of social homes throughout the UK.

1.2m social homes have an EPC rating below band C; SHDF seeks to raise as many of these properties as possible up to band C or above, creating warmer homes for those that need it most, fighting fuel poverty and contributing to the UK’s target for Net Zero by 2050.

1.2m Social Homes

Have an EPC rating below band C.

Aims & Objectives

Fuel Poverty

By increasing the energy efficiency of social homes, the tenants will experience significantly lower heating bills.

Carbon Reduction

Reducing CO2 emissions from social housing stock, via better insulation and heating/water upgrades, contributing to Net Zero.

Tenants Welfare

To improve social housing tenants' comfort, health and well-being by delivering warmer and more energy-efficient homes.

Green Economy

To support economic resilience and recovery in response to the economic impacts of Covid-19, via investment in green initiatives.

Grant Qualifications

Properties with an energy rating (EPC) lower than band C can qualify for grants, with lower energy-rated properties receiving more funding (up to £16k).

Work can include the following measures, prioritising insulation upgrades by taking a fabric first approach.

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PAS2035 certified and Trustmark endorsed Insulation Contractor

ProGuard Exteriors is a fully accredited Insulation contractor, specialising in retrofitting External Wall Insulation (EWI) and Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) for social homes via the SHDF scheme.

We provide assurance to clients and stakeholders that all insulation measures will be completed with PAS2035 compliance, meeting TrustMark standards and the demands of government funded schemes.


Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

This External Wall Insulation (EWI) Project was awarded ‘Best Small Project’ in the Energy Efficiency Awards 2024.

Award-winning Social Housing External Wall Insulation (EWI) project for Dacorum Council

Award-winning SHDF EWI Contractors

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