Home Extension Grants

Matt Keane
August 5, 2023

Do you yearn for extra space in your home yet feel financially constrained when considering the possibility of an extension? BuildTech, a premier design & build company based in Ireland, offers an enticing solution – Home Extension Grants. But what are these grants, and how can they help you? This comprehensive guide will navigate you through the nitty-gritty of Home Extension Grants, unveiling their benefits and how they can turn your dream of a spacious, functional home into a reality.

Unravelling Home Extension Grants

Home extension grants are financial aid programmes government bodies or local authorities provide to help homeowners offset the costs of extending their homes. They are designed to improve living conditions, enhance property value, and meet the evolving needs of households.

These grants cover different types of home extension projects, and their applicability varies, depending on the nature and purpose of the project. In Ireland, the availability of a diverse range of grants means there’s likely one that fits your specific housing needs.

Why Home Extension Grants Matter?

Aside from alleviating the financial burden of home renovations, these grants serve multiple purposes. They are designed to incentivise homeowners to make their homes more energy-efficient, accessible, and spacious. On an economic level, they stimulate local economies by creating demand for professional design and building services.

A Closer Look at Home Extension Grants in Ireland

In Ireland, a wide range of home extension grants are available to homeowners. You could qualify for one or more of these grants depending on your specific needs and the nature of your home extension project.

Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant

This grant supports homeowners looking to convert vacant properties into a permanent homes or a rental property. It offers up to €50,000; if refurbishment costs exceed this amount, a top-up grant of up to €20,000 is available for derelict properties.

Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability

This grant is for homeowners planning home extensions or renovations to make their homes suitable for a person with a disability. It offers financial aid up to €30,000.

Housing Aid for Older People Grant

Aimed at making homes safer and more comfortable for older people, this grant offers a maximum of €8,500.

Mobility Aids Grant Scheme

If you need to install mobility aids such as stairlifts, ramps, or grab rails, this grant may be interesting, which offers up to €6,000.

Home Renovation Incentive (HRI)

Ideal for general home extensions and improvements, the HRI allows you to claim a tax credit on the cost of home improvements. The tax credit equals 13.5% of the qualifying expenditure, which must be between €4,405 and €30,000 (before VAT).

Your Pathway to Availing Home Extension Grants

Applying for home extension grants might seem daunting, but with BuildTech by your side, it becomes a seamless task. We guide you through every step, ensuring your journey towards a dream home is smooth and stress-free.

Determining Your Eligibility

Each grant comes with its own eligibility criteria, often based on factors like your income, the nature of your extension, and the existing state of your property.

Gathering Necessary Documentation

To apply for a grant, you’ll need to gather various documents. These may include proof of ownership, tax compliance certificates, and quotes from a Design and Build Company like BuildTech.

Application Submission

With your paperwork in order, the next step is to fill out the application form and submit it to your local authority. Sometimes, you may need to provide additional documents or evidence, such as planning permission or an independent report confirming that a property is derelict.

Patience is a Virtue

Remember, the processing time can take several weeks or months. Be patient, apply as early as possible, and hold off on commencing any work until you have approval.

Why Choose BuildTech for Your Home Extension Project?

Choosing the right design and build company is a crucial factor when planning your home extension project. BuildTech’s wealth of experience and commitment to customer satisfaction makes us the ideal partner for your journey.

Expert Guidance on Home Extension Grants

We help you navigate the often complex world of home extension grants, guiding you through the eligibility criteria, application process, and required documentation.

High-Quality Design and Build Services

We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch design and build services. Whether your project involves refurbishing a vacant property, installing mobility aids, or enhancing home comfort for the elderly, we’ve got you covered.

Professional and Timely Project Execution

We respect your time and commit to completing your project on schedule, within budget, and to the highest standards, always adhering to building regulations and safety guidelines.

Aftercare and Support

Our service doesn’t end with project completion. We offer comprehensive aftercare, answering questions, addressing concerns, and advising on maintaining your new space.

Embark on Your Home Extension Journey with BuildTech

Home extension grants can be a game-changer when upgrading your living space. At BuildTech, we are ready to guide you through this exciting journey, from understanding the intricacies of home extension grants to crafting a successful extension project. Contact us today, and let’s build your dream home together.

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