A national network for installers has seen a “significant increase” in enquiries following the launch of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. Futureproof said the new incentives for homeowners to carry out energy efficiency improvements will boost the activity of installers.

Futureproof managing director Adam Mitchell said concerns expressed by companies including Baxi that red tape would still deter installers were “misplaced”. Mitchell said: “The main reason we set up the Futureproof network seven months ago was to help ensure as many installers as possible were able to take advantage of the Green Deal. The issue of installers having to become PAS 2030 registered was a big deal until the launch of Futureproof, but we are now able to help installers access Green Deal jobs by becoming part of our network. Since the launch of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, we have seen a significant increase in enquiries from installers keen to join the network and start taking on jobs.”

By joining the Futureproof network, installers can take advantage of many benefits, including:

·         PAS 2030 certification;

·         Paper-free Installer Cloud workflow management system to process all jobs;

·         National trade supplier network for materials;

·         Guaranteed payment structure to eliminate risk;

·         Credit control facility;

·         Lead generation in their area;

·         Training and technical support;

·         Sales, marketing, PR and social media support;

·         Secure log-in area for approved installers.

Mitchell added: “While the Green Deal may still not be perfect, the new incentives offered by the Government will hopefully help to start unlocking work for installers and give consumers the confidence to find out more about the energy efficiency measures they can introduce into their homes.”