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Boiler Replacement Allowance

Published: Mon, 23 Mar 2015
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The boiler replacement scheme offers up to £1,000
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The Boiler Replacement Allowance is a Department for Social Development Scheme, administered by the Housing Executive. This project is part financed by the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.
The Boiler Replacement Scheme is for owner occupiers whose total gross income is less than £40,000 and is to help with the cost of replacing boilers which are 15 years or older with new boilers. Householders may also wish to convert from oil to gas or to a wood pellet boiler.
The amount payable will depend on your total income, with those earning less than £20,000 receiving £700 for replacing their boiler rising to £1,000 if controls are also being installed.
For those earning £20,000 or more but less than £40,000 the grant is £400 for replacing their boiler, rising to £500 if controls are fitted. Building control inspection and fee is compulsory for this scheme and the cost of the fee is not included in the grant. Householders are free to use an installer of their choice as long as they are “gas safe” registered for gas installations. Retrospective approval will not be given for this scheme. A boiler cannot be replaced until the Housing Executive has issued a formal approval to do so.
The Boiler Replacement scheme has been very successful to date with over 14,500 old inefficient boilers being replaced.  As the Scheme is due to end on 31 March 2015, it is important that you apply as soon as possible to check if you are eligible for the Boiler Replacement Allowance.
Anyone who receives assistance via the DETI Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme will not be eligible for the DSD boiler replacement scheme.

Are you eligible (Northern Ireland only)?

Those who think they may be eligible can call now on 03448 920900 or register by email at Please ensure you include your name, full postal address, Council area and contact telephone number in the email.

Information for installers

We have produced an information pack for installers to download.