VEU activity 13 - Double glazing
VEU activity 14 - Window film
This article answers common questions about claiming rebate for installing double glazed windows. For information on benefits of double glazing visit our BeEnergyEfficient site's info section
How does the rebate work?
You apply for the rebate after you installed double glazed windows or film. When processed and approved by our regulator we will pay cash to your nominated account (the process takes 2 to 4 weeks from lodging).
How much rebate can I get?
For the film, the rebate depends on the brand and model of the product used, your postcode (the climate) and the total area of the windows. For double glazing it also depends on the type of the frame being used. If you have a quote from the installer, we can estimate the rebate you will receive.
But in general, the rebates are not very big. For the film, the rebate is around $5/sqm and you must do at least 10sqm. And for double glazing the rebate is $20-$30/sqm calculated on a minimum of 5 sqm.
What do I have to do?
You need to
- Get a quote from your selected windows maker or installer. Best to get 2 or 3 as window prices can vary.
- Ensure the product is approved and installed by qualified tradesman
- Take pictures before and after
- Provide invoice for works specifying brand and model of glass (or film) products used
- Fill in and sign the claim form
Does the installer need to be accredited with VEU?
No. But the installer must be qualified - have a builder's licence or completed retrofit training.
How do I start?
To process the rebate using upgrade options currently available register on our Contact Us page. We will send you approved product list, the claim form and a step-by-step checklist to complete the activity and collect the required evidence.