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Grants and rebates available for these specific home improvement projects

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    Basements and Crawlspaces Government Rebates

    If you live in British Columbia and want to fix up your basement or crawlspace, both the provincial and federal governments offer monetary incentives. Grants and rebates are made available for these specific home improvement projects.

    Basement renovations: up to $4,215

    Federal: up to $3,015
    Provincial: up to $1,200

    Crawlspace renovations: up to $3,100

    Federal: up to $1,900
    Provincial: up to $1,200

    Provincial Basement Rebates CleanBC Better Homes

    Together with BC Hydro and FortisBC, the Province of British Columbia provides rebates for projects in basements and crawlspaces.

    How much aid you get depends on the insulation you install and its coverage area. For accurate data, visit the official government website.

    For complete insight into R values, check out the article titled “What is an R Value?”


    ​Basement wall insulation
    Minimum R10 new insulation added​ up to $1,200

    Basement header insulation​
    Minimum R20 new insulation added​ $1,000 – $6,000


    ​Insulation for crawlspace walls​​
    Minimum R10 new insulation added up to $1,200

    Floor over the crawlspace

    Sorry, can’t mix it with a crawlspace wall.

    Minimum R20 new insulation added up to ​$1,000

    Visit the government’s official website for more details.

    BC Basements & Crawlspace Rebates FAQs

    R Value? It shows a material's thermal resistance.

    Insulation uses R Value. A higher number means better insulation. It depends on thickness and what it’s made of.

    Contractor criteria for insulation?

    You’ll need a Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) member for provincial insulation rebates. You can find the list to check this.

    Any other choices?

    Fit the bill for income and household size and you may get to $33,900 extra rebates with CleanBC’s Income Qualified Program. More details? Check the eligibility table.

    What's the $2,000 Bonus Offer about?

    CleanBC is providing a monetary incentive ranging from $750 to $2,000 for the completion of three or more upgrades that qualify for a rebate on your residential property. Additionally, there is a separate offer of $300 available for the completion of two eligible upgrades.

    To qualify for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus, it is necessary to schedule an EnerGuide home assessment by a certified energy advisor. It is essential to book the evaluation before commencing any renovations in order to meet the eligibility criteria.

    Basements and Crawlspaces Greener Homes Grant

    The Canadian government has established the Greener Homes Grant with the objective of assisting individuals in financing their basement and crawlspace renovations.

    For a comprehensive understanding of R values, refer to the article titled “What is an R Value?”

    Basement Wall Insulation

    Calculating the prorated amount by considering a minimum coverage of 20%.

    Add R10 – R22 $210 to $1,050

    Add R23+ $300 to $1,500

    Other Basement Upgrades

    ​​Header Insulation

    Minimum 80% coverage
    Add R20 $240

    Slab Insulation
    Minimum 80% coverage
    Add R3.5 up to $400​​

    Min. 80% below-grade coverage
    Must be applied to exterior ​​ $875

    Crawlspace Wall Insulation
    May require 100% coverage

    Add R10 – R22 Up to $1,040

    Add R23+ up to $1,300

    More Crawlspace Upgrades

    Ceiling Insulation
    Requires 100% coverage
    Add R24 $800

    Moisture proofing
    Requires 100% coverage
    Add moisture barrier to walls, floors, and headers up to $600

    ​For more details, see the government website.

    Federal Basements & Crawlspace Rebates FAQs

    Is it ok if my crawlspace isn't heated?

    Yes, even unheated crawlspaces qualify.

    Am I allowed to install the insulation myself?

    Of course, yes. You can do it. Federal grants will cover your insulation costs. Save all your receipts. But for provincial rebates, you need a contractor on the program.

    Are­ there provincial rebates too?

    Yes, but the insulation must be installed by a registered contractor.

    $40,000 Interest-Free Greener Homes Loan

    The Government of Canada is offering interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to assist homeowners in covering the expenses associated with retrofits. These loans can be accessed by individuals and are specially designed to provide financial support for retrofit costs.

    The Canada Greener Homes Loan operates in conjunction with the Greener Homes Grant initiative.

    Homeowners have the option to choose a loan with a repayment term of 10 years, without any interest. This loan can be used for making retrofits such as insulation, heat pumps, solar panels, and other similar improvements.

    Please provide your project's details.

    Book an appointment by giving us a quick call at 604.880.4095 or click on the button below to fill out an online booking form where you can choose the help you need to take advantage of these great renovations rebates from our governments.