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Eligible measures for the SME Loan

What resource saving project do you have in mind? A wide range of measures are eligible for the SME Loan Scheme. 

If the measure you are considering is not listed, please get in touch as the list is not exhaustive.

Please note that the measure/s you want to install must be recommended in a qualifying report. 

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning:

  • Condensing, combination and modular boilers
  • Boiler - Burner replacement
  • Boiler - Burner management
  • Warm-air units
  • Radiant heating units
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) with gas
  • Under-floor heating
  • Air curtains
  • Cooling system replacement/upgrade
  • Heating and cooling controls
  • Building management systems
  • Heat recovery units
  • High efficiency fans (destratification, ventilation system fans e.t.c.)

Building fabric:

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Flat roof insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • External wall insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Floor insulation
  • Heating system insulation (cylinder, pipes e.t.c.)
  • High performance external and internal doors
  • High performance window coverings
  • Double glazing
  • Secondary glazing 


  • Solar PV
  • Wind turbine
  • Micro-hydro system
  • Solar Thermal
  • Biomass boiler
  • Biomass room heaters (with radiators)
  • Air source heat pump
  • Water source heat pump
  • Ground source heat pump
  • Combined heat and power with Biomass
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Wood burning stoves

Other equipment

  • Measuring, monitoring and control equipment
  • Lighting systems, fitting and controls
  • Voltage optimisation
  • Variable speed drives
  • Energy efficient motors and controls
  • Air compressors
  • Commercial cooking and baking equipment
  • Commercial cleaning equipment e.g. washing machines, dryers, dishwashers
  • Commercial fridge and freezer units
  • Multi-glazed refrigeration doors/covers
  • High efficiency hand dryers
  • IT equipment 


  • Water efficient taps, showers and toilets
  • Innovative hot water systems
  • Rainwater harvester
  • Grey water system
  • Water recycling systems
  • CIP (Cleaning in place) Systems
  • CNC equipment
  • Composting systems 

Many organisations have made use of the SME Loan Scheme to cut their energy, improve their resource use and reduce bills. See their case studies and testimonials and see how you too can start saving today.  

Our expert advisors are here to help you with the loan process

If you are unsure as to whether your project is eligible, give us a call on 0808 808 2268 or fill in this brief contact form. We are here to assist you every step of the way. 

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