Home energy improvements delivered through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) will only be done by trusted tradesmen, under new government plans.

The new ‘Each Home Counts’ quality mark, delivered by ‘TrustMark’, will help reassure households having work done on their homes that the companies have met the appropriate standards for installing insulation and new central heating systems in their homes.

Consumers who want energy efficiency measures installed on their own homes will be able to search the TrustMark website for trusted and certified tradesmen, checking their installers are recognised before they start work on their homes.

Customers can already access free and impartial advice on reducing their energy bills, making their homes warmer and planning green home improvements from Simple Energy Advice.