Two websites have launched to help homeowners and businesses up and down the country make the most of the government's Green Deal scheme.

All Green Deal Assessors and Installers must be officially accredited by the government. The brand new Green Deal Certified website offers would-be Green Deal suppliers a fast-track method of completing the paperwork and gaining the necessary official approval, which could potentially deliver a much-needed boost to SMEs.

Thomas Farquhar, sales manager of Green Deal Certified, said: "It was clear that the average potential supplier of Green Deal services simply found the accreditation process far too time-consuming. They are busy people. Therefore our service takes away the hassle and time problems and in effect allows these companies to take an 'express' path to accreditation."

Joining the Green Deal Certified site is the Green Deal Directory, created by Steve Witt and Paul Farquhar, aimed to help consumers find local Green Deal companies. Witt said: "The Green Deal scheme is fantastic but for the consumer it's still very difficult to get information or find local companies to provide the services. We wanted to create a simple website which answers all questions and gives you instant access to all local suppliers."

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