Introduction To Insulation Grants
Free insulation grants are now available for a range of insulation types. Grants are available to install Cavity Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation, Room in Roof Insulation & Internal Wall Insulation. To qualify for any of the above grants you must be a private UK householder and in receipt of qualifying income or disability related benefit.
As long as you own or privately rent the property and it is currently being lived in and not under renovation then you should qualify for a free insulation grant. If you do not qualify for the insulation grants then we can still arrange for an approved installer to provide you with a quote for the work.
The great thing about home insulation grants is that they do not have to be paid back. As long as you meet the criteria and qualify, an approved installer will complete the work and then claim the grant to cover the cost of the work.
The grants are part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO). Under ECO, Energy Suppliers including British Gas, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE and EDF are obliged to pay for insulation in domestic households.
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Which Benefits Qualify For Free Insulation?
If someone in the property receives one or more of the benefits listed below then you should qualify to have Cavity Wall Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation or Room in Roof Insulation installed completely free of charge:
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Benefit *
- Child Tax Credit
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Universal Credit
- War Pensions Mobility Supplement
- Working Tax Credit
How Much Can Insulation Save You?
Installing cavity wall insulation reduces heat less in your property by up to 65%. Not having cavity wall insulation can cause up to 35% of the heat in a property to be lost. Cavity wall insulation can save a typical 3 bed house up to £145 per year on bills.
Installing solid wall insulation internally or externally can save households up to £270 each year on bills.
Installing loft insulation can save you up to £150 per year on heating bills as it prevents up to 25% of heat being lost via the roof.
Installing room in roof insulation can also reduce heating bills by as much as £150 per year by preventing heat being lost through the walls and the roof.
Installing internal wall insulation professionally installed can reduce the amount of heat being lost in the property by up to 45%.
Apply For Your Free Insulation Grant
Following your successful application, we will arrange a free, no obligation survey to ensure the maximum grant is obtained and advise you on the best products to reduce your homes energy usage.
Internal Wall Insulation Grants
Having Internal Wall Insulation professionally installed can reduce the amount of heat being lost in the property by up to 45%.
The property must also have walls that are of solid construction type and you should also own the property or be renting it from a private landlord.
Room In Roof Insulation Grants
The property must have been constructed with roof rooms or have a loft conversion. There must be little or no insulation in the the walls & ceiling and a fixed staircase must be present (not a pull-down loft ladder or similar). You also need to be a homeowner or private tenant to qualify.
Insulating the walls and ceiling of the loft room could save you up to £150 per year on your heating bills.
Cavity Wall Insulation Grants
It is safe to assume that if your home was built after the 1920’s there is a high chance it has got cavity walls and unless it was built within the last 20 years those wall cavities are probably empty. Filling them with cavity wall insulation could be a very cost effective way of retaining heat in your home and save on your energy bills.
Around one third of the heat loss from most homes happens through the walls of the house. Cavity wall insulation could save you up to £160 a year in heating bills.
Loft Insulation Grants
Loft or roof insulation acts as a barrier of material within your roof space. Insulation of this type can be laid between the rafters of the roof or laid between the joists. Having roof and loft insulation will slow down the transfer of heat between your living space and the outside.
Loft Insulation will prevent up to 25% of the heat in your home from escaping through the roof and will save you up to £150 per year on your energy bills