Introduction To Internal Wall Insulation Grants
The main types of internal wall insulation are the use of stud walls and insulation boards.
Stud walls are timber frames that are filled with insulation material, these are strong and can hold the weight of shelves and cupboards but can be quite thick.
The other main option is using insulation boards which are fixed to a timber frame or wall. Both of these methods require the removal of skirting boards and light switches.
Ultimately the kind of insulation will depend on the type of property and an installer will advise on the best solution.
Grants Supported By
Will I qualify for free internal wall insulation?
Those entitled to free internal wall insulation grants include individuals who receive the following state benefits:
- Attendance Allowance
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Child Benefit*
- Child Tax Credit
- Carer’s Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- War Pensions Mobility Supplement
- Universal Credit
* Limits will apply regarding combined annual household income
Additional criteria demands that you own the property being insulated or rent it through a private landlord. Residents who are Council or Housing Association tenants must contact these authorities directly. An exception to this is Housing Association tenants who own at least 50 percent of the properties they live in.
Properties to be insulated must not be undergoing renovations or be vacant. As well as being occupied the property’s walls requiring installation must represent at least 60 percent of the total property size. As a rule, extensions to homes will not typically qualify for a cavity wall insulation grant.
How do I know if I have solid walls?
A quick way to check if you have a solid internal wall is the pattern of the bricks. If you see square brick ends then the wall is solid. Another way to check is the thickness of the wall. If the wall is less than 10 inches thick then it is solid. If it’s more than 10 inches, it will be a cavity wall.
How much can internal wall insulation save me?
Once internal wall insulation has been installed, the amount of heat loss can be reduced by up to 45 per cent. So for a three-bedroom semi-detached home, this could equate to a yearly saving of up to £270.
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.
Reasons why you won’t be eligible to receive free internal wall insulation
- Your privately owned or rented property was constructed before 1924 or since 2005.
- The walls of your home already have cavity wall insulation in place.
- You are living in an apartment and do not have permission from your neighbours either below or above.
- There are noticeable signs of damp issues either outside or inside on the walls of your home.
- The property where you live is made of concrete, stone or has a steel or timber framework.
- Your property’s ventilation is insufficient, and a vent is unable to be installed.