Introduction To Room In Roof Insulation Grants
Grants are now available for room in roof insulation, which will pay for the whole cost of having attic or loft rooms fitted with energy-saving insulation. If you are in receipt of a benefit that qualifies you, you could be eligible for a grant which pays 100 per cent of your room in roof insulation costs, although this will depend on the heating system you have in place.
The grant offered is part of a government initiative called the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme. The key energy suppliers including Npower and British Gas will cover the costs of professional installers when insulating domestic and private households.
A considerable number of older properties that feature an attic or loft room, also known simply as a ‘Room in Roof’, were not fitted with insulation at the time of construction. In cases where insulation was actually fitted, it is usually insufficient by today’s standards. Attic and loft conversions that were carried out over 30 years or more ago also tend to be badly insulated – if they have any insulation at all! This can make many loft or attic rooms cold and often impossible to keep warm.
These available grants are first subject to a ‘no-obligation to purchase’ survey. While in most cases this survey is completely free, this can depend on your property’s size and energy efficiency.
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Which Benefits Qualify You For Free Room In Roof Insulation Grants?
People who receive any of the following benefits can qualify for a free room in roof insulation grant:
• Armed Forces Independence Payment
• Attendance Allowance
• Constant Attendance Allowance
• Child Tax Credit
• Child Benefit*
• Carer’s Allowance
• Disability Living Allowance
• Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income Support
• Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
• Severe Disablement Allowance
• Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
• Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
• Pension Guarantee Credit
• Universal Credit
• War Pensions Mobility Supplement
• Working Tax Credit
* Limitations apply for combined annual income of households
Room In Roof Insulation FAQ's
The first step will see insulation batts affixed to both slopes of the ceiling and walls. Purpose-designed slabs of insulation are then installed between these batts before plasterboard is put in place over the top of the insulation.
The attic or loft room is then professionally skimmed, preparing it to be decorated. In some cases, insulation boards will be secured behind walls and pushed right up into the roof to insulate behind sloping parts of the ceiling. If a conventional loft space still exists above an attic room, it will be insulated as well using a roll of standard insulation.
How Much Can Room In Roof 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.