Introduction To Wall Insulation Grants
Insulation grants are now available for a range of wall insulation types. Grants are available to install Cavity Wall Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, External Wall Insulation and Solid 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 wall insulation grant. If you do not qualify for the free wall insulation grants then we can still arrange for an approved installer to provide you with a quote for the work.
The great thing about wall 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.
Grants Supported By
Cavity Wall Insulation
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.
As home improvement measures go, it’s non-invasive and causes very little disruption to the household.
Internal Wall Insulation
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.
In some circumstances it may not be possible or practical to insulate solid walls from the outside and internal wall insulation could be the best option. This involves fitting insulation boards to the inside of the property and plastering them ready for a decorative finish. Grants are available that can cover the entire cost.
External Wall Insulation
If your home was constructed before 1920 then there is a high change it was built with solid external walls rather than cavity backed walls.
For homes that were made of bricks you can also tell how your home was constructed by checking the thickness of your external walls. You can check the thickness of the homes bricks by measuring them through an external doorway or window. If a wall is less than 10 inches thick, it is probably solid. Stone built houses can, in some cases, have much thicker walls. In most cases these are very rarely cavity walls.
How Much Can Wall 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.