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Home Insulation Grants

£1000s in Free Grants to Insulate Your Home

Government-funded grants are available to eligible candidates throughout the UK.

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Can I get a new home insulation grant?

See if you are eligible for an ECO funding grant

Free home insulation grants are available through the ECO scheme to install cavity wall insulation, internal wall insulation, loft insulation, and room in roof insulation. All private UK homeowners, and some private tenants, who meet the eligibility criteria can qualify for new insulation. As long as you own your home or are privately renting, and it is currently occupied, meaning it is not under renovation, you should qualify for a free insulation grant.

Do I have to pay the grant back?

Insulation grants do not have to be paid back. As long as you are eligible under the terms of the scheme, an installer will carry out the work and the grant will be used to cover the cost of the installation. Under the ECO scheme the main energy suppliers, including British Gas, E. ON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE, EDF plus others, have an obligation to provide the grants that pay for insulation in qualifying domestic households.

There have been some changes to the ECO scheme meaning that some people who were previously excluded, as they didn’t receive benefits may be eligible for a home insulation grant, especially if they are a low income household. Grants are also targeted at homes whose Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) puts them in the bands E, F or G.  

Get the insulation your home deserves for free

If someone in your household receives one or more of the benefits listed below then you should be eligible to get cavity wall insulation, internal wall insulation, loft insulation, or room in roof insulation installed completely free. So, you can enjoy all the benefits of having insulation in your home without paying a hefty price tag for it.

Even if you do not qualify for a full house insulation grant it is still worth applying as you may be able to get a subsidised grant to partially cover the cost of your new insulation. You may also be able to claim a heat pump grant (see here) or a solar panel grant (see here)

Types of Insulation Grants

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What types of insulation are covered by the home insulation scheme?

All private homeowners that are receiving a qualifying benefit can claim a 100% free cavity wall insulation grant, as long as the house is occupied and not having renovation work completed. Properties made of brick between 1924 and 1982 are usually suitable for cavity wall insulation, although properties that were built up to 2005 without insulation can also receive help.

With energy costs rising year on year, cavity wall insulation is one of the best ways to reduce your heating bills. Research has shown that un-insulated cavity walls can cause up to 35% of the heat within a property to escape, and homes with cavity wall insulation can save up to £145 each year.

The house must be owned or privately rented, currently occupied and not under any renovation, and if you are getting one of the benefits listed above, you should be entitled to a 100% grant.

In order to qualify for a Government loft insulation grant, there needs to be 100mm (4 inches) or less of insulation already installed in your loft. Usually, this will be level with or below the joists. If it is over this level, you could have a survey and a quote to top up to 270mm.

As long as you are receiving one of the qualifying benefits and you are the homeowner or private tenant, you should be able to get free room in roof insulation. To be able to have this type of insulation put in place, the home needs to have been constructed with roof rooms or have a loft conversion. There should be little to no insulation in the walls and ceiling and you must have a fixed staircase (not a pull-down loft ladder or something similar).

If someone in your household is claiming a benefit, you might be entitled to free internal wall insulation for your home, if you are the owner of the property or are renting it from a private landlord. The building must have walls that are of solid construction type for you to be able to have internal wall insulation put in.

If someone in your household is claiming a benefit, you might be entitled to free internal wall insulation for your home, if you are the owner of the property or are renting it from a private landlord. The building must have walls that are of solid construction type for you to be able to have internal wall insulation put in.

How home insulation will work for you

Reduced energy consumption

Insulation will reduce heat loss in the home reducing your demand for heating.

Bill Savings

A better insulated home means significant savings on your heating bills.

Carbon footprint reduction

Be a greener household by reducing the environmental impact of your household.

Why Are Households Installing Insulation

There has never been a better time to take advantage of insulation funding grants 

Uninsulated homes experience significant heat loss

With rising energy costs, insulation can be one of the best ways to reduce your bills

Did you know…

The Climate Change Act has committed the UK to achieving net zero by 2050, compared to the previous target of an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Government-backed Energy Companies Obligations (ECO) scheme places an obligation on the largest energy suppliers – including npower, E.ON and British Gas, SSE, EDF and Scottish Power – to help make British households more energy efficient and help reduce their energy bills.

Providing free grants towards new energy efficient insulation to eligible households helps reduce the cost of heating the home and contributes towards the overall drive to reduce carbon emissions. Those who benefit from the ECO scheme with a free insulation grant could save several hundred pounds on their heating each year.

As previously mentioned cavity wall insulation can normally save up to £145 per year on energy bills due to its effectiveness of preventing heat from escaping.

Solid wall insulation whether it is fitted internally or externally can save homeowners up to £270 every year on bills and prevent 1.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions, so you can save money and become more environmentally friendly.

Having loft insulation can save you up to £150 per year on heating bills as it stops up to 25% of heat being lost via the roof.

Insulated roof rooms can lower your heating bills by as much as £150 each year by preventing heat being lost through the walls and roof.

If you are a homeowner or private tenant, with a household income of below £31,000 or are currently receiving one or more of the listed benefits, you qualify to apply.

For any further information on your eligibility, get in touch with us today.

Good quality insulation in your home will help you keep the desired temperature in your property all year round, meaning it will be protected from the cold in the winter and from excess heat in the summer.

A house that is well-insulated is normally very energy efficient and will require very little extra heating and cooling. Insulation can also be beneficial in reducing noise pollution which is especially useful to those who live in busy urban areas.

The exact amount of money you will save by getting insulation in your home can depend on various factors such as the type of insulation and the size of your property. As well as this, depending on how old your building is, you may need to incorporate more or less insulation measures. The good thing is that you don’t typically need any planning permission to have home insulation installed and if you are eligible for a grant it won’t cost you anything to get it.

Normally, more modern properties are built to very good insulation standards, but older homes in the UK can need a lot of work. In the latter case, there are likely a range of options to improve the energy efficiency in your home. When it is too cold, heat can be lost in all directions, so you should consider integral insulation to keep the heat within your house. One of the key areas to insulate is the walls as for a standard house the walls will lose the most heat at around 30% to 40%.

The types of insulation you could get installed for free with a grant includes:

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Room in roof insulation
  • Internal wall insulation
  • External wall insulation

Customer Reviews

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The whole experience from start to finish was excellent the work force was friendly honest and left the house very clean and tidy the house is a lot warmer since the insulation of the foam.
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