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Up to £40,000 in Funding Available from GOV.UK

How do the grants work?

Free grant funding is available to eligible households for a range of home insulation measures
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Up to £40,000 in Funding Available from GOV.UK

British Gas customers can now get access to free insulation grants if their home qualifies, and they meet the eligibility criteria set out under the government’s ECO4 (Energy Company Obligation) scheme. If you are eligible for funding through the ECO scheme, the work can be funded through your energy company like British Gas. 

For households this means they could have a highly beneficial, energy efficient home improvement like insulation installed in your property without it costing them a penny. The types of free British Gas insulation  could get include, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, room in roof insulation, internal and external insulation, and more.

Are you eligible for free insulation through British Gas?

The ECO4 scheme makes it possible for vulnerable and low-income households to receive energy efficient home improvements grants like insulation which will help save them money on their yearly energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions. So far, the ECO scheme has allowed thousands of households to receive funding and impact their heating bills and carbon emissions.

The aim of the fourth and last phase of the ECO scheme is to make sure that those individuals and households who need financial support and better heat retention are the first priority in the rollout of grants. If you are below the household income threshold of £31,000, or someone in your household is in receipt of one or more of the benefits below you could access free funding for insulation through British Gas.

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC)
  • Child Benefits
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit (newly eligible under ECO4)
  • Housing Benefit (newly eligible under ECO4)

Cavity wall insulation and loft insulation are often the most common types of insulation that residents look to install. Read on to learn more about how British Gas insulation grants can help you with these popular energy efficient insulation measures. 

Can you get British Gas cavity wall insulation funding through ECO4?

Yes, British Gas, along with other big energy companies like EDF, EON, npower, and more are participants in the ECO scheme and so have an obligation to provide free grants for cavity wall insulation to qualifying households. If your house fits the requirements below it is likely you will be eligible for a grant:

  • There are no filled cavities in the external walls of the home
  • The cavity is a least 50mm wide and is clear of debris
  • The masonry or brickwork of the property is in good condition
  • There is no risk of flooding at your home

Installers will complete a free survey to check if your house is suitable for cavity wall insulation.

How much money can you save with British Gas loft insulation?

Up to a quarter of your home’s heat can be lost through your roof. So, by increasing your thermal efficiency with free loft insulation through British Gas, you can save a significant amount of money and ensure more heat is prevented from escaping through your roof.

Depending on what style of property you live in,  a typical loft insulation installation could help you save up to £445 on your energy bills every year (Source: Energy Saving Trust, based on a previously uninsulated gas-heated detached house and fuel prices as of January 2024). Additionally, lower carbon emissions and an overall warmer home have been proven to have benefits for long-term health, so it is always worth checking if you could qualify for free loft insulation through British Gas.

Keep in mind that if you are not the homeowner, you will need to get the landlord’s permission before any insulation work can be carried out.

Types of Insulation Available

There are many different types of insulation available to suit any home.

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Loft Insulation

One of the easiest ways to insulate your home quickly

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Spray Foam Insulation

Energy Efficient Expanding Foam Spray

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Cavity Wall Insulation

Insulation installed within the cavity space of your walls

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External Wall Insulation

Insulation installed externally outside the home

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Flat Roof Insulation

Insulation installed for a range of flat roof buildings

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Internal Wall Insulation

Retain your heat with effective internal insulation

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Party Wall Insulation

Insulation for walls between internal rooms

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Underfloor Insulation

Insulation to minimise heat loss through the floor

Up to £40,000 in Funding Available from GOV.UK

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