Home Insulation

Free insulation grants for cavity walls loft and under floor insulation

Free Insulation in the UK

Wall and roof insulation is free for millions of households on benefits or tax credits.

How much Insulation costs

Get a free no obligation quote for cavity wall, roof or under floor insulation from an installer.

Heating grants and funding

Get the latest info on the funding you can access to help heat your home for less money.

Free Insulation Grants

Grants for free insulation are available for homeowners and private tenants throughout the UK. The funding is part of the Energy Company Obligation scheme. Major UK energy providers like British Gas and EON have agreed to put money aside to help households cope with the steep rise in energy prices.

Home insulation measures like cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and under floor insulation are available free of charge if anyone in the household is on specific type of benefit (including child benefit) or tax credits.

Grants for room in roof type houses and internal wall insulation are also available through the scheme although this is dependent on the heating type within the property. Homes with electric or solid fuel heating are most likely to be eligible for this type of grant.

If you qualify for a grant it is completely free and you don’t have to pay a a contribution. We can arrange a free survey with a government approved installer who will fit the insulation and claim the money back from one of the utility companies. You don’t even actually have to claim a grant. The insulation company will do it all for you.

How do I apply for an insulation grant?

Application

Applying for free insulation is easy. Fill in our simple enquiry form and you can find out instantly if you qualify for a grant.

Normally if you are on a list of specific benefits or tax credits your home will be eligible for an upgrade.

Free Home Survey

A member of our team will contact you to arrange a free home survey to assess if your home is insulated properly or needs attention.

The surveyor will also check to see if your property has adequate ventilation. If not we can also install this for free.

Installation

The install team fit your new insulation and any other work that need done like additional ventilation or minor building repairs.

We then claim the money back for the grant from one of the major energy companies. It really is that simple.

Cavity Wall Insulation

What is CWI and how does it work?

Cavity wall insulation is installed by filling the gap between your inner and outer walls with a breathable and water resistant insulating material. This helps to keep your home warm by preventing heat escaping.  If your house was built after the 1920’s it is likely that it it has a cavity wall type of  construction. If your walls are not insulated around 35% of heat generated by your boiler escapes through your walls. This means you are spending much more on the cost of heating your home than is necessary.

How much can I save on energy bills?

Insulating your cavities with the correct material can lower your heating bills by up to £450 per year if it installed correctly. It can also reduce your carbon emissions by 1000kg each year. Your boiler can be set at a lower temperature or can be on for less tiume throughout the course of the day. This means that your carbon footprint is less harmful to the environment.

Trustmark accredited installers

Installing cavity wall insulation at your home can not be taken on as part of a DIY project. It should always be left to professional tradesmen who have the appropriate knowledge and experience. All intstallers who work in the ECO grant scheme are accredited and certified under a new Government body called Trustmark. This provides homeowners  with peace of mind that any energy efficiency measures installed at their property is being fitted by a professional. Always look out for the Trustmark logo when choosing cavity wall insulation.

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Loft Insulation

Why should I insulate my loft?

If your loft insulation is ineffective the heat generated by your boiler and radiators rises up and escapes through your roof. This heat loss will be reflected in your energy bills. It is estimated that between a quarter and a third of your heat escapes through your loft depending on the type of property you live in.  This equates to an unnecessary increase in heating bills of up to £280 each year.

What is loft insulation and how does it work?

The loft insulation installed under the ECO grant scheme is mineral wool loft rolls. This is type off insulation is effective and easy to install compared with kingspan boards or spray foam insulation. Your existing insulation will be topped up to 300mm. This is the recommended depth to prevent heat loss in your home. Your first layer should be plased in wetween the joists in your attic. Where possible a second layer should be fitted to cross over the joists. This helps fill any gaps to avoid drafts. Normally it only takes 2-3 hours to install loft insulation in the average home.

Improved energy efficiency in the home

The government energy grant scheme is designed to help improve energy efficiency in the home. By doing so you will see a reduction in your heating bills. You will also be doing your biit for the environment by improving your carbon footprint. We always advise that where possible, loft insulation and wall insulation are installed at the same time. These two measures can help reduce your  carbon emissions and energy bills by up to 60%.

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Rooms In Roofs

What is a room in roof property?

 A property is defined as a room in roof if it has a fixed staircase leading to an attic room, which can be walked up and down facing forward. This type of loft space is not accessed via a loft ladder. Typically this type of house will have a dormer window or velux roof window. There are millions of room in roof properties in the UK and a large number are not insulated correctly. This is because a lot of them were constructed in the 1960’s and 1970’s where building guidlelines were not as strict as the current insulation regulations.

What is room in roof insulation?

Insulating an attic room is more technical than insulating a regular loft. This is because heat escapes through all of the different surfaces of the roof – The flat ceiling, the sloping ceiling walls and the stud walls. All of these surfaces have to be insulated. This is carried out by fixing insulation batts to the stud walls and sloping walls, and placing 300mm of mineral wool fibre insulation in the flat ceiling and the eaves if they are accessible via a hatch. This ensures that all heat loss walls in the roof are insulated.

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Under Floor Insulation

What is a room in roof property?

 A property is defined as a room in roof if it has a fixed staircase leading to an attic room, which can be walked up and down facing forward. This type of loft space is not accessed via a loft ladder. Typically this type of house will have a dormer window or velux roof window. There are millions of room in roof properties in the UK and a large number are not insulated correctly. This is because a lot of them were constructed in the 1960’s and 1970’s where building guidlelines were not as strict as the current insulation regulations.

What is room in roof insulation?

Insulating an attic room is more technical than insulating a regular loft. This is because heat escapes through all of the different surfaces of the roof – The flat ceiling, the sloping ceiling walls and the stud walls. All of these surfaces have to be insulated. This is carried out by fixing insulation batts to the stud walls and sloping walls, and placing 300mm of mineral wool fibre insulation in the flat ceiling and the eaves if they are accessible via a hatch. This ensures that all heat loss walls in the roof are insulated.

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About the Energy Company Obligation

The recent rise in energy prices means that more and more people are struggling with the cost of gas and electricity and find it difficult to heat their home properly. For some it is a choice between eating and heating. If at any time your household is facing this type of choice you are deemed to live in fuel poverty.

The Government  are aware than many people find it difficult to heat their homes so a scheme has been introduced to help reduce energy bills. The Government have asked the major energy providers like British Gas and NPower to set aside funding. This money is to be used to help vulnerable households with the cost of home insulation products like cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation and loft insulation.

Government grants for free insulation

Millions of household in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible for free home insulation grants through the Government backed Energy Company Obligation. The ECO grant scheme is part of the drive tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions.

Energy providers have been told to set aside funding which is used to help vulnerable households and low income families heat their homes more efficiently.

If anyone in your household claims tax credits or benefits, including child benefit, you may be eligible for a 100% grant for home insulation or a heating upgrade.

Who’s eligible?

You could be eligible for free cavity wall insulation or loft insulation if someone in the household claims any of the following benefits.

  • Child tax credit
  • Child benefit
  • Working tax credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Pension credit
  • Job seekers allowance
  • Universal credit
  • Income BasedESA

How do I make my home more energy efficient?

Insulating your walls

Solid wall insulation and cavity wall insulation help prevent up to 45% heat loss in the home.

Find out more about insulating properties which are built with solid stone / brick and cavity walls. Wall insulation

Cavity wall insulation

Insulating your loft / attic

25% of heat generated by your boiler or heating system escapes through your attic and roof.

Installing loft or roof isulation can be a simple but effective method of improving energy efficiency. Loft and roof insulation

Roof and loft insulation

Replacing your boiler

Any gas boiler installed in the UK must now be a  condensing boiler as they are far more energy efficient.

Find out what funding is available for replacement heating systems. Boilers

Boiler and heating controls

Anyone in your household on benefits?

Government grants for loft / wall insulation are available through the Energy Company Obligation. If anyone in your home claims certain benefits or tax credits you may qualify for a 100% home insulation grant or get funding towards a replacement boiler.

Insulating your house and upgrading your heating system are the ost effective ways of reducing your energy bills.

Eligible for free insulation?