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British Gas Free Insulation Grants

British Gas Free Insulation

Top  British Gas Free Insulation Grants

  1. Loft Insulation
  2. Wall Cavity Insulation
  3. Internal & External Wall Insulation
  4. Room in Roof Insulation
  5. Flat Roof Insulation

5 Reasons why you should Insulate Your Home Today

1 A quarter of all heat generated is lost through your roof. That is a lot of cash wasted!

2.     You will save over £300 a year by insulating your walls and  loft space. That money will be better spent on a new holiday !

3.     Your home will be a lot of cosier and comfortable in the cold and dark winter  nights.

4.     Your well insulated home will be more attractive to homebuyers when you do come to sell.

5.     A lot of homes can still their their loft done for free!


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British Gas Insulation Grant 2023

You may have heard about the free insulation grants over the years and wondered if it was genuine or not.

The good news is that the Free Loft & Wall  Insulation Scheme  is 100% real and still available for 2022 .

I personally  have been responsible for thousands of loft installs over the last 9 years and is currently how I earn a living.

There Is No Catch- You will qualify or you wont.


Who Can Apply For A Free Insulation Grant?

Home Owners & Private rented homes can apply for a FREE INSULATION  if:

  • Your home must have no or minimal insulation  and have all insulation that is required  ( whole house approach)
  • Your Home Has An Epc Rating Of D – E -F -G
  • You must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit
  • The property must be owned or be rented from a private landlord.
  • Social Housing & Housing Associations are not eligible sorry


Which Benefits Qualify For A  Grant

  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pension Credit – Guarantee
  • Pension Credit – Savings
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

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British Gas Boiler Grant

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Are you thinking of replacing your old boiler?

British Gas Are indirectly funding  thousands of people via the ECO Scheme to get a brand new boiler fully fitted worth £2400 FREE OF CHARGE!

You may have heard of the government funded boiler replacement schemes over the last few years and wondered if they were real and could you apply.

this scheme is 100% real.

How Does The British Gas Boiler Grant  Work?

Under the free boiler scheme low-income households in receipt of a qualify benefit are entitled to a Free upgrade  to an A Rated energy-efficient boiler.

As a boiler is responsible for the majority of a home’s heating bill, it makes sense to have a boiler as efficient as possible fitted.

Most people cannot afford to pay up to £2300 for a new boiler to be fitted ( average cost ) so a big ticket item like this  would not be changed unless it was completely broken.
Many homes have boilers over 15 years old limping on and wasting lots of gas which is why the government have allocated funding for assisting with the cost.


Who Qualifies For The New Boiler Grant ?

The eligibility has changed for the Government Free Boiler Scheme for 2023

To qualify you have to meet all of the following conditions :

  • You are A HomeOwner or live with the home owner
  • You receive a qualifying benefit
  • Your Boiler is non condensing ( over 17 years old without a plastic pipe leading to outside ) OR
  • You have a BACKBOILER fitted behind the fire
  • Your Home Is Epc Rated  E -F -G

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Home Insulation

Home Insulation is very important as it helps to keep your rental property feeling cosy as well as cutting your tenants ever increasing energy bills.

It is very important that you check your loft and walls for adequate insulation as you lose the majority of your expensive heat through both mediums.

Your walls and loft will greatly benefit from having insulation retrofitted.

Energy companies offer free insulation grants to help you make your home more energy efficient, thanks to the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme.

This blog will inform you about why you need to insulate your home and if you are eligible for a free landlord  grant

All Insulation is  generally free of charge except for EWI to all tenants in receipt of a qualifying benefit or on a low income.


Insulation Facts Up To 2022

70 % of homes  (14.5 million properties) now  have cavity wall insulation 66% of homes  ( 16.8 million properties ) now have loft insulation 9 %  of homes (  794,000 properties ) now have solid wall insulation


What Are The Benefits Of   Insulation For Your Home?

Insulation creates a barrier for your expensive heat to have to pass which will keep your heat in the house for longer instead of it escaping through the roof.

The Energy Saving Trust calculate that the average saving per year from installing loft insulation is approximately £240.

For Solid Wall you will save up to £500 per year Your house will feel warmer during cold weather and improve the energy efficiency rating of your home.

You will also reduce your carbon footprint by around 990kg of CO2 per year compared to an uninsulated loft.


Typical Heat Loss From Your Home

Heat loss will depend on your house type but as a rough guide you can expect to lose

  • 25% of its heat through the roof
  • 33% through the walls
  • 15% through the floors
  • 15% through draughts
  • 20% through windows.


Why  A Government Grant For Free Insulation?

Free Government Grants For Home Insulation  are available in England, Scotland and Wales and are funded via the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)  to improve the efficiency of homes.

These Grants have helped many people to lower their heating bills and are funded by  a levy to every fuel bill in the uk .

This is in part to achieve the government’s goal of being net carbon neutral by 2050 but as a main aim of tackling fuel poverty across the UK.

There have been over 2.4 million free installations of insulation since the government brought in the scheme.

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How much does it cost to insulate your House?

As A Rough Guide  here is a table of insulation costs on a private basis depending on property type.
LOFT INSULATION – £400 -£600
FLAT ROOF INSULATION-£1500=£2000 Always worth trying to get a grant if possible

What Bill Savings Can I Make By Insulating?

How much insulation can save you depends on the size and type of your home, and how energy efficient it is already

Over time, insulation will pay for itself with the savings you make on your energy bills, so it’s worth doing.



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Loft Insulation Bill Savings    –  between £135 and £250 a year

Cavity Wall Bill Savings       –    between £85 and £280 a year.

Floor insulation:        –              between £30 and £75 a year

Internal / External Wall Insulation:  Between £300 – £600 per Year

Does The Insulation Grant Have To Be Paid Back.

This is a grant so it does not have to be repaid and you will not be expected to have to pay the insulation installer.

The installer will claim the grant on your behalf and ensure your 25 year warranty is registered.


Are There Grants For Insulation In Scotland?

Yes.  Scotland does qualify under the Eco Scheme for Free Insulation as well as Wales too.

Scottish energy Grants seem to have all of Scotland sewn up and we recommend you contact them if you live in Scotland as they their contractors will be a lot quicker than ours.

Free Loft Insulation

Grant Value  Over £600 supplied & fitted Bill Savings –    Up to £150 per year in reduced bills. Time To Fit –       Usually takes 2 – 3 hours to fit Warranty –

Comes with a 25 yr warranty Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your existing insulation needs to be below 100 mm to qualify


 Free Government Grant For  Roof Room Insulation

If you have an attic room (accessed by a solid staircase) you could be eligible for significant improvements to bring the attic space up to current building regulations which can then be used as a habitable room.

Insulated plasterboard ifs fitted to the walls and ceiling and then the whole room is replastered. This is worth up to £10000 for some properties so do check if you can apply.

Value –             £3000 – £10000 supplied & fitted Bill Savings         Up to £500 per year in reduced bills. Time To Fit – Usually takes 2 – 3 days to fit depending on property size. Warranty – Comes with a 25 yr warranty Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your walls need to be solid with no existing insulation fitted.

Free Government Grant For Cavity Wall Insulation

Your walls are injected with a loose fill of beads to creat a barrier to heat loss. Very effective way to insulate your walls.

Bill Savings         Up to £200 per year in reduced bills. Time To Fit – Usually takes  3 -5 hours to fit depending on property size. Warranty –   Comes with a 25 yr CIGA warranty Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your walls need to have a cavity with no existing insulation fitted.


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Insulation For Homes with Suspended Timber Floors

If your home has suspended timber floors on the ground floor theres a good chance that they’re pretty draughty and uninsulated. You can add rolls of fibreglass wool between the floor joists held in place with chicken wire or use Kingspan boards cut to size and held up with wooden struts across the joists.

Free Government Grant For Internal Wall Insulation

Value –             £3000 – £10000 supplied & fitted Bill Savings         Up to £500 per year in reduced bills. Time To Fit – Usually takes 2 – 3 days to fit depending on property size. Warranty – Comes with a 25 yr warranty Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your walls need to be solid with no existing insulation fitted.   As a guide, houses built before 1930 are often solid wall and would be perfect for External Wall Insulation. Your property wall can be made of concrete, stone or bricks and should not be a listed building or in a conservation area.


Solid Wall Insulation Grant

To qualify for a solid wall insulation grant, your walls will need to be solid and made of concrete, stones or bricks with good access around your property. You must also be the owner of your property or have permission from your landlord for the work to take place.
Having external wall insulation fitted will reduce your bills massively and could save you up to £500 per year!
Value –             £3000 – £10000 supplied & fitted Bill Savings
   Up to £500 per year in reduced bills.
Time To Fit – Usually takes 2 – 3 days to fit depending on property size. Warranty – Comes with a 25 yr warranty Do You Qualify – You need to receive a qualifying benefit and your walls need to be solid with no existing insulation fitted.

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Are There Grants For Foam Insulation?

There are at present no grants for foam insulation.

We strongly recommend you do not have foam insulation in your home at any cost. The link below will show you that foam has no use in a domestic home and you should use traditional tried and tested insulation instead.


Yes they do
Pensioners, whether they are a home owner or a renter, are eligible for home improvement grants including free insulation  through this government-backed, funded scheme too.
Pensioners will need to be claiming Pension Credit either savings credit or Gaurantee Credit to qualify.
OAPs can also claim down the Local Area Delivery Route where no benefits will be needed.

How Does Insulation Work:

The sole purpose of the insulation in your home is to slow down (as much as possible) the transfer of the heat from inside your home to outside.

Materials with a low U Value are the best types of insulation .i.e foam based materials are very low U Values and are great insulators. Insulation works by reducing:

  • Conduction, by having very little mass.
  • Convection, by trapping air molecules and restricting its movement.
  • Radiation, by having just enough mass to slow the transfer of heat by radiation.

Types Of  Insulation Used For Homes

  • Rigid Foam Insulation– rigid insulation is commonly used in the walls as they are built, underneath floors and in suspended ceilings
  •  Wool Type loft insulation – this is the most common form of loft insulation for cold roofs and is typically Fibreglass or Mineral fibre based
  • Aluminium foil backed insulation – If your loft area has “warm roof” insulation (insulation laid between the rafters in the roof rather than the joists, this is likely what you have although I also see Fibreglass wool used.
  • Multilayer foil insulation – not as common but is used in more specific applications where other forms of insulation may not be suitable.
  • Blown In Insulation – for cavities. Usually rockwool or bead
  • Foam Spray Insulation

Can You Get Free  Insulation if not on benefits?

Some councils do a scheme where you dont need to be on benefits to receive free insulation. Ask your local council if they operate a LA FLEX Scheme.


How Do I Apply For  Free  Insulation ?

Fill In The From Below today and we will check your property and the size of grant awarded. At the time of writing Feb 2022, there is only funding for Off Gas Homes  such as electric heated etc.

Depending on funding levels ( which change all the time) we will let you know if you can get free insulation or if you need to make a small contribution

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