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How To Get Free Insulation 2022

Did you know that Free Loft Insulation is one of many insulation grants available from the Government for 100% Free

Free Loft Insulation has been around for many years now and other Home Insulation Grants have been added too.

To get Free Insulation you take a short survey and hope you are found eligible for the survey and installation.

Click Below For All Grants Available

What Free Insulation Is Available?

  • Loft Insulation

  • Internal wall cavity Insulation

  • External wall Insulation

  • Room in roof Insulation

  • Wall Cavity Insulation

SEE OUR FREE INSULATION PAGE HERE

 

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Top 5 Insulation Grants 2022

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Insulation grants

The Top 5 Government Grants For Insulation  over the last 5 years have been shown to be :

  • Loft Insulation
  • Internal wall cavity Insulation
  • External wall Insulation
  • Room in roof Insulation
  • Wall Cavity Insulation

Is Free Insulation Available To all Homes In The UK?

Free insulation grants available through the ECO 3 scheme were created to help low income households in England, Scotland and Wales make their homes more energy efficient and lower their ever increasing heating bills.

Not every household can apply and there are certain criteria that have to be met to qualify for the scheme.

Eligible households can then apply for an insulation grant and upon successful completion a registered insulation installer will install the insulation of your property.

This is a non repayable grant so it does not have to be repaid at any time in the future. A 25 year full warranty is also included.

The ECO scheme offers grants available for a number of different types of home insulation and applicants can be eligible for more than one grant.

 

Are All Government Insulation Grants 100% Free?

Under the ECO scheme the ‘Big Six’ utility companies are obliged to provide funding to households that have to improve the efficiency of their homes.

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 to reduce fuel poverty.

Why are Free Home Insulation Grants Available?

These Free Insulation grants are currently available through the government funded Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme.

This is a scheme to help tackle fuel poverty across the UK  and is funded by the largest utility companies in the UK.

There are also grants to upgrade old heating are available too as part of the scheme.

These include free Storage heaters , free first time central heating and grants towards a new boiler.

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.

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

 

Who Can Apply For Free Insulation Grants?

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Free Insulation

Home Owners & Private rented homes can apply for a FREE INSULATION CHECK if a person living at the property is in receipt of a qualifying benefit OR is eligible under the local LAD Scheme

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please take our short survey below and we will contact you if you can apply for the grant

 

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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.

SEE HERE FOR FOAM INSULATION WARNING

Free Government Grant For  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  Wall Insulation

 

Free Insulation Grant

Free Insulation Grant

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 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.

To qualify for a grant towards the cost  we anticipate you will need to apply with a non condensing boiler (boiler over 17 yrs old ) to be successful.

You will not get it as a single measure or get it for free.

We expect everyone will have to pay a contribution perhaps £3000 – £6000

 

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 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

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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Why  Are Government Insulation Grants Available?

Free Loft Insulation & Free Home Insulation  is available in the UK and is 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 .

Your heating bills will increase year on year, so we recommend insulating the whole of your property .

Insulating your  the floors, loft, and walls  will give you maximum savings to your bills.

In short , if it does not move………………………INSULATE IT !

 

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

 

How Do Grants For Insulation Work ?

The Scheme  for 2022 is A Whole House Scheme

YOU CANNOT HAVE SINGLE  INSULATION MEASURES ANYMORE

If you have MINIMAL insulation in your home and you receive a benefit, we will arrange for you to receive free home insulation check from one of our approved install partners.

Any insulation that is needed will be identified as well as checking your existing heating for possible upgrade.

Once insulation has been installed you will feel the benefits right away as your home ( particularly upstairs  ) will be a lot warmer and your bills will reduce as a result of this.

 

Yes they doPensioners, 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.

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Grants For Free Insulation- Qualifying Benefits

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

 

Not On Benefits –Can I Get Free Insulation

At the time of writing  many customers not on benefits  can still get a insulation grant to insulate their lofts absolutely free of charge under the Government  LAD or LA FLEX Scheme.

This scheme is available to people on a Low Income and have a health condition.

You should check your council website for statement of intent  for details of who is eligible to apply.

 

Why Do We Need Insulation?    TO SAVE MONEY !!!

 

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Free Home Insulation

An uninsulated home will be very cold and very difficult to keep warm in the winter months .

You could be wasting up to a third of your heat!

The vast majority of that heat loss (around 58%) comes from your roof and walls so it is very important that these areas are prioritised.

Adding insulation to your walls and roof can reduce your heating costs significantly and is the best home improvement grant on the market at the moment.

These free insulation grants  are expected to be available from the government until 2026 but funding can be pulled at any time.

 

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.

What Is The Best Home Insulation  ?

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Free Insulation Grant

There are many types of insulation you can use for your home to prevent heat loss.

THE BEST INSULATION HOWEVER IS………………….. FREE INSULATION.

This blog will cover all the types of insulation and (IF ELIGIBLE ) help you to get a grant for FREE INSULATION

The most important thing to remember is to ensure your home is adequately insulated to insulate yourself against ever rising energy bills which will eat into your household income on an ever increasing basis.

Insulating your home will prevent heat loss so you will not need to pump in as much heat into your home, costing you a fortune.

 

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

 

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NEW GRANT FOR 2022 – FREE SOLID WALL INSULATION & HEAT PUMP !

Value – Over  £20,000!

See Our Heat Pump Page For Details Of This Fantastic New Grant

 

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