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Loft Insulation- We Have The Uk Cheapest….. Its FREE!

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Thats Right..ITS FREE!

If you are claiming a benefit you can apply Now!

 

Are All Properties Eligible For Free Loft Insulation ?

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Not all homes are suitable for  insulation and will be subject to a free survey. For a household to qualify for free loft  / home insulation :

  • Your loft must have none or minimal insulation
  • Your Home must have all insulation that is required ( whole house approach)
  • Your heating must be upgraded if needed
  • Your Home Has An Epc Rating Of  D – E -F -G
  • You must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit or on a low income
  • The property must be owned or be rented from a private landlord.
    The grant does not need to be paid back.

 

Now is the time to apply if your existing  loft insulation is  old and inefficient?
It is certainly worth taking the time now to see if you could qualify for a free loft insulation grant as funding can be withdrawn at any time The installation of insulation will help you save  lots of money on your heating bills, which you can put towards a holiday!
A simple application online in under 2 minutes is all it takes to assess if you  are eligible for a loft insulation grant. If you qualify you can be entitled to a grant covering up to 100% cost of brand new efficient loft insulation and installation.
 
 

Not On Benefits – Can I Get Free Loft Insulation

At the time of writing  many customers not on benefits  can still get a loft 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.

 

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Free central heating BackBoiler Removal Grant

 

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  Landlords Grants GOV UK GRANTS1  

 

Why Apply For A Warm Front Heating Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !
✅ If Your Application Is Accepted Your Grant Is 100% FREE
✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year
✅ You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home
✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Soon  
 

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Loft Insulation – 10 Reasons To Insulate Your Loft

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  1.  A quarter of all heat generated is lost through your roof. That is a lot of cash wasted!
2.     You will save over £150 a year by insulating your 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!
6.  Loft 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.
7. The Energy Saving Trust calculate that the average saving per year from installing loft insulation is approximately £240.
8. Your house will feel warmer during cold weather and improve the energy efficiency rating of your home.
9. The installation of your new loft insulation should take between 1-2 hours to complete.You will also reduce your carbon footprint by around 990kg of CO2 per year compared to an uninsulated loft.
10. Providing the insulation is left undisturbed and not walked on, it should last indefinitely
  1. Loft 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.
  2. The Energy Saving Trust calculate that the average saving per year from installing loft insulation is approximately £240.
  3. Your house will feel warmer during cold weather and improve the energy efficiency rating of your home.
  4. The installation of your new loft insulation should take between 1-2 hours to complete.
  5. You will also reduce your carbon footprint by around 990kg of CO2 per year compared to an uninsulated loft.
  6. Providing the insulation is left undisturbed and not walked on, it should last indefinitely

 

What Is Loft Insulation?

Insulation is a great way to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It can also reduce energy bills. Loft insulation is man-made mineral fibre in a roll form and is made from silica sand, creating a wool-type product also known as glass wool. Modern insulation is no longer a very itchy product  and is now very easy to handle  and to install. It is usually rolled out onto the loft floor for the whole loft area. It works by forming a barrier to heat loss and so keeps the heat from escaping from your bedrooms or living room into the loft and being wasted. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing free loft insulation: 1. Location. Insulation should be installed in the coolest part of the attic. 2. Material. Fiberglass or cellulose insulation is the most effective, but it can be expensive. Other options include spray foam or mineral wool insulation. 3. Installation. Free loft insulation should be installed by a professional.

Why Fit  Loft Insulation?

Did you know that about 25% of your expensive heat is lost through the roof of poorly insulated properties as heat rises. This means that if your loft is uninsulated , a quarter of your heat will be wasted. That could cost you possible hundreds of £ per year. Roof /  loft insulation is by usually the most efficient measure as it’s typically the cheapest to install and has the greatest effect. If you claim a qualifying benefit or are on a low income, you should apply for  A FREE  LOFT INSULATION GRANT worth up to  £999 Free Loft Insulation as well as other free insulation grants are   100 % funded  by the Government.

Is Loft Insulation Important?

Loft insulation is very important for all homes in the Uk. About a quarter of your heat will be lost from your home via your loft. Heat rises and will always try to escape to a colder place. Once the heat has entered into your loft, it is wasted. The key is to provide a barrier on the loft floor so that the heat loss is massively slowed down and kept in your bedroom / living room for as long as possible. We recommend insulation under your bedroom floors for this very purpose to keep the heat downstairs for as long as possible.

Does My Loft Need Insulation?

Check your loft to see if it is insulated properly. In a nutshell …………………… The recommended depth for loft  insulation is around 300 mm or 12 inches for maximum savings on your bills. In previous years just 25-50 millimetres was considered sufficient, and many homes are still at this level. Building regulations now dictate that every new build needs to have 270mm of loft insulation to achieve the required u-value of less than 0.16w /m2k  . This level has been tested and found to achieve the best savings over time.

 

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How To Get Free Insulation 2022

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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.  Please apply if you claim a benefit or on a low income YOU MAY BE LUCKY !

 

Free Home Insulation Scheme 2022

Free Insulation For Houses  ? –  It does sound too good to be true actually. The  government is giving householders free money to make their homes more cosy  and cut their fuel  bills by up to £200 per year. This is not a scam. I have worked in the Eco industry for 9 years now and can confirm that this loft insulation scheme is very real and I have been personally responsible for thousands of free loft insulation installs over this period. All Grants are  free to people receiving benefits or on a low income providing the property does not have mains gas. Electric heated properties are where the majority of funding is allocated as electricity is the most expensive form of heating.  
 

What Insulation Grants Are Available 2022?

Cavity Wall Insulation Grants
Roof Room Internal Wall Insulation External Wall Insulation Loft Insulation Cavity Wall Insulation

Why Are Insulation Grants Available?

The government recognise that help for low income households in the form of Free Insulation Grants is vital to minimise heat loss, cut bills and reduce carbon emissions. Indeed off gas properties such as electric –LPG and Oil homes are massively expensive forms of heating and are so prioritised for assistance. Funding has been made available from the Eco Scheme to insulate 20,000 Solid wall homes this year Solid wall properties are notoriously very cold and difficult to retain the heat inside your home.
 

5 Reasons why you should Insulate Your Home Today

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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How much does it cost to insulate your House?

As A Rough Guide For June 2022, here is a table of insulation costs on a private basis depending on property type. LOFT INSULATION – £400 -£600 CAVITY WALL INSULATION – £600-£1200 ATTIC ROOM INSULATION – £3000 -£5000 SOLID WALL INSULATION -£7000 -£12000 UNDERFLOOR INSULATION – £800 -£1200 FLAT ROOF INSULATION-£1500=£2000 Always worth trying to get a grant if possible

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
 

 

Best Insulation For Homes with Suspended Timber FloorsIf 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.
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.
Pipe insulationLagging your pipes  with foam insulation is simple to do for most diyers and is another piece of the jigsaw in making your home as efficient as you can to keep your heating bills to a minimum. It is relatively cheap to do and will cost around £1 per metre to buy.  You will probably do all your pipes for less than £40   Benefits of  insulating pipe
  1. Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and will raise water temperature ( up to 4 degrees hotter ) than uninsulated pipes can deliver.
  2. Allows you to lower your water temperature setting.
  3. Protects your pipes from freezing and limits condensation.
  4. It helps any exposed hot water pipes retain their heat when running through unheated parts of the house.
  5. Prevents condensation on cold water pipes in humid weather.
Important   – Pipe work in lofts
 
Very important that these pipes are lagged. Protect these pipes by lagging them. Loft Insulation  prevents heat from entering into  lofts which does keep your house warmer. However  this does make the loft space colder and so all water pipes in the loft are at risk of  freezing.   What is used to insulate?Pipe sleeves made with polyethylene or neoprene foam are the most commonly used insulation. Polyethylene has a high R-value of 0.030 and is an excellent and cheap choice. Other benefits of this insulation are :
  • This material is flame retardant
  • sound-absorbent ( less noise in the pipes)
  • It’s easy to apply because it is flexible and easy to slide over the pipe.
What tools are needed?
  • bread knife
  • hobby knife
  • mitre box
  • insulating tape
Installation Cut the insulation tube to length and use a mitre box to cut angles of 30° and 45° at joints. Pull the tube open along its length and push it over the pipe. Seal any joints with double-sided adhesive tape or insulating tape. Job Done.

Diy Loft Insulation

Diy Loft  -You can do it yourself for less than £200. Take a trip to B & Q and purchase some 6- 8 rolls for around £25 each . You will need to ensure the finished insulation is  at a depth of around 300mm for maximum energy savings.

Best 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.

Best Insulation For Loft Insulation

For most homes with a loft we recommend you lay fibreglass insulation onto the floor of the loft to create a barrier to your heat entering the loft. The heat is wasted once in the loft so you should concentrate your efforts on keeping the heat in your bedroom for as long as possible. A 300 mm barrier of insulation on the floor will achieve this. If you have a habitable room in the loft we recommend:
  • Warm Roof – this type of involves fitting the insulation to the underside of the roof cover (between the rafters) allowing heat up into the roof void hence the name “warm roof”.
  • Cold Roof – this type is where you lay the insulation on top of the ceiling of the habitable rooms (or between and on top of the joists).

 

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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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.

The Best Insulation for Homes with Solid Walls:

If your existing property has solid walls then your only option is to insulate internally or externally.
  • External Insulation – Where you physically add insulation to the exterior surface of your main walls.
  • Internal Insulation – As the name suggests, this type of insulation is added to the inner surface of the main walls of your house
You should use a material that is breathable and install a vapour barrier or VCL and an airtightness layer if you want to do it right.

Best Insulation For Loft Insulation

For most homes with a loft we recommend you lay fibreglass insulation onto the floor of the loft to create a barrier to your heat entering the loft. The heat is wasted once in the loft so you should concentrate your efforts on keeping the heat in your bedroom for as long as possible. A 300 mm barrier of insulation on the floor will achieve this.   If you have a habitable room in the loft we recommend:
  • Warm Roof – this type of involves fitting the insulation to the underside of the roof cover (between the rafters) allowing heat up into the roof void hence the name “warm roof”.
  • Cold Roof – this type is where you lay the insulation on top of the ceiling of the habitable rooms (or between and on top of the joists).
  • Applied For Free  Insulation In The Past And Not Been Successful?

    Not every application is successful unfortunately. The government grant for loft insulation criteria is quite strict and you have to meet it to qualify. If you feel you are eligible for the grant, you should apply.  Nothing ventured = nothing gained.

     

What Are The Benefits Of   Insulation For Your Home?

Loft Insulation & Solid Wall 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.   MORE INFO ON INSULATION GRANTS HERE  -WHICH MAGAZINE IMPROVE ENERGY INFO FROM GOV UK

5 Reasons Why You Should Insulate Your Loft 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 £150 a year by insulating your 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!

 

When does The Government  Insulation Scheme End?

I would think the  Insulation Scheme would carry on throughout Eco 4 until the end at 2026. This is because the governments target for being carbon neutral by 2050 has to be met and free insulation is the best way to achieve it. Joe Public has always been reluctant to shell out for insulation measures so there is a strong chance that free insulation will be open to all the uk in the next few years. We shall see.

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What Is The Criteria For A Free Loft & Wall Insulation Grant?

To Qualify for the grant you must :

  • Be A Homeowner or private tenant
  • Your EPC is F or G Rated
  • You must be on a means tested benefit or  be on a low income  and be in a LA Flex Area
  • Your loft must have 100 mm of insulation or less
  • Your Wall must be solid

 

Who Qualifies For a 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
 

Free Loft Insulation & Free Home Insulation

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Are All Properties Eligible For Free Insulation ?

Not all homes are suitable for  insulation and will be subject to a free survey. For a household to qualify for free loft  / home insulation :
  • Your loft must have none or minimal insulation
  • Your Home must have all insulation that is required ( whole house approach)
  • Your heating must be upgraded if needed
  • Your Home Has An Epc Rating Of  D – E -F -G
  • You must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit or on a low income
  • The property must be owned or be rented from a private landlord.
    The grant does not need to be paid back.

 

Now is the time to apply if your existing  loft insulation is  old and inefficient? It is certainly worth taking the time now to see if you could qualify for a free loft insulation grant as funding can be withdrawn at any time The installation of insulation will help you save  lots of money on your heating bills, which you can put towards a holiday! A simple application online in under 2 minutes is all it takes to assess if you  are eligible for a loft insulation grant. If you qualify you can be entitled to a grant covering up to 100% cost of brand new efficient loft insulation and installation.

Not On Benefits –Can I Get Free Loft Insulation

At the time of writing  many customers not on benefits  can still get a loft 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.

 

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What Is Loft Insulation?

Insulation is a great way to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It can also reduce energy bills. Loft insulation is man-made mineral fibre in a roll form and is made from silica sand, creating a wool-type product also known as glass wool. Modern insulation is no longer a very itchy product  and is now very easy to handle  and to install. It is usually rolled out onto the loft floor for the whole loft area. It works by forming a barrier to heat loss and so keeps the heat from escaping from your bedrooms or living room into the loft and being wasted. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing free loft insulation: 1. Location. Insulation should be installed in the coolest part of the attic. 2. Material. Fiberglass or cellulose insulation is the most effective, but it can be expensive. Other options include spray foam or mineral wool insulation. 3. Installation. Free loft insulation should be installed by a professional.

Why Fit  Loft Insulation?

Did you know that about 25% of your expensive heat is lost through the roof of poorly insulated properties as heat rises. This means that if your loft is uninsulated , a quarter of your heat will be wasted. That could cost you possible hundreds of £ per year. Roof /  loft insulation is by usually the most efficient measure as it’s typically the cheapest to install and has the greatest effect. If you claim a qualifying benefit or are on a low income, you should apply for  A FREE  LOFT INSULATION GRANT worth up to  £999 Free Loft Insulation as well as other free insulation grants are   100 % funded  by the Government.

Does My Loft Need Insulation?

Check your loft to see if it is insulated properly. In a nutshell …………………… The recommended depth for insulation is around 300 mm or 12 inches for maximum savings on your bills. In previous years just 25-50 millimetres was considered sufficient, and many homes are still at this level. Building regulations now dictate that every new build needs to have 270mm of insulation in the loft to achieve the required u-value of less than 0.16w /m2k  . This level has been tested and found to achieve the best savings over time.

 

Is Loft Insulation Important?

Loft insulation is very important for all homes in the Uk. About a quarter of your heat will be lost from your home via your loft. Heat rises and will always try to escape to a colder place. Once the heat has entered into your loft, it is wasted. The key is to provide a barrier on the loft floor so that the heat loss is massively slowed down and kept in your bedroom / living room for as long as possible. We recommend insulation under your bedroom floors for this very purpose to keep the heat downstairs for as long as possible.

 

Will Loft Insulation Save Me Much Money On My Bills ?

 Yes.  Energy bills will continue to rise year on year and the best way to combat this is to insulate your home properly. You will only do it once and then continue to reap the benefits for years to come.

Can You Have Too Much Insulation ?

Yes and no. You can put as much insulation in the loft as you want but 2 things  :
  • You will be limited for storage
  • Any more insulation higher than 300 mm will not give you any more benefit heat loss wise. The calculations have been done scientifically and found that 300 mm depth of insulation will give you maximum savings.
  • Adding extra insulation will not be of any benefit to you so you will waste your time and money.

How Much Would It Cost To Insulate A Loft ?

Having it done professionally would cost you around £1200 depending on property size Loft insulation is a relatively cheap energy efficiency measure to install, and you can do it yourself if you are handy. Fitting loft insulation is a simple job and you can top this up yourself on a DIY basis by buying rolls from your local B & Q. These rolls are usually around £ 25 -£30 to and 6 – 8 rolls is usually enough for an average property. These rolls are rolled out onto the loft floor making sure to leave a 6 inch  gap at each eaves end to allow for cross flow ventilation. Grants are available too for Free Loft Insulation if you are on a low income.

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Free Loft Insulation – How Is The Loft Insulated?

Your loft should be insulated to a depth of 270 mm for maximum benefit.  Any more fitted will not bring you any more benefit. The loft  insulation ( usually fibreglass )  is rolled out in your loft floor joists leaving a gap for ventilation at both sides where the roof meets the floor. It is usually  laid between and across the joists and  your loft hatch will be insulated too. Any pipes in the loft will be insulated too.

 

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.
Insulating all of the above is not too expensive either so we recommend you look into this. Most insulation can be fitted by yourself too as it is not rocket science.

5 Benefits Of  Loft Insulation

  1. Loft 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.
  2. The Energy Saving Trust calculate that the average saving per year from installing loft insulation is approximately £240.
  3. Your house will feel warmer during cold weather and improve the energy efficiency rating of your home.
  4. The installation of your new loft insulation should take between 1-2 hours to complete.
  5. You will also reduce your carbon footprint by around 990kg of CO2 per year compared to an uninsulated loft.
  6. Providing the insulation is left undisturbed and not walked on, it should last indefinitely

How Much Does It Cost To Insulate Your Loft?

Usually up to £800 for supply & fit but you can do it yourself for less than £200. Take a trip to B & Q and purchase some 6- 8 rolls for around £25 each . You will need to ensure all the insulation is installed at a depth of around 300mm.

How Is Loft Insulation Installed?

Very easy to install even for DIYERs . The insulation is rolled out in your loft  to a depth of 270 mm. It is usually  laid between and across the joists and  your loft hatch will be insulated too. A gap is left where the roof meets the floor for ventilation

 

Can you put new loft insulation on top of old?

Yes! You can absolutely new insulation over old insulation… as long as it isn’t wet. … Wet insulation can lead to mould, mildew, or even the rotting of your ceiling or roof rafters. In fact, you can add new insulation over the existing installation in other areas of your home, not just the attic

Do I need to take everything out of my loft to install Insulation?

The loft will need to be clear of all storage to enable the whole of the loft to be insulated.
We recommend  all existing boards to be removed so that all the loft can be insulated. If you not wish to remove the boards we will lay the insulation over them. Our installers bring all equipment needed , including lights and ladders.

 

Is There Much Mess To Install Loft Insulation?

This is a very easy process with minimal disruption. All packaging will be removed from your home before we leave. Please note that once installed, the joists will not be visible and for your safety, we recommend that you do not access the loft without the use of crawling boards.

How Do I Apply For Free loft insulation ?

Fill In The From Below today and we will check your property and the size of grant awarded. 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

Applied For Free Loft Insulation In The Past And Not Been Successful?

Not every application is successful unfortunately. The government grant for loft insulation criteria is quite strict and you have to meet it to qualify. If you feel you are eligible for the grant, you should apply.  Nothing ventured = nothing gained.

Is The Free Loft Insulation Scheme A Con?

No. I have worked this scheme for many years and confirm it is genuine. The ‘Free Loft Insulation Scheme’ is government backed and funded scheme created to help reduce household carbon footprints by providing grants towards new A-Rated energy efficient insulation for homes across the UK. 1000’s of loft insulation’s have been installed throughout the UK under this government funded scheme free of charge and has proven to be a great success.
 WarmFront has been insulating lofts for free for the last 10 years

 

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
 

* Child Benefit Income Threshholds

Type of Claimant  –                                    Number Of Qualifying Children
                                                                           1                           2                         3               4 or more
Single Claimant                                      1 9800                     24600               29400               34200
Member Of A Couple                             27300                      32 100             36900                41700

Free External Wall Insulation With Free Boiler ?

Grants may be available for  a Free Boiler & Solid Wall Insulation in ECo 4 too. Boilers will need to be over 17 years old ( non condensing ) to be eligible. You may need to pay a contribution.

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. Alos There is a Warmer Homes Scheme especially for Scotland too
 

Is There Grant For Insulation In Northern Ireland?

Unfortunately the Eco funding is not available for Northern Ireland so we will not be able to accept any applications. If the government do introduce Free Insulation for Ireland, we will announce it on our website.

Top 5 Insulation Grants 2022

See our top 5 insulation grants 2021 below and choose one or more to apply for while the grant is still live. 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

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. Please see the Ofgem Site for more on this government scheme Please See The Energy Saving Trust Website For more info

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
 

Why are Free Home Insulation Grants Available?

in1 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.

 

Who Can Apply For Free Insulation Grants?

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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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 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  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. 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

 

 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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How To Get Free Insulation 2022

  Did you know that Free Insulation is one of many insulation grants available from the Government for 100% Free. Free Home Insulation has been around for many years now and other Home Insulation Grants have been added too.

 

Are All Heating Types Accepted For Free Insulation?

For 2022  THERE ARE ONLY INSULATION GRANTS FOR OFF GAS HOMES. IF YOU HAVE A GAS BOILER FITTED YOU ARE  NOT ELIGIBLE SORRY. The Government only wish to insulate homes that have LPG- OIL- SOLID FUEL & ELECTRIC HEATING To get Free Insulation you take a short survey and hope you are found eligible for the survey and installation.

 

What Free Insulation Is Available?

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

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.
 
 

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 !!!!!

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  ?

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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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

 Grants For External Wall Insulation  2022

Grant For External Wall Insulation – There are grants for Solid Wall Insulation earmarked for  The Eco 4 Scheme which starts in July 2022. Having external wall insulation fitted will reduce your bills massively and could save you up to £500 per year! They may be 100% fully funded  depending on the home EPC Rating You will  if claiming benefits be able to apply for a free heating & insulation check for your home which will establish if you qualify This measure is worth up to £15000 with very limited funding.

Spray Foam Insulation -Any Grants For 2022?

There has been a lot of bad press recently about the relatively new kid on the block ( I only have heard of it in the last  few years or so) of the use  spray foam insulation to insulate your roof rafters. This is currently being sold via cold calling and direct mailing  to lots of potential clients who are having to part with up to £5000 for the privilege of having this installed in their loft. It is a most expensive way to insulate your loft in my opinion with no or minimal benefit to the end user.

Firstly – What Is Insulation?

Insulation is simply a material that is fitted to walls or loft etc that acts as a barrier to heat escaping to outside. The material can be foam or Rockwool or poly euro thane and each will have its own U value which is merely a measurement of how long it takes for a specified unit of heat to pass through it. With ever rising heating bills, insulation for your home is an absolute must, to keep your heat in your home for as long as possible. Please see our Insulation Page

What Is Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a liquid foam which is sprayed into position and sets into an insulating layer. It can be used to insulate your roof, loft, walls, floors and does what it says on the tin and forms an effective barrier to heat loss. It has been around for more than 30 years and is an effective insulator and also stops air leakage. It is the most expensive form of insulation however but is quickly and easily installed.

 

Is spray foam insulation safe?

Spray foam insulation is formed on-site which does result in potentially harmful fumes being released into your home at time of installation. The spray area should not be re-entered for at least 24 hours after installation. Once cured, there are no further hazards. There are two types. Open-cell foam – this type is very light, easy to tear and allows water vapour to pass through into its structure so requires a vapour barrier. Closed-cell foam – this is much denser and more expensive than open-cell insulation and acts as a vapour barrier providing a higher level of thermal efficiency.

Sprayed Foam Insulation- Is this a good thing for your loft?

There has been a lot of concern regarding having spray foam installed on your roof rafters and you should seriously give the matter a lot of thought before agreeing to have this. My personal opinion after reading all the facts etc is to invest in some Rockwool insulation fitted on the loft floor which will be a much better option for your hard earned cash. It will be about £4000 cheaper too! See our Loft Insulation Page Here

The Cons Of Spray Foam

  • Many mortgage companies refuse to lend on properties where sprayed foam has been installed.
This will affect the sale of the house when it is put onto the market undoubtedly affecting the property value.
  • Sprayed foam can cause interstitial condensation on the cold side of the insulation resulting in decay in the tiling, battens or the rafters themselves.
This will not be visible from an internal inspection.
  • Removal of the foam is difficult, very labour intensive and the battens and rafters often have to be replaced as well.
  • Where foam is applied to the roof slopes a warm roof is created which means any insulation at ceiling height must be removed.
  • Ventilation is a must. Any water vapour finding its way into the roof void needs to be well ventilated to avoid condensation

Spray Foam Problems

Spray foam insulation sometimes goes wrong, and it can lead to problems that might need massive overhauls. Common problems with spray foam insulation include:
  • Superheating in a closed area
  • Roof damage
  • Hidden termite damage
  • Permanent foul smells
  • Mold and mildew
  • Health complications
Fortunately, these are avoidable problems if your contractor has a keen eye for clean results.

Conclusion

If you are thinking about having this fitted to your home, please take into account the above content. For your loft you should only have it sprayed onto your loft floor to create a barrier to your heat entering the loft. Alternatively, have Rockwool insulation rolled out instead. Do not have your rafters sprayed as all the heat will be wasted once in the loft unless you wish to keep the squirrels and mice nice and warm in the loft.  

 

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Loft Insulation – A Great Way To Save Money!

Saves you up to £200 per year. Average cost £20 -£25 per roll .    Diy costs around £200 per average loft    Professionally will cost you on average £500- £600 The grant covers the loft insulation material and installation. To qualify your property must have no loft insulation at all, or the existing must be less than 100mm thickness of loft insulation.

 

Loft Insulation – What Is The Best Insulation 

For most homes with a loft we recommend you lay fibreglass insulation onto the floor of the loft to create a barrier to your heat entering the loft. The heat is wasted once in the loft so you should concentrate your efforts on keeping the heat in your bedroom for as long as possible. A 300 mm barrier of insulation on the floor will achieve this. If you have a habitable room in the loft we recommend:
  • Warm Roof – this type of involves fitting the insulation to the underside of the roof cover (between the rafters) allowing heat up into the roof void hence the name “warm roof”.
  • Cold Roof – this type is where you lay the insulation on top of the ceiling of the habitable rooms (or between and on top of the joists).

What Are The Benefits Of  Loft Insulation For Your Home?

Loft 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. 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.

How Long Does Loft Insulation Last?

Providing the insulation is left undisturbed and not walked on, it should last indefinitely. It will continue to save you energy and give you cheaper heating bills. How long does it take to install loft insulation? The installation of your new loft insulation should take between 1-2 hours to complete.

How Much Does It Cost To Insulate Your Loft?

Usually up to £800 for supply & fit but you can do it yourself for less than £200. Take a trip to B & Q and purchase some 6- 8 rolls for around £25 each . You will need to ensure all the insulation is installed at a depth of around 300mm.

How Is Loft Insulation Installed?

Very easy to install even for DIYERs . The insulation is rolled out in your loft  to a depth of 270 mm. It is usually  laid between and across the joists and  your loft hatch will be insulated too. A gap is left where the roof meets the floor for ventilation

Can you put new loft insulation on top of old?

Yes! You can absolutely new insulation over old insulation… as long as it isn’t wet. … Wet insulation can lead to mould, mildew, or even the rotting of your ceiling or roof rafters. In fact, you can add new insulation over the existing installation in other areas of your home, not just the attic

Do I need to take everything out of my loft to Install Insulation?

The loft will need to be clear of all storage to enable the whole of the loft to be insulated.
We recommend  all existing boards to be removed so that all the loft can be insulated. If you not wish to remove the boards we will lay the insulation over them. Our installers bring all equipment needed , including lights and ladders.

Is There Much Mess To Install Loft Insulation?

This is a very easy process with minimal disruption. All packaging will be removed from your home before we leave. Please note that once installed, the joists will not be visible and for your safety, we recommend that you do not access the loft without the use of crawling boards.

How Do I Apply For Free loft insulation ?

Fill In The From Below today and we will check your property and the size of grant awarded. 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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Will Loft Insulation Save Me Much Money On My Bills ?

 Yes.  Energy bills will continue to rise year on year and the best way to combat this is to insulate your home properly. You will only do it once and then continue to reap the benefits for years to come.

Can You Have Too Much Insulation ?

Yes and no. You can put as much insulation in the loft as you want but 2 things  :
  • You will be limited for storage
  • Any more insulation higher than 300 mm will not give you any more benefit heat loss wise. The calculations have been done scientifically and found that 300 mm depth of insulation will give you maximum savings.
  • Adding extra insulation will not be of any benefit to you so you will waste your time and money.

Free Loft Insulation – How Is The Loft Insulated?

Your loft should be insulated to a depth of 270 mm for maximum benefit.  Any more fitted will not bring you any more benefit. The loft  insulation ( usually fibreglass )  is rolled out in your loft floor joists leaving a gap for ventilation at both sides where the roof meets the floor. It is usually  laid between and across the joists and  your loft hatch will be insulated too. Any pipes in the loft will be insulated too.

 

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.
Insulating all of the above is not too expensive either so we recommend you look into this. Most insulation can be fitted by yourself too as it is not rocket science.

How Is Loft Insulation Installed?

Very easy to install even for DIYERs . The insulation is rolled out in your loft  to a depth of 270 mm. It is usually  laid between and across the joists and  your loft hatch will be insulated too. A gap is left where the roof meets the floor for ventilation

 

Can you put new loft insulation on top of old?

Yes! You can absolutely new insulation over old insulation… as long as it isn’t wet. … Wet insulation can lead to mould, mildew, or even the rotting of your ceiling or roof rafters. In fact, you can add new insulation over the existing installation in other areas of your home, not just the attic

Do I need to take everything out of my loft to install Insulation?

The loft will need to be clear of all storage to enable the whole of the loft to be insulated.
We recommend  all existing boards to be removed so that all the loft can be insulated. If you not wish to remove the boards we will lay the insulation over them. Our installers bring all equipment needed , including lights and ladders.

 

Is There Much Mess To Install Loft Insulation?

This is a very easy process with minimal disruption. All packaging will be removed from your home before we leave. Please note that once installed, the joists will not be visible and for your safety, we recommend that you do not access the loft without the use of crawling boards.

How Do I Apply For Free loft insulation ?

Fill In The From Below today and we will check your property and the size of grant awarded. 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

Applied For Free Loft Insulation In The Past And Not Been Successful?

Not every application is successful unfortunately. The government grant for loft insulation criteria is quite strict and you have to meet it to qualify. If you feel you are eligible for the grant, you should apply.  Nothing ventured = nothing gained.

Is The Free Loft Insulation Scheme A Con?

No. I have worked this scheme for many years and confirm it is genuine. The ‘Free Loft Insulation Scheme’ is government backed and funded scheme created to help reduce household carbon footprints by providing grants towards new A-Rated energy efficient insulation for homes across the UK. 1000’s of loft insulation’s have been installed throughout the UK under this government funded scheme free of charge and has proven to be a great success.
 WarmFront has been insulating lofts for free for the last 10 years

 

 

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