Free loft insulation Scotland
Government grants for free loft insulation & cavity wall insulation
Free loft insulation & cavity wall insulation grants are available for many households throughout the UK who qualify under the Government-led ECO energy grant scheme.
Loft insulation prevents loss of heat through your attic & roof. Insulating your loft correctly means heat is contained in your home and cold is kept out (Thermal / Building Envelope). This is an efficient use of energy, reduces heating bills and makes it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
Many homes in the UK are still not insulated properly and don’t have the required levels of loft insulation and cavity wall insulation installed. The new Government energy / insulation grant scheme provides financial help to meet the cost of installing energy-efficient measures including loft insulation & pipe lagging.
The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is designed to save energy and help to meet the rising cost of domestic gas and electric bills. The grant scheme is Government-led and is being funded by the major energy companies (British Gas, NPower, Eon, SSE, EDF & Scottish Power).
Why Install Loft Insulation?
Loft insulation prevents heat loss by acting as an insulator from the cold. It stops heat escaping from your house through your attic and roof. Approximately 25% of the warmth your heating generates is lost through the roof. and around 35% escapes through the outer walls.
Insulating your loft/attic and exterior walls reduces energy costs by containing the warmth in your home. This can save you £100’s each year by lowering unnecessarily high heating bills.
You will also be helping the environment by reducing the Carbon Dioxide emissions which are released by your central heating system.
Benefits of insulating your home
- Insulating your roof and walls in can save upwards of £500 per year by lowering your heating bills. (These are estimated figures based on insulating a gas-heated, detached home with three bedrooms.) Energy Savings Trust
- Loft and wall insulation keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer
- Installed for free if you qualify for a Government grant, saving you another £700
- Both loft and cavity wall insulation adds value to your property
- Home insulation provides you with an updated Home Energy Report & Energy Performance Certificate
What is Loft Insulation?
Loft insulation is a man-made fiber which is placed between and over the joists in your loft or attic. This prevents heat escaping through your roof which means that your home retains warmth. In turn, this means a reduction in domestic energy bills as it costs less to heat your home as your central heating or fire can be on for less time or set at a lower level.
What Materials are used to insulate a loft / attic?
The three main types of loft insulation materials used in Britain are
- mineral wool quilt
- blown mineral wool
- blown cellulose fiber
All three are suitable for general insulation including topping up existing attic insulation.
Free Insulation – Savings
As well as making up to £1000 on initial installation costs the table below outlines the average annual savings by having loft & cavity wall insulation installed in your home.
|Cavity wall insulation||£275||£160||£105||£110||£90|
|Loft insulation (0-270mm)||£240||£140||£135||£200||–|
Find out more at Free Insulation – Savings
Applying for a Government insulation grant
- Free insulation grant enquiry
Contact us via the link below and give us a few details regarding any existing wall or loft insulation your building has and let us know which type of insulation you require – loft, cavity wall or both.
- Loft insulation or cavity wall insulation Survey
If you qualify for a Government loft insulation grant or wall insulation the Insulation Surveyor will contact you to arrange a home survey. It is a quick check of any existing insulation and to see if your home is suitable for loft / wall insulation
- Fitting your free insulation
The Insulation Surveyor will then call the recommended installers for your area to arrange a date for your walls or loft to be insulated. Insulation fitted via the Government grant scheme is industry standard and comes with the usual manufacturers guarantees and warranty etc.