Free Loft insulation Grants

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).

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Why Install Loft Insulation?

Home heat loss without loft & wall insulation

Home heat loss without 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.

Insulating your loft hatch
Cold air in your loft can sometimes come through your loft hatch into your home. Your loft hatch will also be fitted with insulating strips to avoid this.
Pipes & water tanks
Insulating your loft will keep your house warmer but your attic will be colder so it is important not to forget to insulate your pipes and any water tanks. As part of the ECO insulation grant scheme all of your pipes and water tanks in your loft are insulated as a matter of course.


Insulation grants for pensioners

Many Pensioners & over 60′s now qualify for free insulation. New Government grants mean that many elderly people again qualify for a free loft insulation grant or cavity wall insulation. In addition, there are new grants which may mean getting a new central heating boiler replacement for free at the same time. Insulation grants for pensioners.


Free Insulation for people on benefits

Government grants for free loft insulation and cavity wall insulation are still available for those in receipt of many benefits. THE ECO grant scheme is designed to help families on low incomes. Loft insulation and cavity wall insulation are still free for many people who claim benefits or Tax Credits.

If you are in receipt of Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits, Income Support and many other benefits you may qualify for free loft insulation, cavity wall insulation or a replacement boiler. The energy saving home insulation products can substantially  reduce gas / heating bills and savings of around £300 per year are not unusual. Insulation grants for benefit claimants.

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.

 Annual saving Detached Semi-detached Mid-terrace Bungalow Flat
Cavity wall insulation £275 £160 £105 £110 £90
Loft insulation (0-270mm) £240 £140 £135 £200

Find out  more at Free Insulation – Savings

Loft Insulation FAQ’s

  • What is loft insulation?
    Loft insulation is a man made thermal insulation fibre which is inserted in between your attic joists, around your loft hatch and pipes to prevent thermal transfer.
  • What is loft insulation made of?
    Loft insulation is made from natural rock mineral wool fibre. It is completely fireproof and moisture proof and actually improves the fire safety of your attic and home.
  • Why should I insulate my home?
    Loft and wall insulation insulate your house and prevent heat loss.
  • What is a loft insulation grant?
    You can get grant funding to provide financial help with the cost of installing insulation materials from the UK Government.
  • Will loft insulation reduce my heating bills?
    Definitely. If your home is insulated effectively you can save £100’s each year.
  • Who installs free loft insulation?
    Free loft insulation and cavity wall insulation are installed by accredited  companies recommended and verified by Government authorities.
  • How long does loft insulation take to install?
    In most cases  installers take less than two hours to complete the installation, depending on the amount of loft insulation needed. The current recommended level for most roofs and buildings is 270mm (11 Inches).
  • How do I claim a an insulation grant?
    To start follow this link – Free Loft Grants

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.

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Did You Know?
The ancient Egyptians were the first known people to use home insulation. The Romans and Greeks also constructed buildings with a gap between two stone walls to allow warm air, produced by fires inside the building, to circulate within the sealed cavity. This provided a natural barrier from the cold.

Buildings were  insulated during the Middle Ages in Europe & the UK  by fitting pieces of cloth between the walls to form a protective layer.

Rockwool insulation is made from natural volcanic rock so is completely fireproof and adds to the overall safety of your home.