Free loft insulation Grants 2014
Free loft insulation grants are still available in the UK.
Free loft insulation is still available for homeowners and private tenants across the UK via a new part of a new Government-backed grant scheme. The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) Affordable Warmth grant scheme provides home energy efficiency products like free loft insulation and cavity wall insulation for those who meet the grant qualification criteria.
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 the roof of your home, which stays warm for longer. 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.
How long does Loft Insulation take to install?
In most cases the loft insulation installers take less than two hours to complete the installation, depending on the amount of loft insulation needed. The current recommended level for loft insulation is 270mm (11 Inches).
Loft Insulation – Benefits & Savings
- Cavity wall insulation can save around £250 per year on domestic heating bills. (These are estimated figures based on insulating a gas-heated, detached home with three bedrooms.) Energy Savings Trust
- Loft insulation keeps your home warm
- Installed for free saving around £300
- Loft insulation adds value to your property
- Provides you with an updated home energy report
Why is Loft Insulation Free?
Heating your home Free loft insulation and cavity wall insulation grants are being made available to help those in specific sections of society cope with the rising cost of domestic energy / heating bills. Free boiler replacement grants are also available via the scheme. Reducing Carbon Emissions ECO is also aimed at reducing excessive Carbon Dioxide emissions being released into the environment. Every time we use our central heating or heat our water harmful emissions are released. By keeping the heat in your home by installing insulation products you will use your heating less and improve your Carbon Footprint.
Why Install Loft Insulation? With no loft insulation 25% of your home’s heat is lost through the roof, and around 35% escapes through the outer walls. This means that a huge percentage of your heating costs are unnecessary.
Loft insulation stops heat escaping, and means you spend less heating your home. By taking simple yet effective steps such as installing Cavity Wall Insulation and Loft Insulation you can save £100’s each year on unnecessarily high fuel bills. You will also be helping the environment by reducing carbon emissions.
Who installs free loft insulation?
Free loft insulation and cavity wall insulation are installed by accredited companies recommended and verified by Government authorities.
How do I claim a free Loft insulation grant?
The process for claiming free loft insulation or cavity wall insulation is straightforward. Click on the “Apply Now” link opposite to see if you qualify for a grant. You will then be asked to leave a few details about your home and heating etc. This will only take a few minutes.
Loft Insulation Survey
If you qualify for free Government insulation a verified Insulation Surveyor will contact you, usually within 24 hours, to arrange a quick visit to your home. The Surveyor will check a few things like the depth of any existing loft insulation if you have any. Should you require cavity wall insulation he will check inside your walls to see if your walls are already insulated.
Free Insulation Grant Form
The next stage is to fill in a few details on a Government Insulation grant application form. the Surveyor will advise you on this. It is a straightforward form and you are only asked to provide a few details including some information about your home and your energy supplier etc. You should have any verification documents ready. You will be told what you need during the initial telephone conversation when the home insulation survey is arranged.
Loft Insulation Install The Surveyor will then call the recommended loft insulation or wall insulation company for your area to arrange a date for your free insulation to be installed. The free loft insulation and cavity wall insulation installed via the Government grant scheme is industry standard and comes with the usual manufacturers guarantees and safety checks.
Additional Information / Downloads relating to Government Energy Grants
Free Loft Insulation in England – Free Loft Insulation – Energy Savings Trust England
Free Loft Insulation in Scotland – Free Loft Insulation – Energy Savings Trust
Free Loft Insulation in Wales – Free Loft Insulation – Energy Savings Trust