FREE INSULATION

FREE Cavity Wall, Loft and Room in Roof Insulation!

Free Cavity Wall, Loft and Room-in-Roof Insulation is available to all private UK householders, regardless of how much you earn or whether you receive benefits.

As long as you own or privately rent the property and it is currently occupied, you should qualify for an Insulation Grant.

What is available?

Current free offers from our approved insulation installers are as follows:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
    • FREE for all households, regardless of circumstances. *
  • Loft Insulation
    • FREE if there is less than 50mm already installed. *
    • 50% to 75% grant if there is 50mm to 150mm installed.
  • Room in Roof Insulation
    • FREE if originally built with Roof Rooms or a loft conversion. *
    • Must have a fixed staircase.

* 100% grants are subject to a free, no-obligation survey. In most cases it is free but you
may be asked to pay a small contribution, depending on the size and efficiency of the property.


Home Insulation Grants do not have to be paid back. As long as you qualify, an installer will complete the work then claim the grant to cover the cost of the work.

Grants are available to homeowners and private tenants and are part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) and the Green Deal. Under ECO, Energy Suppliers including British Gas, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE and EDF are obliged to pay for insulation in domestic households.

Who qualifies for a Cavity Wall Insulation grant?

All private householders can qualify for a 100% free grant, as long as the property is occupied. You can also qualify if you own more than 50% of a Housing Association property. Council and Housing Association tenants will not qualify under the ECO grant scheme through EnergyLink.

You do not need to be in receipt of any benefits or living in a certain area to qualify.

Please see our Cavity Wall Insulation page for more information.

100% grants are subject to a free, no-obligation survey. In most cases it is free but you
may be asked to pay a small contribution, depending on the size and efficiency of the property.

Who qualifies for a Loft Insulation grant?

As with Cavity Insulation, the property must be owned or privately rented and currently occupied. More than 50% ownership of a Housing Association property will also qualify. Council / Housing Association tenants do not qualify for a grant through EnergyLink.

There are two types of Loft Insulation grant:

1) Current depth under 50mm - FREE

If you there is less than 75mm already installed in your loft, you can claim free Loft Insulation regardless of benefits or circumstances.

2) Current depth 50mm to 150mm - 50% to 75% grant

If you do not qualify for a 100% grant, you can still claim 50% to 75% towards the cost, depending how much insulation is already installed. Contributions of £99 to £249 will be required (Loft Insulation typically costs in the region of £300 to £500).

Please see our Loft Insulation page for more information.

OTHER CRITERIA:
  • Home Owners and Private Tenants
  • Property must be occupied when surveyed.
  • Not for DIY projects. Must be fitted
    by an EnergyLink approved installer.
  • No damp on the walls or ceilings.
    Some condensation is acceptable.
  • Loft is easily accessible and has
    75mm (3”) or less already installed.

Are there grants for other Insulation types?

A grant of up to 25% can be claimed towards the cost of External Wall Insulation. Prices typically range from £7,000 to £15,000. EnergyLink can arrange a free survey and quote from an accredited local installer. Please see our External Wall Insulation page for more information.

Free Room in Roof Insulation can also be claimed if the property was constructed with roof rooms or it is a loft conversion. There must be little or no insulation in the the walls & ceiling and a fixed staircase must be present (not a pull-down loft ladder or similar). Please see our Room in Roof Insulation page for more information.

How can EnergyLink help?

EnergyLink have a network of approved installers working throughout England, Scotland and Wales. All installers have access to ECO grants and can carry out a free, no-obligation survey of the property.

Our Online Application form will tell you which grant you are likely to qualify for and whether we have an approved installer working in your postcode area. Once you have completed the form, we will check your details before passing them to an approved Installer who will contact you to arrange a survey.

If you are happy to proceed after the survey, a date will be booked for the installation. Following the installation, the installer will claim the grant amount you are entitled to. If you need to pay towards the work, this will be invoiced on completion.

EnergyLink have been helping customers with Free Home Insulation grants and other incentives since June 2007. Click here to learn more about why you should use our service.

100% grants are subject to a free, no-obligation survey. In most cases it is free but you
may be asked to pay a small contribution, depending on the size and efficiency of the property.

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