FREE INSULATION

FREE Home Insulation if you receive a qualifying benefit!
Up to 80% grant available for everyone else.

Free Cavity Wall, Loft and Roof Room Insulation is available to all private UK householders, in receipt of a qualifying income-related benefit. If you do not qualify, you can still claim a grant of up to 80%.

As long as you own or privately rent the property and it is currently occupied i.e. not under renovation, you should qualify for an Insulation Grant.

What is available?

Current offers from our approved insulation installers are as follows:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
    • FREE if receiving a qualifying benefit. *
    • Up to 80% grant if no benefits (contribution of £49 to £99 required).
  • Loft Insulation
    • FREE if receiving a qualifying benefit. *
    • Up to 50% grant if no benefits (contribution of £199 required).
    • Must be 100mm or less already installed in both cases.
  • Room in Roof Insulation
    • FREE if you receive a qualifying benefit. *
    • FREE if the property does not have mains gas. *
    • Up to 70% grant for everyone else (contribution of £300 to £500 required).
    • 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). Under ECO, Energy Suppliers including British Gas, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE and EDF are obliged to pay for insulation in domestic households.

Which benefits qualify for free?

If you receive one or more of the income-related benefits listed below then you should qualify to have Cavity Wall Insulation or Loft Insulation installed completely free of charge:

  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit *
  • Working Tax Credit *
  • Universal Credit *

* Household income limits apply.

What if you don't qualify for free insulation?

Even if you are not entitled to a 100% grant, you can still claim up to 80% of the cost of installing Cavity Wall Insulation, up to 50% off loft insulation and up to 70% off Roof Room Insulation. Any contribution you have to make will be recovered within a few years from the savings made on your energy bills.

Who qualifies for a Cavity Wall Insulation grant?

All private householders in receipt of a qualifying can claim a 100% free grant, as long as the property is occupied and not under renovation. 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.

If you do not receive one of the benefits listed above, you can still claim a grant that will cover up to 80% of the cost, leaving just £49 to £99 to pay.

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, currently occupied and not under renovation. More than 50% ownership of a Housing Association property will also qualify. Council / Housing Association tenants do not qualify for a grant through EnergyLink.

If you currently receive one or more of the seven income-related benefits listed above, then you should be entitled to a 100% grant. Even if you do not qualify for free, you can still claim up to 50% of the cost, leaving a contribution of £199.

There must be 100mm (4 inches) or less of insulation already installed in your loft. If there is more than 100mm, we can still arrange a free survey and quote to top the insulation up to the recommended 270mm.

Please see our Loft Insulation page for more information.

Who qualifies for a Room in Roof Insulation grant?

As long as you are in receipt of an income-related benefit listed above or your property does not have mains gas, then you should receive free insulation. If you do not qualify, you can still claim up to 70% off the cost of the work.

The property must have been constructed with roof rooms or have 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). You also need to be a homeowner or private tenant to qualify.

Please see our Room in Roof 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
    100mm (4”) 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.

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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