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Green Deal Finance for External Wall Insulation!


Free Cavity Wall Insulation is available to all UK householders. It does not matter how much you earn or if you receive benefits.

Free Loft Insulation can be claimed by anyone in receipt of specific benefits, tax credits or allowances and those living in low-income areas.

Loft Insulation is also discounted if installed at the same time as Cavity Wall Insulation.

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.

There are currently no grants available for External Wall Insulation. However, this can be funded using Green Deal Finance or an alternative type of loan.

What is available?

Current offers from our approved insulation installers are as follows:

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 Cavity Wall Insulation grant?

All private householders can qualify for a 100% free grant. 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.

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 External Wall Insulation Finance?

External Wall Insulation for properties with solid walls costs in the region of £7,500 to £15,000 depending on the size of the property. As an example, insulating a 3-bed semi costs around £11,000.

All homeowners, private tenants and landlords can apply for the Green Deal, which is a loan attached to the property and repaid through energy bill savings. Green Deal Finance is subject to a basic credit check. Traditional loans may also be available.

Note that a fee of between £75 and £150 may be charged for an External Wall Insulation survey.

Please see our External Wall Insulation page for more information.

Who qualifies for a Loft Insulation grant?

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

There are three ways to qualify for a Loft Insulation grant:

1) Income-related benefits

Someone living in the property must be in receipt of at least one income-related benefit. In this case, you can qualify for free Loft Insulation.

2) Postcode area

Householders in some parts of the country may also qualify for free Loft Insulation if they live in a low-income postcode area where there is a higher likelihood of fuel poverty. If you live in one of these areas, you can claim free insulation regardless of benefits or circumstances.

3) Secondary measure

Loft Insulation is also discounted if installed at the same time as Cavity Wall Insulation.

Please see our Loft Insulation page for more information.

OTHER CRITERIA:
  • Home Owners and Private Tenants
    NOT Council or Housing Association.
  • 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
    no more than 100mm/4” installed.

What if I don't qualify?

Everyone qualifies for a 100% Cavity Wall Insulation grant but not everyone can have free Loft Insulation. However, EnergyLink can still arrange for you to receive a free, no-obligation survey and quote from an approved installer, providing you own or privately rent your property.

By paying for Loft Insulation yourself, you still benefit from the full energy bill savings. The typical installation cost is £300 to £400 and the annual bill saving is up to £150. The cost of Loft Insulation can therefore be recovered in 2 to 3 years from the savings made on your heating bills.

Savings figures are based on Energy Saving Trust estimates for a semi-detached property heated by gas.

All homeowners, landlords and private tenants can apply for Green Deal Finance for External Wall Insulation.

How can EnergyLink help?

EnergyLink have a network of approved installers working throughout England, Scotland and Wales. All installers have access to the schemes outlined above and can carry out a free, no-obligation survey of the property for Cavity & Loft Insulation. A survey fee may be charged if you are applying for External Wall Insulation.

Our Online Application form will tell you which scheme you are likely to qualify for and whether we have an approved installer working in your postcode area. Once you have completed the form, an experienced Energy Advisor will telephone you to confirm 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 any grant amount you are entitled to or arrange the finance. If you need to pay towards the work, this will be due on completion.

EnergyLink have been helping customers with 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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