ROOM IN ROOF INSULATION GRANTS
FREE Room in Roof Insulation!
Grants are available to pay for the entire cost of having loft rooms insulated. As long as the property was originally built with roof rooms or the loft has been converted, you should qualify for a 100% grant. There must be a fixed staircase leading to the rooms and not a pull down ladder, etc. The walls and ceiling of the rooms should also have little or no insulating material present.
The grant funding is part of the Government's Energy Companies Obligation scheme. The main Energy Suppliers such as British Gas, NPower, etc. have to pay for Insulation in private, domestic households.
Many older properties that were originally built with a loft room or 'Room-in-Roof' were not insulated at the time. If insulation was installed, it is often inadequate by modern standards. Loft conversions that were carried out more than 30 years ago are also likely to be poorly insulated, if at all. Many loft rooms are therefore cold and difficult or impossible to heat.
You also need to own or privately rent the property and it must also be occupied i.e. not empty or undergoing refurbishment. You can also apply if you own 50% or more of a Housing Association property but please mention this in the notes below.
Note that we do not currently have any installers with Room in Roof funding but if you complete the form below, we will contact you when the situation changes.
What is Room-in-Roof Insulation?
Insulating batts are secured to the walls and the sloping part of the ceiling. Slabs of insulating material are fitted between the batts and plasterboard is secured over the insulation. The room is then skimmed ready for decoration. In some circumstances, insulation boards can be pushed up into the roof behind the sloping part of the ceiling and also secured behind the walls.
If there is a traditional loft space above the rooms, this will also be insulated by laying rolls of glass fibre insulation on the floor of the loft.
There is little disrupton and the whole process is usually completed in a day. If necessary, skirting boards, light fittings, radiators, etc. are all removed prior to installation and replaced afterwards.
Is it really Free?
In most cases it is free but a contribution is sometimes required, depending on the efficiency of the property.
Is the survey Free and how long does it take?
Yes, the survey is free and it typically takes up to two hours.
Will I have to clear the room out?
Yes, the room will need to be empty before the work begins. It does not need to be removed before the survey.
How long does the work take?
Most installations are completed in one day.
What about skirting boards, radiators, sockets and light fittings?
All fittings and fixtures will be carefully removed and replaced. Some may require slight alterations such as radiator pipework.
Is decoration included in the grant?
No, the walls and ceilings will be ready for decoration when the job is complete.
Energy Bill Savings
If your loft room is not insulated, you could be losing up to 25% of the heat generated in your home. Insulating the walls and ceiling of the loft room could save you up to £150 per year on your heating bills.
How can EnergyLink help?
EnergyLink Ltd. can arrange a free, no-obligation survey of your property. This includes producing an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR).
If you are happy to proceed after the survey, our approved installer will arrange for the work to be carried out. Once the Insulation has been fitted, they will claim the grant from an Energy Supplier or a Green Deal Provider to cover the full cost of the work.