Free Home Insulation Services
Free Insulation grants are available to install Cavity Wall Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation and Room in Roof Insulation. All UK householders, in receipt of a qualifying income-related benefit can qualify.
EnergyLink can also help with grants of up to 25% for External Wall Insulation. You do not currently need to be receiving benefits to qualify. External Wall Free Insulation is also available in the KW, IV and PH areas of Scotland, as long as the property is not on the gas network.
Home Insulation Grants do not have to be paid back. As long as you qualify, an approved and trusted Installer will complete the work then claim the grant to cover the cost of the work.
The grants are part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO). Under ECO, energy suppliers including British Gas, EDF, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power, and SSE are obliged to pay for insulation in domestic households. They must improve the ability of low income, fuel poor and vulnerable people to heat their homes cost effectively. Insulation must result in heating savings, an important factor with increasing gas and electricity prices. ECO is a key policy in protecting those struggling to heat their homes.
Launched in 2022, ECO4 is the current Government-backed energy efficiency grant scheme, and will run until 2026. The aim of the scheme is to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
ECO4 focusses on low income and vulnerable, and fuel poor households whose properties have an EPC energy rating of D*, E, F or G. To support households on the lowest incomes, those in receipt of means tested benefits will be eligible. In addition, ECO4 Flex targets households on low incomes, but not in receipt of benefits.
* An EPC energy rating of D applies to owner occupiers only, not tenants.
As long as you own or rent the property and it is currently occupied i.e. not under renovation, you should qualify for a Free Insulation Grant. If you do not qualify, we can still arrange for an approved Installer to provide you with a quote for the work.
How It Works
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Free Survey Booked
Which Benefits Qualify For Free Insulation?
If someone living in the property receives one or more of the benefits listed below then you should qualify to have Cavity Wall Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation and Room in Roof Insulation installed completely free of charge:
- Child Tax Credit
- Housing Benefit (not the single person’s 25% Council Tax reduction)
- Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Pension Credit Savings Credit
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Universal Credit
- Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate
- Working Tax Credit
- Child Benefit *
* Combined annual household income (before tax and National Insurance) limits apply. See our who qualifies page for full details.
You may still qualify for free insulation if no one in your household is in receipt of a qualifying benefit, but your annual household income must be £31,000 or less.
There are a number of schemes running and the criteria for funding is complex. EnergyLink will allocate you to a company who is able to calculate which scheme is most appropriate for you, to ensure that you’ll need to pay very little for the energy efficiency measures, or even to get it for free.
Even if you are not entitled to a 100% free insulation grant, EnergyLink can still put you in touch with an approved local Installer who can provide you with a quote.
Cavity Wall Insulation Grants
All householders in receipt of a qualifying benefit can claim a 100% free Cavity Wall Insulation Grant, as long as the property is occupied and not under renovation.
Properties built of brick between 1924 and 1982 are generally suitable for Cavity Wall Insulation, although we can help with properties that were built up to 2005 without insulation.
Please see our Cavity Wall Insulation page for more information.
Loft Insulation Grants
The property must be owned or rented, currently occupied and not under renovation. If you currently receive one or more of the benefits listed above, then you should be entitled to a 100% grant.
There must be 100mm (4 inches) or less of insulation already installed to qualify for a grant. This will typically be level with or below the joists. If it is above this level, we can arrange a free survey and quote to top up to 270mm.
Please see our Loft Insulation page for more information.
Room In Roof Insulation Grants
As long as you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit as listed above, then you should receive Free Room In Roof Insulation. Even if you do not qualify for a room in roof insulation grant, we can still arrange for an approved installer to give you a quote.
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 tenant to qualify.
Please see our Room in Roof Insulation page for more information.
Internal Wall Insulation Grants
If someone in the household is claiming a benefit, you could be entitled to free Internal Wall Insulation for your home.
The property must also have walls that are of solid construction type and you should also own or rent the property.
If you are not entitled to a grant, EnergyLink can still arrange for you to receive a free survey and quote.
Please see our Internal Wall Insulation page for more information.
External Wall Insulation Grants
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.
Free External Wall Insulation is also available if you live in KW, IV or PH and do not have mains gas.
External Wall Insulation is normally installed in properties that have solid brick or concrete walls. It can also be fitted to homes with cavity walls that are not suitable for Cavity Wall Insulation.
Please see our External Wall Insulation page for more information.
How Much Money Can I Save?
Cavity Walls that have not been insulated can cause up to 35% of the heat in a property to be lost. Cavity Wall Insulation can typically save up to £145 per year on bills.
Solid Wall Insulation fitted internally or externally can save households up to £270 each year on bills and stop 1.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Installing Loft Insulation can save you up to £150 per year on heating bills as it prevents up to 25% of heat being lost via the roof.
Having insulated roof rooms can also reduce heating bills by as much as £150 per year by preventing heat being lost through the walls and the roof.
How can EnergyLink help?
EnergyLink have a network of approved Surveyors and Installers working throughout England, Scotland and Wales. All have access to grants and can carry out a free, no-obligation survey.
Our form will tell you which grant you are likely to qualify for. Once you have entered your contact details, we will allocate you to an approved local Surveyor/Installer who will contact you to arrange a free, no-obligation survey.
If you are happy to proceed after the survey, a date will be booked for the installation. Following the work, 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.
We were more than delighted with the service you provided. It was most efficient, effective and you kept us fully informed at all times. The personnel who visited our property to do the survey and carry out the work were a credit to your company.
Very helpful men came as promised and installed the loft insulation. Thank you very much.
The insulation was installed quick and easily without fuss. A good job done.
I had my loft insulated and just wanted to say how happy I was with the service. It was great from start to finish, the girl who first spoke to me about it was very friendly and helpful, the fitters were very efficient and tidy, so big thank you to all concerned.
A big thank you for the way you have helped and done my walls and loft the work was done at a very quick and high standard. With no mess at all so thank all your team for me please.
Our wall cavity and loft insulation work has been carried out, well done and we are very pleased with all who helped us including yourselves. Thank you very much.