External Wall Insulation Finance
Professionally installed External Wall Insulation can cut down the heat lost in your home by up to 45% This can save you up as much as £270 on heating bills every year.
Every private householder qualifies for an External Wall Insulation loan through the Government's Green Deal scheme. This is effectively a loan against the property with repayments made through the savings made on heating bills.
External Wall Insulation typically costs between £7,000 and £15,000. The up-front cost is beyond many people's means which is why the Green Deal Energy Efficiency scheme was created.
The quicker you claim your Green Deal, the better as no-one knows how long it will last. The scheme will close when the funding runs out so apply online today.
Who qualifies for the Green Deal?
Every private householder in England, Scotland and Wales can claim Green Deal finance. You do not need to be in receipt of benefits or have a low income.
If your property needs Loft Insulation, this can be installed at the same time.
What Is External Wall Insulation?
If your property has solid walls, made from brick, concrete or stone, an insulating board can be fixed to the outside walls. A render is then applied and painted to form a decorative finish.
Brick, stone and tile cladding finishes are also available.
External Wall Insulation
- Insulating material fixed to outside.
- Render applied to make decorative finish.
- Brick/stone/tiled cladding also available.
- Adds a protective weatherproof layer.
- Improves external appearance and value.
External Wall Insulation adds a weatherproof layer to the walls which protects them from the elements. It also improves the external appearance, adds value to the property and makes it easier to sell or rent out.
Is My Property Suitable For External Wall Insulation?
If the property is made from solid concrete or stone, it could be suitable for External Wall Insulation. Brick-built properties constructed before 1924 were normally solid. The bricks were laid crossways which tied the two layers of brick together. If you can see square ends in the pattern, the walls will be solid.
Solid brick walls will also generally be under 10" thick. After 1924, most homes were built with a cavity or air gap between the bricks. In this case, you will not see any square ends in the pattern and the walls will normally be over 10.5" thick.
The walls should also be structurally sound and in good condition. If it is a listed building or in a conservation area etc., it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to have External Wall Insulation.
There must be no signs of damp either inside or outside and there should also be good access all around the property. If the property leads directly onto a pavement, it may not be possible to have the insulation installed.
Note that if there is a cavity present, it will not be possible to have External Wall Insulation installed under the grant scheme, regardless of whether the cavity is already insulated. This is because Cavity Wall Insulation is much cheaper so the energy suppliers will not fund External Wall Insulation.
|Constructed of solid brick, stone or concrete (not timber-frame).|
|Have walls that are sound and not in need of repair.|
|Not be a listed building or in a conservation area, etc.|
|Not have any signs of damp inside or outside the walls.|
|Have good access all around the property.|
|Not lead directly onto a pavement i.e. have no garden or drive.|
|Not have cavity walls that are already filled or can be filled.|
External Wall Insulation Savings
Installing External Wall Insulation stops up to 45% of the heat in your property from escaping. Your heating does not need to be switched on as often and can be run for shorter periods. This can result in heating bill savings of up to £270 per year.
How can EnergyLink help?
Apply online through EnergyLink and we will allocate you to an approved installer. They will carry out a Green Deal assessment which typically costs £75 to £150.
The assessor will check that the property is likely to be suitable for Insulation and explain how the Green Deal works. A Green Deal plan is then produced.
If the assessment shows your property to be suitable and you would like to have the work carried out, our approved installer will arrange a convenient date to start the work.