Loft Insulation Grants
If your loft is not properly insulated, you could be losing up to 25% of the heat created in your home and be missing out on savings of up to £155 per year on your heating bills.
All private households qualify for a Loft Insulation grant of 50% to 100% depending on the existing efficiency of the property. If a contribution towards the cost is required, it will be in the region of £49 to £199.
Loft Insulation grant funding comes from the six main energy suppliers and is backed by the UK Government. It is the occupier of the property who qualifies for the Grant and they do not have to be paid back.
Everyone qualifies for a grant of at least 50%. If the property is inefficient or you live in an area where incomes are generally low, you could qualify for a 100% grant to cover the full cost.
Even if you do not qualify for a Loft grant, we can still arrange for an approved Installer to provide you with a free, no-obligation survey and quote. Loft Insulation costs in the region of £300 to £400.
What type of Insulation is provided?
The Grant schemes allow for mineral wool or glass fibre blankets to be rolled out on the floor of the loft. If the loft is empty, a layer of 100mm is laid between the joists and then a further 170mm is laid on top at right angles. This is known as cross-laying.
The Insulation is fitted by trained, professional Installers who also lag any pipes and cold water tanks in addition to draught proofing and insulating the hatch.
- Mineral wool / glass fibre blankets.
- Laid on floor, between & across joists.
- Fitted by professional Installers.
- Installed or topped up to 11"/270mm.
- Pipes & tanks lagged & hatch insulated.
Is My Property Suitable For Loft Insulation?
In order to qualify for an Insulation Grant, you should have 4" (100mm) or less of existing Insulation installed.
The loft hatch must be fairly easy to access and be big enough for someone to fit through with a roll of Insulation. For health & safety reasons, there needs to be a minimum of four feet from the joists to the peak of the roof so that Installers do not have to crawl to fit the Insulation.
If there are too many stored items, you will have to remove them prior to any work being carried out. Any fixed or loose floor boarding will have to be removed if it covers more than 20% of the total loft area. In addition, there should be no signs of damp caused by poor ventilation, a leaking roof, leaking pipes, etc.
|4 inches (100mm) or less of existing insulation.|
|Loft hatch is accessible i.e. not inside a cupboard etc.|
|Hatch is big enough to fit through, typically 16" square.|
|At least 4 feet of headroom from the joists to the peak.|
|Few stored items or you are prepared to clear them.|
|Prepared to lift boards if more than 20% boarded.|
|No signs of damp inside the loft or on ceilings.|
Loft Insulation Savings
Professionally fitted Loft Insulation will not only prevent up to 25% of the heat in your home from escaping, it will also save you up to £150 per year on your energy bills as your heating can be turned on less often and for shorter periods.
As less fossil fuel is being burned, Loft Insulation will also substantially reduce your Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 800kg per year and helps to protect the environment.
How can EnergyLink help Loft Insulation?
When you apply online for Loft Insulation through EnergyLink, we will allocate you to an approved local Installer who will telephone you to arrange a free, no-obligation survey. The surveyor will check that your property is suitable and verify your grant entitlement.
If the survey shows that Loft Insulation can be fitted and you are happy to go ahead, the installer will arrange the work. Once the job is completed, the installer will then claim any grant amount from an Energy Supplier.