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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, providing they receive an income-related benefit or live in an area of lower than average incomes. Free Loft Insulation is also available with External Wall Insulation and it is heavily discounted with Cavity Wall Insulation.

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 are completely non-repayable.

Who qualifies?

To qualify for free Loft Insulation, someone living in the property must be in receipt of one of the six main benefits listed below. Four of the benefits require an additional component as shown.

* Additional components required. Complete our form and an advisor will check if you qualify.

You may also be entitled to a 100% grant if you live in an area where incomes are generally low. Free Loft Insulation is also available with External Wall Insulation and grants of up to 90% can be claimed with Cavity Wall Insulation, leaving just £49 to pay.

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.

Loft Insulation

  • 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.

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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.

Checklist For Loft Insulation
4 inches (100mm) or less of existing insulation. tick
Loft hatch is accessible i.e. not inside a cupboard etc. tick
Hatch is big enough to fit through, typically 16" square. tick
At least 4 feet of headroom from the joists to the peak. tick
Few stored items or you are prepared to clear them. tick
Prepared to lift boards if more than 20% boarded. tick
No signs of damp inside the loft or on ceilings. tick

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.

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How can EnergyLink help Loft Insulation?

When you apply online for Loft Insulation through EnergyLink, one of our highly trained Energy Advisors will telephone you. They will check that your property is suitable, verify your grant entitlement and arrange a free, no-obligation survey from an approved installer.

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.

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