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 £175 per year on your heating bills.
All private households qualify for a Loft Insulation Grant. 100% Free Grants are for private households where anyone is aged 70 or above, or in receipt of a qualifying benefit. All other private households can claim a Grant for between 40% and 70% of the cost.
Loft Insulation Grant funding comes from the six main utility companies 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. Please see our Loft Insulation page for more details.
Although the initial Government target was for utility companies to reduce carbon emissions in UK households by the end of 2012, the scheme has been slightly extended until March 2013. However, there is no guarantee that Insulation Grants will last until then. Once the funding runs out, the scheme will end. Don't delay, Apply Online for your Grant now.
What Type Of Loft 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. To qualify for Free Loft Insulation, the limit is 2.5" (60mm).
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 £175 per year on your energy bills as your heating can be turned on less often and for shorter periods.
If your loft is already partially insulated, the current Loft Insulation Grants Scheme can also be used to top up Loft Insulation in your home which could save you up to £45 per year.
As less fossil fuel is being burned, Cavity Wall 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, our application form will ensure that we have an approved Installer in your local area, that Insulation Grants are available, and which Grant you are likely to qualify for. You can then enter your contact details to receive a free, no-obligation survey.