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QA Closer Look at Cavity Wall Insulation Grants
Government funded cavity wall insulation schemes are specifically designed for homeowners who may not be able to afford new insulation.
They are intended to provide a comfortable and energy-efficient home while saving you money along the way.
These grants are provided by both local and national agencies. Thankfully, the qualification criteria are simple when working with the team at Installers UK. So, what are your options?
What Free Cavity Wall Insulation Programmes Are Available?
Cavity wall insulation grants can be broken down into two main categories:
- ECO funding
- LA FLEX grants
ECO funding was first introduced in 2013 and it is intended to increase energy efficiency while addressing the needs of those who cannot afford insulation upgrades. Energy suppliers are obligated to work with qualified installation firms in order to provide you with cost-effective heating solutions. Keep in mind that ECO funding is sometimes known as the Affordable Warmth Obligation Scheme.
LA FLEX stands for “Local Authority Energy Flexibility”. This local grant is designed to provide property owners with financial aid if they are on a limited budget. Free cavity wall insulation is one possibility covered within this scheme.
How May You be Able to Qualify?
There are several ways in which you may be eligible for government funded cavity wall insulation. Of course, your financial situation will be taken into account.
Those who live in social housing with an energy rating of E, F or G can often qualify. Households receiving benefits (such as Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payments) may often be eligible.
Are you interested to learn more about what these cavity wall insulation grants have to offer? Do you think that you may be able to qualify for the schemes outlined above?
If so, the first step involves taking our brief insulation survey. This form will provide us with basic information such as your location, the age of your home and any heating concerns that you may have.
Reduce your heating bill for free
The UK’s insulation grants, such as ECO scheme, are government schemes funded by the UK’s largest utility companies, including the so-called ‘Big Six’. These companies are duly obliged to offer grants that can help those in need to enhance the energy efficiency of their homes for good, without costing you a penny.
The grants available with the ECO scheme and LA Flex funding tend to cover many different types of insulation, depending on your property age and type. This includes cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as first time central heating and boiler replacements.
How is the Boiler Grant free?
New A-rated boiler grants are also offered as part of the ECO scheme, helping households with the opportunity for inefficient boilers to be replaced completely free of charge, or heavily subsidised.
Providing your boiler is more than five-years-old or deemed as faulty and a homeowner, you should be eligible for a new A-rated boiler, installed by Registered GAS SAFE and Governments Trustmark installer and will come with a guarantee.
For older and more in-efficient properties, grant funding is more likely to cover full costs. If you have a very efficient property, You may need to contribute a small amount to cover the cost of the boiler install this will advised to you before any works are carried out.
How long does installation take?
Most properties can have cavity wall and loft insulation installed in just a few hours, although larger households may require an entire day for installation.
In order to qualify for any of the available government grants, you will need to prove that you are the legal owner of the property, if renting permission will be required from landlord or managing agent, first and foremost .
Secondly, you will need to be in receipt of at least one of the following benefits:
Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Child Benefit (please note that most children under 16 years of age are entitled to £20 p.w child benefit), Employment and support allowance (income-related), Personal independence payment, Jobseeker’s allowance, (Income-based) Income Support, Disability Living Allowance, Income Support,Pension Credit (Guarantee), Child Tax Credit, Working tax credit,Universal credit, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Constant Attendance Allowance, Industrial injuries disablement benefit, Mobility supplement, Severe disablement allowance, War Pension Mobility Supplement.
Awards and Accreditations
About Us We Are Installers UK
Installers UK is a fast-growing company of approved installers of cavity wall and loft insulation for homes nationwide. We’re approved installers with the Governments Trustmark and Green Deal Scheme, the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA), Kiwa. We also submit funding to the Local Authority flex scheme and managing agents. We are committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon usage in homes across the UK.
Thus far, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners benefit from cost-effective energy efficiency measures on their properties, including many in Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties.
Over 18,000 Happy Homeowners
Had my loft insulation done today. Excellent service and very polite man! Huge thanks
Nick Garside Homeowner - Applied in March 2018
Super efficient and service with a smile. Great Company. Will definitely recommend to others. Job Well done Nathan!
John Roberts Homeowner - Applied in November 2018
loft insulation went great from start to finish. defiantly recommend them. thank you!
Alice Magnani Eyre Homeowner- Applied in March 2019
Completed cavity wall insulation for free under the eco scheme. Turned up on time, very polite & efficient. Could not fault them. Many thanks
Amy Louise Brooks Homeowner- Applied in August 2019
efficient, and a very friendly service and they were very good in working around the hours that suited you. highly recommend.
Darren Owen Homeowner - Applied in August 2019
Friendly installers, no charge after 3 hour cavity wall insulation and gave us helpful advice. Thank you
Charlotte Jones Homeowner - Applied in August 2019
Installers were on time for appointment and insulated my loft with 300mm of insulation with funding as promised and no charge to me. They were clean and tidy and completed…
Debbie McCluskey Homeowner - Applied in January 2019
Excellent service from Nathan and co, work completed today to high standard, very happy with the work and would most defiantly recommend them
Emma Parry Homeowner - Applied in March 2019
Surveyor came Wednesday and Nathan the lead Technician came today to fit my insulation & has done a brilliant job, very efficient & tidy & was lovely guy too, highly…
Faye Zosia Pritchard Homeowner - Applied in April 2019
Brilliant service, all completed as promised. Would certainly recommend.
Fran Kallagher Homeowner - Applied in September 2019
I contacted this company for a quote for my loft to be insulated. I was given a very reasonable quote which i accepted, a time and date was then agreed.…
Gary Thomas Homeowner - Applied in March 2019
Highly recommend Installers Uk, just had our cavity wall completed within 2 weeks of our initial survey visit! Lads were punctual, polite, tidy and did exactly what they said they…
Gemma Ann Hobbs Homeowner - Applied in February 2020
Super efficient and service with a smile. Great company. Will definitely recommend to others. Job Well done Nathan!
Julie Roberts Homeowner - Applied in March 2019
Installers Uk helped me to get a grant from the council for loft insulation. From the initial site review to installation, the team provided a professional and knowledgeable service, making…
Michael Morton Homeowner - Applied in June 2019
great service with a smile arrived on time. would recommend
Michaela Davies Homeowner - Applied in March 2019
Excellent professional service! My home feels warmer and my heating thermostat is turned lower now, i'm not wasting so much heat! So cheaper bills warmer home and great greener feeling!
Paula Boyd Homeowner - Applied in April 2019
had my loft insulation done today. excellent service and very polite man! huge thanks.
Nicole Jane Garside Homeowner - Applied in March 2019
Friendly polite installers quick and efficient well done
Terrie Dawkins Homeowner - Applied in July 2019
They arrived on time and insulated my loft. The lads were very polite clean friendly and tidy and finished the job in time specified. i would definitely happily recommend this…
Sian Howells Homeowner - Applied in March 2019
Benefits of cavity wall insulation
Cavity wall insulation requires the installation of insulating material in the cavity (space) between two layers of brick. This can be done at the time of a build or as a retrofit measure. Here are five key benefits to cavity wall insulation that you might be able to receive without having to spend a penny of your hard-earned money:
- Available for free if you qualify for government ECO or LA FLEX grant schemes
- Keep more of your property’s heat that is lost through uninsulated walls
- Maintaining a good temperature for your home offers comfort and health benefits
- Cavity wall insulation helps reduce your property’s carbon footprint
- Cavity wall insulation is quick and simple to retrofit when you choose an approved installer like Installers UK
Cavity walls Vs Solid walls: What’s the difference?
- Properties built after the 1920s typically have cavity walls. The cavity is the gap created by two walls of brick.
- Older properties built circa pre-1920s most commonly have solid brick or stone walls with no cavity.
Typically, properties built up to 2002 and beyond will already have cavity wall insulation, but properties older than that are unlikely to have cavity wall insulation whatsoever.
That’s where we are able to help.
We’re trained, qualified and monitored installers
At Installers UK, we have trained, highly-skilled cavity wall insulation installers approved by Governments Trustmark, Green Deal scheme and CIGA.
All our installations are initially monitored by KIWA – the cavity wall surveillance scheme that determines whether your property is suitable for the insulation.
All our installers are qualified to use Energy Store Superbead Carbon Saver BAW-18/070/02/A (see the BBA certificate in the downloadable link).
How much can you save on your energy bills?
Using data from the Energy Saving Trust, we’ve put together this graph below to show how much a typical cavity wall and/or loft installation could save on your energy bill (£/year).