For those who qualify, free loft insulation can be installed to create warmer, more energy efficient home. Even if you don’t receive qualifying benefits, you could still qualify.

Who qualifies for free loft insulation

Even if you are not in receipt of the qualifying benefits below you may still qualify.

Check Your Grant

You will need to be in receipt of certain qualifying benefits, or live in a qualifying area for free insulation (check here) or live in a 3 storey property. If you do not qualify, a Green Loan can be arranged to allow you to install loft insulation (and a range of other measures) with minimal upfront cost. This is expected to become available towards the end of 2013.

Who qualifies?

How is this possible?

Introduced as part of the Energy Act 2011, the Green Deal is designed by the government as a way of reducing carbon emissions and improving the energy efficiency of UK homes.

It allows households in the UK to have free cavity wall insulation installed free of charge in order to create a warmer, more energy efficient home. Replacement boilers can also be installed in your are in receipt of certain low-income benefits.

Who qualifies for a free non-repayable grant?

Every UK home is eligible for help towards the cost of insulation, some homes will qualify for 100% funding, and for others a £99 subsidised rate will apply. You do not need to be in receipt of benefits to qualify for free insulation.

Insulation reduces your energy bills

As heat rises and reaches an uninsulated loft space, it quickly escapes or turns into cooler air, reducing the temperature inside your home. Loft insulation instantly reduces the amount of valuable heat escaping through your roof and retains it within your home.

A quarter of heat escapes through your roof

An uninsulated loft space could be costing you hundreds of pounds per year in wasted energy. And with energy bills higher than ever, installing loft insulation is an instant and cost-effective way of creating a warmer home and putting those wasted pounds back into your wallet.

What is loft insulation?

Any existing insulation must not exceed 4 inches in depth in order to qualify for a grant.

The loft space of your home can be insulated fairly easily using insulation blankets, which are laid on the floor of your attic space. The blankets act as a woolly hat for your home, and dramatically reduces the amount of warm air that reaches your loft space. In order to minimise wastage and ensure the loft space is adequately insulated, it is best to use a trained professional or an insulation firm to do the job.

For lofts without easy access, alternatives do exist, and insulation material can instead be blown into the loft space – this must be done by a trained professional.

How it works

  • 1 Calculate grant

    Enter your details into the online form to calculate your grant.

  • 2 Complete form

    Complete the form and we’ll pass this to an approved installer.

  • 3 Free survey

    A free survey will ensure your property is suitable.

  • 4 Installed

    Get insulation or boiler installed, free or charge.

Insulation reduces your energy bills

As heat rises and reaches an uninsulated loft space, it quickly escapes or turns into cooler air, reducing the temperature inside your home. Loft insulation instantly reduces the amount of valuable heat escaping through your roof and retains it within your home.

A quarter of heat escapes through your roof

An uninsulated loft space could be costing you hundreds of pounds per year in wasted energy. And with energy bills higher than ever, installing loft insulation is an instant and cost-effective way of creating a warmer home and putting those wasted pounds back into your wallet.

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Frequently asked questions

If the extension is larger than 50% of the overall size of the propety then it can be insulated using grant funding.

Unfortunately, no. The grant is for insulation material to be laid on the floor of the loft or in the cavity walls only.

The current recommended depth is 270mm (11″). Most houses will have around 100mm (4″) and this will need topping up. As a general rule, if you can see the joists in your loft then you have 100mm or less of insulation.

To qualify, the loft cannot be fully boarded and must not have more than 100mm of existing insulation.

Yes, the loft must be at least 1.5m high in order for it to be insulated with grant funding.

Yes, as the new level of insulation will exceed the height of the joists, you will need ‘loft stilts’ to raise the the boards above the new level of insulation. These are available from high street retailers.

The installers will need to cover at least two thirds of the loft space with insulation for it to be qualify for grant funding.

The insulation should not forced, packed too tightly or compressed in any way. Doing so will cause condensation or damp and should be avoided.

Approximately 4-6 weeks from the your initial enquiry to having the insulation installed in your home.

If you have exchanged contracts and you are looking to complete within the next two weeks, please enter your details to apply for a grant. If you are at the early stages of purchases the property, we would recommend asking the seller to apply for a grant so that it can be installed before you complete.