Please note that we cannot assist with solid wall insulation at this time.

A house with external wall insulation
A house with external wall insulation

For properties with solid walls, thousands of pounds of grant funding is now available for homes to have solid wall insulation installed, helping to dramatically reduce fuel bills and create a warmer, more energy efficient home.

For those in receipt of qualifying benefits, solid wall insulation can be installed absolutely free. This type of insulation would typically cost around £8,000 – £10,0000, but a new Government scheme now means you can receive a grant to cover this cost.

For those people not in receipt of qualifying benefits, a grant of up to 60% can be claimed, with the remaining amount paid for with a Green Deal loan.

What is solid wall insulation?

Internal wall insulation External wall insulation
Internal insulation is installed by fitting insulation boards to the internal wall, or by constructing a new wall filled with insulation material. External insulation is installed by rendering the outside of the property or by fitting cladding where appropriate. A layer of insulation is fitted between this and the original wall of the property to prevent heat from escaping.

Generally, external wall insulation is less disruptive, does not reduce the floorspace of your property and can also provide a ‘face-lift’ for a property that required work to the outside wall.

What are the benefits?

Solid wall insulation can prevent up to 45% of heat escaping via your walls.
  • Reduces heat loss by up to 45%
  • Minimal disruption to the home
  • No reduction to internal floor space
  • Long term durability
  • Can improve the appearance of the property
  • Virtually maintenance free

Uninsulated solid walls can lose even more heat than cavity walls. By installing external insulation your walls, you will reduce heat loss by around 45%, resulting in a saving of around £45 for every £100 currently spent to heat your home.

Who qualifies for free solid wall insulation?

If you receive Pension Credit or Child Tax Credit (and have an household income of less than £15,860), you will qualify automatically for the free insulation or replacement boiler grant.

If you do not receive either of these benefits, you will need to be in receipt of those benefits listed on the left AND one or more benefits listed on the right.

Automatic qualification
Pension credit
Child Tax Credit (household income must be less than £15,860)
Qualifies with additional component Additional component
Income support
  • Disabled child premium
  • Disability premium
  • Pension premium
  • Employment support
  • Child under 16
  • Child under 20 (in full time education but not University)
Income based job seekers allowance
Income related employment and support allowance
Working tax credit
  • Over 60 years old
  • Receive disabled worker element
  • Receive severe disability element
  • Child under 16
  • Child under 20 (in full time education but not University)