Free Cavity Wall Insulation Scotland

Free cavity wall insulation grants in Scotland

Free cavity wall insulation grants in Scotland have been re-introduced as part of a new home energy saving insulation grant scheme. Currently cavity wall insulation is free for everyone in Scotland for a limited period.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is designed to tackle carbon emissions and fuel poverty.

The cavity wall insulation that is installed through the wall insulation grant scheme a man made fibre similar to loft insulation, but finely chopped so as to fit in between your walls. It is moisture proof and cannot pass dampness from your exterior wall to the interior wall via the cavity.

Installing cavity wall insulation is like putting a coat on your house. The insulation keeps the heat in, meaning that you can have your central heating on for less time, or turn in down to a lower level. This costs you less in gas / fuel bills and reduces harmful emissions which are released into the environment. Cavity wall insulation also keeps your home cooler in the summer.

Cavity Wall Insulation - Benefits

Cavity Wall Insulation stops heat escaping out through the walls of your home. Around 35% of heat in the average home in Scotland and the UK is lost through the outer walls of the house. Under the current Government Insulation Grants Scheme, hundreds of thousands of Scottish and UK homeowners, landlords and private tenants qualify for a grant for cavity wall insulation. 

If your home was built after 1920, it probably has walls  with a gap or cavity between them. Cavity wall insulation fills that gap, keeping the warmth in to save energy. It can also help reduce condensation inside the house if this is a problem on your external walls.

How much could you save?

Homes with Cavity Wall insulation can save up to £250.00 per year on fuel bills. These are estimated figures based on insulating a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms. Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT)

Is cavity wall insulation suitable for your house?

Your house will usually be suitable for cavity wall insulation if:

its external walls are unfilled cavity walls

  • your cavity is at least 50mm wide
  • the masonry is in good condition
  • it is more than ten years old

Approx 35% of heat loss in the average home is lost through the outer walls if cavity wall insulation is not present.

Applying for a Cavity Wall Insulation Grant is a simple process. A surveyor will call at your home. You fill out a form. Its Done. 


Do I already have Cavity Wall Insulation?

If you think you already have Cavity Wall Insulation it is recommended that you ask an authorised Insulation Surveyor to check. It is a simple process. Fill in the Insulation Enquiry Form for more information.

How do I get Free Wall Insulation?

Getting a free insulation grant in Scotland and the UK is a straightforward process. You can arrange an appointment with an authorised Energy Grants Surveyor by  entering your details in the Insulation Grant Enquiry Form opposite.

A certified and approved insulation surveyor will then contact you to arrange a cavity wall survey. This involves drilling a small hole in your external wall and looking inside with a boroscope to see if your walls have a cavity and if they already have insulation.

The surveyor will then fill out a grant application and the cavity wall insulation company will then come and fill your walls.

Government Loft Insulation Grant Scheme

Your home will probably already have Loft Insulation but two thirds of homes in Scotland and the UK don't have the recommended level,  270mm or 11 Inches. This is the level of loft insulation needed to stop severe heat loss in the average home.

It is common to assume that your home has effective loft insulation when you are actually spending a fortune on high gas and electricity bills

If your loft is not insulated properly, you are probably losing 25% of heat through your roof. Government grants for loft insulation are currently available for all home owners, landlords and private tenants in Scotland who meet the criteria for Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Funding.

Loft Insulation 

Loft insulation is essential. Heat rises in your home and escapes quickly through your loft or attic and out the roof.. This costs us all a fortune as we try to keep our houses warm. Loft insulation make it increasingly difficult for heat to pass through the roof, trapping the escaping heat and effectively "keeping it in".

The insulation is placed between and across the joists in your loft, and gives you a protective, sealed area in the home, which stays warm for longer. meaning it costs less to heat your home as your central heating or fire can be on for less time.

In most cases the insulation installation process takes less than two hours to complete, depending on the amount of loft insulation needed. Loft insulation is guaranteed for 40 years.

Loft Insulation - Benefits

The main benefits of having loft insulation installed are:

  • Saves money on your heating bills
  • Loft Insulation Reduces carbon emissions
  • Loft insulation makes your home warmer during winter, and cools it in summer, getting the best of both worlds
  • Increase your home's energy performance rating, making it cheaper to run.
Free Government Loft Insulation Grants Scotland

If your home does not have the recommended level of loft insulation your home qualifies for a Government grant. You may be able to get your loft insulation topped up for free

Applying for a loft insulation grant is a simple process. An Energy surveyor will call at your home and have a quick check in your loft and fill out he forms with you.

Loft Insulation - Savings

Insulating your loft is a simple and effective way to stop that waste and reduce the amount you spend on heating your home. Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years, and it will save you around £175 a year on heating costs,

(These are estimated figures based on insulating a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms. Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT).

Effective home insulation (loft insulation and cavity wall insulation) is one of the most simple and effective ways to save energy and money at home, you can now have your loft insulated or topped up  for free.

Loft insulation and cavity wall insulation grants are available as part of the UK Government's Led initiative to reduce harmful emissions being released into the environment. The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) addresses carbon levels and improves the country's carbon footprint. 

A qualified and government approved insulation grants surveyor will come and give your home a quick check to ensure it's suitable, and fill in the grant application form. You your free insulation will be installed a short time later, simple.

What if I already have Loft Insulation?

If you already have Loft Insulation it is recommended that you check and see if you have the proper levels for heat loss prevention

How do I get Free Insulation?

Getting a free loft insulation grant in Scotland is a straightforward process. You can arrange an appointment with an authorised Energy Grants Surveyor by entering your details in the Insulation grant form opposite. An insulation surveyor will then contact you to arrange a loft insulation survey. He will check to see if your you have the recommended level of insulation in your loft.

The surveyor will then fill in a form with you and arrange an installation date for your loft insulation to be fitted. Loft Insulation - Grant Qualification

Free boilers Scheme

Free boilers are now available in the UK under the new ECO boiler replacement grant scheme.
The Grade A boilers which are energy efficient and lower heating bills are now available throughout  and the UK.

The boiler replacement scheme which comes under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) The energy efficiency scheme was developed to address fuel poverty in several areas and sections of society. In the UK If your boiler is not a condensing boiler you can have it replaced and installed free of charge if you meet the criteria for low income families the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme.

Free Boilers - Energy Savings

Installing a new gas condensing boiler will cut your gas bills whilst lowering harmful CO2 Emissions.

 Save Money with a new replacment boiler and help the environment

Energy Efficent Boiler grant scheme


Replacing your gas boiler could save you around £300 Per year and would normally cost around £2500.  Boilers come supplied and fitted for free.

Energy efficient boilers reduce harmful CO2 Emmissions and help the environment. Lower your carbon footprint and keep your home warm.

Old boiler rating

Annual saving

Carbon dioxide saving per year

G ( < 70%) £300 1,220kg
F (70–74%) £200 810kg
E (74–78%) £150 610kg
D (78–82%) £105 420kg

These are estimated figures based on installing a new A-rated condensing gas boiler and full set of heating controls in a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms. Energy Savings Trust

Free Boilers - The Benefits

Energy efficient boilers are one of the main ways to cut down energy usage in the home. Up to 80 of your gas bill is spent on powering your boiler and heating system. If your boiler is old there is a chance that you are wasting a huge chunk of your money.

The new ECO boiler replacement scheme has been put in place to address energy wastage, which affects the environment, in turn causing unnecessarily high domestic energy bills.

The Government grant funding for new energy efficient boilers is available for those on benefits, on low income or who live in fuel poverty areas.

If you meet the Grant qualification criteria for low income households and your existing gas boiler is not of the condensing boiler type - you can have a new, ECO friendly and energy efficient boiler installed for free, saving hundreds each year on domestic energy costs.

Who installs the new boilers?

The Energy Company Obligation is monitored by OFGEM The free boilers are only installed by Government approved installers. Government grants under the Energy Company Obligation are strictly monitored and are only allocated to approved and certified companies.The Energy Company Obligation Affordable Warmth Boiler Scheme is a Government initiative and is backed by all of the major power companies in the UK.

ECO (The Energy Company Obligation)

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a new Government Energy Grant scheme initiated to address fuel poverty amongst those in more vulnerable sections of society. One of the main goals of the new scheme is to provide boiler upgrades / replacement for hundreds of thousands of home owners and private tenants across Scotland and the UK

To qualify for a free A Grade energy efficient boiler you must meet the criteria listed here - Free boilers

The free A Grade boilers which will be supplied and fitted for free. The boiler installation would normally
cost around £2500 - £3000 and will save £100's per year in gas bills.

I qualify for a free boiler - what next?

To begin the process for your your free boiler grant application send us your details. 
We will contact you within a short period and arrange a home visit by a qualified domestic energy assessor.

This can be done via the Energy grant inquiry form
You can also apply for a free boiler or insulation grant using the form on the right >>>>

Applying For A Free Boiler

Applying for a new boiler or a Government home energy grant is a simple process- submit a few contact details and an authorised Energy Assessor will contact you within a short period to arrange a visit to your home. 

Boiler surveys and installation are carried out only by certified and approved installers. All surveyors are qualified Domestic Energy Assessors to Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment. Domestic Energy Assessor Certification.
The Energy Assessor will quickly check your boiler and arrange for a new ECO friendly, energy efficient boiler to be installed by Government -approved installers.  The Energy Company Obligation Affordable Warmth Boiler Scheme is a Government initiative and is backed by all of the major power companies in the UK.

All boilers are installed by approved and fully certified  Gas Safe registered Gas Engineers. More info on Gas Safe regisrtrastion for boiler and hentral heating installers can be found here - Gas Safe Installers

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