Free Insulation / Insulation Grants Scotland

Free cavity wall and loft insulation

UK and Scottish Government funded insulation Grants UK Government Insulation Grants Scheme - As part of CERT (the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target), All Scottish Home Owners, Landlords and Private Tenants qualify for insulation grants to ensure that homes meet the current recommended levels for cavity wall and loft insulation.

The government, along with the major utility companies, have allocated funding (due to run out in Autumn 2012) to address carbon emissions in domestic properties. Insulation grants of 100% were previously only available for those in receipt of benefits or over 70 yo.
Cavity wall or loft insulation is now completely free for everyone in Scotland

But is it Really Free?  Surely there must be a Catch?
There is no catch. The UK Government have pledged internationally to reduce carbon emissions.
Therefore they MUST address energy and heat loss in the home.


 Your Home Is Losing Heat
In an uninsulated home 25% of  heat is lost through the roof, and around 35% escapes through the outer walls. This means that a huge percentage of your heating costs are being wasted.

By taking simple yet effective steps such as installing Cavity Wall Insulation and Loft Insulation you can save £100's each year on unnecessarily high fuel bills. Your home will be easier to keep warm and you will be helping the environment by reducing carbon emissions.


Loft and Cavity Wall Insulation
Insulating your loft and walls 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, While Cavity Wall Insulation can save you around £135 each year, and comes with a guarantee of 25 years.

(These are estimated figures based on insulating a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms. The installed cost includes a subsidy of around £250 available from the major energy suppliers under the  Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT).

How do I get Free Insulation?

Getting a free insulation grant in Scotland is a straightforward process. You can arrange an appointment with an authorised Energy Grants Surveyor by calling 01896 757856 or by entering your details in the Insulation Grant Enquiry Form

What if I already have Loft Insulation?

Most homes in Scotland will alreadyhave some level of Loft Insulation. But approximately two thirds do not have the recommended level, which is 270mm or 11 Inches. It is common to assume that your home has effective insulation when you are actually wasting money on unnecessarily high gas and electric bills.

How do I know if my walls need insulated?

Your home will usually be suitable for cavity wall insulation if it is over ten years old and its external walls are unfilled cavity walls. In some cases houses are built without a cavity so it m ay be necessary for the Energy Surveyor to have a quick check by means of a boroscope inspection. They will drill a small hole in your external wall to see if your walls are hollow or filled. 

To arrange Free Insulation simply call 01896 757856 or fill in the Insulation Enquiry Form below. An authorised Grants Officer will call you back within 24 hours.

Home Insulation - Latest News

Non Repayable Insulation Grants Due to end in October.
The Green Loan Deal
The current 100% Insulation Grants are due to end in October 2012 - They are being replaced by the Green Deal, which is effectively loan scheme where you repay the cost of insulation through your heating bills. Until then you can still claim a 100% Free Insulation Grant here.

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