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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Flexible finance credit plans for replacement central heating combi boilers are now available from most boiler installers & manufacturers throughout Scotland, England & Wales.
The boiler payment plans provide home owners & private tenants with affordable A-Rated energy-efficient condensing combi boilers from Baxi, Worcester-Bosch, Ideal, and Glow-worm.
The pay-monthly plans, funded by Barclays Bank and other reputible companies, are available via the Green Deal home improvement scheme and various other initiatives backed by the Government and major utility providers, and typically allow managable monthly payments of around £20 per month for a new boiler.
In effect those who take up the offer are usually getting a replacement boiler for free, as the monthly installments are taken from the money saved by a reduction in heating bills - usually more than the monthly cost of installing the new boiler.
By replacing / upgrading your existing back boiler or conventional gas boiler you can reduce your heating bills substantially and also lower the level of Carbon Dioxide emissions that your heating system releases into the environment.
The table above shows the average annual cost of heating your home with an A Rated high efficiency condensing gas boiler compared with the annual usage costs of lightweight & heavyweight conventional gas boiler types.
Further savings can be made by installing a new boier via a pay monthly plan as many boiler manufacturers are offering boiler servicing as part of the payment scheme contract.
Replacement Boiler FAQ's
Who will install my replacement boiler
All boiler payment scheme installers are accredited and verified Gas Safe Registered Heating Installers
Will my new boiler come with a manufacturers warranty & guarantee?
All boilers come with the usual manufacturers guarantee & maintenance warranty etc, however the length and terms of your boiler's warranty & guarantee will depend on the manufacturer so it is best to check these before you enter any contract.
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
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).
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
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.
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.