About Us

ECO4 insulation grant in Scotland

Scottish Energy Grants provide access to government-funded ECO4 grants for energy-saving measures in your home.

The scheme is designed to help lower income households meet the cost of rising energy costs by slashing electricity bills and heating costs.

Eligible properties can receive a 100% grant for a complete energy efficiency makeover. Measures included in ECO4 include:

We provide a free home insulation survey and arrange access to approved insulation and heating companies that work under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) grant scheme.

If you qualify for a grant, we will provide all the paperwork and help with the application.

Applying for a grant is a quick and easy process that normally takes around three weeks, from the survey to the fitting of your insulation.

We have nearly 30 years of experience in the loft and wall insulation survey industry and only work with approved insulation companies that have access to government grants.

Energy Company Obligation Update 2023

The ECO grant scheme is now restricted to properties that are off the gas grid and have a low energy rating. Eligible households can benefit from a 100% grant for solar panels or an air source heat pump.

Any required insulation must be installed before you are eligible for a grant. This is also covered under the ECO scheme.

We service a large part of Scotland

We are located in the Scottish Borders, but we service all of mainland Scotland, including the following:

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Falkirk and Stirling area
  • Dundee
  • Scottish Borders
  • Ayrshire
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • For Inverness, Aberdeen and the Highlands

How does the grant scheme work?

The ECO insulation scheme is designed to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland and to help the environment by reducing carbon emissions. So there are really two routes to qualification.

If you are in receipt of certain benefits or Tax Credits you may qualify through the Affordable Warmth component of ECO. This is the part that is aimed at helping households with lower incomes cope with rising energy bills.

Why should I insulate my home?

Heat loss in a house with no insulation
Heat loss in a house with no wall or loft insulation

If you do not have adequate insulation in your walls or loft 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 insulationg your property, 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.

Insulation acts as a protective barrier between your living space and the cold air outside your home. Mineral wool fibre is specially designed to stop the thermal transfer of heat to the outside through your walls and attic. The heat you generate from your heating system is kept within your house.

How can we help you?

To apply for free insulation, you need to find out if you or your property qualify for a grant.  Scottish Energy Grants can help you get the ball rolling with your application. The application process is more straightforward than you you think. The stages involved are as follows:

  • Home visit

    Provide us with a few contact details via the form and your preferred method of contact. An approved surveyor will make arrangements to visit you at home.

  • Energy survey

    If you are eligible for a grant, the surveyor will then carry out a quick survey of your home. This will include checks to find out if you already have loft and wall insulation.  For cavity wall insulation, this will include using specialist equipment to look inside your walls.They will need to take a few photographs for verification and confirm any benefits you may receive.  At this stage you will sign a form to say you require a grant.They will then draw up a plan for the insulation team, which includes the location of your doors and windows and any health and safety concerns.

  • Fitting your insulation

    The insulation company will contact you to arrange a suitable date to fit your loft or cavity wall insulation

  • Sign off

    When you are happy with the installation, you will be asked to “sign off” the install. Cavity wall insulation comes with a 25 year CIGA guarantee, which you will receive shortly after completion. Loft insulation carries a 40 year guarantee. If you are eligible for an ECO insulation grant you will not be asked to pay at any time. There is no payment required. ECO insulation grants are free.


Apply for free insulation now