Cavity Wall Insulation Grants Explained

Cavity Wall Insulation

Insulation is a great way to reduce energy bills and keep your home warmer for longer. It also helps you protect the environment as once your home is insulated your home’s carbon emissions will be lower. Cavity Wall Insulation grants are available to help you install insulation in your home, but what are they?

Cavity Wall Insulation grants are a type of energy efficiency grant available for eligible homeowners in the UK. The benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation include improved thermal performance, reduced noise levels and increased comfort in your home; all at no extra cost to you!

1. What is Cavity Wall Insulation?

Cavity Wall Insulation is one of the quickest and easiest ways to increase your home’s thermal efficiency. It is a type of energy-saving improvement that can be fitted into homes that have Cavity Walls where insulation wasn’t installed as part of the construction process. Note that if your property was built in the last 20 years it is likely that your Cavity Walls will have already been insulated!

Cavity Walls are insulated by filling them with either mineral wool or polystyrene beads from the outside. This provides an effective barrier against cold air from outside and reduces heat loss through the external surfaces of your home, and keepS you warmer for longer.

The Energy Saving Trust estimates around a third of heat lost in uninsulated homes escapeS through the walls so insulated Cavity Walls can be an effective way of reducing heat loss.

Cavity Wall Insulation should be installed by a member of either National Insulation Association (NIA), Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA) or British Board of Agrément (BBA).

2. Why you should get it?

Insulating your walls can help you save on heating bills, which will mean that you’ll end up spending less money. Cavity Wall Insulation grants can be used to finance the installation costs, which are often expensive due to the materials involved and labour needed to complete the job. The benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation include improved thermal performance, reduced noise levels and increased comfort in your home. The grants are available to anyone who receives certain benefits and, if you receive a benefit on the list that qualifies, there is no income-test so that means you’ll be eligible regardless of your household income or assets that you own. If you don’t claim benefits it is worth applying as in many cases Cavity Wall Insulation grants can be awarded through other eligible routes such as local authority flexible energy or LA Flex.

3. How to apply for a grant?

To apply for a Cavity Wall Insulation grant, you will need to fill in a short form and provide information about you and your property. You’ll need to enter your postcode and give details about any benefits you receive. Your application will be processed quickly and we will be available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll also check eligibility for other grants at the property so you’ll be notified if there’s anything else you are entitled to.

4. The benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation grants

One of the benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation grants is that it will save you money on your energy bills. This means less of your precious money spent on heating. Cavity Wall Insulation also reduces noise by softening vibrations.

Cavity Wall Insulation is great for your wallet and the environment. It reduces heating bills, saves you money on gas and electricity, decreases your carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gases released into our atmosphere – all while protecting against global warming!

It is quick and easy to install. Installation is unobtrusive and does not require any structural changes to your home.

5. FAQs about grants

1. Is it really free?

Yes! Cavity Wall Insulation grants are generally free providing eligibility rules are met.

2. Where does the grant money for Cavity Wall Insulation come from?

Cavity Wall Insulation grant money comes from the Government ECO (Energy Company Obligation) scheme. This means that it’s a no-brainer to apply for grants, such as this one, because you know they’re 100% legitimate as the scheme is administered by Ofgem.

In addition to being legit, these funds are also exceptionally well-funded. ECO grants are all about cutting down on the carbon emissions that come from heating our homes, which is hugely important as both the energy companies and the UK Government has targets to meet.

3. What if I rent my property?

Rental properties are eligible for a Cavity Wall Insulation grant providing the tenant meets eligibility rules such as claiming a benefit or living on a low-income. If you live in a rented property, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be either A, B, C, D or E. Unfortunately grants aren’t available in rental properties where the EPC rating is F or G.

4. How long does the work take?

Usually Cavity Wall Insulation can be installed within a day and it is generally unobtrusive as most of the work takes place outside of your property.

5. What about the disruption?

It varies from property to property, but you can expect a little bit of noise while your home is being fitted with insulation.

6. What happens when I get my insulation?

Cavity Wall Insulation will keep your home warmer as less heat will escape. Once the insulation is installed you’ll be issued with a range of guarantees and warranties –  providing you use a registered installer like us!

7. How long does the insulation last?

Cavity Wall Insulation lasts around 25 up to 40 years. This means you won’t have to worry about insulation for a long time!

8. Do I qualify for a grant for Cavity Wall Insulation?

You might be eligible if you’re on a low income or are getting certain benefits. Benefits that automatically qualify you for the grant include: armed forces independence payment, attendance allowance, carer’s allowance, child benefit, child tax credits, constant attendance allowance, disability living allowance, income-based employment and support allowance, income support, industrial injuries disablement benefit, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, pension guarantee credit, personal independence payment, severe disablement allowance, tax credits, universal credit, war pensions mobility supplement and working tax credits. Even if you don’t claim benefits, it is worth enquiring as in some cases you will still be eligible for funding.

9. Where to find more information on Cavity Wall Insulation grants and how do they work?

You can find more information by visiting our website and we’d suggest you fill in our quick contact form so we can take a look at what grants you could be entitled to. In addition to Cavity Wall Insulation grant, you could be eligible for other grants including boiler grants, heating, smart thermostats and more!

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to install Cavity Wall Insulation – and the benefits don’t stop at saving money. If you’re interested in finding out if you qualify for a grant – whether you need Cavity Wall Insulation, a new boiler or just want to see what grants are up for grabs don’t delay in applying. We don’t want you to miss out on free grants!

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