Cavity wall insulation grants explained
Making your home more comfortable and energy efficient begins with insulation. With the ECO4 scheme that includes insulation grants, the team at UK Energy Support can insulate your walls and room in roof to cut your heating expenses and help reduce heat loss.
You can apply for a free cavity wall insulation government grant in line with the building regulations for the property, if you are eligible (see the list of qualifying benefits below) and you own or rent a home.
Cavity Wall Insulation Grants Applications are now open for: June 2022
Check if you qualify for cavity wall insulation grants!
You’re likely to qualify for grants for cavity wall insulation if:
- You Are a Homeowner or a Private Tenant*
- Receive Qualifying Benefits
- Have a low EPC rating on your house
*Please note that housing association tenants are not applicable for this grant through UK Energy Support.
If you are a tenant of a private landlord, you will need permission from your landlord before you can make any changes to your cavity walls.
What is cavity wall insulation?
Cavity wall insulation is used to fill the spaces between internal walls and external walls, preventing warm air from escaping and allowing you to keep your energy bills low.
It can help to improve your home’s energy efficiency, which can also raise your property’s value if you ever decide to sell.
For low income households, cavity wall insulation can help to keep your heating bills affordable without the cost of installation being up to you.
Solid walls with cavity insulation fitted will not need to be refilled or altered, as the majority of cavity insulation lasts for the minimum of twenty-five years.
Unfilled cavity walls, by comparison, can lead to damp, mildew and other issues caused by cold air freely circulating through the external walls of your home.
Homes that are in the direct path of wind driven rain may require more wall insulation to be fitted, as this can break down the bricks faster and allow more heat escaping to happen.
What is cavity wall insulation made of?
Cavity wall insulation is typically made up of shredded mineral wool, polystyrene beads and glass fibre, though this will depend on the kind your installer uses.
You can either install internal wall insulation or external wall insulation depending upon what your cavity walls are like and how exposed the outer wall is to weather.
UKES recommends Earthwool as our preferred form of insulation.
How is cavity wall insulation installed?
If you have inefficient insulation and qualify for its replacement we will start with cavity wall insulation removal before we install new one.
You might think that the installation of cavity wall insulation is disruptive but it isn’t! This is because it’s a simple process of drilling specific holes in your outer wall and filling the space with at least two layers of solid wall insulation.
The whole process does not take long and will prevent heat escaping from your cavity walls going forward.
This is a government backed scheme
How to apply for cavity wall insulation grant?
To apply for cavity wall insulation grants, there are four simple steps. These include:
- Check that you fit the eligibility criteria for qualifying benefits on our website
- Apply for the ECO scheme via our two-minute application
- Schedule a survey with us as your approved installer
- Save money on your energy bills after cavity wall insulation installed