If your home’s loft insulation is currently 10cm deep or less, your home would benefit from increasing the amount of insulation to current building regulation levels of 27cm or more.
As your home loses the majority of it’s heat through the roof, fully insulating your loft helps to retain heat in your home, which in turn reduces your fuel bills and amount of carbon emissions produced.
Loft Insulation Grants are available to homeowners and tenants that meet the ECO eligibility criteria.
The grant amount awarded varies based on the property type and current heating system. Homes with more expensive to run fuel bills will save more money through loft insulation and therefore receive higher grants. Homes with Mains Gas heating currently receive lower value grants and are therefore likely to have to also contribute towards the cost of the installation.
In addition to Loft Insulation, we are also able to offer grants for suspended timber floors (ground floor only) and wall insulation for both Cavity & Solid walls.
Please note that QERB Energy only use bead insulation for cavity walls to avoid damp issues that can be associated with fibre/wool products.
Insulation Grant Application
A quarter of heat is lost through the roof in an uninsulated home.
Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills. Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years and is usually available for free with a Help to Heat grant.
To qualify, the existing loft insulation should be no more than 100mm deep and must not be fully covered by loft boards.
Help to Heat allows for loft insulation to be installed as new or existing insulation to be topped up to 250-275mm, subject to the materials used. In addition draught proofing is added to loft hatches and any water tanks and exposed pipes in the loft space are insulated.
Estimates based on insulating a gas-heated home with either a totally uninsulated loft, or topping up existing insulation from 120mm to 270mm. (The recommended depth for mineral wool insulation is 270mm but other materials need different depths). Figures are based on fuel prices as of March 2016. Provided by EnergySavingsTrust.
ECO Grant standard qualification criteria
ECO Grants are available to anyone that meets one of the following criteria, no matter where you live in the UK. Grants are subject to conditions related to your property type and residency and can also vary from time to time.
Once you know if you qualify for an ECO grant, through either the standard qualification criteria or via a Local Authority approval, you can check read more about the full list of available grants.
In addition to the range of Benefit based criteria, we are also able to gain approval from various Local Authorities to approve an ECO grant. Each Local Authority has its own set list of qualification criteria, which includes an income based option. Please check the list below for full details of each Local Authority.