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Loft Insulation Grants - All You Need to Know

Loft insulation grants are available to homeowners throughout England, Scotland, and Wales thanks to government energy efficiency initiatives. Loft insulation can make your home significantly more comfortable and energy efficient. Thanks to Government loft insulation grants, you could receive funding of up to 100% if you meet the qualifying criteria.

Benefits of loft insulation at a glance:

  • Warms your home in winter
  • Keeps your home cooler in summer
  • Saves money on energy bills
  • Cuts down carbon emissions
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Keeps heat where you need it

At Energy Saving Grants, we help homeowners and private tenants obtain loft insulation grants. Whether it’s through the ECO funding scheme or other funding options, our team is here to find the right grant for you.

These energy grants help put loft insulation in homes that need it, making your home warmer, cutting down your heating bills, and helping the planet. Let us guide you through applying for a loft insulation grant to improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.

  • Government Grants of up to 100% are available for loft insulation
  • Quick decision and turnaround
  • Trustmark approved installers
  • Energy-saving funding experts

Does my home need loft insulation? 

Figuring out if loft insulation is right for your home depends on several important aspects. Most homes, especially those built before the 1990s, could benefit from increased loft insulation if they have an accessible loft space with insulation that is less than 270mm thick. Signs that you might need loft insulation include an unusually cold upper floor in winter or higher than expected heating bills.
Unlike cavity wall insulation, you can often check if you require extra loft insulation yourself by simply looking into your loft. If there is only one layer of loft insulation and if you see exposed joists on the floor of the loft it is likely time for an upgrade. However, if your loft already has two layers of insulation installed then this should be sufficient.

Figure 2: Photograph showing the effectiveness of loft insulation. The bungalow on the left has 270mm of insulation in the loft, whereas the bungalow on the right has only 20mm of insulation – as a result of inadequate insulation the heat is being lost through the roof and melting the snow.

Loft insulation grants present a superb chance to boost both the energy efficiency and cosiness of your home, bringing several advantages for homes currently without proper attic insulation. Here’s why it’s worth considering: Slash Heating Costs: By adding loft insulation, you significantly cut down on heat escaping through your roof, which means cheaper energy bills and a toastier home. Reduce Environmental Impact: Loft insulation improves your home’s energy usage, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and your carbon footprint. Improve Home Comfort: A well insulated loft helps maintain steady indoor temperatures, getting rid of cold spots and preventing heat from escaping Future-proof Your Home: As energy prices climb and environmental standards tighten, a home with effective loft insulation is more likely to stay warm and efficient without breaking the bank. Loft insulation grants offer an economical route to enhancing your home’s warmth and environmental friendliness, ensuring you’re set for whatever the future holds in terms of energy and eco regulations.

How does loft insulation work? 

Loft insulation works by adding a thick layer of insulating material across your loft floor, significantly reducing heat loss through the roof. This layer acts as a thermal blanket, keeping warm air from rising out of your home and maintaining a consistent indoor temperature. The result is a more energy-efficient home that requires less energy to stay warm, leading to lower heating costs.

With loft insulation grants available, you’re given the chance to boost your home’s warmth and efficiency without the financial strain. Energy Saving Grants can assist in securing any home insulation grants you qualify for, making it easier to improve your home’s comfort and energy usage.

Once loft insulation has been installed it is important not to compress the loft insulation with items that you are storing in your loft, as this will reduce the effectiveness of the insulation. If storage space is required in your loft, specialist products called stilts, can be used to raise the floor level above the insulation, so that floorboards can be installed. 

For lofts with difficult access, for example lofts with low head room or lofts with small access hatches, rolls of insulation may not be suitable. Instead a loose, fire-retardant insulation material is blown into the loft using specialist equipment. 

If your property doesn’t have a standard loft and has a vaulted ceiling or has bedrooms in the attic (eg a dormer bungalow), then the alternative way to insulate the roof space is Room In Roof Insulation. 

Do I qualify for loft insulation grants? 

Loft insulation grants are accessible for homeowners and tenants through various programs, such as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme and the Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) which have differing qualifying criteria. However, our services do not extend to individuals in social housing; if this applies to you, please consult your housing provider for assistance.

Our energy grants specialists are waiting to help you

Energy Saving Grants offers free no-obligation advice on the government-approved and backed Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme and other home insulation grants. We can also help with cavity wall  insulation, external wall insulation, and internal wall insulation. Apply now by entering your property details in the Grant checker form below and an accredited energy assessor will contact you to discuss your enquiry. 

  • Free expert advice and application assistance
  • OFGEM backed energy saving grants schemes
  • No obligation
  • Quick and simple application

Applying for loft insulation grants is as easy as 1,2,3

1. Eligibility Check: Complete our form to see if you qualify for ECO or other government loft insulation grants. 2. Free Assessment: Get a free inspection from an accredited energy assessor who will provide tailored advice on upgrading your lofts insulation. 3. Installation: Trustmark accredited professionals will expertly fit your loft insulation, backed by grant assistance.

Apply for Loft Insulation Grants Today

Discover the benefits of improved insulation and lower energy costs with loft insulation grants. Energy Saving Grants is here to assist you from the initial eligibility check to securing your grant and seeing your installation through to completion. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your home’s warmth and energy savings. Fill in our eligibility form today and begin the transition to a warmer, environmentally friendly home.

FAQ For Loft Insulation Grants 

A: Loft insulation consists of laying insulating materials across your loft floor or between the rafters, significantly reducing heat loss through the roof and keeping your home warmer.

A: Most properties with an accessible loft space and no current insulation, or outdated insulation, can benefit. A simple inspection can verify your loft’s suitability.

A: Loft insulation can often be installed quickly, typically in less than a day, although the exact time can vary based on your loft’s size and specifics.

A: Materials commonly used include fibreglass, sheep’s wool, and cellulose, each offering effective insulation while catering to different needs and preferences.

A: No, loft insulation is applied in the loft space, so it won’t impact the appearance of your home’s living areas. However, it will make your home feel warmer and more comfortable

Check Your Eligibility Using Our Grant Checker

Please ensure that all information provided below is 100% accurate. Any errors in your personal information could delay or prevent you qualifying for a government funded grant 

Please note that you do not necessarily need to be in receipt of tax credits or benefits as we still may be able to obtain funding for you via your Council or through other funding schemes.  

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