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You do not need to be in receipt of benefits to qualify for free Cavity Wall Insulation.
The government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme helps to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
A new part of the scheme called ‘flexible eligibility’ enables local authorities to set targets for energy suppliers to help fund the installation of energy-efficiency measures in qualifying households.
You can apply for support if you live in a property that is expensive to heat, or if you or somebody living with you are vulnerable to cold.
Qualifying criteria include:
- Someone in your home receives a qualifying benefit
- Household is on a low income.
- Your property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E,F or G, or provides a qualifying score through our assessment
- You or somebody living in your property have a health condition that can be exacerbated by the cold
- You or somebody living in your property are pregnant or have a child aged under 5 or somebody living in your property are aged over 65
This is all part of the Governments Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
About a third of all the heat you pay for is lost in an uninsulated home. By properly insulating your cavity walls, you will save energy reduce your energy bills. This means that every £100 you spend on heating you waste £30.00.
In general, houses built from the 1990s onwards will have been built with some form of wall insulation. This is not always the case and we have surveyed many houses built much later than this that have no insulation in the cavity.
Houses in the UK mostly have either solid walls or cavity walls:
If your house was built after the 1920s, it is likely to have cavity walls. A cavity wall is made up of two walls with a gap in between, known as the cavity; the outer leaf is usually made of brick, and the inner layer of brick or concrete block.
Pre-1920 older houses are more likely to have solid walls. A solid wall has no cavity; each wall is a single solid wall, usually made of brick or stone.
On most occasions we use a graphite enhanced bonded bead insulation unless, after survey your home requires a different material. We will advise you of this. Bonded bead is the best form of insulation to use as it allows your walls to breathe have a look at the video below.
Do I have Cavity Walls ?
If your home has cavity walls, the bricks will usually have an even pattern with all the bricks laid lengthways:
If your home has solid walls, the bricks will have an alternating pattern, with some bricks laid across the wall so you can see the smaller ends from the outside.
Are my walls already insulated ?
Sometimes you can see some filled holes under the windows at your home – they could look like this :
If your home has been rendered or painted these are not easy to see but don`t worry we will come and check it for you free of charge. The holes are usually drilled three bricks below the window cills.
Sometimes we cant tell just by looking so we will need to visit your home to carry out a FREE survey – all of our surveys are free so give us a call or claim your grant by clicking below.