Free Eco 3 Grants For Insulation
Eco 3 Grants For Home Insulation
If you are thinking of insulating your property, there are government grants from the Eco 3 Scheme for homes available to help you with the cost. If claiming Benefits, you may even find that they will be 100% Free Of Charge
We recommend a whole house approach to maximise savings on your bills. All your walls & loft and underfloor should be looked to to see if any improvements are needed.
Types Of Insulation Available and Likely Costs.
Free Grant For External / Internal Wall Insulation
Saves £490 a year on bills. Average cost £75 -£100 per metre2.
An average semi detached property will cost £8000 – £1000 to insulate.
Gas heated properties are very unlikely to get a grant towards these measures as the funding is very low. However electric heated properties can apply as their carbon savings are very high and in most cases it will be fully funded.
Free Grant For Underfloor Insulation
Saves you £60 per year
Average cost £15 -£20 per roll – Diy cost around £100 per room.
Free Grant For Loft Insulation
Saves you up to £150 per year.
Average cost £15- £20 per roll . Diy costs around £180 per average loft
Professionally will cost you on average £400- £500
Free Grant For Cavity Wall Insulation
What are Cavity Walls
Houses built from the 1930s onwards usually have a 1 -3 inch cavity in between the outside and inside wall.
Walls were built this way to stop damp from penetrating the house so that any moisture penetration would drop into the cavity harmlessly.
You can easily tell if your home has cavity walls by measuring their width by the windows or doors. A solid wall will measure below 260 mm and a cavity wall is usually around 300 mm.
The Benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation
Cavity walls insulation is one of the most cost effective ways to save energy and money in your home.
Around 35% all the heat lost in an un-insulated home is through the Cavity walls. 90% of homes have now had it installed.
If you are one of the final 10 % who are thinking about having it done, read on.
Save you around £140 a year.
Average cost is £8 per square meter. Average house will cost £400- £500
Here are 5 benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation Grants
1. You can save up to £300 a year on your energy bills.
2. You will improve your home energy efficiency rating making your house more attractive to home buyers
3. Your Home will get warm more quickly and keep the heat in for longer.
4. Your home will be a lot cooler in the summer as the insulation helps to stop heat entering the house.
5. You will reduce your carbon footprint with more efficient fuel consumption
Whole House Approach Is Best!
We recommend insulating the whole of your property while you are motivated for maximum savings . Remember , your heating bills will increase year on year, so doing the Floors, loft, and walls will give you maximum savings to your bills. Floor Insulation – Is It worth it?
A small amount of heat is lost whatever floor type you have, be it concrete or suspended wooden floor. Insulating your floors should save you around £50 per year in heat savings. Whilst it is a very small saving, it is very much worthwhile.
Should You Insulate all Floors ?
· You don’t need to insulate the floors of upstairs rooms in your house if they’re above heated spaces, such as the living room.
Rooms above unheated garages do need to be insulated.
Rugs and carpets on the floor will also help your feet feel warmer, which might mean you don’t feel the need to put the heating on as much.
Old suspended wooden floors can be very draughty and insulating them will save you up to £50 a year on lost heating.
These Timber floors can be insulated by lifting the floorboards and laying mineral wool insulation supported by netting between the joists. Average room will need 3-4 rolls of insulation and cost will be around £15 -£20 per roll depending on thickness.
You can also use foam board such as Kingspan.
Remember to seal the Gaps and draughts around the skirting boards and floors too with a tube of sealant bought from any DIY store.
Wooden floors will have air bricks in your walls, so take care not to block them up. They are needed to help ventilate the space under your floor and stop your floorboards rotting.
New houses will have a ground floor made of solid concrete.
Solid floors are insulated using rigid insulation foam, which can be fitted either above or below the concrete.
This will raise the level of the floor, so you will need to Trim doors down. · Move skirting boards and some electrical sockets.
If the concrete is above the insulation it can store heat during the day, which helps to keep the room warm at night. If the insulation is above the concrete the room will heat up more quickly in the morning.
You have to insulate a solid floor when it is replaced in order to comply with building regulations. The finished floor should achieve a U-value of 0.25 W/m2K or less.