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Free Loft Insulation Grants Scotland

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Free Loft Insulation Scotland 2024

Free loft insulation is available in Scotland during 2024 through government backed grants. Most people will have heard of free loft insulation grants from over the years, but many customers who contact us are unsure if you can still get free loft insulation in Scotland? 

Yes, funding is still available, the grant with the most funding available in 2024 is the ECO 4 scheme (Energy Company Obligation). The ECO 4 scheme is latest phase of the ECO scheme which initially launched in April 2013. ECO 4 grants properly launched in 2023 and apply to any funding awarded between April 2022 and March 2026. Their aim is to target fuel poverty in the United Kingdom.

There are other grants available for loft insulation that do not require you to be on benefits. These include the ECO 4 flex scheme, which is a derivative of the ECO 4 scheme that provides funding if you are employed on lower income. There is also the Great British Insulation Scheme which is has over £1 billion available specifically for home insulation and the well known Warmer Homes Scotland programme from Home Energy Scotland.

It is not just free loft insulation grants available, there are various types of home insulation on offer including free underfloor insulation, free roof insulation, free room in roof insulation, free cavity wall insulation, free internal wall insulation and free external wall insulation.

Funding for other heating and renewables are also on offer including free combi boilersfree central heatingfree boiler replacement and free solar panels, basically most products that help improve your homes energy efficiency and EPC rating.

Who Qualifies For Free Loft Insulation in Scotland

Given the wide range of grants available via the ECO 4 Scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland (via Home Energy Scotland) and the Great British Insulation Scheme in particular, almost anyone can qualify for free or part funded loft insulation in Scotland. 

People who are on benefits or who have council tax band between A to E and have an EPC rating of D or below are highly likely to qualify. Also, if you don’t have loft insulation installed at present or the loft insulation is damaged or below 100mm you are certain to qualify.

Free Loft Insulation For People On Benefits

In order to qualify for a free loft insulation grant you need to be in receipt of certain income related benefits. The funding available during 2024 is in place to help people on low incomes potentially facing fuel poverty.

Here are a list of the benefits that qualify: Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit, Pension Credit, Universal Credit (UC), Work Tax Credit, Warm House Discount Scheme Rebate, Child Tax Benefits and Child Benefit (depending on income threshold). 

Free Loft Insulation If You Earn Less Than £31,000

Through the ECO flex or LA flex (local authority) scheme, the installers we partner with can provide free loft insulation to people who live in North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and East Ayrshire council areas. If you earn less that £31,000 per year and your homes EPC rating is lower than D, then there is a good chance you will qualify for free loft insulation through the ECO flex or local authority flex scheme.

Free Loft Insulation For Pensioners Scotland

Pensioners in Glasgow can also benefit from free loft insulation with grants. These grants are available to those aged 60 and above who receive pension credit guarantee, pension credit savings or any of the aforementioned benefits. If you meet these criteria, you are eligible for the grant.

Other Loft Insulation Grants in Scotland

Other loft insulation grants in Scotland include:

Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for North Scotland

The home energy efficiency programme known as HEEPS, funds local authorities across Scotland. The scheme helps to make homes in areas of Scotland more effected by fuel poverty more energy efficient.  They have listed case studies from home insulation installed across Scotland through the scheme including pictures of installations and this video from the scheme in the Highland Council area. 

Home Energy Scotland Grants and Loans

Home Energy Scotland have grants and interest free loans available for loft insulation as well as various other home insulation, heating and renewable products.

The grant available is called Warmer Homes Scotland which is backed by the Scottish Government. Funding is available for homeowners and private sector tenants that have stayed in their property for a minimum of six months and who meet other criteria.

Warmer Homes Scotland

The Warmer Homes Scotland Programme is available again in 2024 after being paused in March 2023 and resuming in October 2023.

Private Rented Sector Landlord Loan

The Private Rented Sector Landlord Loan is available for landlords and businesses that own rental properties.

For business applications you need match various criteria which is shown on the Home Energy Scotland website.

The Green Deal 2024

The Green Deal is still available in 2024 and as it happens home insulation including solid wall, cavity wall and loft insulation are amongst the most popular types of green deal funding still awarded.

The Green Deal also provides funding for central heating, draught proofing, double glazing and renewables such as solar panels and heat pumps.

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What is Loft Insulation?

Loft insulation comes in a range of different materials that are installed to act as barriers amongst any spaces you have between your roof and loft.

You can install loft insulation between your roof rafters and / or the joists on the floor of your loft space.

Loft insulation is used to prevent heat loss with an increased heat retention of up to 25 percent. As you can see from our reviews, customers we have installed loft insulation for report that their homes are far warmer during the harsh Scottish winter and some also mention improvements in air quality and it being cooler during the summer time.

Loft insulation will improve your homes energy efficiency by helping to store any heat you have generated as well as helping to keep cold air out. Funds spent on modern central heating and double glazing will be wasted without a well insulated loft. 

All of these products should compliment one another and you can expect to see a reduction in your heating bills after your loft insulation is installed.

Types of Loft Insulation

There are various types of loft insulation that are suitable for installation for homes in Scotland. The two most popular types of loft insulation are spray foam loft insulation and mineral wool loft insulation. See listed below some of the different types of loft insulation:

Loft insulation board or sheet insulation is a form of rigid insulation that comes in three different types including (XPS) extruded polystyrene, (Polyiso) polyisocyanurate and (EPS) expanded polystyrene.

Fiberglass insulation is created out of molten glass or blown in fibers, it can be anything up to 60 recycled glass that is used. 

As the name suggests, blown in insulation is blown in to holes drilled in your wall, this is more commonly used for cavity wall insulation, however, you can get blown in loft insulation too.

Loose fill insulation is made from foam, fiber and other materials. Loose fill insulation forms a material that can fit it’s way around any structures.

Spray foam loft insulation is a type of foam liquid that is applied via a spray rig system and then left to dry forming a thick airtight home insulation solution.

Blanket insulation is more of a broad term, it comes in insulation batts or rolls and is the most commonly used insulation in the world.

Blanket insulation can come in rolls of fiberglass, sheeps wool, cotton, plastic fibers and natural fibers.

We install Knauf blanket mineral wool loft insulation, Knauf has been around for over 40 years, is the UK’s leading manufacturer of glass mineral wool insulation and is used worldwide. 

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Knauf mineral wool loft insulation

Benefits of Loft Insulation

There are lots of benefits to have loft insulation installed in your home and it supplements other energy efficient products such as modern central heating and double glazing. Some of the specific benefits of loft insulation are listed below:

When installed correctly, loft insulation will be airtight, meaning no gaps, ensuring all the heat generated by your homes central heating remains inside. 

 

Customers often report that they can turn their central heating off much sooner than before their loft insulation was installed and that heat remains in the air for several hours afterwards.

You can expect to retain up to 25% more heat with effective loft insulation.

It’s a well known fact that insulation does not just mean warmer winters. Home insulation and in particular loft insulation prevents outdoor warm heat and air from travelling inside your roof, loft and walls helping to keep the air nice and cool. 

Insulation helps reduce noise from outdoors and from between different sections from inside your home. Although it still has some soundproofing benefits, loft insulation is less effective than the likes of internal wall insulation in this regard.

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Benefits of loft insulation
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Loft Insulation Grants in Scotland

Qualify For Free Loft Insulation in Scotland

In order to begin your application for free loft insulation we need to check that you qualify, which may involve a home survey.

Contact Home Renewables Scotland today at on 0131 381 8533 to discuss your free loft insulation grant for your home or business. With an office in Edinburgh and presence in Glasgow and Aberdeen our team can help regardless where you are based in Scotland.

Free Loft Insulation in Scotland

You can apply for a free loft insulation grant anywhere in Scotland, we can manage your grant application and installation in areas such as Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Greenock & Inverclyde, Highlands, Inverness, Lanarkshire, Paisley & Renfrewshire, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, The BordersWest Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.

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Home Renewables Scotland (Edinburgh)

64 Cumberland Street,
Edinburgh,
EH3 6RE

0131 381 8533 

info@home-renewables-scotland.co.uk
 

Home Renewables Scotland (Aberdeen)

The Silver Fin Building,
Aberdeen,
AB11 6BD
01224 007 388
 

Home Renewables Scotland (Glasgow)

20-23 Woodside Place,

Glasgow,

G3 7QL

0141 673 8740

info@home-renewables-scotland.co.uk
 
 
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