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Free Underfloor Insulation Grants Scotland
Do you live in Scotland and are looking to get your floor insulated? Well you’ve come to the right place!
Better yet, you might qualify to have it installed 100% free of charge! In 2023 there are grants available that provide funding for free underfloor insulation in Scotland.
You will likely have heard of free loft insulation grants, however, there are government backed grants available for all types of home insulation including suspended floors and underfloor.
During 2023 the Scottish government offers grants for free insulation. This is in part to achieve the government’s goal of being net carbon neutral by 2050 but as a main
aim of tackling fuel poverty across the UK. The government has committed to reducing the UK’s total carbon emissions under ambitious targets.
So, hopefully Scotland be one of the first countries in the world to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. You may have heard of this and wondered if you could apply. Underfloor insulation is used to prevent heat loss and it has shown that it can offer an increased heat retention of up to 15 percent. Underfloor 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 home. People who have had underfloor insulation installed report that their homes are warmer in Winter, with improvement in the quality of air and being
cooler in Summer. Read on and find out more about what may be available for you and how this will save your finances and be good for the environment.
You may be missing out on something that is free and will offer great benefits to your household and the world environment. And remember there are other free grants
available too for free central heating such as the free boiler scheme Scotland, renewables including free solar panels in Scotland and home insulation such as free loft insulation, roof insulation, room in roof insulation, cavity wall insulation, external and internal wall insulation.
Can You Get Free Underfloor Insulation in Scotland?
Yes is the short answer, you are able to get free underfloor insulation in Scotland, with grants set up to allow you to get the latest government funding to improve your homes energy efficiency. Read on to find out more and see what category you can fit in with to be eligible for a free underfloor insulation grant.
What is Underfloor Insulation?
Just think about when you are heating up your home whether that’s through electricity or gas, lots of the heat that is generated escapes through gaps in doors,
windows and of course your roof (it is a bit like how all your heat escapes through your head in your body and you put on a woolly hat to keep it in).
At least 15 percent of the heat loss in any living space is through the floor/ground. Floor insulation is an effective and simple way to keep your home warm during cold
seasons and reduce the electricity bills. The use of underfloor insulation reduces heat loss through the floor to a great extent and keeps your living space warmer for a
longer duration. The saving from underfloor insulation could be up to £700 per year.
Underfloor insulation is the answer to stop all that heat escaping. It is such a great investment for your home and will reduce the heat that is escaping. It is common sense to have underfloor insulation fitted. When you get underfloor insulation fitted the layer of insulation stops the heat from getting out, it gets trapped in the room below and this then means that you have more warmth for longer (its not escaping).
It does not end here either as there are more points about when cold air could get into your house, underfloor insulation prevents that from happening. The results are a
warmer house, less heating costs to maintain the same temperature in each of your rooms. Thinking over the year the potential savings that can be made are incredible
reaching into hundreds of pounds.
Materials that are used in underfloor insulation come in a great variety all of which act as a barrier to stop escape or stop cold air from getting in.
How Does Underfloor Insulation Work?
With underfloor insulation, you are not just kept warm during the winter, but your place stays cool during the summer. Underfloor insulation, it reduces the loss of
heat, resulting in a controlled airflow, where warm air doesn’t get in during the summer and cold air doesn’t get in during the wintertime.
The room in the house stays warmer for longer. When combined with wall insulation, adequate heating and controlled ventilation underfloor insulation will also help to
prevent the formation of surface condensation, damp, and mould growth.
Underfloor Insulation Benefits
You can expect to see a reduction in your heating bills after your underfloor insulation is installed. It is cost effective with fantastic results in energy efficiency which can reduce your heating bills. There are so many benefits to having underfloor insulation installed and it’s a great add on to lower your bills and compliment your central heating system and double glazing. Effective insulation will ensure your home will be more energy efficient and less heat loss and lower energy bills.
Some of the specific benefits of underfloor insulation are listed below:
What Are Underfloor Insulation Grants?
Underfloor insulation grants are made available through the Scottish government. They have been made available to help households make energy saving improvements. This will not only save you thousands that it costs to install home insulation, but will help you make your home warmer and reduce your energy bills.
What Underfloor Insulation Grants Are Available in Scotland?
Various free underfloor insulation grant schemes are available in Scotland that we have listed below, you could qualify for 100% free insulation under that latest government ECO scheme available in 2023 (the ECO 4 scheme). Under the ECO scheme, you can get the floor of your home insulated helping to reduce heat loss and draughts from old or uninsulated floors including suspended and wooden flooring.
ECO 4 Free Underfloor Insulation Grant
ECO 4 scheme (Energy Company Obligation) part of the ECO scheme was initially launched in 2013, with ECO 4 launching in 2022 but being rolled out during 2023. It means that you can apply for funding up until March 2026. Underfloor insulation grants available through the ECO scheme were created to help low income households in the UK make their homes more energy efficient and lower their heating bills.
Warmer Homes Scotland
New applications to Warmer Homes Scotland are paused right now. These will start again in October. You can still apply for a grant during this time (from April 2023) and
your application will be held onto and considered under the new criteria, with any funding being awarded from the 2nd of October 2023.
The Green Deal
The Green Deal is still available in 2023 with Underfloor insulation 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 free solar panels and heat pumps.
Home Energy Scotland - HEEPS
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland 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.
Home Energy Scotland - Private 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.
Who Qualifies For Underfloor Insulation Grants?
Not every household can apply for a underfloor insulation grant so you will have to fit specific criteria to qualify for the scheme. You may be offered enough to fund 100%
of the cost of the installation but some home owners need to contribute to the costs.
The free underfloor insulation grant scheme is available to homeowners and mortgage payers throughout most areas of the country including the Scotland area.
Providing someone who lives at the property is receiving certain benefits you may qualify.
Read on to see if you may qualify.
Underfloor Insulation Grants For Homeowners
Underfloor insulation grants are available to you if you own your home or if you are privately letting it. Social housing tenants should contact their local council or housing
association because they organise their own schemes. If you own 50% or more of a housing association property, you can apply for a grant. If a homeowner is in receipt
of one of these qualifying benefits (excluding child benefits) they will be eligible regardless of their household income, therefore no means testing will be required for applications.
Underfloor Insulation Grants for People on Benefits
If you are in receipt of certain income related benefits you may be entitled to an underfloor insulation grant. The funding available during 2023 is in place to help people on low incomes potentially facing fuel poverty.
Here are a list of qualifying benefits:
Underfloor Insulation Grants for Disabled
The good news for people living with a disability and claiming an income-related benefit I that you may be eligible for a grant through the government ECO scheme.
This is all part of a nationwide effort to lower carbon emissions in households to help meet the government’s targets for greenhouse gases and eventually net zero
carbon. Grants help with new insulation for disabled homeowners or tenants and are provided so that they can get new energy-saving insulation fitted for free or at a
fraction of the cost that they might not have been able to afford otherwise.
Underfloor Insulation Grants for Pensioners Scotland
Pensioners and people aged over 60 years of age and on pension credit or listed benefits will qualify for an Underfloor insulation grant. If you are over 60 years of age
and on pension credit or the listed benefits you are certain to qualify.
List of qualifying benefits for pensioners:
*Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
*Income-based jobseeker’s allowance (JSA)
*Child Tax Credit
*Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
*Working tax credit
Underfloor Insulation Grants Scotland
Qualify For Free Underfloor Insulation in Scotland
In order to begin your application for free underfloor 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 underfloor 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 Underfloor Insulation in Scotland
You can apply for a free underfloor 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 Borders, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.
Home Renewables Scotland (Edinburgh)
0131 381 8533
Home Renewables Scotland (Aberdeen)
Home Renewables Scotland (Glasgow)
20-23 Woodside Place,
0141 673 8740