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Apply for funding now for cavity and loft insulation via the Government’s Great British Insulation Scheme.
Does your home have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D-G and fall under Council Tax Bands A-D in England, or A-E in Scotland and Wales?

About GBIS

The government has established a grant to assist homeowners to improve their home’s energy efficiency, which will help save money on energy bills in light of rising fuel prices and the ongoing cost of living problem.

The increase in energy costs is significantly attributed to heat escaping through walls and lofts.

The Great British Insulation Scheme Explained

Who is eligible for the Great British Insulation Scheme?

To qualify for GBIS Grants the following criteria will need to be met:

Your home has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D-G

and you fall under the Council Tax bands A-D in England and A-E in Scotland and Wales

The scheme will boost help for those on the lowest incomes, as well as extend support to a wider range of households living in the least energy-efficient homes in the country (those with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D or below) and in the lower Council Tax bands (A-D and England, A-E in Scotland and Wales).

The benefits of the Great British Insulation Scheme
Enhanced Energy Efficiency 

GBIS is a powerful catalyst in promoting energy efficiency in homes across the UK.

This means reduced energy consumption and lower fuel bills for homeowners. A more comfortable indoor atmosphere is created throughout the year thanks to proper insulation, which stops heat from transferring through walls, roofs, and floors. The programme’s focus on energy efficiency is in line with the UK government’s pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Reduced Environmental Impact  

One of the primary advantages of the scheme lies in its substantial contribution to reducing carbon emissions.

Homes with insulation use less energy to heat, which lessens the dependency on energy sources based on fossil fuels. By helping fuel poor households to keep their houses appropriately warm throughout the winter months without using excessive energy, the programme is also essential in alleviating fuel poverty.

Economic Advantages

It is impossible to overestimate the financial advantages of the Great British Insulation Scheme. Homeowners will benefit from lower energy bills as a result of increased energy efficiency, giving them a long-term financial advantage.

Health and Comfort

GBIS significantly enhances the health and comfort of residents. Insulated homes offer improved thermal comfort, with consistent temperatures throughout the property. Insulation aids in removing cold spots, dampness, and condensation problems that can cause respiratory problems and the growth of mould by minimising heat loss.

Apply Now to receive improvements to your home’s energy efficiency via the following steps:

Check your eligibility

Undergo a thorough survey of your property to assess energy use

Energy suppliers determine what improvements are needed

Insulation measures are installed in your home, creating cost savings and reducing carbon emissions

Does the Energy Company Obligation mean I don’t pay?

Insulation measures under this scheme will save money; however, there may be a small upfront cost towards installation.

GBIS will target the poorest performing homes and will include a ‘general eligibility group’, covering homes in the lower council tax bands, with an EPC of D and below. Suppliers may offer to install a single retrofit insulation measure under the programme, with a partial or full cost subsidy.

It is expected that with these new measures, households will save up to around £310 a year on their energy bills.

How much could you save with a Great British Insulation Scheme grant?

Under the Great British Insulation Scheme, the government suggests households could save up to £310 a year on energy bills through single insulation measures. GBIS aims to not only help reduce fuel bills in the UK, but also to meet the Net Zero 2050 Government target.

Loft insulation with GBIS

Cost of loft insulation

The cost for loft insulation can vary from £880-£1200 depending on your property type. Under the Great British Insulation Scheme suppliers may offer to install a single retrofit insulation measure with the cost partially or fully subsidised.

Typical loft insulation cost:
Detached house: £1200
Semi-detached house: £930
Mid-terrace house: £880
Detached bungalow: £1200

Fuel bill saving after installing loft insulation

If you don’t have loft insulation, you will save the most amount on your energy bills. Bills can be reduced by anything between £330 and £590, depending on your house.

Typical fuel bills saving after installing loft insulation:
Detached house: £475
Semi-detatched house: £285
Mid-terrace house: £260
Detached bungalow: £470

Environmental saving after installing loft insulation

If you’re installing loft insulation that’s 270mm thick, you can save anything from 560-1,000kg CO₂, depending on your house type. A tonne of CO₂ is the same as a petrol car driving for half a year (around 10000km).

If you are upgrading you loft insulation from 120mm to 270mm, you can save between 50 and 95kg CO₂, depending on your house type.

Estimated carbon dioxide savings:
Detached house: 1000 kg CO₂/year
Semi-detatched house: 620 kg CO₂/year
Mid-terrace house: 550 kg CO₂/year
Detached bungalow: 1000 kg CO₂/year

Cavity wall insulation with GBIS

Cost of cavity wall insulation

The cost for cavity wall insulation can vary from £1000 – £4600 depending on your property type. Under the Great British Insulation Scheme suppliers may offer to install a single retrofit insulation measure with the cost partially or fully subsidised.

Typical cavity wall insulation cost:
Detached house: £4600
Semi-detatched house: £2700
Mid-terrace house: £1500
Detached bungalow: £2100
Mid-floor flat: £1000

Fuel bill saving after installing cavity wall insulation

It’s possible to save between £145 – £500 per year depending on your house size and current insulation levels of your property.

Detached house: £500
Semi-detatched house: £300
Mid-terrace house: £180
Detached bungalow: £225
Mid-floor flat: £145

Environmental saving after installing cavity wall insulation

The Great British Insulation Scheme aims to not only reduce fuel poverty, but also help to meet the Government’s Net Zero target by 2050. Depending on your property type, cavity wall insulation could save between 305 – 1100 kg CO₂/year.

Detached house: 1100 kg CO₂/year
Semi-detached house: 650 kg CO₂/year
Mid-terrace house: 380 kg CO₂/year
Detached bungalow: 485 kg CO₂/year
Mid-floor flat: 305 kg CO₂/year

Can landlords benefit from the Great British Insulation Scheme?

Yes, funding can be provided to insulate privately rented homes, but only when the tenants match the criteria. Because many residences in the private rental sector have EPC ratings of D or lower, many landlords may benefit from having their properties insulated for free or at a reduced cost. Tenants, on the other hand, will profit from cheaper energy bills and warmer living environments.

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FAQ’s

How long does loft insulation take to install?

Loft insulation can be easily installed within less than half a day. Before the installation date, make sure your loft is cleared of all clutter to enable for a proper installation.

It is non-intrusive and makes little disruption or mess.

How long does cavity wall insulation take to install?

Cavity wall insulation can be installed swiftly and effortlessly, typically taking around 1-2 days depending on your home’s size. This process causes minimal disturbance and can be seamlessly integrated into a broader energy efficiency upgrade.

What are the benefits of installing loft insulation?

Loft insulation has several benefits, including keeping your home warm in the winter and cold in the summer, adding value to your home and, most importantly it can help to reduce your energy bills significantly.

What are the benefits of installing cavity wall insulation?

Installing cavity wall insulation will not only help to keep your house warmer by stopping heat escaping through your walls, it will also help to reduce energy bills.

When is the Great British Insulation Scheme launch date?

The scheme is live now! So there hasn’t been a better to apply.

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