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ECO Home Insulation


When it comes to insulating your home, there are different types of insulation to consider. Each insulation measure has its own benefits and is suited to different types of property builds.

The most popular types of insulation are Cavity Wall Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation, and Solid Wall Insulation. Here, we will help you determine which type of insulation is best for your home’s energy efficiency improvements.

It’s worth noting that if the cost is something you are worried about, there are now home insulation grants available, thanks to the ECO scheme.

The ‘Big Six’ utility companies are obligated under the ECO scheme to provide financial support to households for enhancing the energy efficiency of their homes. The primary objective of this initiative is to tackle fuel poverty across the UK while also contributing to the government’s objective of achieving net carbon neutrality by 2050.

Do you need home insulation?


Solid walls discharge as much as 45% of heat from your home, that’s up to 45% of your fuel bills wasted through heat escaping. Insulating your home is the best way to draft proof because insulation helps to reduce the amount of heat that escapes from your home, which in turn reduces the amount of energy required to heat your home.

Insulation materials act as a barrier to slow the transfer of heat, preventing it from escaping through walls, floors, and ceilings. This means that the warmth generated by your heating system stays inside your home for longer, reducing the need to use your heating system as frequently or for extended periods.

By insulating your home, you can make it more energy-efficient, reduce your energy bills, and create a more comfortable living environment, without having to rely on draught excluders or other measures that only address the symptoms of heat loss rather than its root cause.

There are several signs that your home may need insulation.

High energy bills
If your energy bills are higher than usual, it could be a sign that your home is not properly insulated. This is because heat can escape through poorly insulated walls, floors, and roofs, causing your heating system to work harder and use more energy.

Drafts
If you can feel drafts in your home, it could be a sign that there are gaps in your insulation. These gaps can allow cold air to enter your home, making it feel colder and forcing your heating system to work harder.

Mould or damp
If you notice mould or damp patches on your walls or ceilings, it could be a sign of poor insulation. This is because moisture can enter your home through gaps in your old insulation, leading to the growth of mould and mildew.

Uneven temperature
If your home feels cold in some areas and warm in others, it could be a sign that your insulation is insufficient or poorly installed. This can result in uncomfortable living conditions and inefficient heating.

Noisy home
If you can hear external noise in your home, such as traffic or neighbours, it could be a sign that your insulation is insufficient.

If you would like to talk to a specialist member of our team to discuss why you might need insulation, then get in touch with one of our energy efficiency experts.

Home Insulation


Home insulation plays a huge part in making your home more energy efficient. Proper insulation helps to create a thermal barrier that prevents heat from escaping during cold weather and entering during hot weather. This results in a more comfortable living environment and reduced reliance on heating and cooling systems. The main benefit of this energy saving can lead to lower utility bills.

Solid wall insulation


Solid wall insulation involves fitting insulation material to the outside of external walls. This type of insulation is suitable for homes with solid walls, which can be difficult and expensive to insulate using other methods.

Benefits of solid wall insulation:

  • Improved thermal comfort, saving up to £650 per year on your energy bills
  • Reduced heat loss, which can help to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Improved weather resistance, as the insulation can help to protect your home from the elements
  • Improved kerb appeal, increasing the value of your home (typically by up to 16%)
  • Requires very little ongoing maintenance and you’re covered by a 25-year warranty

Loft Insulation


Loft insulation involves fitting insulation material in the space between the ceiling and the roof of your home. This type of insulation is suitable for most homes, as long as there is sufficient space in the loft. With loft insulation grants being covered by the ECO Scheme, there hasn’t been a better time to install.

Benefits of loft insulation:

  • Reduced heat loss, save up to £580 on your energy bills
  • Improved energy efficiency, which can increase the value of your home
  • Reduced carbon footprint, as you’ll be using less energy to heat your home

Internal Wall Insulation


Internal wall insulation involves fitting insulation material to the inside of external walls. This type of insulation is suitable for homes with solid walls which are difficult to fix external wall insulation to, for example, stone walls, listed buildings, etc.

Benefits of internal wall insulation:

  • Improved thermal comfort, which can lead to lower energy bills
  • Reduced heat loss, which can help to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Reduced noise pollution, as the insulation can help to block out external noise

Cavity Wall Insulation


Cavity wall insulation involves injecting insulation material into the gap between the two walls of a cavity wall. This type of insulation is typically suitable for homes that were built after the 1920s, as these homes often have cavity wall construction. If your home was built before this time, it may have solid walls and may not be suitable for cavity wall insulation.

Benefits of cavity wall insulation:

  • Reduced heat loss, which can lead to lower energy bills
  • Improved energy efficiency, which can increase the value of your home
  • Reduced noise pollution, as the insulation can help to block out external noise

Who qualifies for home insulation grants?


Homeowners who receive income-related benefits, disability-related benefits or tax credits may be eligible for insulation grants. However, the property must be owned or rented from a private landlord and cannot be a council house association.

You need to receive at least one of the following benefits:

Pension Credit Guarantee Credit Element ​

Income-based jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) ​

Child Tax Credit​

Income Support​

Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA) ​

Working tax credit

Universal Credit ​

Home insulation grant eligibility


Homeowners can receive a home insulation grant through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which is designed to help households reduce their energy bills and make their homes more energy-efficient.

The current schemes, known as ECO4 and The Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS), have funding available until March 2026 and are available to homeowners in England, Scotland, and Wales.

To be eligible for ECO funding you must:

Own Your Own Home

Get Permission From Landlord (Rented)

Receive One Of The Above Benefits

Not Council Owned

If you are unsure, you can check your ECO funding eligibility today, or talk to one of our energy efficiency experts.

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