What kinds of insulation are available through ECO Grants?
With the transition from ECO2t to ECO3, there has been a big shift in focus from replacing older boilers and central heating systems to insulating homes as much as possible in an effort to reduce the carbon tonnes used in the UK. If you or someone in your home is in receipt of any of the qualifying government credits, you could be entitled to have your home insulated with any form of insulation it could benefit from - for example if your home does not have loft insulation or internal wall insulation you would be entitled to both under this funding.
If your loft is uninsulated you are currently losing around 25% of your homes heating through the roof, so this quick and easy process is one of the most effective ways to reduce your monthly fuel bills. If you have no loft insulation or your current insulation is below 100mm your home could qualify for funding to bring it up to the required 300mm level. Our technical team are well experienced with loft insulation installations and pride ourselves on an average installation time of 1-3 hours - once the insulation has been laid it does not require any upkeep or maintenance and could save you up to £250 per year.
Room in Roof Insulation
Room in Roof insulation is a great way to keep the room in your loft warm as around 25% of all heat can be lost through the roof of an uninsulated property. On average a household can save up to £400 a year by insulating their roof to the suitable amount. There are 3 different types of Room in Roof insulation, these are; Loft Room Insulation, Dormer Roof Insulation and Attic Room Insulation. Room in Roof insulation is installed by over-boarding the sloping ceilings with insulation boards which is then plastered and then skimmed.
We can install Underfloor Insulation if there is a big enough space underneath your floorboards (we are only able to install insulation to suspended floorboards). This can help you save money as a lot of heat can be lost through the floor, you could save up to £60 a year on your energy bills. Our installers fit the insulation by packing it tightly between the joists in nets to prevent the heat from passing through. Please note: Not all suspended floorboards are suitable to install underfloor insulation, this is subject to survey..
Internal Wall Insulation
Internal Wall Insulation is for properties with solid walls to make the homes more efficient and warmer as solid walls can make a house very cold because there is so much heat loss. Insulation boards are fitted to the walls inside the property that are heat loss walls. This type of insulation can make a huge difference to your energy bills as you could see savings up to £455 a year. While it does decrease the size of the rooms by a couple of inches and will need painting after, our customers are happy to have fresh, straight walls that have been skimmed by our expert installers..
Cavity Wall Insulation
Properties that were built within the last 100 years are most likely to have cavity walls, two layers of brick with a small space between. If the cavity has not been filled it could be responsible for up to 35% heat loss from your home depending on the surface area of your walls - the easiest way to see if the cavity has been filled or not is to look for these small drill holes in the wall that would have been made to fill it (see right). There are different types of cavity wall insulation, our technical team exclusively uses polystyrene beads as it is deemed the most effective at stopping heat from escaping through the walls. The average annual saving from having cavity wall insulation installed is over £200 per year.