Free Cavity Wall Insulation in Wales
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LOFT INSULATION IN WALES
Can I get free Loft Insulation in Wales?
Yes, you might, but statistically it will be very unlikely, but you will get a Grant towards the cost.
If you are on a "Qualifying Benefit" and your home is heated by Oil, Coal, LPG or Electricity then you will get Free Loft Insulation, provided there is no more than 100mm (4 inches) of existing Loft Insulation.
There are a couple of exceptions - a 2 bed terraced house heated with coal would have to contribute £76, and some types of properties heated by Oil would also have to make a contribution as well.
There is also a new Loft Insulation Government Grant scheme available which is based on where you live, but is not based on benefits.
We would of course be pleased to give a quote to those that do not qualify for a grant on either scheme.
So, why isn't Loft Insulation free?
Let me explain - The Insulation Grants exist for just one reason - to reduce Carbon Emissions - it's not because they love you, or to help you save money on your fuels bills - it's because the Government wants to save money.
The Government has massive European targets to reduce Carbon Emissions, and if they miss these targets they will have to pay the EU massive fines.
The Government, as Governments do, passed the buck and gave a Legal Obligation to the Gas and Electricity companies to reduce Carbon Emissions. This is know as the Energy Company's Obligation, ECO for short.
The Carbon Emissions saved by insulating a loft are then "sold" to one of the Gas and Electricity companies so that they can achieve their Energy Company's Obligation - and that is how it is funded. We all pay an amount in our fuel bills towards this Grant fund, so yes, we pay for it, as usual.
The value of the Carbon Emissions = the amount of the"Grant"
In October 2018, the Government changed a lot of the rules regarding Home Insulation Grants. The new grant scheme is known as ECO3.
In ECO3 they stopped Insulation Grants for those not in receipt of "qualifying benefits", but they did make a number of other benefits qualify.
Also, they "deemed" the amount of Carbon Emissions saved for each type of property insulated - terraced, semi-detached, detached, 2 bed, 3 bed, 4 bed etc.
They have also calculated the amount of Carbon Emissions saved for loft insulation based on the assumption that each property already had 100mm (4 inches) of existing loft insulation.
Although the recommended depth for Loft Insulation is 270mm (11 inches), the Carbon Emission savings are not much more than the 100mm base line that they start from. In other words, insulating a loft (under the rules of ECO3) will not save much Carbon Emissions and therefore will only generate a small Grant.
However, different types of heating generate different amounts of Carbon Emissions.
Oil, Coal, Electricity and LPG generate more Carbon Emissions than Mains Gas, and therefore a larger Grant.
So, if you heat your home with Oil, Coal, Electricity or LPG you may still get Free Loft Insulation.
How is loft insulation installed?
We don't use the "itchy stuff" any more.
We install a "quilt" of insulation (much of which is recycled materials, including wool) which the manufactures state "you could comfortably sleep on".
The rolls of insulation are in "polythene bags" which are taken into the loft, where the insulation is removed from the bags.
The first layer of insulation is laid between the joists, and a second layer is laid at right angles to the first layer, that is across the joists. The recommended depth of loft insulation is 270mm (11 inches).
Our technicians will then ensure that there is sufficient ventilation within the loft space. That is basically it. Each loft will have it's own set of circumstances such as downlighters, electricity cables etc., but these would have been noted during the initial survey and discussed with you.
An average semi-detached house would be completed in less than 2 hours, the empty bags removed and no mess to be seen.
All our technicians are fully insured.
For further details call us on one of the numbers below, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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