Grants For Loft Insulation

Grants For Loft Insulation

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Grants For Loft Insulation

All homeowners / occupiers and private tenants are now eligible for grant funding of 50% – 100% towards the cost of loft insulation.

Grants for loft insulation, of around 50% and above, are available for all homeowners and private tenants no matter what your income and even 100% if you satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Where anyone is aged 70 and above Free grants are available.

Grants For Loft Insulation will not last forever and the current scheme was due to end in 2011, although a 1-year extension has been announced. It is estimated that all funding will cease by 2015. Grants available on free schemes can stop and start depending on funds availability.

Approximately 25% of the heat generated in a home is lost through the roof.  Loft insulation should be applied to reduce this loss of heat energy and save you money. Insulation should be applied to the loft area to a depth of 270mm, both between the joists and above the joist.

The existing depth of insulation installed restricts grants For Loft Insulation. Over 70’s should typically have 60mm (2.5 inches) or less to qualify for free loft insulation. If you are in receipt of benefits, the restrictions depend on the area and scheme. Partial grants require you to have 100mm (4inches) or less. All homeowners and private tenants will qualify for some assistance.

Free Grants For Loft Insulation

It is beneficial if nothing is stored in your loft area and the insulation covers the entire loft space and therefore saves you as much heat energy from escaping as possible.

Please note that, grants cannot be offered or claimed after you have insulation fitted or if you do the work yourself. An accredited insulation installer, who will offer the grant at the time, MUST carry out the installation.

The below list of criteria allows you to see if you are eligible for Free Grants For Loft Insulation. If you are NOT eligible for the Full 100% grant, you can still apply for a partial grant of 50 – 70% and under certain circumstances, more.

Free Grants For Loft Insulation

Do you receive;

1.      Attendance Allowance

2.      Child Tax Credit (annual income of £16,190 or less)

3.      Council Tax Credit (which must include a disability premium)

4.      Disability Living Allowance

5.      Disability Pension

6.      Housing Benefit (which must include a disability premium)

7.      Income Support (which must include a disability premium)

8.      Income based Job Seekers Allowance

9.      State Pension Credit

10.  War Disablement Pension (which must include a mobility supplement or Constant Attendance Allowance

11.  Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (which must include a mobility supplement or Constant Attendance Allowance)

12.  Working Family Tax Credit (annual income of £16,190 or less)

All grants are backed by the UK government and do not have to be repaid.

Is there a catch ? Absolutely not as Grants For Loft Insulation are provided as part of CERT (the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target). The 6 major utility companies British Gas, Eon, Npower, EDF Energy, Scottish and Southern and Scottish Power must reduce carbon emissions in domestic properties by paying for home insulation.

You can apply through your choice of insulation supply regardless of who supplies your home energy gas and electricity.

Grants For Loft Insulation will not last forever so now is the time to apply for your loft Insulation grants.

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