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External Wall Insulation Grant

You might be eligible for free External Wall Insulation and even solar panels through the ECO4 scheme. This initiative is running until 2026. Check if you qualify and apply for free by clicking the link below!

How Do The Grants Work?

Qualify for a free insulation grant In 3 Simple Steps…

Step 1 : Apply

Fill out our online application form for an External Wall Insulation Grants
and go through a simple evaluation to see if you qualify for any government funding. Our internal grants team will then evaluate your application.

Step 2 : Survey

Following your successful application, we will arrange a free, no obligation survey to ensure the maximum grant is obtained and advise you on the best products to reduce your energy bills.

Step 3 : Installation

The installation of your chosen products will be carried out by our experienced and local engineers at a time that suits you. All of our installations are COVID safe & adhere to all government guidelines.

What is external wall insulation?

External wall insulation (EWI) is a method used to improve the thermal efficiency of buildings by applying insulation material to the exterior walls. This process involves fixing a layer of insulation material to the outside of a building and then covering it with a special type of render or cladding. The primary purpose of External wall insulation is to reduce heat loss, leading to lower energy bills, increased indoor comfort, and reduced carbon emissions. It’s particularly beneficial for properties without cavity walls or for those where cavity wall insulation isn’t suitable. External wall insulation also helps in improving the external appearance of the building and can protect the building fabric against weathering and decay.

There are two main types of spray foam insulation: open-cell and closed-cell, each with its own properties and benefits. Both types are made from a mixture of isocyanate and polyol resin that reacts and expands upon application to create a foam that can insulate and air seal homes and buildings. One of the key benefits of spray foam insulation is its ability to create an airtight envelope within a building, which can significantly reduce air infiltration and thus improve energy efficiency. 

Why should I get external wall insulation?

External Wall Insulation (EWI) offers several benefits, making it a worthwhile investment for many homeowners. Some of the key advantages of EWI include:

Reduced Energy Bills: EWI helps to lock heat inside the home, reducing reliance on central heating and leading to lower energy bills.

Increased Comfort: By combating heat transfer and reducing drafts, EWI improves thermal comfort within the home.

Durability and Weather Protection: The extra layer of rendering over the insulation provides protection against harsh weather conditions, increasing the lifespan of the external walls.

Sound Resistance: EWI helps to reduce external noise entering the home and increases privacy.

No Reduction in Space: Unlike internal insulation, EWI does not reduce the internal floor area of the home.

Improved Aesthetics: EWI can enhance the external appearance of a property, providing a fresh and modern look.

Thermal Performance: It improves the thermal performance of a building, reducing heat loss and improving energy efficiency.

Condensation Reduction: EWI can reduce condensation on internal walls, improving overall indoor air quality.

How much can external wall insulation save?

External wall insulation(EWI) can lead to significant energy bill savings. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that for a typical gas-heated home, EWI can save homeowners between £115 and £360 per year.

The exact amount of savings depends on factors such as the type and size of the property. For example, in a detached house with four bedrooms, EWI could lead to savings of around £650 per year, while in a semi-detached house with three bedrooms, the savings could be around £390 per year. 

The cost of external wall insulation is typically around £100 per square meter, and the total cost can range from £8,000 for a small flat to £22,000 for a larger property. 

While the initial investment is significant, the long-term energy bill savings make EWI a cost-effective solution for many homeowners

External wall insulation grants

External wall insulation grants are financial support schemes that can help you cover the cost of installing external wall insulation in your home. There are different types of grants available depending on your eligibility criteria, such as your income, benefits, energy efficiency rating, and location. Some of the grants are:

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which is funded by the UK’s largest energy suppliers and provides free or subsidised insulation to low-income households or those receiving certain benefits.

The Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS), which is a new initiative that targets low energy efficiency households (EPC rating of D or below) and those with the lowest Council Tax bands (A-D in England and A-E in Scotland and Wales).

The Home Upgrade Grant (HUG), which is a pilot scheme that offers up to £10,000 for insulation and other energy efficiency measures to low-income homeowners in Scotland.

The Warm Homes Scotland scheme, which provides free insulation and heating improvements to eligible households in Scotland.

The Nest scheme, which offers free advice and support on energy efficiency, as well as free insulation and heating upgrades to eligible households in Wales.

To find out more about these grants and how to apply, you can contact Warma UK directly. You can also use the below application form check your eligibility.

Who qualifies for external wall insulation grant?

To qualify for External Wall Insulation (EWI) grants in the UK, the eligibility criteria typically include the following:

Low Income or Specific Government Benefits: Grants are available to low-income households (with an annual income of £31,000 or less) or those receiving specific government benefits, such as Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support (IS), Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC), Working Tax Credit (WTC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), Universal Credit (UC), and Housing Benefit.

Property Type: The property must have the right type of walls, typically solid walls, and may need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G to qualify for the grant.

Ownership or Tenancy: Homeowners, some private tenants, and those who part-own their home with a Housing Association (owning at least 50%) may be eligible for the grant.

Location and Property Age: The availability and amount of the grant may vary depending on factors such as the location of the property and the age of the building.

Other Insulation Measures: The eligibility criteria may also cover other types of insulation, such as cavity wall insulation, internal wall insulation, loft insulation, and roof or room insulation.

It’s important to note that the specific eligibility criteria can vary depending on the grant program and individual circumstances.

Apply for a grant today