Is Free Cavity Wall Insulation still available?

You may still be entitled to Cavity Wall insulation completely free.
If you are not eligible for free insulation, then you may still get help to cover the costs.
Youtilize can help you cut through the red tape and find the best Cavity Wall funding available.

You may be eligible for Cavity Wall Insulation support from an energy supplier, under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).
The scheme first launched in 2013 & is available in two parts.

Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).

Insulation and heating improvements are provided by energy companies, under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), to qualifying low-income households in private rented or owner-occupied properties (social housing tenants are not eligible for HHCRO).
There are eligibility criteria's for this scheme as it is based on income, receipt of benefits and tax credits. In order to be eligible you must be receiving one of the below benefits.

  • Income related tax credit and child tax credit.
  • Pension guaranteed credit.
  • Income based job seekers allowance.
  • Universal credit.
  • Income based job seekers allowance.
  • I do not receive any of the listed benefits.
In an un-insulated home 35% of heat is lost

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Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO)

CERO is available to all households in any housing tenure that can receive the qualifying measures.

Energy companies through the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO) can provide funding for cavity wall insulation.
There is a contribution £149.00 payable by the home owner, towards the costs.

Why do i need Cavity Wall Insulation?

An un-insulated house loses around 35% of heat through the walls. By having the cavity filled with insulating material you will be saving 35% on your heating bill, not only does wall insulation keep the heat in it also helps to keep it cool in hot weather.

The below thermal image shows that the centre property is not outputting heat through it’s walls, the other two properties that have not had cavity wall insulation are showing heat escaping through their walls.Middle house cavity wall insulation

How do I tell if my property has a cavity wall?

If your property was built after 1925, then it will more than likely have a cavity in the exterior walls. Some properties built before this date may still have a cavity, but this will probably be too narrow to be insulated.
You can also check your property brick pattern, a solid wall will contain stretcher and header bricks, the stretcher is a (full brick) where has the header looks like half a brick, it is the end of the brick that is seen, these bricks are used to bound the wall together, and are placed inwards across the full brick underneath.

Bricks showing cavity wall
Bricks showing no cavity wall

A Cavity Wall Insulation Grant may not always be suitable, if any of the following apply to your property:

  • The property Is steel or timber framed or constructed of concrete or stone.
  • There are any signs of dampness on the interior of the walls.
  • If you have any type of building work in process -internally or externally.
Cavity wall being filled

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