FREE Insulation
Grants Isle of Arran

Free Insulation Grants Isle of Arran

Envirohomes Renewables stands at the forefront of Isle of Arran’s insulation installation industry. Renowned as one of the largest providers of home renewable services in the region, we recognize the pivotal role insulation plays in enhancing energy efficiency and reducing utility costs for households.

Our dedicated team of insulation installers specializes in delivering the following services:

  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Room in Roof Insulation
  • Underfloor Insulation

Our Scottish insulation installers hold esteemed industry accreditations, such as the PAS 2030 Certification, assuring you of their professionalism and efficiency.

Our primary emphasis lies in delivering insulation services to low-income households receiving benefits. Utilizing Government’s ECO 4 grants, we offer fully funded home insulation solutions. Details regarding eligibility for ECO 4 grants are available below.

What is
The ECO4 Scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, established by both the UK and Scottish Governments, is dedicated to providing free energy-saving measures to individuals with low incomes or residing in vulnerable households. The latest iteration, ECO4, aims to enhance the energy efficiency of these households, rendering them warmer while curbing emissions.

As the UK endeavors to achieve its net-zero target by 2050, it is imperative for the government to ensure that all citizens have access to means for reducing household emissions. The initial step in this endeavor involves promoting judicious and efficient use of fossil fuels within homes. This can be facilitated through various home improvements such as the installation of free loft insulation, solid wall insulation, room-in-roof insulation, and other measures.

However, those on a low income or who are vulnerable often do not have the means to fund these improvements themselves. To ensure that the transition to a greener future is fair and accessible, the government introduced the ECO4 scheme across England, Scotland and Wales.

The scheme is funded by medium and larger energy suppliers across the UK, hence the name “Energy Company Obligation“. Set to run from 2023 to 2026, the ECO4 grant has budgeted around £4 billion to make energy efficiency improvements to roughly 300,000 UK homes that are considered to be at risk of fuel poverty.

To receive this funding, you first need to determine whether you fit the required eligibility criteria.

Do I Qualify
For Free Insulation
Through The ECO4 Scheme?

Determining whether or not you are eligible to receive ECO4 funding is the first step in making your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

To qualify for the ECO4 scheme, you must either own and reside in the house for which you’re seeking funding or live in privately rented accommodation. Additionally, you must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Mobility Supplement
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

Note: The recipient of the qualifying benefit can be anyone who lives in the energy inefficient house that will benefit from the improvements. This includes grandparents and parents, a disabled child, or a spouse.

Alternatively, you could also qualify to receive funding if you live in social housing that has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G.

What Are The Benefits Of Eco-Friendly Insulation?

Eco-friendly insulation can offer several advantages. These benefit not only the homeowner (or tenants) but the environment, too.

Here are some of the main benefits of using eco-friendly insulation materials:

  • Energy efficiency: Eco-friendly insulation materials like recycled cellulose, wool, or other natural fibres, have fantastic thermal properties. They are effective in regulating indoor temperatures, which ultimately reduces the need for heating and cooling systems within your home. In turn, this leads to less energy consumption and lower heating bills.

  • Reduced environmental impact: Usually, eco-friendly materials for insulation are made from renewable or recycled materials. Using these materials can help to divert waste away from landfills and lessen the demand for virgin resources. This lowers the carbon footprint that is typically associated with insulation manufacturing.

  • Improved indoor air quality: Many traditional insulation materials tend to release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful chemicals into the air. Eco-friendly options are usually free from synthetic chemicals and additives, which contributes to healthier indoor air quality.

  • Sustainability: Most eco-friendly insulating material is renewable and sustainable. For example, cellulose, hemp, and wool can be grown or manufactured with fewer resources compared to standard insulation options.

  • Durability: Some eco-friendly insulation materials have a longer lifespan in comparison with traditional materials. A good example of this is wool insulation is known for its durability and resistance to degradation over time.

  • Noise reduction: Having insulation of any kind in your home can help to reduce noise from outside or between walls of your home.

  • Moisture regulation: Certain natural insulation materials have the ability to absorb and release moisture. This can help to regulate indoor humidity levels and prevent mould growth inside your home.

  • Resale value: Having eco-friendly insulation in a home can sometimes be an attractive feature for potential buyers if you’re selling your home.

  • Incentives and rebates: In some regions, using eco-friendly materials may make homeowners eligible for energy efficiency incentives, tax credits, or rebates.

What Type
Of Energy Efficient Insulation Changes Can Be Made?

room in roof insulation
underfloor insulation

FAQs

Looking beyond complimentary insulation, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme offers a plethora of other energy-saving solutions. Incorporating multiple measures can significantly enhance your ability to lower energy bills. These options include:

  • Solar PV
  • Electric storage heater upgrade
  • First-time central heating
  • Non-condensing gas boiler upgrade

To kickstart your application process for ECO4 grants, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Envirohomes Renewables’s website.
  2. Fill out the Check Eligibility form or contact the team on 0141 459 0292 to determine whether you qualify to receive funding under this scheme.
  3. Should you fit the grant criteria, Envirohomes will be in contact with you to help submit your ECO4 grant application.
  4. One of our scheme-approved surveyors will come to inspect your property to assess what type of heating system or insulation measures you already have installed.
  5. The surveyor will then put together some recommendations of what energy-efficient measures would be best suited to your home and specific needs.
  6. Envirohomes Renewables will then carry out the necessary installation process.
  7. Upon completion, you will be able to reap the benefits of reduced carbon emissions and lower energy bills.

Insulation is indispensable for homes in Borders Isle of Arran. According to the Energy Saving Trust, inadequate insulation can lead to up to 45% heat loss within your home, necessitating constant adjustment of central heating and resulting in higher monthly energy expenses.

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