FREE Insulation
Grants Isle of Mull

Free Insulation Grants Isle of Mull

Envirohomes Renewables is the leading insulation installer in Isle of Mull. We pride ourselves on being among the largest providers of home renewable services in the region. Insulation is a critical component in enhancing household energy efficiency and reducing energy costs.

Our team of insulation specialists focuses on delivering the following services:

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

You can trust our Scottish insulation installers to deliver top-notch service, backed by industry-leading accreditations like the PAS 2030 Certification.

Our primary mission is to serve low-income households on benefits, offering fully funded home insulation through Government’s ECO 4 grants. Learn more about the qualification criteria for ECO 4 grants below.

What is
The ECO4 Scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, jointly established by the UK and Scottish Governments, aims to provide free energy-saving measures to individuals with low incomes or residing in vulnerable households. The latest version, ECO4, is designed to enhance the energy efficiency of these households, making them warmer while reducing emissions.

As the UK pursues its goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, it’s crucial for the government to ensure that all citizens have access to means for reducing household emissions. A key step in this effort is promoting the efficient use of fossil fuels within homes. This can be achieved through various home improvements such as installing free loft insulation, solid wall insulation, room-in-roof insulation, and other measures.

However, individuals with low income or who are vulnerable often lack the financial resources to finance these enhancements themselves. In order to ensure equitable and accessible progress towards a greener future, the government has implemented the ECO4 initiative throughout England, Scotland, and Wales.

Funded by medium and large energy suppliers across the UK, the program is dubbed the “Energy Company Obligation”. Running from 2023 to 2026, ECO4 has allocated approximately £4 billion to facilitate energy efficiency enhancements for approximately 300,000 homes in the UK identified as being susceptible to fuel poverty.

To qualify for this funding, applicants must first assess whether they meet the specified eligibility

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 be eligible for the ECO4 scheme, you must meet one of the following conditions: either you must be the homeowner residing in the property for which you seek funding, or you must be a tenant in privately rented accommodation. Additionally, you need to qualify for one of the specified 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 qualifying benefit recipient encompasses anyone residing in the energy-inefficient household set to gain from the enhancements. This encompasses grandparents, 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 the homeowner (or tenants) and the environment, too.

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

  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency:
    Insulation materials like recycled cellulose, wool, or other natural fibers possess excellent thermal properties, effectively regulating indoor temperatures. This results in decreased reliance on heating and cooling systems, leading to lower energy consumption and reduced heating bills.

  • Minimized Environmental Impact:
    Typically derived from renewable or recycled sources, eco-friendly insulation materials help divert waste from landfills and decrease the demand for virgin resources. This mitigates the carbon footprint associated with insulation manufacturing.

  • Improved Indoor Air Quality:
    Unlike many traditional insulation materials that emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful chemicals, eco-friendly options are devoid of synthetic additives, contributing to healthier indoor air quality.

  • Sustainability:
    Most eco-friendly insulation materials are renewable and sustainable. For instance, cellulose, hemp, and wool can be cultivated or manufactured with fewer resources compared to conventional insulation options.

  • Enhanced Durability:
    Certain eco-friendly insulation materials boast longer lifespans than their traditional counterparts. Wool insulation, for example, is renowned for its durability and resistance to degradation over time.

  • Noise Reduction:
    Any form of insulation in a home aids in reducing external noise or sound transmission between walls.

  • Moisture Regulation:
    Specific natural insulation materials possess moisture absorption and release capabilities, helping regulate indoor humidity levels and thwart mold growth.

  • Increased Resale Value:
    The presence of eco-friendly insulation can be an appealing feature for potential buyers when selling a home.

  • Incentives and Rebates:
    In several regions, utilizing eco-friendly materials may render 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

In addition to complimentary insulation, the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme offers a range of other energy-saving solutions. Incorporating multiple measures can significantly enhance your ability to reduce energy costs. These options include:

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

To apply for one of the ECO4 free grants, you’ll need to 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 essential for homes in Isle of Mull. According to the Energy Saving Trust, inadequate insulation can lead to up to 45% heat loss within your home. This can result in constant adjustments to central heating and higher monthly energy expenses.

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