Envirohomes Renewables is Scotland’s leading insulation installer. We are one of the biggest providers of home renewable services in Scotland. Insulation is an extremely important part of making a household more energy efficient and lowering energy bills.
Our insulation installers focus on the following insulation services:
We have achieved the most valuable industry accreditations, including the PAS 2030 Certification, so you can trust our Scottish insulation installers to provide a professional and efficient service.
We currently focus on providing insulation services to low-income households on benefits. Through the Government’s ECO 4 grants, we provide fully funded home insulation. You can find out more about the ECO 4 grants qualification requirements below.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme was set up by the UK and Scottish Governments to provide free energy-saving measures for those with low incomes or who live in vulnerable households. The ECO4 scheme – the latest iteration – aims to improve the energy efficiency of these households, making them warmer while reducing their emissions.
In order for the UK to reach its net-zero goal by 2050, the government needs to make sure that everyone has the means to reduce their household emissions. The first step in this process is to ensure houses use fossil fuels sparingly and efficiently. This can be done through home improvements like the installation of free loft insulation, solid wall insulation and room-in-roof insulation, among others.
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.
The criteria for the ECO4 scheme require that you either own and live in the house you wish to receive the funding for or you live in privately rented accommodation. You will also need to receive one of the following benefits:
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.
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:
Apart from free insulation, there a numerous other energy-saving measures you could also benefit from under the Energy Company Obligation scheme. Having more than one of these features installed can boost your chances of bringing down your energy bills. These include:
To apply for one of the ECO4 free grants, you’ll need to follow these steps:
Yes, it is a necessity to have a properly insulated home in Scotland. If your home has little or no insulation, you run the risk of losing up to 45% of any heat generated within your home, according to the Energy Saving Trust. This means that you will constantly be trying to regulate the temperature within your home by turning up your central heating, which increases your energy bills every month.
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