FREE Room In
Roof Insulation
Borders

Free Room In Roof Insulation Borders

Envirohomes Renewables proudly serves Borders as the leading room in roof insulation specialists. Our focus lies in aiding homeowners in lowering energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint through quality room in roof insulation.

With our skilled team of insulation installers, we’ve successfully executed numerous installations across Borders, ensuring each home benefits from an effective thermal barrier, preventing heat loss from any room in the roof space.

Backed by positive online reviews and holding industry accreditations such as the PAS 2030 Certification, we guarantee top-notch workmanship.

Our dedication extends to providing fully funded room in roof insulation services through the ECO 4 grant, specifically targeting low-income households.

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Room In Roof Insulation Grant Borders

Under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, Borders residents can access room in roof insulation grants.

These grants, part of an environmental initiative, aim to enhance the energy efficiency of homes across Borders, ultimately reducing carbon emissions.

By insulating spaces like attics and lofts, homeowners not only contribute to environmental sustainability but also enjoy reduced energy costs.

How do room in roof insulation grants work?

Aligned with international agreements like the Paris Agreement, both UK and Scottish governments prioritize reducing carbon footprints.

Room in roof insulation plays a crucial role in achieving this goal by minimizing heat loss, thereby enhancing heating system efficiency and lowering energy bills for homeowners.

Under the ECO scheme (excluding Northern Ireland), energy companies such as Scottish Power and Npower are mandated to allocate funds to assist in the installation of energy efficiency measures like cavity wall insulation, free home insulation, or room in roof insulation.

This obligation is the essence of the Energy Companies Obligation scheme. If you qualify for this grant (discussed below), your expenses will be covered by this fund.

What Is Defined As A Room In Roof Space?

As suggested by its name, a room in roof space refers to any room within the ceiling that is accessed by a fixed staircase.

In older buildings with such spaces, roof insulation may be lacking or outdated insulation materials and techniques may have been utilized, failing to meet modern regulations.

Loft rooms constructed a few decades ago often suffer from poor insulation, resulting in cold temperatures and high heating costs. By installing modern insulation in existing attic rooms, heating bills can be reduced, and the room in the roof space can serve a functional purpose beyond storage.

What is
room in roof insulation?

Room in roof insulation involves the installation of blanket insulation into walls and the sloped ceiling.

Pre-cut insulation material is placed between rafters and batts, with plasterboard covering the material.

Alternatively, glass fibre insulation can be utilized in traditional loft areas.

The entire installation process typically takes no longer than two days, contingent upon the size of the room in the roof or attic room, and does not disrupt the household’s day-to-day activities.

Who's Eligible
For A Room in Roof Insulation Grant

Since its inception, the ECO scheme has undergone numerous iterations. The current version, ECO4, differs significantly from its predecessor, ECO3, and introduces new eligibility criteria. This implies that households previously ineligible for roof insulation grants under ECO3 may now qualify, and vice versa. Presently, grants under ECO4 are targeted towards houses with Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) placing them in the E, F, or G bands.

There are certain eligibility criteria related to income benefits that must be met by people living in the household.

These will qualify you for a room in roof insulation grant:

  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit or Savings Credit)
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Housing Benefit
  • Universal Credit

Even if neither you nor someone in the household is claiming one of these benefits, you may still be eligible for a grant if your household earns less than £31,000 per annum and you are a:

  • Homeowner
  • Private tenant (with the landlord’s permission)
  • Landlord

If you meet the above criteria,
you to receive room in roof insulation without having to bear the installation costs, which can amount to about £2,000 or more.

It’s crucial to emphasize that at least two-thirds of the room in the roof space must be insulatable to qualify for the grant.

Even if you do not completely comply with the above criteria, it is advisable to inquire about room in roof insulation as you might qualify for a subsidy, reducing your installation expenses.

Social housing tenants who believe they meet the eligibility criteria should directly reach out to their housing association or council. These organizations often have their own initiatives aimed at enhancing the energy efficiency of homes. If you own 50% of a housing association property, you may apply for the room in roof insulation grant.

How to arrange room in roof insulation
if you think you're eligible

Applying to receive room in roof insulation funding is relatively straightforward in Scotland.

Simply arrange for an Energy Grants Surveyor to come to your house. The surveyor will arrange a date to inspect your room in roof area and check to see if you meet all the requirements. You can also contact Envirohomes Renewables to check your eligibility. The surveyor will then arrange a date for your insulation to be installed.

The Three Types
Of Room in Roof Insulation

Loft insulation

Lofts, accessed by a fixed staircase, often feature a room within the roof area converted into a living space.

Loft insulation involves placing insulation boards and materials between the joists in the attic room or against the roof. The objective is to insulate the internal area of the attic space, including walls, ceilings, and any water tanks or pipes within.

During home heating, warmth rises into the attic area and escapes through the roof. Insulating this space impedes heat loss, maintaining a warmer house (and loft).


Loft room insulation method

While installation methods may vary slightly among installers, here’s a general approach:

  • Removal of radiators, skirting boards, and light fixtures.
  • Placement and securing of insulation batts against walls and ceilings.
  • Fitting insulation boards between exposed beams and rafters.
  • Installation of plasterboard over the insulation material.
  • Replacement of all fittings and fixtures.

This method typically requires less than a day to complete, with minimal household disruption.

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Attic room insulation

An attic room, accessible via a fixed staircase, typically features a central box room within the roof space, with most of the eaves area squared off.

Attic rooms commonly have a stud wall where the squared-off eaves space meets, unless a dormer window is present. This stud wall is constructed from a wooden frame covered by plasterboard and often includes a hatch or door for accessing the surrounding eaves space.


Attic room insulation method

The insulation method for attic rooms focuses on insulating the eaves space surrounding the central box attic room:

  • Insulation boards are placed between rafters on the ceiling.
  • Rock wool is used to insulate the stud wall and the ceiling.

If there are no existing hatches or doors in the stud wall, the installer may need to cut out a small section to access the eaves space. This opening will then be covered by a hatch or door for future access as needed.

Attic room insulation is remarkably swift and straightforward, often completed in as little as two hours.

Dormer room insulation

Dormer rooms within roof spaces have been utilized for decades, yet these valuable spaces have often been overlooked for insulation. Individuals with uninsulated dormer rooms are eligible for a grant to insulate these areas and meet contemporary building standards.

Dormer rooms often experience high temperatures in summer and chilly conditions in winter, leading to substantial impacts on cooling and heating bills.



Dormer room insulation method

The insulation process for dormer rooms is straightforward:

  • The room is lined with energy-efficient insulation materials.
  • The entire room is then covered with plasterboard, revitalizing its appearance.

Please note that the grant for dormer rooms may not cover the entire installation process, depending on the size of your dormer room. Nonetheless, it significantly reduces your out-of-pocket expenses. The savings generated from having an insulated dormer room will eventually offset the cost.

What Savings Can Be Made?


Room in roof insulation can often exceed £2,000 in cost, but with ECO4 funding, this expense will be entirely covered.

In addition to the installation costs, homeowners, tenants, or landlords will also benefit from reduced monthly heating and cooling bills due to decreased heat (or cold) loss through the roof.

On average, you can expect the following annual energy bill savings:


• Detached house: £225


• Bungalow: £195


• Semi-detached house: £135


• Mid-terraced house: £120

Furthermore, ECO4 offers additional grants, including boiler grants that replace older, inefficient boilers at no cost, resulting in additional savings on electricity and gas bills.

FAQs

Insulating your room in roof space significantly improves energy efficiency, reducing heat loss through the roof and subsequently lowering heating bills. By creating a warmer living environment, insulation enhances comfort and contributes to overall energy conservation efforts.

No, recipients of room in roof insulation grants are not obligated to repay the funds. As long as eligibility criteria are met, all associated installation costs are covered by the grant, offering homeowners a cost-effective solution to improve energy efficiency.

Room in roof insulation offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Keeps a converted loft space much warmer and creates a comfortable living space.
  • Prevents heat from escaping through the roof, keeping your entire house warmer.
  • Reduction in energy bills.
  • Increases the resale value of your home.
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