FREE Room In
Roof Insulation
Fife

Free Room In Roof Insulation Fife

EnviroHomes Renewables proudly stands as Fife’s leading specialist in room in roof insulation. Our mission is twofold: to lower energy bills and reduce carbon footprints across Fife while ensuring top-tier insulation solutions for every home. With a team of expert installers, we’ve completed numerous successful installations, each contributing to a greener, more energy-efficient future for our community.

Backed by stellar online reviews and industry accreditations, including the prestigious PAS 2030 Certification, EnviroHomes Renewables guarantees the highest standard of workmanship.

We take pride in our ability to deliver fully funded room in roof insulation services through the ECO 4 grant, ensuring that even low-income households can access quality insulation solutions.

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Room In Roof Insulation Grant Fife

As part of the government’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme offers grants for room in roof insulation in Fife.

These grants aim to improve energy efficiency, thereby reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy bills for homeowners.

How do room in roof insulation grants work?

Aligned with international agreements like the Paris Agreement, governments aim to reduce carbon footprints by enhancing home efficiency.

Insulating walls and loft spaces significantly decreases heat loss, thereby improving heating system efficiency and cutting energy costs.

As part of the ECO scheme (which excludes Northern Ireland), energy companies like Scottish Power and Npower must set funding aside to help cover the installation of energy efficiency measures, such as cavity wall insulation, free home insulation or room in roof insulation.

That is why it is called the Energy Companies Obligation scheme. Should you be eligible for this grant (discussed below), your expenses will be covered by this fund.

What Is Defined As A Room In Roof Space?

Room in roof space encompasses any room within the ceiling structure that is accessed via a fixed staircase.

Often, older buildings lack proper insulation in these spaces, leading to inefficiencies in heating and increased energy expenditure.

Loft rooms from a few decades ago are poorly insulated and cold and can be very difficult and expensive to heat. By installing modern insulation in existing attic rooms, heating bills will be reduced and the room in roof space can serve a functional purpose, not just for storage.

 

What is
room in roof insulation?

Room in roof insulation involves installing blanket insulation within walls and sloped ceilings.

This process effectively reduces heat transfer, resulting in improved thermal regulation and reduced energy consumption.

Who's Eligible
For A Room in Roof Insulation Grant

Eligibility for insulation grants is determined by factors such as Energy Performance Certificate ratings. Those residing in properties with lower ratings, particularly in bands E, F, or G, are eligible for support under the ECO scheme.

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 can receive room in roof insulation without having to cover the installation costs (which can cost about £2,000 or more).

It is important to note that at least two-thirds of the room in roof space must be able to be insulated to receive the grant.

Even if you do not completely comply with the above criteria, subsidies may still be available, providing financial relief for insulation expenses. Social housing tenants are encouraged to engage directly with housing associations or councils to explore available schemes.

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 are rooms that are accessed by a fixed staircase, and the room in roof area has been converted into a living space. Loft insulation is when insulation boards and other materials are placed between the joists in the loft room space or against the roof. The purpose is to insulate the internal area of the loft space. Insulation materials are used to insulate the walls and ceiling in the loft, as well as any water tanks or pipes within the loft space. When you heat your home, the heat rises into the loft area and then escapes through the roof. By insulating this area, it is difficult for the heat to escape, keeping the house (and loft) warmer.


Loft room insulation method

Each installer may have a slightly different methodology, but here is the general method for loft insulation:

  • Radiators, skirting boards, and any light fixtures are removed.
  • Insulation batts are placed against the walls and ceiling and are secured.
  • Insulation boards are fitted between any exposed beams and rafters.
  • The plasterboard is fitted over the insulation material.
  • All fittings and fixtures are replaced.

 

This method will take less than a day to complete, with minimal disruption to the household.

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Attic room insulation

An attic room, accessible via a fixed staircase, often features a squared-off area within the eaves, creating a central box room within the roof space. Surrounding this box room, the eaves space is insulated.

Typically, attic rooms have a stud wall enclosing the squared-off eaves space (unless a dormer window is present), constructed with a wooden frame and plasterboard covering. Many of these stud walls include a hatch or door for accessing the surrounding eaves space.


Attic room insulation method

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

  • Insulation boards are positioned between rafters on the ceiling.
  • Rock wool insulation is applied to the stud wall and ceiling.

In cases where no hatches or doors exist in the stud wall, the installer may need to cut out a small section to access the eaves space. Subsequently, this opening will be covered by a hatch or door for future access as required.

Dormer room insulation

Dormer rooms within roof spaces have long been utilized, yet historically, insulating these functional areas hasn’t been a priority. However, individuals with uninsulated dormer rooms are eligible for grants to insulate these spaces, bringing them up to modern building standards.

Dormer rooms often experience excessive heat in summer and chilling temperatures in winter, leading to considerable impacts on cooling and heating expenses.



Dormer room insulation method

Insulating a dormer room follows a straightforward process:

  • The room is lined with energy-efficient insulation materials.
  • Subsequently, the entire room is plasterboarded, rejuvenating its appearance.

While the dormer room grant might not cover the entirety of the insulation expenses (depending on the dormer room’s size), it significantly reduces out-of-pocket costs. The savings accrued from having an insulated dormer room will eventually offset the initial investment.

What Savings Can Be Made?


The expense of room-in-roof insulation can easily surpass £2,000, but with ECO4 funding, this entire cost will be covered.

Beyond the installation expenses, homeowners, tenants, or landlords will also benefit from reduced monthly heating and cooling bills due to less heat (or cold) escaping through the roof.

On average, expect the following annual energy bill savings:


• Detached house: £225


• Bungalow: £195


• Semi-detached house: £135


• Mid-terraced house: £120

Additionally, ECO4 offers other grants, including boiler grants, which provide free replacement of older, inefficient boilers. This further reduces expenditures on electricity and gas bills.

FAQs

Insulating room in roof space is essential for maintaining energy efficiency and reducing heating costs. By preventing heat loss through the roof, homeowners can create a more comfortable living environment while minimizing energy waste.

Room in roof insulation grants do not require repayment, provided all eligibility criteria are met. Exceptions may apply for certain types of insulation projects, but recipients are not obligated to reimburse grant funds.

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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