FREE Room In
Roof Insulation
Isle of Arran

Free Room In Roof Insulation Isle of Arran

Envirohomes Renewables, we take pride in being Isle of Arran’s specialists in room in roof insulation. Our goal is to help lower energy bills and reduce carbon footprints, all while ensuring the utmost comfort in your home.

With our team of skilled insulation installers and a track record of successful projects across Scotland, you can trust us to deliver top-quality insulation solutions tailored to your needs.

Backed by strong online reviews and industry accreditations, including the esteemed PAS 2030 Certification, we guarantee that our work is carried out to the highest standards.

Our expertise lies in delivering fully funded room in roof insulation services through the ECO 4 grant, making sure that everyone in Isle of Arran, regardless of their circumstances, can enjoy a well-insulated home.

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Room In Roof Insulation Grant Isle of Arran

Under the initiative of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, the government is extending grants for room in roof insulation. These grants facilitate the insulation of spaces such as attics, lofts, and dormer rooms, addressing energy efficiency concerns.

The ECO scheme stands as a pivotal environmental endeavor geared towards curbing carbon emissions across Scotland by enhancing the energy efficiency standards of residential properties. The government’s provision of these grants is aimed at fostering energy efficiency enhancements and mitigating homeowners’ energy expenses.

The insulation materials funded by the grants adhere to contemporary building regulations, incorporating cutting-edge insulation technologies to ensure optimal energy conservation.

How do room in roof insulation grants work?

Under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) initiative initiated by the government, funding is now available for room in roof insulation. This program specifically targets the insulation of spaces like attics, lofts, and dormer rooms.

In line with international commitments such as the Paris Agreement, both the UK and Scottish governments are dedicated to curbing carbon emissions. They have set ambitious targets for reducing carbon footprints annually. Encouraging homeowners to enhance the energy efficiency of their properties is a significant part of achieving these objectives.

By bolstering insulation in walls and loft areas, homes can retain heat more effectively, leading to improved efficiency in heating systems and ultimately resulting in lower energy expenses. This not only benefits individual households but also contributes to broader environmental goals by reducing overall energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Under the ECO initiative, which does not apply to Northern Ireland, energy providers such as Scottish Power and Npower are mandated to allocate funds to support the implementation of energy-saving measures. These measures encompass various enhancements like cavity wall insulation, complimentary home insulation, and room in roof insulation.

The Energy Companies Obligation scheme derives its name from this commitment. If you meet the eligibility criteria for this grant (outlined below), the costs associated with these upgrades will be covered through this dedicated fund.

What Is Defined As A Room In Roof Space?

As the name suggests, a room in roof space refers to any chamber within the ceiling that connects to a permanent staircase for access.

In older structures featuring such spaces, insulation in these rooms is frequently lacking, or outdated insulation materials and methods have been employed, failing to comply with contemporary standards.

Loft chambers from previous eras typically suffer from inadequate insulation, resulting in chilly environments that are costly and challenging to warm up. Introducing modern insulation into these existing attic spaces not only lowers heating expenses but also transforms the room in the roof space into a functional area, rather than merely serving as storage.

What is
room in roof insulation?

Room in roof insulation refers to blanket insulation installed into walls and the sloped ceiling.

Pre-cut insulation material is fitted between rafters and batts, and a plasterboard is placed over the material.

Glass fibre insulation can also be used in conventional loft areas.

The entire installation process shouldn’t take longer than two days, depending on the size of the room in roof or attic room, and will not disrupt the day-to-day goings-on in the household.

Who's Eligible
For A Room in Roof Insulation Grant

Ever since the inception of the ECO initiative, it has undergone numerous transformations. The latest iteration, ECO4, stands apart from its predecessor ECO3 with its revamped eligibility criteria and distinct features. Under ECO4, households previously excluded from receiving grants for roof insulation under ECO3 may find themselves eligible, and vice versa. Presently, ECO4 grants target properties falling within the E, F, or G bands of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), prioritizing improvements for these homes.

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 may qualify for complimentary room in roof insulation, with no need to bear the expense of installation, which typically amounts to around £2,000 or higher.

It’s essential to emphasize that a minimum of two-thirds of the room in the roof space must be suitable for insulation to be eligible for the grant.

Even if you do not completely comply with the above criteria, room in roof insulation for your home might prove beneficial, especially if you qualify for financial assistance, reducing your installation expenses.

Residents of social housing who believe they qualify should reach out to their housing association or local council directly. These entities frequently implement initiatives to enhance energy efficiency in homes. If you co-own 50% of a housing association property, you may also be eligible to 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 are areas accessible via a fixed staircase, often transformed into livable spaces within the roof. Insulating a loft involves placing insulation boards and other materials between the joists in the loft room or against the roof. The primary goal is to insulate the internal section of the loft space, including walls, ceiling, and any water tanks or pipes within.

When heating your home, warmth tends to rise into the loft and escape through the roof. Insulating this area prevents heat from escaping, thus maintaining a warmer house and loft.


Loft room insulation method

Though methods may vary slightly among installers, the general approach to loft insulation includes:

  • Removal of radiators, skirting boards, and light fixtures.
  • Placing insulation batts against walls and ceiling, securing them in place.
  • Fitting insulation boards between exposed beams and rafters.
  • Installing plasterboard over the insulation material.
  • Replacing all fittings and fixtures.

This process can usually be completed in less than a day, causing minimal disruption to household routines.

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Attic room insulation

An attic room, accessible via a fixed staircase, often features a central box room within the roof space, with squared-off eaves areas around it. These spaces require insulation for optimal energy efficiency.

Typically, attic rooms have stud walls enclosing the squared-off eaves, unless there’s a dormer window present. These stud walls are constructed with wooden frames and plasterboard covering. Access to the surrounding eaves space is usually provided through a hatch or door in the stud wall.


 


Attic room insulation method

To insulate the attic room effectively:

  • Install insulation boards between the rafters on the ceiling to prevent heat loss through the roof.
  • Utilize rock wool insulation to insulate both the stud wall and the ceiling, ensuring comprehensive coverage.
  • If there are no existing hatches or doors in the stud wall for accessing the eaves space, a small section may need to be cut out during installation. This opening can later be covered with a hatch or door to allow for future access as required.

This method of attic room insulation is efficient and straightforward, often completing in as little as two hours, providing immediate benefits in terms of energy conservation and comfort.

Dormer room insulation

For years, dormer rooms nestled within roof spaces have served various purposes, yet insulation hasn’t been a priority. However, there’s now a push to insulate these spaces to modern standards, with grants available for homeowners with uninsulated dormer rooms.

Dormer rooms often suffer from extreme temperatures, becoming uncomfortably hot in summer and bitterly cold in winter, which can substantially inflate heating and cooling expenses.



Dormer room insulation method

Insulating a dormer room is a straightforward process:

  • The room is lined with high-efficiency insulation materials.
  • Following insulation, the entire room is plastered, rejuvenating its appearance.

While the dormer room grant might not cover the entire installation process, depending on the room’s size, it does significantly alleviate the financial burden. Ultimately, the savings accrued from having a properly insulated dormer room will offset the initial investment over time.

What Savings Can Be Made?


Insulating your attic space, known as room in roof insulation, can carry a price tag exceeding £2,000. However, through ECO4 funding initiatives, this expense becomes entirely covered.

Beyond the initial installation expenses, homeowners, tenants, or landlords stand to benefit from reduced monthly heating and cooling expenditures, stemming from diminished heat loss (or cold ingress) via the roof.

On average, expect the following yearly reductions in energy bills:



• Detached house: £225


• Bungalow: £195


• Semi-detached house: £135


• Mid-terraced house: £120

ECO4 also has other grants available, including boiler grants that will replace older, inefficient boilers for free, which will save you further money on electricity and gas bills.

FAQs

Insulating your room in the roof space is crucial because approximately 60% of the heat generated by your central heating system escapes through the walls and roof of your house, with about 25% being lost through the attic and roof alone. By insulating this area, you can significantly enhance your house’s energy efficiency and save a considerable amount on heating bills each year.

No, there’s no repayment requirement for the room in roof free insulation grant. If you fulfill all the eligibility criteria, the grant will cover all the expenses associated with installing the insulation. The only exception might be dormer room insulation, where the grant may not cover the entirety of the costs, depending on the room’s size. However, even in such cases, you won’t be obligated to repay the grant.

Room in roof insulation offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Ensuring a warmer and more comfortable living space in a converted loft.
  • Preventing heat from escaping through the roof, thus maintaining warmth throughout the entire house.
  • Reduction in energy bills due to improved insulation.
  • Enhancement of the resale value of your home.
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