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Free Room In Roof Insulation Perth

EnviroHomes Renewables stands as Perth’s leading specialist in room in roof insulation, dedicated to aiding homeowners in lowering energy bills and decreasing carbon footprints.

With a team of expert installers boasting top-notch certifications and accolades, we guarantee superior insulation services tailored to the unique needs of Perth’s residents.

With a plethora of positive online reviews and industry accreditations like the esteemed PAS 2030 Certification, EnviroHomes Renewables ensures the highest standards in all insulation projects.

Our focus extends beyond mere installations; we specialize in delivering fully funded room in roof insulation services through the ECO 4 grant, ensuring accessibility to all, irrespective of financial constraints.

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Room In Roof Insulation Grant Perth

Under the government’s Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, Perth residents are eligible for room in roof insulation grants.

These grants, aimed at reducing carbon emissions and energy bills, cover the insulation costs for attics, lofts, and dormer rooms.

By adhering to current building regulations and utilizing cutting-edge insulation materials, we guarantee optimal energy efficiency and comfort for Perth homes.

How do room in roof insulation grants work?

The UK and Scottish governments have committed to international agreements like the Paris Agreement, aiming to decrease their carbon footprint. These agreements establish yearly carbon reduction objectives, achievable by promoting homeowner efficiency.

Insulating walls and loft spaces effectively prevents heat from escaping, enhancing a home’s heating system efficiency and lowering energy bills.

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

This initiative is named the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme. Eligible recipients of this grant, as discussed below, can have their expenses covered by this fund.

What Is Defined As A Room In Roof Space?

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

Many older buildings with room in roof spaces lack proper roof insulation or use outdated and inefficient insulation materials and methods that fail to meet current standards.

Loft rooms constructed several decades ago often suffer from inadequate insulation, resulting in chilly conditions and high heating costs. By retrofitting modern insulation in these existing attic rooms, heating expenses can be minimized, and the room in roof space can be utilized for more than just storage.

What is
room in roof insulation?

Room in roof insulation involves installing blanket insulation in walls and sloped ceilings. This process, which typically lasts no more than two days, significantly enhances thermal efficiency without disrupting daily activities. Whether through pre-cut insulation materials or glass fibre options, our installations ensure maximum comfort and savings for Perth homeowners.

Who's Eligible
For A Room in Roof Insulation Grant

Since its inception, the ECO scheme has undergone various 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 might now meet the criteria, and vice versa. Presently, grants under ECO4 target homes with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating falling within 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 qualify to receive room in roof insulation without bearing the installation expenses, which can amount to approximately £2,000 or more.

Note that a minimum of two-thirds of the room in roof space must be insulatable to be eligible for the grant.

Even if you do not completely comply with the above criteria, it’s still worth inquiring about room in roof insulation as you might qualify for a subsidy, reducing your installation costs.

Social housing tenants who believe they meet the eligibility requirements should reach out directly to their housing association or council. These organizations frequently implement their own initiatives to enhance energy efficiency in homes. If you own at least 50% of the housing association property, you may 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, accessed via a fixed staircase, often feature a room in the roof area converted into a living space.

Loft insulation involves placing insulation boards and materials between the joists in the loft room space or against the roof to insulate the internal area. This includes insulating the walls, ceiling, and any water tanks or pipes within the loft space.

During heating, the warmth rises into the loft area and escapes through the roof. Insulating this space prevents heat loss, thus maintaining a warmer house and loft.


Loft room insulation method

While techniques may vary among installers, here is a general outline:

  • Remove radiators, skirting boards, and light fixtures.
  • Place insulation batts against the walls and ceiling, securing them.
  • Fit insulation boards between any exposed beams and rafters.
  • Install plasterboard over the insulation material.
  • Replace all fittings and fixtures.

This method typically takes less than a day to complete and causes minimal disruption to the household.

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Attic room insulation

An attic room, accessible via a fixed staircase, often features a boxed area within the eaves of the roof space. This boxed room serves as a central space in the attic. Surrounding this area, insulation is installed to regulate temperature.

Attic rooms typically include a stud wall enclosing the squared-off eaves space, unless there’s a dormer window. This stud wall is constructed from a wooden frame covered with plasterboard. Many stud walls have hatches or doors providing access to the adjacent eaves space.


Attic room insulation method

The insulation process for attic rooms focuses on insulating the eaves space around the boxed area. Here’s how it’s done:

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

In instances where there are no hatches or doors in the stud wall, installers may need to cut out a small section to access the eaves space. This opening is later covered by a hatch or door for future accessibility.

Attic room insulation is remarkably efficient and swift, often requiring just two hours to complete.

Dormer room insulation

Dormer rooms within roof spaces have been utilized for many years, yet these valuable areas have often been overlooked in terms of insulation. Individuals with uninsulated dormer rooms are eligible for a grant to insulate these spaces and comply with modern building standards.

Dormer rooms frequently experience high temperatures in summer and chilly conditions in winter, leading to substantial fluctuations in heating and cooling expenses.



Dormer room insulation method

Insulating a dormer room involves a straightforward process:

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

However, it’s important to note that the dormer room grant may not cover the entire installation process, depending on the size of the dormer room. Nevertheless, it will significantly reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Over time, the savings from having an insulated dormer room will offset the initial investment.

What Savings Can Be Made?


Room in roof insulation can easily cost upwards of £2,000, but with ECO4 funding, this cost will be completely covered.

Apart from the installation costs, homeowners, tenants or landlords will also enjoy reduced heating and cooling bills each month thanks to less heat (or cold) escaping through the roof.

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


• 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 roof space not only enhances comfort but also significantly reduces energy consumption and heating bills. By preventing heat loss through the roof, Perth homeowners can enjoy long-term savings and improved living conditions.

No, the room in roof insulation grant in Perth is not repayable, provided all eligibility criteria are met. Whether it’s full insulation coverage or partial funding for dormer rooms, recipients need not worry about repayment, ensuring affordability and peace of mind.

Room in roof insulation offers numerous benefits, 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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