Free home insulation

Find out how much you could save

If your house isn’t fully insulated, having insulation installed will not only help keep your home warmer, but it could also help you save you money on your energy bills. Under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, we are offering free insulation to eligible customers. To find out if you qualify to receive free loft insulation, free wall insulation and other energy saving home improvements, use our online eligibility checker.

The improvements made to your home can add up to huge savings on your energy bill.

Measure Annual saving per year (£) CO2 saving per year
Cavity wall insulation £135 550kg
Loft Insulation £175 720kg

Source: Energy Saving Trust, 2012. Estimated figures based on insulating a gas heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms.

Wall and loft insulation are amongst the most effective ways to reduce heat loss from your home and can really help to reduce your energy bills. Think of cavity wall insulation as a big coat for your house; the cavity between the two external walls is filled, preventing heat from escaping outside. Loft insulation acts in a similar way, preventing heat from escaping through the roof.

Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity wall insulation acts in the same way as your big coat you wear on a cold day. Filling the gap between the two external walls helps prevent warmth from escaping from your home in the same way your coat prevents heat escaping from your body.

Some quick facts:

  • It is generally suitable for properties built after the 1930s, where the external walls are made up of two layers with a small 'cavity' between them.
  • The insulation is installed by drilling small holes in the mortar between the bricks and then pumping in the insulation material. This will take a couple of hours. The holes are then filled back in.

Loft Insulation

Loft insulation acts in the same way as a woolly hat. A woolly hat stops heat from your body escaping through the top of your head. Likewise, the heat in your home will rise but loft insulation will help prevent it all escaping through your roof.

Some quick facts:

  • Loft insulation usually takes a couple of hours to install. It is simply rolled out and laid flat across the loft floor, between and over the joists if they are visible.

Please take care when measuring your current level of insulation.