Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners from the Government's ECO Scheme
Applications are invited for Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners, complete the form below Today
Who provides funding for Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners ?
Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners is funded by the Government’s ECO Scheme.
There are two parts to the ECO Scheme which provide Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners.
1. Affordable Warmth Scheme (AWS Group)
The Affordable Warmth Scheme provides Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners who receive one of the following State Benefits or Tax Credits:
- Guaranteed Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Income-Related ESA
- Income-Based JSA
You will still qualify if a family member who lives with you receives one of these State Benefits or Tax Credits.
The amount awarded to provide Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners is based on the type of home you live in, how many bedrooms it has and the heating system installed.
2. Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO)
CERO offers Free Cavity Wall Insulation Grants For Pensioners who do not receive one of the State Benefits or Tax Credits listed above.
Grants for Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners awarded via CERO tend to be lower than those offered to householders who receive one of the State Benefits or Tax Credits required under the Affordable Warmth Scheme.
For more information about Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners please visit the Free Cavity Wall Insulation page.
Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners - Is it free for all pensioners?
Not necessarily. It depends on the type and size of home you live in, the heating system installed and whether you receive State Benefits.
Grants for Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners awarded by the Government’s ECO Scheme may cover the full cost of installing cavity wall insulation in your home.
However, the type and size of home you live in together with your heating system will determine the level of your grant and some householders may be asked to make a contribution.
If you choose not to make the contribution requested you can cancel your application without cost because the initial survey is carried out free of charge.
Energy Performance Certificate
Your home’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) should show whether your home has cavity walls as opposed to solid walls. It may also recommend that cavity wall insulation is installed and if so, how much you should save on your heating bills as a result.
Cavity Wall Insulation
Properties constructed after 1926 would normally have been built with cavity walls rather than solid walls. That is, with an external wall of brick and an internal wall of either brick or blocks, connected with steel ties and with a gap or cavity between them.
After 1st January 1983 Building Regulations required that this cavity had to be insulated. Consequently, homes built between 1926 and 1983 were constructed with cavity walls but with no cavity wall insulation.
Installing Cavity Wall Insulation after a home has been built
To install cavity wall insulation after a home is built holes are drilled into the external wall at regular intervals and insulation material is pumped into the cavity.
These holes are filled with mortar once the work has been completed but remain visible.
Free Cavity Wall Insulation For Pensioners is available to home owners and tenants throughout the UK