ECO Scheme Heating and Insulation Grants

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East

Subject to Receiving a Qualifying Benefit and a Free Home Survey.

If your home has less than 100 mm of loft insulation, apply today and you could save up to £240 every year on your heating bills.

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne and the following post code areas

In addition to offering free loft insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne, we offer grants for free loft insulation in the following post code areas:

  1. If you have mains gas central heating, we offer free loft insulation in post code areas DH, DL, NE, SR, TS and YO21
  2. If you DO NOT have gas central heating, we offer free loft insulation in post code areas CA, DH, DL, HG, LS, NE, SR, TD, TS, WF and YO.
Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot offer free loft insulation in two bedroom terrace houses, two bedroom semi-detached house, flats or maisonettes.

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Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne is a Government Backed Scheme

Government grants are also available to help install full central heating systems in homes which have never had central heating fitted before.

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Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne - Do you qualify?

To qualify for Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne you must:

1. Be a home owner or a private tenant

2. Receive one of these State Benefits, Tax Credits or Allowances:

  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • Income-Related Employment & Support Allowance or
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Child Benefit (subject to maximum household income thresholds)
  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

3. Have less than 100 mm of loft insulation currently installed in your loft.

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Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Because heat rises, up to a quarter of the heat in your home can be lost through the roof. Insulating your roof space is quick, easy and is a relatively inexpensive way to reduce your energy bills and cut your carbon emissions. Loft insulation lasts for over forty years so it will pay for itself many times over. If you qualify for free loft insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne, you will start saving on your heating bills from day one.

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne

DIY Loft Insulation

If your roof space is easy to access and is free from condensation and damp, it should be very easy to install loft insulation and for many homeowners it can be a DIY job. However, it can be a dirty job and if you qualify for free loft insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne, a professional installer will insulate your roof space for you.

If the joists are regularly spaced, rolls of mineral wool insulation can be easily installed in your loft (though you should wear appropriate protective clothing because it is a severe skin and eye irritant for most people).

The minimum recommended thicknesses for loft insulation are 270 millimetres for glass wool, 250 millimetres for rock wool and 220 millimetres for cellulose but the vast majority of properties that have had loft insulation already installed will generally only have 100 mm fitted. If glass wool loft insulation is fitted, normally 100mm will be laid between the joists and a further 170 mm over them.

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Loft Insulation – Costs and Savings

If you engage a contractor to install loft insulation for you, then based on a three bedroom semi-detached property, you should expect to pay up to £300 but if you do it yourself the cost should be less than half of that. Obviously if you are entitled to free loft insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne, there will be no installation cost.

Annual savings on your energy bills will be approximately £180 per year if you currently have no loft insulation at all and around £25 per year if you currently have 100 mm of loft insulation installed.

If every property in the UK had loft insulation installed to the recommended thickness, around £500 million would be saved on heating bills, and carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced by 2.7 million tons!

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Storage Space in your Loft

If you intend to use your loft for storage then you will probably need boards fitting over the joists but if you only insulate between the joists the insulating material will not be thick enough.

To be able to install enough loft insulation you need to either insulate between the joists and then fit boards with insulation bonded to the underside of them, or raise the floor levels to enable you to install the recommended thickness of loft insulation. Whichever method you choose, the loft insulation material should not be squashed to accommodate the boards or its insulating qualities may be reduced.

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Insulating the Pipes and Water Tank in your Loft

By installing effective loft insulation, not as much heat from your home will be lost into the roof space. As a consequence of this it will be colder in your loft and therefore the water pipes and water tank will need to be protected from freezing during cold winter weather.

Water pipes and the water tank in your loft should be well insulated and the loft hatch cover should also be insulated and fitted with a draught excluder around the edges to stop cold draughts coming through it, into your home.

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Free Loft Insulation in Newcastle
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