If your home has suspended wooden floors (rather than concrete floors) you may qualify for a grant to install insulation below them.
If you qualify for an under floor insulation grant, you may also qualify for a grant to replace your broken gas mains central heating boiler. This is part of the new Dual Measures ECO Grant Scheme.
Insulating underneath the floor boards of your home is less disruptive than you may think. Often, only one access point is required and this will be repaired by the installer, even if you have laminated flooring installed.
The ground floor of your home MUST have suspended wooden floors. The easiest way to check is to turn back the carpet in a corner of a GROUND FLOOR room to see whether the floor is concrete or wood. It could be wooden floor boards or wooden sheets.
Another way of checking, is by looking at the external brickwork of your home. If you have air bricks below the damp proof membrane at ground level, your home will have suspended wooden floors. This is because the air bricks allow ventilation below your ground floor, something not possible with concrete floors.