Free external wall insulation for your home if you qualify. Interested in a free external wall insulation grant for your home? Excellent, you have come to the right free insulation grants provider. External walls have many functions. One of them is to keep the heat inside a home. However, many properties especially those built before the 1920s have solid brick walls that let a lot of heat escape. Almost certainly they are not insulated.
Approximately 35% of all the heat that is lost from a UK home takes places through solid external walls. It is because of this that the UK government and the big energy firms have teamed up to provide free external wall insulation grants to qualifying individuals and families
External wall insulation requires fixing a layer of insulation to the external wall and plastering it to reinforce using special insulation materials recommended by the government.
Solid walls do not have cavities that can be filled with insulation materials and so they have to be fixed to their interior or exterior faces. This will make it a lot more difficult for heat to pass through the walls thereby keeping more of it in the home ensuring residents stay snug and warm. In turn, this will result in reduced fuel bills.
If the work is carried out externally, a layer of insulation material is added of which there are three types: expanded polystyrene, phenolic resin and breathable mineral wools. They are fixed into place with an adhesive mortar and an insulating mesh. Then a render is added with a choice of decorative finishes such as pebble-dashing and texturing.
Adding insulation externally has a number of advantages. No internal living space is lost, no internal redecoration is required, there’s no need to vacate the house while works are taking place and the exterior finish can match the original or surrounding properties.
External wall insulation is suitable for many different types of buildings except listed buildings and those located in conservation areas. If this is the situation for your home you may be able to have your internal walls insulated at no cost to you if you are receiving state benefits
You may not know whether your external walls are solid or not. Fortunately, there is a simple way to find out. Just take a look at the brickwork.
If the bricks are all the same length and have been laid in an even pattern then almost certainly your home has cavity walls. If the bricks have been laid in an uneven pattern (with some placed on their end so they appear shorter) then your home has solid walls.
If you can’t see the bricks because the walls are covered there’s another simple check you can do. Open a door or a window to measure the width of the wall. If it is more than 260mm thick then it is probably a cavity wall. A wall measuring less than this is likely to be solid.
The great news is that you can really make a dent in how much you pay each month for your heating. The following figures for how much you could save per year have been worked out by the Energy Saving Trust.
External wall insulation offers a number of significant benefits.
Installation costs vary but according to the Energy Saving Trust, the average price for the cost of external wall insulation is around £13,000 for a typical semi-detached house. However, you may not have to pay anything. Funding is available to cover all or part of the costs of external wall insulation through the ECO scheme, a valuable safety net for vulnerable people on benefits. Even if an ECO grant doesn’t cover the full costs top-up funding may be available with other grant-based schemes.
IOD Grants is a leading external insulation specialist with many years’ worth of experience of installing external, internal and loft insulation. We offer an approachable, professional and customised service to all our customers at very competitive prices if they were to pay. However, most of the homes we’ve dealt with benefitted from 100% free external wall insulation including free loft insulation. We can do the same for you if you qualify. Speak to us
Call us now on 0800 222 9219 to find out more about our FREE property insulation services and for a free consultation and a no obligation review. We look forward to helping you stay warm and save money. At the moment, we can only deal with properties using Electric, Solid Fuel or LPG