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External Wall Insulation grants.

The government's Green Deal cash-back offer on certain energy efficiency measures has been greatly improved in order to help more households.

Green Deal measures such as double glazing, solid wall insulation and 'room in roof' insulation for those with loft conversions will benefit from the increased cash back scheme.

Applications for Green Deal Cash-back must be submitted before the end of June and measures installed by the end of September.

Up to £4,000 is now available for solid wall insulation (up from £650)

Up to £1,000 for anyone needing 'room in roof' insulation (up from £220)
Up to £650 for households installing double glazing (up from £320)

The improved offer will not be applicable to jobs with any ECO element attached to them.

Free external wall insulation, grant funded.

Solid walls, if left uninsulated, lose even more heat than uninsulated cavity walls, at a rate of around 45 per cent. That means that for every pound spent on heating, nearly half is heating the street, not the property.

Installing 70mm of external wall insulation on solid walls help reduce the 'U' value by around 89%, significantly reducing heat loss. It's one of the most effective home improvements you can make, particularly with ever-increasing heating bills.

EWI is suitable for homes constructed from, concrete, stone or steel and can bring your property to an standard equivalent to or better than that of strictly regulated new builds, dependent on the depth of insulation.

What is EWI?

In basic terms, EWI consists of a layer of mesh reinforced insulating render topped with a coat of decorative render and is effective for homes constructed from solid walls. Solid walls and those with narrow cavities are deemed 'hard to treat', as they prove either impossible or difficult to be filled with insulation.

If you qualify, you will be able to claim either a partial or full grant towards the installation, the latter making the work free of charge.

To be eligible for the grant funding, you need to meet one of the following criteria: You have a cavity wall or solid wall that is deemed hard to treat. (You will also be eligible for free LOFTinsulation should your home's wall be deemed hard to treat.)

You'll also need to be HHCRO eligible (See the table below)

Please apply HERE if you fulfill the criteria above and below. The Green Deal Helpline will assist you in everything from application through to installation.

If:

You claim state pension credit

 or

You claim child tax credit and your household income is below £15,860

 or

You claim either income-based job seeker’s allowance, income related employment and support allowance (ESA) or income support in addition to meeting at least one of the following criteria:

You claim a disabled child premium
You have parental responsibility for a child under 16 who lives at the property
You have parental responsibility for a child under 16 or a child who is over 16, but is under 20, who lives at the property and is in full time education other than higher education
You claim a pension premium, higher pension premium or enhanced pension premium
You are in receipt of child tax credit which includes either a disability or severe disability element
You claim a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium
You receive a work related activity or support component (only valid if you also claim ESA)

   or

You claim working tax credit where your household income is below 15,860 and you meet at least one of the following criteria:

You have parental responsibility for a child under 16 who lives at the property
You have parental responsibility for a child under 16 or a child who is over 16, but is under 20, who lives at the property and is in full time education other than higher education
You claim a disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium
You are aged 60 or over

 


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