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Homes built from the 1920s onwards were likely to be built with two layers of wall. The two layers were designed to prevent rainwater from penetrating the external wall reaching the inside of the property. The space between the two layers is known as the ‘cavity.’

It has been found that unfilled cavities could be the reason for up to 35% of heat escaping the property, which means not only is the property losing heat, you’re likely to be spending excessively on central heating.

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FREE CAVITY WALL INSULATION IN SCOTLAND

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Under the new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, thousands of homeowners and private tenants across Scotland are entitled to a 100% ECO insulation grant, which could help you save hundreds of pounds a year on your energy bills. Get in touch with us today to find out if you’re eligible and request a free survey.
Free cavity wall insulation in ScotlandAs part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, insulation grants are available to a wide range of eligible applicants across Scotland. The scheme is designed to reduce the carbon emissions of homes all over Scotland and take as many people as possible out of so-called “fuel poverty,” helping bring down their energy bills and make their homes much more affordable to run. Free cavity wall insulation is available to people in receipt of qualifying benefits, including child benefits and tax credits. It couldn’t be easier to find out if you’re eligible for a grant – contact us today and we’ll do the rest.

Follow the Q to Qualis...we take a whole-house approach

As a PAS2035 accredited installer, we adopt a whole-house approach to your home efficiency improvements. This is because we don't want you to miss out on any funding you may be entitled to. There are no complex terms and conditions to worry about. If you qualify, as well as Cavity Wall insulation you may be eligible for loft or underfloor insulation, an air improvement system and maybe even a new boiler. Your level of funding will be determined by your home’s current efficiency. This means a full energy assessment will be required. This home energy assessment is completely free with no obligation.

FAQ'S

  • What is Cavity Wall insulation?

    If your home was built after the 1920s, the chances are it has cavity walls, with a hollow centre or cavity between the inner and outer walls. Cavity wall insulation fills this gap with a special insulation material, which is usually made up of mineral wool, polyurethane foam or polystyrene beads. This material helps stop heat escaping from your house, making it easier to keep your home warm and reducing your energy bills. It also helps to reduce condensation inside your property, which is traditionally one of the main issues with cavity walls.

    Insulating cavity walls is a quick and simple process that involves drilling small holes into the outside walls of your house and filling them with insulating material. In many cases, the job can be completed in just a couple of hours and shouldn’t cause any mess.

  • Why Cavity Wall Insulation?

    Insulating your loft can make a huge difference to the amount of heat that is needed to maintain a comfortable temperature. With proper insulation, you can reduce energy usage and lower your fuel bills, while also reducing carbon emissions and improving your home’s energy performance rating. As well as making your home warmer in winter, loft insulation also helps keep it cooler during summer.

  • How much could I save?

    A typical uninsulated home in Scotland loses over 30% of all heat through the outer walls. With cavity wall insulation installed in the walls of your property, you’ll be able to keep more of this heat inside your home and use your central heating less, resulting in lower annual fuel bills.

    For an average detached house, cavity wall insulation could help you save around £200 -£250 a year. A semi-detached house could save as much as £100-150 a year, and a bungalow £90-100 a year.

  • Am I eligible for free Cavity Wall Insulation?

    Changes introduced in October 2018 mean that millions of households who were previously ineligible for funding can now get free cavity wall and loft insulation, including those with children and disabilities.

    Under the new ECO 3 scheme, you are likely to be eligible for 100% funding if you are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

    • Universal Credit
    • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
    • Attendance Allowance
    • Constant Attendance Allowance
    • Carer’s Allowance
    • Child and Working Tax Credits
    • Disability Living Allowance
    • Personal Independence Payment
    • Severe Disablement Allowance
    • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
    • Armed Forces Independence Payment
    • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
    • Regular child benefit, depending on income and number of dependants

  • Is my house suitable?

    Most homes built after the 1920s have cavity walls, meaning hundreds of thousands of properties across Scotland could benefit from cavity wall insulation.

    Your home should be suitable for cavity wall insulation if:

    • It has unfilled cavity walls
    • The cavity is at least 50mm wide and free of rubble
    • Masonry/brickwork is in good condition
    • The house is not at risk of flooding