Loft Insulation Grants

Loft insulation is the most cost effective energy efficiency measure and will usually pay for itself within 3 years and will continue to reduce annual heating costs on most home types by up to 20%.  . A house with fibreglass insulation
Current U.K building regulations require 270mm (10.5 inches) of insulation in the loft. It's worth improving the thickness of your insulation if you have 100mm (4 inches) or less, otherwise you are simply letting money go through the roof.

Extra insulation will make the house warmer but the loft itself will be colder, so as part of a standard job the pipes and tanks are also insulated to provide adequate protection against freezing.

The insulation is laid in 2 layers to bring it up to 10 inches. The first layer is laid between the joist and the second across the joist. This prevents cold bridging along the joists and gives the maximum insulation value. You will be given an option to have a boarded walkway fitted for safe access to service any tanks in the loft.

If you need to store your personal items in the loft you should leave a small area for this. It is recommended that it should not be more than 20% of the total loft area.

FREE loft insulation is available if anyone in the property is receiving any one of the following benefits.
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit

To qualify for FREE Loft insulation, the existing insulation must be not more than 100mm (4 inches). The grant will then cover the cost to increase it to a minimum of 10 inches.

It's simple to apply. Go to the APPLY ONLINE section at the top of this page.

Don't miss out while funds are still available.

Grants are not available on a DIY basis. However, if you still fancy doing it yourself, handy tricks and tips can be found at

You can apply for a grant for loft insulation here



Apply for grants for loft insulation

Loft Insulation - see how little you pay

 HOUSE TYPE You pay Max
2/3 Bed Mid £199 40
 2/3 Bed Semi Bungalow £199 61
 2/3 Bed Semi/End Terrace £199 48
 2/3 Bed Det Bungalow £49 70
 3/4 Bed Detached House £199 55/65
Properties over the maximum meterage (m2) are charged at £6.75 per m2.

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