The government-led Energy Company Obligation Scheme (ECO) helps UK families in fuel poverty to reduce their energy bills. It provides funding towards cavity wall insulation.
More than a third of all heat lost from an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. Installation of cavity wall insulation is one of the most cost-effective measures you can undertake to save energy and reduce your heating bill year on year.
Generally, if your house was built in 1990 or afterwards, it will already have wall insulation installed. However, if your house is older, it may not have wall insulation at all.
How does Cavity Wall Insulation work?
The heat in your house will always flow from a warm area to a cold one. The colder it is, the quicker heat loss will occur. Without insulation in your house, you will lose heat, typically:
- 25% through the loft
- 33% through the external walls
The benefits of cavity wall insulation include:
- Warmer home
- Reduction in your energy spend
- Less energy consumption
- Improved carbon footprint
- Reduced heat loss meaning you can maintain a comfortable temperature in your home
How much can I save on installing cavity wall insulation?
Based on a semi-detached property, typically, you could save £165 on your energy spend each year.
Are you experiencing issues with your existing Cavity Wall Insulation?
We may be able to support you with Government funding support for the extraction and replacement of your existing insulation.
Over the last twenty years or so, many homes in England and Wales were fitted with poor quality, heavily absorbent insulation within the cavities of the external walls. Technological developments over time have improved the quality of insulating materials and reducing absorbency significantly, resulting in noticeable differences.
Often poor-quality wall construction or poor-quality installation may have also allowed water to permeate the internal wall of the home causing issues with damp and often health problems as a consequence.