Home Insulation

Having your home properly insulated can save you up to £365 on your heating bill, as well as saving up to 1.8 tonnes of CO2, thus helping to save the environment.

But recent government figures show that 41% of houses with lofts and/or cavity walls don’t have adequate insulation. Currently the energy providers heavily subsidise the installation of appropriate insulation but these subsidies could finish soon

 
 
 














 

WHERE DOES THE HEAT GO?





 



A house with no insulation loses around 25% of its heat through the roof and 35% through the walls

By installing cavity wall insulation you can save £160 a year and 800Kg of CO2

By installing loft insulation you can save between £60 - £205 and 300kg – 1 tonne of CO2 depending on the level of existing insulation
 


WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?

A good first step is to ensure that you minimise any draughts. Draught Proofing is normally a DIY job but not everybody is capable, or confident enough, to install draught proofing measures themselves. However there are 2 organisations that provide 'handyman' services and may be able to help you

CAN I GET INSULATION FREE OR SUBSIDISED?

  • All householders aged 70 or over are entitled to FREE insulation!!!
  • All householders in receipt of most benefits are eligible for FREE insulation
  • All Householders not eligible for free insulation can still receive a grant to cover part of the cost of having cavity wall and/or loft insulation.  The grant subsidy is around 50%, but the surveyor will be able to confirm the amount for your individual property.
  • Note: some restrictions may apply depending on size of property, or whether any insulation is already installed

 

    WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

    Our campaign with insulation installers SIG Energy Management (formerly Miller Pattison) has now finished.
    If you are interested
    in installing cavity wall insulation and/or  loft insulation we suggest that you use one of the schemes offered by West Berkshire Council

     - details are here

     

    A REMINDER OF WHAT'S ON OFFER 

      

    FREE cavity wall and loft insulation for the over 70’s

    FREE insulation for householders in receipt of certain benefits and allowances

    Discounts for all householders (you do not need to apply yourself)

    Assistance for tenants - with landlord’s permission

    Work carried out by an approved and quality assured insulation contractor

    Cavity Wall Insulation with a 25 year Government backed guarantee