Free home insulation for Bristol and Somerset
Cavity wall and loft insulation grants now available
21 May 2015
Grant funding is available immediately for Bristol and Somerset residents wanting to install cavity wall and loft insulation. Homeowners and privately-renting tenants are eligible for the free home improvements, but the demand is expected to be high and anyone interested is encouraged to act swiftly to secure a grant.
“This is a fantastic offer which will not only improve your home, making it more comfortable, but will also reduce your fuel bills. Having your home insulated can save you hundreds of pounds; we know people have been waiting for this offer” – Jamie Walters, manager of the Home Energy Team.
Loft and cavity wall insulation can result in huge savings – an average semi detached house could reduce their fuel bills by £295 a year after installation.* Under the offer, cavity wall insulation can be installed as a single improvement. Loft insulation can only be installed where cavity wall insulation is also being installed and the existing depth of loft insulation is below 99mm.
The Home Energy Team can also offer free and impartial energy saving advice to help residents find other ways to reduce heating and electricity bills.
*Figures from the Energy Saving Trust, 2014. Subject to property type, existing insulation levels and heating system.