Note : As of 1st April 2017 the big six utility companies introduced the new ECO2t funding scheme. It is designed to help more people in receipt of benefits and who struggle to heat their homes and those who live in houses off mains gas. To find out more please Click here
This new phase of funding will require some level of contribution for some homeowners/tenants depending on house type, primary home heating system and whether they have a mains gas connection (this applies to homeowners/tenants in receipt of benefits and those who are not).
However, the new ECO2t fund still offers homeowners who are on mains gas a significant subsidy.
ECO3 funding starts in September 2018 please Click here to go to our ECO3 page for more details.
To read the full Government consultation on ECO3 please Click here
ECO (Energy Company Obligation)
ECO stands for Energy Company Obligation and is a UK government energy efficiency scheme throughout Great Britain designed to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle what is known as fuel poverty.
Larger energy companies become obligated to the ECO fund once they meet certain criteria set by the UK government. These criteria are as follows :
Once obligated to the ECO fund, energy companies are set targets based on their market share of electricity and gas supply to Great Britain.
Basically this means that they have to release funds for the insulation of domestic homes in the UK. The main focus of the ECO Funded scheme is the insulation of roofs and walls in domestic homes and to help those who struggle to heat their homes.
What Does All This Mean to You?
In a nutshell, it means that if you do not have cavity wall insulation or do not have loft insulation then you can apply for funding. Even if your current loft is insulated you can still apply for funding if the insulation is no deeper than 100mm / 4inch. The current Building Regulations and Energy Saving Trust's recommended depth is 300mm / 12inch.
How Do You Apply For Free Funding?
Good news, no long drawn out forms to fill in, simply click on the Apply Now link, tell us what you are applying for (i.e. loft or cavity wall insulation or both), let us know your address etc.. that's it!
We'll be in touch within 24 hours to arrange a survey. Surveys can take anything from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Once done we will advise you immediately if you qualify. If you do qualify we will arrange an install date with you and get it confirmed before we leave. Usually an install can be done within 1 week after the survey.