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Tesco Home Insulation Service
At Tesco we are always looking for ways to help our customers save money. We are also committed to help to reduce the impact of climate change. We're doing what we can to make our business more energy efficient, but we also need to help our customers reduce their own carbon footprint (as well as energy bills).
Save money while helping protect the environment
Through Tesco Home Insulation Service all customers living in privately owned or privately rented accommodation in Great Britain can insulate their properties for a cost of just £198* each for cavity wall and loft insulation. Through effective insulation you can cut your energy bills by as much as £365 per year as well as staying warm and reducing your environmental impact.

Everything's been kept simple and straightforward. It's easy to apply and you'll always know exactly what you're getting.
Benefits of Tesco Home Insulation Service
Free survey
Competitive rate of just £198 per insulation measure*
Free insulation for people over 70 or on benefit*
Installation through a Tesco approved quality installer
25 year guarantee on cavity wall insulation
Easy application completed by calling free on 0800 321 3456 or by filling in our online form
Green Clubcard Points on all insulation purchases

Can I get free home insulation?
If you are a homeowner, residential landlord or private tenant and anyone in your property is over 70 or in receipt of one or more of the following benefits, you may be entitled to FREE insulation (subject to survey).

Child tax credit
(with household income less than £15,592)
Working tax credit
(with household income less than £15,592)
War disablement pension
(must include constant attendance allowance or a mobility supplement)
Disablement pension
(must include constant attendance allowance)
Attendance allowance
Disability living allowance
State pension credit
Income support
Housing benefit
Council tax benefit
(single persons allowance does not apply)
Income based job seekers allowance
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#1
wow this is great for people on low incomes
#2
b and q doing a very simialr deal
#3
Nothing new here, apart from you get Clubcard Points back.
Wish I was on the Dole!
#4
This has been previously posted but it was £1 more then. :roll:

To those not on benefits, it might be worth either calling the company used by Tesco or checking through the yellow pages as sometimes they do it cheaper.

Also worth noting the new measures introduced by Gordon Brown but (1/2 cost covered by Government I think) but not sure when this will start.
#5
You can get cavity insulation at upto 100% off anyway through grants.

You don't have to be on the dole either, my parents and my GF parents are both affluent and both had it done with 50% off. £250 for the whole house I believe, per sq meter that must work out mega cheap.

They say it saves at least £100 a year of your bill so really is a no brainer.
#6
You don't have to be 'on the dole' - plenty of working people receive WFTC and that is included as one of the benefits needed to get the free offer. :)
#7
tomthumb;3145341
You don't have to be 'on the dole' - plenty of working people receive WFTC and that is included as one of the benefits needed to get the free offer. :)


I've thoroughly looked into it & can't get discounted offers at all.
I can go anywhere and get 1 type of insulation for approx £199 (Loft or Cavity Wall).

My local council doesn't have any subsidised grants available until March/May next year!

I'm hoping Gordon's Initiative will mean grants are increased & available to more people but not holding my breath.
#8
really stupid question maybe but is cavity insulation a good idea for all houses - ours is a detached late 1980's house
#9
Jez15;3145394
really stupid question maybe but is cavity insulation a good idea for all houses - ours is a detached late 1980's house


It might well have it.... mine is 1987 and it has!
#10
nihcaj;3145477
It might well have it.... mine is 1987 and it has!

Cheers thanks :thumbsup:
#11
EDF Energy do this deal too £199 or free if you fit the above mentioned rules.
Think Id rather go with an electricty company than Tescos personally.
Also most all houses buit after 1930s have cavity walls and some before (my place is 1906 and has cavities - now filled) way to tell if you can see the bricks is if the bricks all go same direction longways its a cavity wall.
1 Like #12
Not a stupid question at all. People should look into cavity wall insulation before they have it done.

The cavity in house walls is there for a reason - it acts as a bridge to keep damp out. If you fill it, the damp can cross. So in some houses, cavity wall insulation can be a very bad idea.
#13
my house was built around 10 years ago and father (over 70) comes to stay, can i get it done?
#14
All the more reason to make sure you go with a reputable company to make sure you get all the correct surveys done and guarantees.
The Electricity companies have been offering this for years (with one subsidy or another) so for the sake of a £1 Id go with them.
Tescos sell baked beans - what do they know about home insulation and energy efficeincy ??
banned#15
Does anyone know if this offer will eventually be available to those who rent from housing associations?

Our housing association won't give us any insulation other than the very minumum loft insulation which is already there and i can't find anywhere that will do it for less than full price :x
#16
Spearmint
Does anyone know if this offer will eventually be available to those who rent from housing associations?

Our housing association won't give us any insulation other than the very minumum loft insulation which is already there and i can't find anywhere that will do it for less than full price :x


I would have thoguht they'd be happy for you to get the work done, give them a call and check, it's worthwhile for most people and it'll save them getting it done in the future. May even contribute some towards your costs??
#17
does anyone know how the government grants work?

Ive applied for 40%+ discount but theres no mention of any costs! :roll:
#18
B & Q are doing a similar deal, £198 to supply and fit loft insulation at 270mm thick, or top yours up to this level if you have the older standard 50 or 75 mm stuff. Bought mine this morning and got £20 off with an over 60s card. Probably pay for itself this winter.
banned#19
JayJaz
I would have thoguht they'd be happy for you to get the work done, give them a call and check, it's worthwhile for most people and it'll save them getting it done in the future. May even contribute some towards your costs??


Housing association say we can have it done but we have to pay for it ourselves, rang a couple of places to see if we could get any discounted prices but they said the grants available are to help other sectors of housing at the moment and they aren't targetted at helping our situation :-(
#20
Painterz1;3145743
Not a stupid question at all. People should look into cavity wall insulation before they have it done.

The cavity in house walls is there for a reason - it acts as a bridge to keep damp out. If you fill it, the damp can cross. So in some houses, cavity wall insulation can be a very bad idea.


Yes, and it still does keep the damp out. If you have bricks (or pointing!) porous enough for this to be problem, then I would suggest it is a serious enough defect to need some specialist help whether or not you are planning on filling the cavities! For one thing, the wall ties may well have rusted out already in that sort of situation!

In the past cavities were often ventilated too, until they realised that CAUSES damp in the form of condensation on the extra cooled internal walls, which end up performing little better than single brick solid walls!

Insulated cavities have in one form or another been compliant with Building Regulations for donkey's years now, and in fact it is pretty much nigh on impossible to MEET the required insulation standard without that (or more complicated methods)

What you say does however illustrate the need for the right advice, ESPECIALLY if you live in high exposure areas, as one solution does not necessarily "fit" all.
#21
Have a look at www.warmzone.co.uk
If you are in an area they cover then you can get it cheaper or even free!
I got cavity wall installation for £99. I could have got the loft done for £99 but I’ve got boards down. My parents are over 65 and got theres done for free!
#22
Sheep87
wow this is great for people on low incomes


Pity they won't see this deal as they can't afford to buy anything :w00t::p
#23
flamingo2
Have a look at www.warmzone.co.uk
If you are in an area they cover then you can get it cheaper or even free!
I got cavity wall installation for £99. I could have got the loft done for £99 but I’ve got boards down. My parents are over 65 and got theres done for free!


Site down ? Take a look at [url]www.warmfront.co.uk[/url]
#24
PasPer2
Site down ?


Either that or they need to fire their web designer...
#25
No, the site link needed an 's' :-

http://www.warmzones.co.uk/
#26
mann242
All the more reason to make sure you go with a reputable company to make sure you get all the correct surveys done and guarantees.
The Electricity companies have been offering this for years (with one subsidy or another) so for the sake of a £1 Id go with them.
Tescos sell baked beans - what do they know about home insulation and energy efficeincy ??


You make me laugh. Do you honestly think your local checkout operator will be round to do it for you? It will be done by a professional company!
#27
Got an assessor coming round in 3 weeks from Warmfront to look at a property i rent out. Guaranteed loft insulation and possibly replacement boiler FOR FREE :)
#28
bossmanuk
You make me laugh. Do you honestly think your local checkout operator will be round to do it for you? It will be done by a professional company!


You took the words right out of my mouth! Just because it's being offered under the Tesco name, doesn't mean they're gonna pop in and insulate your loft after delivering your groceries!!

They will have agreements with approved installers.
1 Like #29
PasPer2
Got an assessor coming round in 3 weeks from Warmfront to look at a property i rent out. Guaranteed loft insulation and possibly replacement boiler FOR FREE :)



if you can afford a property to rent out you shouldnt be entitiled to anything for free in my opinion
#30
nihcaj
Yes, and it still does keep the damp out. If you have bricks (or pointing!) porous enough for this to be problem, then I would suggest it is a serious enough defect to need some specialist help whether or not you are planning on filling the cavities! For one thing, the wall ties may well have rusted out already in that sort of situation!

In the past cavities were often ventilated too, until they realised that CAUSES damp in the form of condensation on the extra cooled internal walls, which end up performing little better than single brick solid walls!

Insulated cavities have in one form or another been compliant with Building Regulations for donkey's years now, and in fact it is pretty much nigh on impossible to MEET the required insulation standard without that (or more complicated methods)

What you say does however illustrate the need for the right advice, ESPECIALLY if you live in high exposure areas, as one solution does not necessarily "fit" all.



This was posted on another thread, which certainly helped me make my mind up with regard to cavity wall insulation.

http://www.askjeff.co.uk/content.php?id=4
#31
PasPer2
Got an assessor coming round in 3 weeks from Warmfront to look at a property i rent out. Guaranteed loft insulation and possibly replacement boiler FOR FREE :)


I'd be very interested to hear more about this, I have also got a let property and the boiler is on its way out and according to the tenants is very costly. Do you know what the criteria is?

jamstaruk1972
if you can afford a property to rent out you shouldnt be entitiled to anything for free in my opinion


I don’t think that’s a fair comment. People have individual circumstances and a rented property in the current economic climate can be as much a burden as an asset.
Looking at the bigger picture landlords pay taxes to the government and so should be entitled to government initiatives. This scheme will benefit tenants of rented properties and reduce their living costs and in theory help ‘save the planet’ which can only be a good thing.
#32
Melbury;3148982
This was posted on another thread, which certainly helped me make my mind up with regard to cavity wall insulation.

http://www.askjeff.co.uk/content.php?id=4



Very interesting read :thumbsup:
#33
REBEL69
I'd be very interested to hear more about this, I have also got a let property and the boiler is on its way out and according to the tenants is very costly. Do you know what the criteria is?



I don’t think that’s a fair comment. People have individual circumstances and a rented property in the current economic climate can be as much a burden as an asset.
Looking at the bigger picture landlords pay taxes to the government and so should be entitled to government initiatives. This scheme will benefit tenants of rented properties and reduce their living costs and in theory help ‘save the planet’ which can only be a good thing.



will also add value to landlords houses and probably give them an excuse to bump up the rent
#34
Gordon Brown's annoucement of 50% insulation costs for everyone does not seem to have started yet???

That askjeff article is always banded about by doom and gloom merchants, but haven't seen ANY other articles that support him. He just wants publicity...

If the wall tyes are dirty (ie cement landed on them when the rest of the wall was built), then there is a chance that damp could pass through, but with so many houses now a days getting cavity wall insulation, this can't be a major problem now.
#35
Melbury
This was posted on another thread, which certainly helped me make my mind up with regard to cavity wall insulation.

http://www.askjeff.co.uk/content.php?id=4
I built an extension on my house a few years back an was required to part fill the cavity with mineral wool bats. These were attached to the inner course with fixings on the wall ties. The building control officer was very keen I didn't allow the inner and outer courses to be connected bar the wall ties so moisture could not be transferred.

This made perfect sense to me and I find it odd that the we're all now 'told' to 'fill it up' :? The inner course of my house is made of insulation blocks and was rated as an energy efficient design when sold (18 ish years ago now). No harm in sticking a couple more inches in the loft but even then gotta be careful not to stop the airflow at the eaves!
#36
:( council wont do my property, warmfront wont do it said its down to council.
#37
That link has put me right off having cavity wall insulation.
#38
stphnstevey
Gordon Brown's annoucement of 50% insulation costs for everyone does not seem to have started yet???

That askjeff article is always banded about by doom and gloom merchants, but haven't seen ANY other articles that support him. He just wants publicity...

If the wall tyes are dirty (ie cement landed on them when the rest of the wall was built), then there is a chance that damp could pass through, but with so many houses now a days getting cavity wall insulation, this can't be a major problem now.


I'm not a doom and gloom merchant. I was seriously thinking about having cavity wall insulation and even got someone out to quote. He was a right cowboy in my opinion, only took a few minutes to do the "survey" :roll: - I think loads of firms are just cashing in on all the grants that are available.

Ultimately it is really up to you whether or not you have this done to your home. I don't think the Jeff guy has any personal axe to grind, he is just giving his opinion and looking at it from another view. As for the 25 year guarantee, well from what he says that doesn't come into play because they just say the insulation isn't the cause:whistling:

I personally was not prepared to risk screwing up our most valuable asset for the sake of saving just a few pounds a year.
#39
mann242
EDF Energy do this deal too £199 or free if you fit the above mentioned rules.
Think Id rather go with an electricty company than Tescos personally.
Also most all houses buit after 1930s have cavity walls and some before (my place is 1906 and has cavities - now filled) way to tell if you can see the bricks is if the bricks all go same direction longways its a cavity wall.


Yeah small fly by night companies like tesco are bound to be using some comboy or other for this exercise....better stay well clear :roll::roll::roll:
#40
adamhearn;3149490
I built an extension on my house a few years back an was required to part fill the cavity with mineral wool bats. These were attached to the inner course with fixings on the wall ties. The building control officer was very keen I didn't allow the inner and outer courses to be connected bar the wall ties so moisture could not be transferred.

This made perfect sense to me and I find it odd that the we're all now 'told' to 'fill it up' :? The inner course of my house is made of insulation blocks and was rated as an energy efficient design when sold (18 ish years ago now). No harm in sticking a couple more inches in the loft but even then gotta be careful not to stop the airflow at the eaves!


Well yours is insulated, like mine, any extra would not meet current good practice anyway, so dead right when he advised you not to have it done.

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