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Free Insulation and wall cavity with britishgas

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Found 25th Apr 2014
Make your home warmer and you could reduce your energy bills
9 out of 10 homes needing loft or cavity wall insulation will now get it free.

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now free!
I thought this has been free for years?

Just be careful - for most it's not free and the cost is recuperated via your energy bills (meaning no change after environmental conversion - might take some up to 20 years to pay before seeing the financial benefits)

Also be careful as ECO policies/grants/funding changes frequently - through no fault of my own the Green Deal provider had been funded by one organisation but because of changes to the ECO grant funding the original funder pulled out and a new grant source had to be found but a few properties supposedly got the wall insulation free (my last winter bill has reduced so I cannot confirm yet what is happening in my area).

Also if you have work done - make sure it's done to a good standard (watch out for poor workmanship / failings in general building maintenance (suggest you take photos before work is started and check/report/complain (in writing if needed)).

Yes as far as I'm aware I got something for nothing but others closeby are having to pay upfront a few £K or keep there bills at current levels for the next decade or so. I've had walls cladded with some foam slabs (not sure what they are made of) and it's improved - less heat needed to keep warm etc. Just waiting (and waiting and waiting) to see what happens/costings for roof being environmentally upgraded.

Sorry for long winded response (and rattling on) yes for most it will be beneficial and cheap home improvement - just keep both eyes wide open and check and cross the T's and don't dot the I's until you are sure.
Edited by: "philphil61" 25th Apr 2014

stefromuk

now free!I thought this has been free for years?



for some ECO is free
for others it's split between ECO and a Green Deal
for others it's a Green Deal

all depends on financial status of home owners/occupiers and what improvements have an environmental benefit against costings.
Edited by: "philphil61" 25th Apr 2014

Only houses built prior to 1983 are eligible for cavity walling through British Gas

PointlessMonkey

Only houses built prior to 1983 are eligible for cavity walling through … Only houses built prior to 1983 are eligible for cavity walling through British Gas


my house was built in 1990 and it got done

lucky you my dad tried it on his 1986 bungalow and was told na

Lebdude

lucky you my dad tried it on his 1986 bungalow and was told na



not sure why your dad was refused mabe down to the specific Energy/Green Deal provider

You can enquire via many different sources and if done it is worthwhile.. try here energysavingtrust.org.uk/Ins…ion and send them the details

Banned

Triads

my house was built in 1990 and it got done



Yes, I was told the exact same thing today, which is very strange as my neighbours over the road has just had their home done through British Gas!

House was built in 1994 and is supposed to be insulated. Just had a windows replaced today and the cavity is completely empty, you can see clear daylight through the cavity between the windows upper to lower!

British Gas are just not interested, house is newer than 1983, so it's a no.
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