Free Loft & Cavity Insulation @ British Gas for New and Existing Customers
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Free Loft & Cavity Insulation @ British Gas for New and Existing Customers

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Found 12th Jan 2012
Free Loft & Wall Cavity Insulation to all on offer from British Gas. You just need to register and have you house surveyed for eligibility.

British Gas have to reduce emissions in the future, to meet more stringent targets, if not they will be fined 10% of their gross turnover if they do not help householders with reducing heating costs and thus saving the planet etc.

Should be useful for people who have not got cavity wall insulation or adequate loft insulation.

British Gas have now amended their website which now reads that all British Gas Customers new and existing are eligible not all households.

Please be aware that you may have to join British Gas before getting this free offer

14 Comments

worth a try

Cavity Wall
Its NOT Suitable for all home...... Not for Flats Apartments or Maisonettes
Some modern buildings have still got small a cavity even after a foil backed board is put into cavity when built which is classed as cavity wall insulation, you cannot add to this either.

turned me down because i have 4inches of insulation

I had free loft insulation from British Gas earlier this year, house was not suitable for cavity wall since we have a lean-to at the rear. There was a bit of a wait for an intiial appointment / fitting date but apart from that it was all fine. We were advised to have the very small amount of insulation present removed as it was very old, but that had to be done at our own cost as the British Gas contractors are not insured to do this work!

Original Poster

I have been fobbed off by the call centre stating that I have to be over 70 and or on benefits. If you tell them that the terms and conditions state that the offer is to all households and does not mention British Gas Customers only. I quoted this and they then arranged a surveyor to come out. Please also mention that you are pre registering for the free offer of wall cavity and loft insulation which is applicable from the 2nd of February 2012 until 31st July 2012 and the work will be carried out between 2nd February 2012 onwards.

Had the cavity wall insulation done by them last year, when this was offered free to all BG customers.
Good service - did initial survey within a month and had the insulation done two months later - has made a difference ( house has kept warm and thermostat turned down by about 5 degrees - hopefully our bill will be alot less !! ).
Edited by: "crystaleve" 12th Jan 2012

pawl

turned me down because i have 4inches of insulation



Yup, my experience too is that the survey takes ages to arrange and they find excuses to turn you down when they eventually come for the survey. I got turned down for loft insulation because of the little bit of insulation there which has come away in places and a low roofline. They also wouldn't agree to do cavity wall insulation as the house was set back from the parking?! I thought they use hoses to get the filling from the truck into the wall?

do you have to be a british gas customer?

Original Poster

Julan

do you have to be a british gas customer?


No you don't have to be a British Gas customer, if you register for the free offer which will kick in from the 2nd February until 31st July 2012. The installation will take place up until 31 December 2012. British Gas will have to send a surveyor out and assess your house for suitability etc.

the standard for loft insulation is 370mm or 11 inches

gjcrowley

the standard for loft insulation is 370mm or 11 inches



yes but if u have 4 to 4and half inches they will not top up to the new standardof 11 inches
also if u have had your loft insulated in the last 10 years
the guy who came to me and said no to me also said try other loft insulation companies like the smaller ones who need the work, he said british gas were very fussy re loft insulation and adhered to any rules they were governed by with no leeway
i suggest people look on the internet as there are literally quite a few small companies who will do the grant work as they need the money and possibley turn a blind eye to how much insulation you have (over 4inches they turn you down) because they need the work

gjcrowley

the standard for loft insulation is 370mm or 11 inches



Which one of those?

Just remove the loft insulation that is already there

yorkshirepudding

Just remove the loft insulation that is already there


my attic is about 30t x 20 foot and dusty dont reccomend doing that unless you have a very small loft

now i have arranged for tesco and another company to come out so hopefuly 1 of them will do it
Edited by: "pawl" 14th Jan 2012
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