New Grants have just been announced for insulation for solid wall properties.
Older properties that have solid walls and are heated by either solid fuel or by electric heating ( storage heaters) can apply for a grant to insulate the exterior of their properties.
Depending on property type and size , grants of up to 100% are available for people claiming Low Income benefits.
Size Of Grant Awarded
It is assumed that a lot of properties over 4 bedrooms will achieve 100 % grant. This will only become apparent post survey.
However, some smaller properties will need to pay a small contribution expected at between £2000 – £3000.
Massive Saving On Cost Price
Average cost of this cladding to supply and install is around £75 – £110 per square meter so this scheme is expected to have a massive take up over its course.
Which Benefits Qualify?
- Tax Credits
- Pension Credit ( Guarantee only )
- Income Support
- Employment Support Allowance ( Income Based )
- Job Seekers Allowance ( Income Based )