Press Release:
Up to £4,000 Government cash-back now available for Solid Wall Insulation

Release Date 27 February 2014

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is advising householders that following a recent Government announcement a number of changes have been made to its Green Deal cash-back scheme. These include an increase in the amount of money consumers can get back on some energy efficiency measures and an extension for applying for the cash-back from 31st March to 30th June 2014.

As a result consumers can now obtain a cash-back of up to £4,000 (previously £650) on Solid Wall Insulation (SWI), £250 on Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI), £150 on Loft Insulation and £50 on Draught-proofing.

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "The NIA welcomes these changes to the cash-back scheme which will enable many more households to reduce their energy bills through installing insulation measures.

"By installing SWI savings of up to £460* per year can be made and £250* per year from CWI. Loft Insulation can also save up to £250* per year and Draught-proofing windows and doors can save between £35 and £50* per year and when installed with other measures will greatly increase the comfort in a home.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: "Inefficient homes use a lot more energy than they need to, which consumers pay a high price for. The extension and increase to Green Deal cash-back means more families will be helped to have warmer, more energy efficient homes and lower energy bills by next winter. These changes also create more opportunities for the growing number of authorised green deal companies."

The NIA is urging householders to contact an NIA member to find out if their home requires additional insulation and for details of the Green Deal cash-back scheme and any other support that might be available to help with paying for insulation measures.

Householders can be safe in the knowledge that an NIA installer will have signed up to a strict Code of Professional Practice, meaning peace of mind comes as standard with an NIA member.

To find a local NIA member and details on the Green Deal cash-back scheme, householders and landlords should visit the NIA website www.nia-uk.org or call 08451 636363.


* Based on a detached gas heated house, with an 81% efficient gas boiler and average gas tariff of 4.21p/kWh and electricity tariff of 13.52 p/kWh; Figures from Energy Saving Trust and valid for 2014. Energy bill savings are relative to what they might have been had the measures not been installed.

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