Press Release:
Up to £6000 Government funding for Solid Wall Insulation now available

Release Date 09 June 2014

Following today's launch by Government of its new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) in England and Wales, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging householders to contact its members to take advantage of the scheme to upgrade their property's energy efficiency and be able to claim up to £6000 for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI).

Under the new GDHIF householders can apply for:

- 75% of the cost of Solid Wall Insulation up to a maximum of £6000, and;

- Up to £1000 for installing two measures from an approved list including cavity wall insulation

- Up to £100 refund for their Green Deal Assessment Report if at least one recommended measure is installed.

The funding scheme also entitles those who have bought a property in the 12 months before applying to qualify for an additional £500 if they carry out energy efficiency improvements.

Energy & Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker said: “The Coalition Government is actively helping British consumers cut their energy bills and make their homes warmer and greener too.

"Today, the brand new GDHIF opens for business – offering people up to £7,600 to help pay for an exciting range of energy efficiency improvements. People should apply now for this unmissable offer and cut their bills before next winter."

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "By installing SWI savings of up to £460* per year can be made on fuel bills 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.

"The NIA welcomes the launch of the GDHIFand the Government's continued commitment to helping households to address their cost of living. The NIA is urging householders to contact their local Green Deal accredited NIA installer or Green Deal Provider members to find out if their home requires additional insulation and for details of the GDHIF."

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

To find a local Green Deal accredited NIA installer or Green Deal Provider member and details on the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund householders and landlords should visit the NIA website 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.


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