Solid Wall Insulation Grants

Solid Wall Insulation Grants in Bristol: A Homeowner's Guide

With its rich history and beautiful architecture, Bristol boasts numerous houses constructed before the 1920s. Many of these homes come with solid walls, which, while giving them a distinctive charm, also present challenges in terms of energy efficiency.

Why Your Bristol Home May Need Solid Wall Insulation

Solid walls, typically found in homes built before the 1920s, are made from bricks or stones. These walls differ from modern cavity walls because they have no insulating gap. What does this mean for homeowners?

  • More heat escapes from the house during cold months.
  • Greater energy consumption leading to higher bills.

Did you know? A house without proper insulation can lose up to 25% of its heat through the walls. Homes with solid walls might see even more significant losses.

Solid Wall Insulation: External vs Internal

External Wall Insulation

This involves:

  • Fixing insulation material to the exterior of your home's walls.
  • Protecting this insulation with layers like render or cladding.

Homeowners can choose finishes like:

  • Textured or smooth
  • Painted or tiled
  • Brick finish using brick slips for a traditional look

While external insulation improves your home's energy efficiency, it does change the external appearance and might require adjustments to fixtures.

Internal Wall Insulation

A great choice for those keen on preserving the original exterior appearance. The process includes:

  • Applying insulation materials inside the home on external walls.

Although effective, it might reduce the internal space of your home slightly.

Why Consider Solid Wall Insulation for Your Bristol Home?

  1. Save on Bills: Potential savings of up to £455 annually for a typical semi-detached house.
  2. Stay Warm: No more draughts! Enjoy a consistently warm home.
  3. Boost Home Value: A more energy-efficient home can attract more potential buyers.
  4. Reduce Noise: Experience a peaceful indoor environment with reduced noise pollution.
  5. Protect Against Damp: Say goodbye to dampness and condensation that can harm your property.

The ECO scheme: Making Solid Wall Insulation Affordable

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme offers a brilliant opportunity for Bristol homeowners to make their homes more energy-efficient without breaking the bank.

Who's Eligible?

Getting the Grant with Eco-Home Network

Eco-Home Network is here to help Bristol and Somerset residents unlock the benefits of the ECO scheme. We guide the following:

  • Checking if you qualify.
  • Assisting with the application process.
  • Connecting you with certified installers for assessments and quotes.

If you're a Bristol resident on benefits like Pension Credits, Jobseekers Allowance, or Housing Benefit, the Government’s ECO scheme via Eco-Home Network could be your ticket to a warmer home and smaller energy bills.

In a Nutshell

For Bristol homeowners, the opportunity to enhance home warmth and reduce energy bills is right at their fingertips. With the ECO scheme and support from Eco-Home Network, getting solid wall insulation has never been easier. Embrace a greener, more comfortable home today!

Apply for Solid Wall Insulation Grants today

If your British home was built before the 1920s, it likely has solid walls instead of cavity walls. Insulating solid walls can significantly reduce heat loss, save money on heating bills, and lower your carbon footprint. Look for an alternating brick pattern outside the house to identify solid walls. Solid wall insulation may be more expensive than cavity wall insulation, but the savings on heating bills are more significant.