What is ECO3?
ECO is a government scheme that helps people to reduce their home heating costs through energy efficiency measures.
These include a fully subsidised boiler when installed alongside another free measure like cavity wall insulation, underfloor insulation, internal wall insulation or room in the roof insulation.
ECO3 scheme also covers homes not using gas as the primary source, providing various energy efficiency measures.
To qualify for the ECO scheme via the eco3 club, you do not need to change your energy supplier or anything else, just simply contact us with some basic information and we can quickly process your suitability.
How do I qualify?
To qualify for a replacement A-rated gas boiler, your current boiler must be broken or faulty.
To qualify for all measures under the ECO3 scheme, you'll either need to own your home or rent privately. If you're renting privately we only offer loft and cavity wall insulation and not boilers. Also, you or someone in your household will need to receive one of the qualifying benefits listed. Unfortunately, social housing homes are not eligible directly via the eco3 club.
- Child Benefit
- Universal Credit
- Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Carer’s Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Mobility Supplement
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Disability Living Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Support
- Severe Disablement Allowance
Gas boilers accounts for 60% of the money you spend heating, letting it go to waste just doesn’t add up.
Under ECO3 you can replace your old gas boiler with a new energy efficient boiler and you and could even reduce your energy bills by up to 50%. And that’s not all, replacing an old gas boiler with an A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler will also make a significant difference to your home’s CO2 emissions too.
- A highly efficient gas condensing boiler installed by our appointed contractor
- Boiler replacement in the same location connecting to existing pipe work and controls
- Electrical works associated with the boiler installation
- Carbon Monoxide detector
- One-year minimum warranty on parts and labour.
- Non-standard boilers, water cylinder replacement or upgrades
- Replacement of any damaged parts or requested provision of new ones
- Any additional or new pipe runs caused by boiler location changes or blockages
- Any building or cosmetic works or asbestos removal
- We can’t replace back or floor standing boilers and do not carry out boiler repairs or emergency boiler replacements.
Insulating your ground floor is a great way to keep your property warm. Generally speaking, you only need to insulate the ground floor.
Older homes are most likely to have suspended timber floors. If you have air bricks or ventilation bricks on the outside wall(s) of your house that are below floor level, you probably have a suspended timber floor.
Do NOT block up air bricks in your walls. They are needed to help ventilate the space under your floor and stop your floorboards rotting.
Complying with building regulations
When adding extra insulation to your floors, our work will comply with the relevant building regulations for where you live. Our installer will make sure you are compliant.
In general, houses built from the 1990s onwards have wall insulation to keep the heat in, but if your house is older than that, it may not have any wall insulation at all.
- Installation of approved cavity wall material in external walls
- Approved 25-year cavity wall guarantee.
- We can't provide insulation to unsuitable properties – this may be due to exposure conditions, the condition of the cavity wall or narrow cavities.
If your home was built before the 1920s, its external walls are probably solid walls rather than cavity walls.
Solid walls have no gap, so they can’t be filled with cavity wall insulation.
Cavity walls are made of two layers with a small gap or ‘cavity’ between them.
Solid walls can be insulated from the inside, This would typically cost more than insulating a standard cavity wall, but it would be free under eco3 to eligible properties.
Typical installation costs of solid wall insulation can vary but are typically around £7,000 but this is covered under eco3 for most UK residents
- Sloping ceilings can be insulated in the same way as for a warm roof, but with a layer of plasterboard on the inside of the insulation.
- Vertical walls can be insulated in the same way.
- Flat ceilings can be insulated like a standard loft.
Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years and it should pay for itself many times over.
Loft insulation is available if:
- Any existing loft insulation is less than or equal to 100mm thick
- Your loft is accessible
- Your home doesn't have any infestations or water damage
- Reduce heat loss - Heat rises, so insulating your house properly means you keep more heat inside the house.
- Save money - You'll keep more heat inside your home with roof insulation – reducing the amount of energy you use and your bill.
- Quick to install - Loft or attic insulation is easy to install and causes minimal disruption to your home.
- Maintenance-free - It's maintenance-free once installed.
How long does it take?
We're open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Once complete you’ll receive your warranty/guarantee and maintenance documents where applicable.