One of the primary measures claimable under the Green Homes Grant is External Wall Insulation. For our latest blog we look at this transformative energy efficiency measure and the key benefits of external wall insulation.
What is it?
External Wall Insulation (EWI) is a layer of insulating material, fixed to the exterior walls of a property with adhesive and mechanical fixings. The purpose is to warm your property but also provide a new and clean appearance, as a decorative finish is applied. So what are the top benefits of external wall insulation and is it right for you?
1) Slash your energy bills
By properly insulating your property, the temperature in your home will be consistent all year round and reduce the need to whack up the heating. EWI is the foundation stone of insulation, acting as the first layer of defence from the outside weather. Therefore EWI will significantly reduce heat loss and could save you up to £400 each year on energy bill costs. Additionally, the cost of this measure has been drastically reduced as a result of the Green Homes Grant. This means within a few years any outlay will have paid for itself. In fact, over a decade householders could have saved thousands of pounds!
2) Rejuvenates properties
As an added bonus, EWI comes with a decorative finish. Many of our satisfied EWI customers have told us that it has rejuvenated their properties. This means, as well as being aesthetically pleasing, you can increase the value of your property.
3) you can GET work part or fully funded
Under the Green Homes Grant scheme, eligible homeowners can use vouchers issued by the Government to help pay for energy efficient improvements. One of the ‘primary measures’ has been confirmed as external wall insulation. This means householders can claim up to £5,000 towards EWI. The vouchers will be worth about two-thirds of the cost of this measure. Those in low income households will be able to claim up to £10,000 and the full cost.
If you are in Wales or Scotland sadly the scheme doesn’t apply. However you may be able to claim for this measure under the Eco Scheme for example. This is a separate Government measure, aimed at boosting energy efficiency.
4) A full guarantee OFFERED
EWI provides significant changes to the outside of your property. Therefore you will want reassurance that all work is covered. Zing Energy gladly provides you with a product guarantee of 25 years, plus we also issue a 25-year insurance-backed guarantee. All of our technicians are fully qualified and accredited. Additionally, we are approved by councils the length and breadth of the country.
Fill out the short form or call the office to speak to one of our experts and find out if this measure is right for you and whether you qualify for a grant.