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Flat Roof Insulation

Warm your home, cut your heating bills and protect the environment with a comprehensive flat roof insulation grant and installation service.

With low costs and easy maintenance, a flat roof has many benefits. However, as with all roofs, insulation can be an issue. As heat rises, it can easily escape through a non-insulated roof. In fact, it’s one of the most common forms of heat loss in homes across the UK.

Fortunately, a flat roof insulation grant can make a real difference. Whilst insulation keeps your home warm and efficient, a government grant keeps that insulation affordable. At Zing Energy, we’ll take care of every stage of the process. That covers everything from the initial survey to the installation and aftercare. Simply apply online and our expert team will find the right grant to suit your needs.

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Flat roof insulation and grants made easy

Government grants for flat roof insulation can transform your home, but they can be challenging to access.

First, homeowners need to sift through the web to find the right grant. Once they’ve decided on one, they’ll need to determine if they’re actually eligible. That means taking into account the details of their property and personal circumstances. After the funding process is complete, there’s still the task of finding approved technicians to carry out the installation.

Needless to say, that’s an incredibly time-consuming process. It’s one that many property-owners simply don’t have the time to manage. Fortunately, Zing Energy offers an all-inclusive solution that covers all bases.
We’ll manage every stage of the process for you, so you can focus on enjoying your home. Our experienced team will take care of surveying your property and applying for a flat roof insulation grant. Once the funding is approved, we’ll start on the installation, as well as providing expert advice and aftercare through our customer service team.

What flat roof insulation grants are available?

Grants for flat roof insulation are typically covered by the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. This government scheme first started in 2013 in a bid to tackle the climate crisis and rising fuel-poverty. It requires energy providers to financially support the use of energy-efficient solutions in low-income households. Solutions that can potentially be funded through this scheme include:

Current government estimates suggest that almost £20 billion has been slashed from lifetime energy bills thanks to ECO scheme installations over the past decade. Though the scheme has had several iterations over the years, it’s currently in its fourth phase, known as ECO4. Solutions installed between 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2026 are eligible for ECO4. 

Am I eligible for a flat roof insulation grant?

To determine whether you are eligible for a flat roof insulation grant, you’ll need to consider two different key criteria:

  1. 1

    Your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating

  2. 2

    The benefits you (or your tenant) receive

What are the EPC requirements?

All UK properties are required to have an EPC certificate. That doesn’t just apply to those sold to a homeowner, but also any built or rented within the UK. This important certificate provides details about the property’s energy usage, costs and possible improvements. Crucially, it also gives an energy efficiency rating for the building, which scales from A to G.

Keep in mind that the ECO4 scheme is aimed at the most energy-inefficient houses. So, to be eligible, your property will need to have either an E, F or G rating. If you still need to find your property’s EPC rating, then you can search for it on the government website.

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What are the benefit requirements?

Aside from the criteria for your property, you’ll also need to show that you (or your tenant) would be considered part of the Help to Heat group. This refers to households living in fuel-poverty who are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC)
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit (PCSC)
  • Child Benefit (within some income caps)

Want to learn more about benefits and grant eligibility criteria? You can find out more on the Ofgem website. Or simply apply online with Zing Energy. We’ll let you know if you meet the criteria – and there’s no fee to pay.

Is flat roof insulation right for your home?

Thinking about insulation for your flat roof? If you’re still undecided about whether it’s right for you, it could help to think about the benefits. Here’s why this type of insulation is an excellent method to save money and stay warm and cosy:

Benefits of flat roof insulation

  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Flat roof insulation helps to reduce heat loss in cold weather, stabilising indoor temperatures and reducing reliance on energy use. This all results in significant reductions in energy consumption and cost savings.
  • Thermal Comfort: Insulating a flat roof enhances thermal comfort within the property. This improves your living spaces, eliminating cold spots during winter and excessive heat build-up in the summer.
  • Condensation Control: Quality flat roof insulation systems include vapor barriers and ventilation to control moisture and prevent condensation within the roof, reducing the risk of mould growth and structural damage.
  • Increased Roof Lifespan: Flat roof insulation can protect the roof membrane from extreme temperature fluctuations and thermal stress, extending the lifespan of the roofing system.
  • Building Control Compliance: Newer building regulations require properties to have a higher level of thermal efficiency. By installing flat roof insulation, your property will adhere to these modern construction standards.

Why choose Zing Energy to install flat roof insulation?

Installing flat roof insulation can boost your energy efficiency, reduce your bills and increase the longevity of your existing rooftop. It’s clearly a win-win solution. So, why should you choose Zing Energy to install your insulation?

  • All-inclusive service for flat roof insulation grants

    Zing Energy will take care of the entire process, from surveying and funding to installation and aftercare. That gives you more time to spend on what really matters to you. No stress, no fuss.

  • Experts in energy-efficient solutions

    We’re no industry newcomers. With almost a decade of experience under our belts, your home and insulation is in safe hands. You’ll be joining thousands of happy clients, including local councils and housing associations.

  • Fully qualified installers

    It’s not just our customers who recognise our expertise. Our expert technicians, assessors and coordinators are fully qualified and registered with CHAS, SafeContractor, Trustmark, and more.

  • Top-quality insulation materials

    At Zing Energy, we only ever use the best quality materials for flat roofs. That ensures the maximum efficiency for your home, so you can continue to enjoy the energy savings from your insulation for many years to come.

  • Insured and guaranteed

    Peace of mind is essential for our customers. That’s why we’re fully insured and offer a 12-month workmanship guarantee on our installations. You’ll also be protected by the manufacturers’ warranties on the materials, which vary between 2-10 years.

How our process works



We will Survey your property



Check if you qualify for a Grant



Install energy saving solutions



Reducing your energy bills

Apply for your flat roof insulation grant today!

Applying for a flat roof insulation grant doesn’t have to be a chore. With Zing Energy, we keep it simple for our customers. You’ll enjoy a warmer, eco-friendly home and lower bills, and we’ll cover all the hard work. Simply fill out our online application form.

Flat Roof Insulation Grants FAQs

Flat roof insulation is an insulating system designed for flat roof structures, which do not have any loft space and have a pitch of less than 10 degrees. This system improves energy efficiency by installing insulation between the ceiling and roof membrane, preventing any heat from escaping and providing protection against the elements.

You may be able to access grants for flat roof insulation via the ECO4 scheme. This scheme has been designed to help low-income and disadvantaged households benefit from upgraded energy efficiency measures, lowering their energy bills. Zing Energy can check if you qualify for an energy grant and carry out free flat roof insulation installations across England and Wales.

Government grants for flat roof insulation are specifically targeted at the poorest households struggling with inefficient homes. In order to qualify, you’ll need to show your property and personal circumstances meet the criteria. Your house will need to have an energy rating of E, F, or G. You or your tenant should also be in receipt of certain benefits. To learn more about the qualifying factors, you can read about them on the Ofgem website. You can also apply straight away through our simple online process. We’ll let you know if your home is suitable for any government grants for flat roof insulation.

There are two main versions of flat roof insulation. These are warm roof insulation and cold roof insulation:

  • Warm roof insulation works by adding the insulation above the joists. This is then covered with a vapour barrier, helping to effectively tackle condensation problems within the flat roof space.
  • Cold roof insulation involves insulating between the joists, combined with a waterproof cover over the top. This system usually requires a roof void ventilation system to avoid the build-up of damp.

The choice between warm and cold roof insulation depends on various factors, including the roof structure, height considerations, and specific building requirements. Zing Energy can provide expert advice on the best insulation type for your property, ensuring compliance with building regulations and optimal energy efficiency.

In order for flat roof insulation to last, it must be installed properly by an approved and qualified installer. The type and quality of product installed is also significant. At Zing Energy, all the flat roof insulation products we install come with both a workmanship warranty and manufacturer’s guarantee. Your installation will also be covered by an insurance backed guarantee scheme.

To comply with Part L of the Building Regulations 2010, all roofing to rooms in ‘heated buildings’ must be thermally insulated to a maximum U-value of 0.18 W/m²K (a lower U-value indicates higher insulation properties). The overall U-value of the insulation system is determined by the components, including the timber and plasterboard used, as well as the thermal performance of the insulation product.

Yes, we can help with a wide range of grants – including loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, air source heat pumps, boiler upgrades, electric storage heaters, first time central heating and more.

Can you help with any other grants?

Yes, we can help with a wide range of grants – including loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, air source heat pumps, boiler upgrades, electric storage heaters, first time central heating and more.

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