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Free loft and wall insulation for UK residents over the age of 70

Posted by markharrison on January 31, 2008

Just a quick note.

If you, or someone living with you, are over the age of 70, then under a Government Scheme, you should be able to receive free loft and wall insulation, reducing heating bills, and keeping the homes warmer.

I’m afraid I haven’t been able to find out whether this applies to tenants, but assuming your tenants pay the heating bills, it would well be worth them phoning up to see!

To arrange this, which is funded by the UK Government, you should phone British Gas on 0845 605 2535. (Calls cost typically 4p per minute plus a 3p set up fee from BT residential lines… but less at weekends or evenings.)

The lines are open from 0800-2000 Monday to Friday, and 0800-1300 on Saturdays. I’m told that the “quiet period” for them is about 7pm.

You do not need to be a British Gas customer to arrange this.

If you’re doing this on behalf of a relative or friend,  you may well need to go down to them – British Gas will need to talk to the person in question first, and get their permission to have YOU discuss their personal details. The young lady at British Gas I spoke to was most helpful on this.

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4 Responses to “Free loft and wall insulation for UK residents over the age of 70”

  1. What a great program for elderly persons!

  2. Rajesh Gohil said

    Loft and Cavity wall insulation is Free of charge if anyone in your household is on any of the following benefits:

    PENSIONERS OVER 70 …. FREE
    INCOME SUPPORT…. FREE
    PENSION CREDITS….FREE
    DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE….FREE
    ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE….FREE
    HOUSING BENEFIT….FREE
    DISABILITY WORKING ALLOWANCE….FREE
    JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE ●….FREE
    CHILD TAX CREDIT ●….FREE
    WORKING FAMILY TAX CREDIT ●….FREE
    COUNCIL TAX BENEFIT ●….FREE

    Apply today while grants are still available!

    For more in depth information check out government backed websites:
    http://www.est.org.uk (The energy savings trust)
    http://www.ciga.co.uk (cavity installation guarantee agency)
    IF NOT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE: CAVITY INSULATION £149 TERRACED AND SEMI’S, £169 DETACHED HOUSES. LOFT INSULATION £189 – £195
    Information provided by SURVEY UK Ltd 42 Bilton Ind Est, Coventry, CV3 1JL.
    ● Terms and Conditions apply please seek advice from our advisor

  3. joy robinson said

    I am unemployed and receiving job seekers allowance. Do I qualify for 100% grant for loft insulation and cavity wall insulation please? if so, how do I apply for it?

  4. Joy,

    I’ve also replied direct to your email, but the short answer is that I think you DO qualify if you live in England, Wales or Scotland – I’m not sure about Northern Ireland.

    You can call the Energy Savings Trust on 0800 512 012 – they will be able to confirm and help you apply.

    Good luck,

    Regards,

    Mark

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