The grant scheme advertised on this web site has now ended.

A new scheme has started recently, details of which can be found on our main Free Insulation site: Click here to find out more.

We work in the following areas of the North East of England:

Postcodes for Newcastle: NE1,2,3,4,5,6,7,13,15

Postcodes for North Tyneside: NE7,12,13,25,26,27,28,29,30

Why Install Loft Insulation?

The Government recommendation for Loft Insulation is an installed depth of 270mm or 11". If your loft is not adequately insulated, as much as 25% of the heat in your home could be escaping through the roof. Properly insulating your loft could save you as much as £150 per year on your heating bills! It will also reduce CO2 emissions by around 800kg.

Loft Insulation Grants

Without a grant, loft insulation can cost in the region of £400 to install. Loft Insulation grants are available across the UK but in Newcastle and North Tyneside, a more generous scheme exists.

All residents qualify for a grant and in many cases, the work can be carried out free of charge. If you do not qualify for a free grant, partial grants are available that can cover up to 75% of the cost, leaving you with just £99 to pay.

Click here to see if you qualify for Loft Insulation Grants.

Loft Insulation
  • Saves up to £150 per year on bills.
  • Cuts CO2 emissions by 800kg.
  • Rolled out in blankets on loft floor.
  • Fitted by approved installers.
  • Free of charge or £99 to install.

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Materials and Installation

Loft Insulation is made from mineral wool (glass fibre). Because it is derived from sand, it fits in with the fabric of the building i.e. the bricks & mortar. Loft Insulation comes in rolls that are 100mm, 150mm and 170mm thick.

It is installed by rolling out 100mm thickness between the joists on the floor of the loft (if no insulation exists). A further layer of 150mm or 170mm is then 'cross laid' at right angles to the bottom layer. The process is not messy and is straightforward to a trained installer. It generally takes around one hour to install.

Loft Insulation Extras

If you have a cold water tank or pipes in the loft, they will be lagged as part of the scheme. This is to prevent them from freezing and bursting in Winter, as the loft will become much colder. The hatch will also be insulated and draught proofed and a walk way will be fitted if a cold water tank is more than 1m from the hatch.
EnergyLink will pass your application to our approved insulation installer for these grant schemes. They will telephone you to confirm your eligibility for a grant, answer any questions you may have and book a free, no-obligation survey of your home.

If you are happy to proceed after the survey, they will arrange the work and then claim the grant on your behalf. If you do have to pay a contribution, they will collect this from you on the day of the installation, once you are happy with the work.

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