Save money and insulate your home with our Great British Insulation Scheme
We're offering cavity wall insulation through our scheme. Fill out our form, and we'll pass your details on to one of our trusted insulation partners!
What is the Great British Insulation Scheme?
The Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) is designed to be complementary to the current ECO scheme, which is known as ECO4. The scheme will help install energy efficient measures that will lower your energy usage and save you money on bills. The scheme launched in Summer 2023 and will run until March 2026. The government believe the scheme will save households around £310 a year.(1)
How will the Great British Insulation Scheme help lower my bills?
Making our homes more energy efficient is the best way of cutting household energy use and reducing heating bills.
Insulation measures are included in this scheme and will help reduce heat loss and save money on your heating costs. This is because insulation keeps heat from escaping through your loft, windows and walls.
Who's eligible for the Great British Insulation Scheme?
Under the new Great British Insulation Scheme there will be two groups with different eligibility criteria, the general group and the low-income eligibility group. These groups will receive different levels of support.
To be eligible for the general group, you must:
- live in a home that falls within Council Tax bands A-D in England,
- live in a home that falls within Council Tax band A-E in Scotland or Wales
- have an EPC rating of D or below
If you're eligible, you may receive a single insulation measure. This group does not include the private renter sector.
To be eligible for the low-income eligibility group you must:
- receive means-tested benefits
- have an EPC rating of D or below
If you're eligible, you may receive a single insulation measure.
Properties with EPC ratings of F and G in the private rented sector will not be eligible for insulation measures. However, properties with EPC ratings of D and E can receive insulation measures, but heating control measures will not be installed.
Four steps to a more energy efficient home with our Great British Insulation Scheme
Make sure you're eligible for the scheme.
Depending on your location, you'll be matched with our installation partner.
Our installation partner will carry out a survey.
Congratulations – You can now enjoy your more energy efficient home.
What we're offering under our Great British Insulation Scheme
Cavity wall insulation
Cavity wall insulation is one of the best and most affordable ways to improve your home's energy efficiency.
Insulating the cavity space between the outside and inside wall adds a barrier to stop the cold from coming in and heat from escaping.
FAQs about our Great British Insulation Scheme
How do I find out if I have an EPC and what the rating is?
How do I find out what council tax band I am in?
To find out what council tax band you're in, please visit gov.uk.
Is there a customer contribution?
No, there is no customer contribution. This may be subject to change. We’ll update the page as soon as we know more.
Do I need to be an EDF customer?
No, we're offering our Great British Insulation Scheme to anyone not just EDF customers.
Is funding available for privately rented and social housing?
We are unable to accept applications from social housing tenants. Please contact your social housing provider to discuss the options they have available. If they do provide permission for you to approach an installer directly, you can find a government-endorsed installer by visiting the industry quality assessor, Trustmark.
For customers who privately rent funding may be available – provided the tenants meet certain criteria, such as earning a low income and living in a property with an EPC rating that's D or below.
Who will install my cavity wall insulation?
EDF works with a network of fully accredited installers who will assess your property to determine if an installation is needed.
Why do you only install certain insulation measures and not others?
We aim to install single low-cost insulation measures to households rather than multi measures. Alternative types of insulation are more costly and can take longer to install.
What if I'm not eligible?
Even if you don't qualify for either group's eligibility criteria, you can still opt to pay for insulation. We're here to assist you in arranging to install cavity wall insulation in your home.
Who do I contact if I have further questions about The Great British Insulation Scheme
Please contact us at ECO@edfenergy.com
Why should I insulate my home?
There are many reasons why you should insulate your home. Here are some of the benefits:
- Better health - homes with good insulation are much better for your health
- Prevent damp - damp housing can cause mould and mildew
- Get ready for future heating changes - future proof your home! With new technology coming – be ready for anything!
- Better for the planet - wasting less energy to heat your home, means your carbon emissions will drop
I'm eligible for the low-income eligibility group, what measures will I get?
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may receive cavity wall insulation.
I’m eligible under the low-income group, will I receive heating controls?
This will be confirmed once your home has been assessed.
Why is my area not covered under The Great British Insulation Scheme?
We work with a number of installers across the UK. There are a small number of exceptions. These include
- Isle of Wight
- Isles of Scilly
- Scottish Islands and Highlands
Am I eligible if I live in a privately rented property with a rating of F or G?
Properties with a SAP Band of F and G are not eligible, except in England and Wales, where the following two exceptions apply.
- For those in General Group PRS properties are not eligible for cavity wall insulation
- For those in Low Income PRS they are eligible for cavity wall insulation except heating controls