Room in Roof Grants
If your home or property has a loft conversion or attic room, then it may be a huge source of heat loss from your property. Fear not though, as thanks to the Affordable Warmth scheme from the government, room in roof grants are available to cover the cost of adding this insulation.
Why do I need room in roof insulation?
Utilising the space that your loft of attic offers you is a great way to extend the living space of your home. However, unlike a normal loft which will be closed much of the time, a room in a roof is likely to be accessible via a door and staircase for ease of access. This can also lead to an even higher amount of heat loss, particularly if that door is left open for periods of time.Installing room in roof insulation in the rafters of the roof can prevent this huge loss of heat, keeping your loft or attic room warm and cosy all year round, as well as vastly reducing those heating bills.
To stop this huge heat loss, it is possible to install insulation boards between the roof rafters in your loft or attic room. This is a smart, clean and convenient way of preventing the heat escaping through your roof and helping your room in the roof feel like the rest of your home. The government-backed room in roof grants can help toward the cost of installing the necessary insulation.
Can I get free room in roof insulation?
It is possible to get complete or partial funding to help insulate your room in the room by applying for one of the room in roof grants available from the government. The government-backed scheme places an obligation on energy suppliers to pay towards the insulation of homes or improvement of other energy efficiency measures, such as heating and boilers.There are certain eligibility requirements you or your room in roof must fulfil to receive the grants for funding. If you’re successful in securing a grant, then you will never have to repay it and the long-term benefits are huge, both in the practicality improvements for your home and even more so in the reduction of energy bills.
Eligibility criteria for room in roof grants
It’s quick and easy to apply and see if you’re eligible for a room in roof grant today. Use our form linked to below and complete the eco assessment, and you’ll get a quick answer as to whether you’re eligible.There are some eligibility requirements to keep in mind when applying, some of which have been set out below:
- You must be the owner of the property, or rent it privately and have the permission from the owner to do the work.
- Your room in roof must have a fixed staircase leading to it. Fold/pull-down loft ladders do not count and so would not be eligible for room in roof grants.
- The property must be lived in and not empty or currently undergoing refurbishment.
- Property must have either been originally built with a room in the roof, or a loft has been converted.