Free Cavity Wall Insulation Grant Folkestone

Free Cavity Wall Insulation Grants Now Available

Choice of Cavity Wall Insulation Type & Installer

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Contact us if you have been told you do not qualify or if you have been told you will need to contribute, we have more options

You could get a grant and get high efficiency cavity wall insulation installed free or at minimal cost.

A free cavity wall insulation grant is available in Folkestone; it is available if you own, are buying or rent your home from a private landlord.

Under the scheme, you could get a choice of insulation type, there are signifficant differences in their performanace and how they work, from leading manufacturers installed by a choice of installers. y

You do not have to be receiving benefits or be over a certain age to qualify in many areas.

Contact us for more information free and without obligation.

Choose from:

  • Mineral Fibre
  • White Wool
  • High Efficiency Grey Bead
  • Poly Bead
cavity wall insulation being installed

Call or Complete the enquiry form, you can request a call back now or at a convenient time

If you need confirmation of your eligibility or would like to book an appointment for a survey, call now or complete the enquiry form. We offer same or next day surveys in most areas and can usually get your choice of insulation installed within just a few days by certain installers under certain schemes.

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Survey

Under the terms and conditions of the scheme, we need to carry out a survey and check and ensure that your property is suitable.

A lot of householders are unsure if their property has been insulated previousley we can check for you quickly and easily, if it hasn’t been insulated or believe it may not have been done properly, we offer free advice and quidance

Cavity wall insulation being installed under a government grant scheme.

Gauranteed Best Option – Free Cavity Wall Insulation Grant Folkestone

We are unique, unlike other organisations, we will always let you know about the scheme that offers you the maximum benefit reflecting your requirements, we will let you know if there is a better or potentially higher grant available even if we cannot access it directly.

This ensures you can get your choice of insulation, installed by an installer of your choice if you have one either totally free or at the very best rate available.

We do not work for any installer, we work for you so you can be sure of independant and impartial guidance ablout the schemes and your options.

How to qualify for a free Cavity Wall Insulation in Folkestone

Their are several schemes available in different areas of the country, you or anyone living in the property do not necessarily need to be over a certain age or recieving benefits to qualify.

If someone does get any qualifying benefit it will usuaully mean automatic qualification, we can let you know and confirm this when yoyu contact us. Qualification can also be based on the existing energy efficincy of your home, if your home is inefficienct you could get a higher grant and be offered other inprovements to reduce your fuel bills, keep warm and help the environment by reducing carbon emmissions that are produced when we heat our homes.

Tenedered Quotations

Where you do not qualify for totally free insulation we also offer another option, we carry out a survey to confirm your homes suitability and to discuss your requirements and get “tendered quotations” for you from approved installers. This ensures you get exactly what you want and what is most suitable for you home. This can reduce the cost by over 50% compared to other quotations that clients have received for home insulation improvements where they have obtained quotations directly.

We can do this because of our knowledge of the insulation industry and by streamlining costs’ for the installers and removing associated overheads, we receive no commission and savings are passed firectly to you, this can reduce the cost significantly on its own!

What happens when I contact you?

There’s no obligation, we’re happy to provide any information and answer any general questions: When you contact us we will confirm your eligibility to any particular scheme, we will ask a few simple questions and can usually let you know in just a few seconds..

We will then ask you what type of insulation you are looking for and if you have a preference. All our advisors have excellent knowledge about the types of cavity wall insulation available and are happy to give you any advice or guidance to make sure you get exactly what you want.

Because we are not restricted to just one scheme or installer, we can usually offer you exactly what you want,

We will then offer a survey appointment, we can often arrange a survey the same or next day, the survey will take about half an hour to an hour, we are always happy to answer your questions when the survey is carried out!

We can help you choose the type of cavity wall insulation you get and what’s the best or most suitable type for your home.

Installation can usually be completed within just a few days or at a time that’s convienient for you.

Whats the most suitable type of cavity wall insulation for your property, you can get different types, please see below.

Poly – Poly Bead – Polystyrene Insulation

The polystyrene used for CWI is in the form of virgin pre-formed bead which is usually combined with a binding agent or adhesive at the time of injection. Polystyrene beads are produced to a specified size and density which remains unaltered during the installation process.

The materials are produced under strict quality control to ensure compliance with the performance requirement of the appropriate British Board of Agreement Certificate.

The installation must be carried out in accordance with the relevant BBA Certificate, their surveillance scheme, the System Suppliers installation Manual and all CIGA guides to best practice.

Once installed, the bead filling in the cavity will remain an effective insulant for the life of the building and will require no further maintenance.
Properties

Thermal Conductivity: The k value of white expanded polystyrene bead should be taken as 0.038 W/m C – 0.040 W/m C (ref. individual BBA Certs)
The k value of Carbon (Grey) expanded polystyrene bead should be taken as 0.032 W/m C – 0.034 W/m C (ref. individual BBA Certs)

Density: A typical installed density is 12kgm3 +/- 2kgm3 (ref. individual BBA Certs)

Fire: The use of polystyrene bead for cavity wall insulation does not prejudice the fire resistance properties of the wall.

Water: The material is resistant to water penetration and will not transmit water across the cavity by capillary action or from below dpc level. Any rainwater penetrating the outer leaf will drain harmlessly to the footings. The product is not designed to be a water vapour barrier.
Application

Survey: A pre-installation assessment is carried out to determine the suitability of the property for cavity wall insulation.

Preparation: Internal and external checks are carried out by the Technician prior to installation. Injection holes are drilled in the external wall of the cavity as specified by the relevant BBA Certificate and System Suppliers manual. Typically holes are drilled around the upper part of the building only and below windows and lintels. The cavity at any party wall line is sealed with a closure approved by the BBA for the purpose.

Installation: The polystyrene beads are injected into the cavity via an injection gun in a specified sequence to ensure a complete fill of the cavity.

Making good: Following the installation the injection holes are made good to match the original wall surface as closely as possible.

Post Installation Check: All fuel-burning appliances and their flues or source of air supply are checked to confirm their effectiveness.
Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity Wall Insulation stores the heat within the inner walls, bouncing it back into the room and holding it for longer.

High Efficiency Grey Bead

There is also a high efficiency variant of bead insulation, similar product and installation process but approximatly 30% better as an insulant, so it could reduce your fual bills further and retain more warmth, often considered a premium product now widely available.

Mineral Fibre & White Wool

The mineral wool used for cavity wall insulation consists of mechanically granulated spun glass or rock wool, treated with a binder or water repellent during manufacture. They are produced under strict quality control to ensure compliance with the performance requirements of the appropriate British Board of Agrément Certificate: the equipment for blown mineral wool is also required to conform to, and the installation must be carried out in accordance with, a current BBA Certificate for this process.
Once installed, mineral wool is sufficiently stable to remain an effective insulant for the life of the building.
Properties

Thermal Conductivity: For the purpose of U Value calculations to determine if the requirements of the building ( or other statutory ) regulations are met, the thermal conductivity of the insulation may be taken as 0.040 W/MºC.

Density: Typical installed densities range from 18kg/m3 for glass wools to 40kg/m3 for rock wools (depending on individual BBA certificates).

Fire: Blown Mineral Wools are non – combustible, tested to BS 476 : Part 4 : 1970.

Water: Mineral Wool is resistant to water penetration and will not transmit water across the cavity or from below DPC level by capillary action. It does not however act as a water vapour barrier.
Application

Survey: A pre-installation survey is carried out to assess the suitability of the property for the installation of cavity wall insulation.

Site Preparation: Essential ventilation openings such as those providing combustion air or underfloor ventilation, and all flues in the cavity wall must be checked. If adequate sleeving or other cavity closures are not present, installation must not proceed until these openings have been sleeved or otherwise modified to prevent blockage by the insulant.

Installation Procedures:

Where a semi–detached or terraced property is to be treated, the insulation is contained by inserting a cavity barrier at the line dividing the properties. This consists of a nylon brush which is retained in the cavity.
Injection holes of 22mm or 25mm diameter are drilled at a predetermined pattern/distance (depending on individual BBA certificate).
Wool is blown into the cavity via a flexible hose fitted with an injection nozzle, using an approved blowing machine. Filling proceeds from the bottom to the top of the wall and from one end of the elevation to the other.
After injection of the insulant, the holes are made good to match the existing finish as closely as possible.

Post Installation Checks: All necessary air vents are checked e.g. those providing underfloor ventilation and combustion air. In all cases flues are carefully checked on completion of the installation by means of an appropriate test to ensure they are not obstructed by the insulant.
Cavity Wall Insulation

Polyurethane Foam (PU foam)

Injected PU foam is a two-component chemically modified polyurethane foam which achieves superior U-value and air-permeability results.

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The materials are produced under strict quality control to ensure compliance with the performance requirement of the appropriate British Board of Agreement Certificate.

The installation must be carried out in accordance with the relevant BBA Certificate, their surveillance scheme, the System Suppliers installation manual.

Once installed, PU Foam in the cavity will remain an effective insulant for the life of the building and will require no further maintenance.
Properties

Injected PU foam can be used in cavities for a superior performing insulation which also helps to bond the inner and outer leaves providing strength to the building.

PU foam is often the most cost effective solution for the following properties:

With hard-to-treat cavity, or with structural or defective/corroded wall ties,
Those unsuited to external wall insulation due to planning restrictions,
Those where internal wall insulation would disrupt tenants,
Homes in high wind or severe wind driven rain exposure conditions including the 5.2M properties at risk of flooding in the UK.

Thermal Conductivity: For standard construction 65mm cavity u-values of 0.33 W/m2K can be achieved and in a 100mm standard construction cavity the U-value can be down to 0.22 W/m2K.

Density: Approx 40Kg/m3

Water: Closed cell polyurethane foam provides an extra layer of resilience against the ingress of wind driven rain and flood water through the cavity
Application

Survey: A pre-installation assessment is carried out to determine the suitability of the property for cavity wall insulation.

Preparation: Internal and external checks are carried out by the Technician prior to installation. Injection holes are drilled in the external wall of the cavity as specified by the relevant BBA Certificate and System Suppliers manual. Holes are drilled in the mortar between the bricks or stones. Each elevation is completely filled including any gable peaks. The cavity at any party wall line is sealed with a by injecting a column of PU Foam.

Installation: PU Foam is injected into the cavity via an injection gun in a specified sequence to ensure a complete fill of the cavity.

Making good: Following the installation the injection holes are made good to match the original wall surface as closely as possible.

Post Installation Check: All fuel-burning appliances and their flues or source of air supply are checked to confirm their effectiveness.

Question and Answers

Where does the funding come from?

It is a central government scheme, it is administered by ofgem who oversee the entire scheme and report to central government

Will I definately get a grant and be able to my cavity wall insulation free?

The grants are subject to terms and conditions like many things, we have to ensure that you qualify and that the improvements that you are looking for follow the scheme directives, we can confirm to you usually within just a few minutes if you are likely to qualify, we will always let you know about the best options available irrespect of whether we can access them directly or need to refer you to a manging agent.

Can I use anyome to install my cavity wall insulation?

No, the insulation must be installed by a registered installer who also holds additional qualifications and is registered under the various schemes. You can however choose any of the installers that are registered and choose the product type. Under the schemes you will always have a choice.

Do all the registered installers offer the same insulation and other improvements?

No, this is why it is important that you contact an organisation like ourselves who is not tied or working for any one installer.

The installers can choose which insulation they install as well as the type of jobs they want to do. They also can charge what they want to and may also receive different levels of funding due to there being more that one source of funding for the schemes available.

Does that mean that some installers might do it for free or very nearly free whilst others may make a significant charge?

Yes, we are aware of instances where for certain improvements applicants have been charged a significant client contribution where there are other schemes or installers who may have done it free or very nearly free.

We are also aware of applicants being told they must have a certain type of insulation or one from a specific manufacturer, this is not correct you can have any type of insulation from any manufacturer providing it complies with the scheme requirements and your property is suitale.

Why should I contact you?

We do not work for anyone installer or manufacturer, we can offer a choice and if you have a preference usually ensure that this is offered. We can also offer you access to other schemes or funders that may be able to offer a better offer or install your choice of insulation either free or nearly free. We are also able to obtain “tendered” quotation reflecting your wishes or reqiuirements and receive no commission from the tendered rates received.

Case Study – (Free Boiler Grant Scheme)

We were contacted by a client; they live in a two bedroomed park home and needed a new LPG gas boiler.
They qualified as they received a qualifying benefit and a survey was carried out by an installer who proposed to install the new boiler under the grant scheme.
The client was told that whilst they qualified, they would need to contribute nearly £1000.00 towards the boiler.
We arranged for the client to get another estimate from an alternative installer that we referred them to; they had in the past installed several boilers in the area to an excellent standard.
Our intention was to get a quotation using a boiler with similar specifications to the existing boiler in their home.
They surveyed the property and were able to install the boiler totally free for the client.
The job was carried out which took just 1 day to complete within a week of the survey, the client obviously was very pleased as unfortunately they were not in a position to proceed otherwise.

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To find out more about the free cavity wall insulation grant scheme in Folkestone without obligation, please either complete the quick inquiry form by clicking the button below or telephone us directly on our freephone number for immediate and priority support.

Telephone: Freephone 0800 772 3458

We welcome contact from landlords, management agents, and tenants.