About our insulation scheme
Connected for Warmth offers fully-funded cavity wall insulation and loft insulation to households throughout Britain, which can help reduce energy use and keep homes warmer for less. Participating households can receive one or both of these measures, installed by experienced Trustmark-registered professionals. They can also benefit from other support such as heating controls, smaller energy saving measures and personalised energy advice – all for free. You can read more about these opportunities below.
If you have a loft then insulating it is one of the easiest ways to keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. As much as a quarter of the heat from a poorly insulated home is lost through the roof. Many older homes have a small amount of insulation, but today’s building regulations require it to be around 11 inches (270mm) thick. So a loft insulation top-up can also be beneficial. If you currently have less than 7.5 inches (200mm) of loft insulation, then we may be able to top this up. Our installers can usually complete the job in a couple of hours using high quality materials, and once in place it will require no additional maintenance.
Cavity wall Insulation
In general, houses built from the 1990s onwards have wall insulation to keep the heat in, but if your house is older than that it may not have any wall insulation. If this is the case then you may be losing a lot of heat from your home, as heat can escape more quickly through uninsulated walls. Most homes built after 1935 were constructed with a masonry cavity wall. This is where there is a gap between your internal and external wall which can be filled by drilling a series of holes and pumping in insulation material. The work only takes around half a day to complete and will not need any further interventions, and for peace of mind you will receive a 25-year industry backed IAA (Insulation Assurance Authority) guarantee.
If you have a central heating system with old analogue controls we may be able to offer you a new smart thermostat if you are having loft and/or cavity wall insulation installed This will help you heat your home more efficiently, saving you money whilst retaining comfort. It will automatically turn off the heating if you are away, and using a smartphone you can control it from wherever you are. And it will still allow you to change the temperature
Smaller energy saving measures
Our installers will look for other things that they can do whilst in your home. With your permission they can install energy-saving LED lightbulbs, radiator panels that reflect heat back into the room, draft-proofing strips, letterbox brushes, chimney balloons, and other helpful little measures. Together these can add up to a big saving, especially with the current price of energy.
Once you’ve had your measures installed we will be able to offer you a call with an experienced energy expert who can offer you some advice on energy saving habits and behaviours, and other ways to save.