Insulation helps prevent heat escaping from your loft and walls in your home. A well insulated home can significantly reduce heat loss while lowering your heating bills.
As part of the Energy Companies Obligation Scheme, we're working with the government to reduce the UK's energy consumption - by giving free insulation to households like yours. You don't have to be a British Gas customer and you don't need to buy anything from us. You can get free insulation even if you're renting. Just ask your landlord first.Read more about the scheme on gov.co.uk
Answer a few simple questions to find out if your home is likely to be suitable.
We will conduct a Home Insulation Survey to make sure your home will benefit from insulation.
If your home is suitable you can book your insulation appointment. The installation will take less than a day.
(Source: This is what the Energy Saving Trust estimate. you can find out more at energysavingtrust.org.uk)
We've already installed free insulation in over 2.5 million homes over the last 5 years, so we have plenty of experience.
Lisa talks about her experience of having cavity wall insulation fitted with British Gas.
Alison describes how free loft insulation from British Gas has improved her welfare.
During your installation our engineers can offer additional free insulation*depending on your home's needs. We can:
*Dependent on survey
Loft insulation is a thick material that is usually rolled onto the loft floor. It acts like a blanket, helping to prevent up to 25% of heat escaping through the roof.
Reduce heat loss - up to 25% of heat is lost through uninsulated roofs.
Homes built before 1991 may need loft insulation
Cavity wall insulation is a filling blown into the gap between your interior and exterior walls. It acts as a blanket to help stop heat escaping through the walls of your home.
Reduce heat loss - up to 35% of heat is lost through uninsulated walls.
Any home built after 1st January 1983 should already have cavity wall insulation installed. If your property has solid walls then you would need external wall insulation.
Solid wall insulation is suitable for houses with solid walls which tend to let more heat escape than cavity walls. Houses built before 1920s usually have solid walls.
Solid wall insulation is a layer of insulation fixed to the outside walls of your home and covered with a special render. It helps reduce the heat travelling through your home's walls, keeping it warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
If you’re a tenant living in private, rented accommodation you could be eligible for free insulation.
Call us to check if you qualify, and get your energy efficiency and safety pack on:
 There are a few areas of the country we can’t reach. Modern houses are built with insulation – check the details on our website. We give free insulation under the Energy Companies Obligation and we’ll need to do a survey to make sure your house qualifies. We’ll cover the cost of the insulation itself and some scaffolding and vents, but if your house needs specialist equipment, you may need to contribute to the cost. If you rent your house, you’ll need your landlord’s written permission.
 Savings figure sourcehttp://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Insulation/Roof-and-loft-insulation
August 2014. Actual savings depend on individual circumstances.
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