Irish Government Home Insulation Grant Scheme

Well it’s official. The “Home Energy Saving Scheme (HES)” has gone national. I reported on the pilot scheme which ran in a few regions some time ago, but now here we are, with the national role out. The gist of the scheme is that it provides grants for home owners to improve the insulation and draft proofing levels in their homes.

So how much are the grants?
Grants are fixed for each type of measure as indicated in the table below. If the cost of the work (vat inclusive) is less than the fixed grant amount, the actual cost will be reimbursed. You can apply for one, some or all of these measures.

MEASURE

CATEGORY

GRANT *

Roof

Roof Insulation

€250

Wall

Cavity wall insulation

€400

 

Internal Wall Dry-Lining

€2,500

 

External wall insulation

€4,000

Heating Controls

High Efficiency Gas or Oil fired Boiler with Heating Controls Upgrade*

€700

 

Heating Controls Upgrade*

€500

BER Assessment (Building Energy Rating)

A Before works and an After works BER assessment

€200

* Minimum requirement of: 2 zones (space and water) with 7 day programmer (time and temperature) control and boiler interlock, time and temperature control of electric immersion heater and either 1 more zone control or 3 TRV’s.

* There is a minimum grant amount of €500. The BER grant cannot form part of this €500 amount.

So what’s the catch (s)??
No DIY. All works must be completed by a contractor from SEI’s Registered List, which will be published when the scheme opens for homeowner applications. The list is being assembled as of now. If undertaking a BER, these must be completed by a registered BER assessor. A list of registered assessors is available on the SEI website www.sei.ie/BER

No grants for work you’ve already done.

Hold your horses!!!

The scheme is not open to home owners just yet. The plan is to put together a list of installers put together. ASAP. Then get going. As you need a grant approval before you start, you can’t start yet. Hold it now!!!

 

Want to know more? Check out www.sei.ie/hes

29 Responses to Irish Government Home Insulation Grant Scheme

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  3. You might want to point out that BER stands for Building Energy Rating. I had to look it up.

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  5. greennav says:

    Hi Joe,

    Ah get with the programme man!!!!!

    Fair enough…sorted

    P

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  7. mike hocket says:

    I really appreciate you taking the time to post this info for readers like me to read.🙂

  8. sim says:

    stupid not to insulate your walls and pay more for heating !
    specially now when you pay only small contribution towards the real cost !
    To see why you should insulate your walls and to see how little you pay visit : http://www.tpideas.co.uk

  9. john says:

    Is it such a small contribution? The approved assessor bit scares me! We’re checking this out at the moment for our own house

  10. Drew says:

    Don’t you have to get an energy audit to qualify, though? Or do they pay up in advance?

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  18. Ann OToole says:

    I am having my old family house reroofed, I have asked the foofer to instal insolation 2”, 4” will not fit,No attic in this house. am I entitled to a grant. Ann

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    Are the above grants available now. July 2012

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  28. Margo McCann says:

    I have been told over and over again the proper insulation is important for my new home–I am a first time homeowner. I am moving up to Connecticut and have been researching insulation companies in CT. There is lots to learn about owning a home and caring for it!

  29. Kath Morgan says:

    I think the Irish Government made a good decision of providing a home insulation grant scheme for the local people. As an In Home insulation installer in Adelaide at Tiptop Insulation, improving a home’s insulation can become expensive at times. With the economy today, many people might settle on not having their insulation improved.

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