Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS)

GBIS Eligibility Criteria

Insulating your home is one of the best things you can do to reduce your energy bills by preventing heat loss from your walls and roof, but it can be a large upfront expense which a lot of people can’t afford.

The Great British Insulation Scheme is government funded and designed to help eligible groups of people install insulations in their home, which could save homes around £300 a year on energy bills. The fund aims to help around 300,000 people and could mean free or reduced costs for home insulation.

Unlike other schemes the Great British Insulation Scheme will boost help for those on the lowest incomes as well as support to a wider group of households who live in the least energy efficient homes in the country.

services offered under GBIS scheme


Room in Roof Insulation


Pitched Insulation

Underfloor Insulation

Am I eligible?

There are two groups who can apply for the Great British Insulation Scheme – a general group and a low-income group. The eligibility criteria for each group differ, so read carefully to see whether you qualify.

General Group

To be eligible for the general group, you must:

✅  live in a home in council tax bands A to D (England)
✅  live in a home in council tax bands A to E (Scotland and Wales)
✅  have an EPC rating of D to G (find your EPC)
✅  Private renters: your EPC must be in band D or E

If you qualify, you will receive one insulation upgrade and you may be required to contribute a small amount towards the installation costs. (Which is around 10% of the whole cost) 

Low Income Group

To be eligible for the low-income group, you must:

✅  receive qualifying benefits
✅  live in the least efficient housing
✅  have an EPC rating of D to G

This group will be eligible for lower cost or free insulation and owner occupied households could receive heating controls too 

Low-income group qualifying benefits

You will need to have one or more of these benefits to qualify for the low-income group

    • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
    • Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Income Support
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Child Tax Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Housing Benefit
    • Pension Credit Saving Credit
    • Child Benefit*
    • Warm Home Discount payment

If you're in receipt of child benefits only*

No. of children Earning Threshold for single parents Earning Threshold for parents as a couple
1 £19,900 £27,500
2 £24,800 £32,300
3 £29,600 £37,200
4 £34,500 £42,000


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  • Call us for Free Home Survey
  • Complete the Required Paperwork
  • Get your Installation Date
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