May 16, 2023

What is the Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS)?

What is the Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS)?

This insulation scheme will deliver single, low-cost insulation measures rather than multiple measures like ECO4. The Great British Insulation Scheme is targeted at homes with a low energy efficiency rating in lower Council Tax band areas and with EPC ratings of D or below.

It will run from April 2023 until March 2026 and is estimated to save UK households around £300-£400 a year on their energy bills. Households are expected to benefit from up to £1,500 of spending on improving energy efficiency measures. This will pay up to 75% of the costs of insulation with households to cover the remaining balance.

Over 3.1 million home improvements have been made through the ECO Scheme since 2013, but with only 42% of homes in England rated EPC C or higher, this insulation scheme is an essential step to help more people benefit.

Am I eligible for the government's Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS)?

The Great British Insulation Scheme extends help to those who don’t currently benefit from government support under the ECO scheme to upgrade their home. This new government-funded insulation scheme will help homes across the UK receive home insulation, extending support to those in the least energy efficient homes in the lower Council Tax bands, and targeting the most vulnerable.

Key findings:

  • The Great British Insulation Scheme is aimed at improving the UK’s least energy-efficient homes
  • Applicable to households with an EPC rating of D or lower and in a lower Council Tax band
  • The insulation scheme will run from March 2023 until April 2026
  • You’ll save approximately £300-£400 a year on energy bills

Would you like to register your interest? Click here to complete our short form or call us on 01325 466 016

What types of insulation does GBIS cover?

Do you have an uninsulated roof or loft space? Your property will be losing around 25% of its heat through the roof, costing you more on your energy bills.

If your home has a cavity wall, filling this with cavity wall insulation means cold air is kept out and warm air in, making your home more energy-efficient.

Interior wall insulation helps reduce heat loss and improves the comfort of your property. Install interior wall insulation and save up to £930 per year on your energy bills.

You can improve your property’s energy efficiency and exterior appeal with external wall insulation. Reduce your property’s heat loss by up to 40%.

How does the Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) differ from ECO4?

The ECO4 scheme began in early 2022 and though it helps targets those living in homes with low EPC ratings and on eligible benefits, it excludes those living in some of the least energy efficient homes who don’t benefit from any other government support.

This is where the Great British Insulation Scheme comes into place, as it will help hundreds of thousands of people to better insulate their homes.

Think you would benefit from insulation via the Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS)? Give us a call on 01325 466 016 or click here to complete our short form to register your interest.