Home Insulation Grants

Simple Guide To The Better Energy Homes Scheme

Ecowarm is happy to offer our customers the most cost-effective and up-to-date energy efficiency solutions. The SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) Better Energy Homes Scheme means you are now entitled to grant aid when you invest in making your home more economic and energy efficient.

Here is simple guide containing everything you need to know about the Better Energy Homes Scheme and how to apply for a grant under the scheme.

Why Was The Better Energy Homes Scheme set up?

The scheme's primary aim is to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions within the home.

What Does The Grant Cover?

  • Roof Insulation
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • High Efficiency Boiler and Heating Control Upgrade
  • Heating Control Upgrade Only
  • Building Energy Rating

Who Is Eligible?

The scheme is aimed at older homes that would not typically have the energy efficiency features of recently built homes. The scheme is open to all houses built prior to 2006 including rental properties, however, tenants are not eligible to apply for grants; application for all properties must be made by the property owner.

From December 8th 2011 internal and external wall insulation grants will no longer be one single amount, but rather be based upon the house type. The minimum grant amount for the first application must be €400. A BER grant, where applicable, does not count towards the €400 minimum. Grants are claimed after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by or entered a financing agreement with the homeowner.

How Much Are The Grants Worth?

Energy Efficient Works Incentive Cash Grant Value 1
Attic Insulation €200
Wall Insulation - Cavity €250
Wall Insulation - External Apartment (any) or mid-terrace house €1,800
Wall Insulation - External Semi-detached or end of terrace €2,700
Wall Insulation - External Detached house €3,600
Wall Insulation - Internal Dry Lining Apartment (any) or mid-terrace house €900
Wall Insulation - Internal Dry Lining Semi-detached or end of terrace €1,350
Wall Insulation - Internal Dry Lining Detached house €1,800
Heating System Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade €560
Heating Controls Upgrade Only €400
Solar Heating €800
Building Energy Rating (BER) €50 2


1. Cash Grants are set value unless expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.

2. A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the Better Energy Homes scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €50 once per home. This funding will be applied to your grant application automatically provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed during the online grant application process if BER funding is available for your home or as part of your Letter of Grant Offer if you have applied through the post. It is advisable that you apply for and undertake all planned grant aided works at the same time to minimise the costs of multiple BER assessments.

How Do I Apply?

To apply, call 1850 927 000. You will need your bank details and ESB bill and your email address. You can also apply online. The whole process should take less than 10 minutes.

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SEAI Reg. No. 10391.