What Can I Have Installed Under The ECO4 Scheme?

The ECO4 scheme is intended to support decarbonisation goals both on and off the gas grid and the upgrade of properties with an EPC rating of bands D-G. The definition of "on-gas" as homes connected to the mains-gas grid regardless of the home's current heating type, and "off-gas" as those not connected to the mains-gas grid.

Below are 2 tables which show which insulation and heating measures can be installed under the ECO4 scheme broken down into owner types.

Due to how easy it can be to raise a property from a 'D' EPC rating to a 'C' the ECO 4 scheme is currently focused on supporting properties with an EPC rating between E-G.

Key Points:

  • While the scheme can accommodate 'D' EPC rated properties, the funding is currently supporting properties with an EPC rating of E-G only.

  • If your EPC says 'assumed filled' for the insulation type, this will because the surveyor that completed the EPC could not see the insulation and the software marks it assumed due to the age of the property. This means that if your property is rated D or above, it could actually be lower once an intrusive survey is completed.

  • An intrusive survey just means the surveyor will for example drill holes into the cavity wall and use a camera called a boroscope to check for insulation.

  • If your EPC says 'filled' next to an insulation type and you do not believe this is true; either because you have lived in the property a long time and it has not been done or your home is very cold. A survey can still be carried out to check if this is the case.

  • If your property is rated D or above and you would like an Air Source Heat Pump and/or Solar PV we may still be able to offer you a great deal through our privately funded packages or finance.

Insulation available under the ECO4 scheme

Measure Type
Homeowner
Private Tenant
Social Housing Tenant
Cavity Wall Insulation
Yes
Yes - If installed alongside First Time Central Heating or Renewable Heating
Yes
External Wall Insulation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flat Roof Insulation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Wall Insulation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Loft Insulation
Yes
Yes - If installed alongside First Time Central Heating or Renewable Heating
Yes
Room in Roof Insulation
Yes
Yes - If installed alongside First Time Central Heating or Renewable Heating
Yes
Underfloor Insulation
Yes
Yes
Yes

Heating upgrades available under the ECO4 scheme

Measure Type
Homeowner
Private Tenant
Social Housing Tenant
Air Source Heat Pump
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electric Storage Heater Upgrade
Yes
No
No
Electric Storage Heater Upgrade
Yes
No
No
First Time Central Heating (Gas)
Yes
Yes
Yes
First Time Central Heating (Air Source Heat Pump)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Non- Condensing Gas Boiler Upgrade
Yes
No
No
Solar PV
Yes
Yes
Yes