Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS)

You may be able to get free or cheaper insulation to reduce your home’s energy bills

Tradesperson installing insulation in an attic

What is the Great British Insulation Scheme?

The Great British Insulation Scheme is a new government scheme to help people insulate their homes, make them more energy efficient and save money on their energy bills. The scheme will launch this summer and run until March 2026.

The £1 billion scheme will help around 300,000 households across the country with the cost of installing new home insulation, and will save consumers an average £400 a year on their bills.

The scheme works by obligating energy suppliers to help customers reduce their heating bills by installing energy efficiency measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation. The cost of this may be covered in full through the scheme, or you may be offered the insulation for a contribution, depending on the measure and any property issues.

You may be able to get free or cheaper insulation to reduce your home’s energy bills.

You might get support if your home:

You can be a homeowner, landlord or tenant (either renting privately or from a housing association). If you’re a tenant, speak to your landlord before you apply. You’ll need their permission before any insulation can be installed.

This scheme is not available in Northern Ireland. Find out about energy-saving schemes in Northern Ireland.

Terraced houses in the UK

Home Insulation you can get

You may be able to get support to install:

  • cavity wall insulation
  • solid wall insulation (internal or external)
  • loft insulation
  • flat or pitched roof insulation
  • underfloor insulation
  • solid floor insulation
  • park home insulation
  • room-in-roof insulation
Energy support

Check if you can get support

You’ll need:

  • the total household income
  • the type of benefits anyone living in the property receives - you may be eligible for additional support
  • your email address or phone number so your energy supplier can contact you if you’re eligible
Energy support

What happens next?

If you’re eligible for support, your energy supplier will contact you.

They’ll arrange an assessment of the property.

You’ll find out after the assessment if you need to pay anything.

You can decide not to go ahead if you do not agree with the assessment or costs.

Phone support

If you cannot use the online service

You can phone the helpline to speak to an adviser:

Great British Insulation Scheme helpline
Telephone: 0800 098 7950
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (except public holidays)
Saturday, 9am to 12pm