Great British Insulation Scheme

What is GBIS?

GBIS (Great British Insulation Scheme) is an important supplier obligation program, running from April 2023 to March 2026. Ofgem administers this scheme and it is funded by medium to large energy companies. Unlike the ECO scheme, which adopts a "whole house" approach, the GBIS will primarily focus on delivering single insulation measures, such as loft and cavity wall insulation.

Am I Eligible for GBIS?:

The GBIS is designed to target low-income and vulnerable households, as well as those living in homes with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D-G. The only eligibility criteria is that you are living in a property with a council tax band of A-D. This inclusive approach means more individuals, especially those facing financial challenges, can receive assistance to make their homes more energy efficient. For more details on eligibility, see Eligibility Criteria below.

GBIS Eligibility Criteria

Certain restrictions for GBIS apply, including EPC rating requirements and low-cost measures to comply with mandatory minimum energy efficiency standards.

There are two distinct eligibility groups:

  • Homes within Council Tax bands A-D (A-E in Scotland and Wales).
  • An EPC rating between D-G

This means there is a very high likelihood you will get the funding with the insulation installed completely free of charge! For more details, see here.

Benefits of GBIS

  • Enhance your home comfort
  • Significant lower your energy bills
  • Prevent heat loss
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Help the UK to achieve its net-zero target

The cost of GBIS

Under the GBIS, the cost of installing insulation may be fully covered through the scheme or offered at a contribution, depending on the specific measure and any property-related issues. By taking advantage of the scheme, consumers can potentially save around £300 to £400 annually on their energy bills.

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