Grants

John Farrell Insulation, Waterford, Ireland.

Home Energy Saving Scheme Grants

Assistance will be provided by way of fixed grants towards the costs of implementing upgrade measures.

The types of measures currently eligible under this scheme are:-

Roof insulation
Wall insulation
High efficiency boilers
Heating control upgrades

There is also a grant for households who choose to get a Building Energy Rating (BER) assessment Before and After the works are completed, however this is not mandatory.

Home Energy Saving Scheme Grants

What is the Home Energy Saving Scheme?

The Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme provides grants to homeowners who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home in order to reduce energy use and costs as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The scheme is open to all owners of existing houses built before 2006. Sustainable Energy Ireland administers the scheme. Waterford Insulation Home Energy Savings Guide

Who can avail of the scheme?

It is a nationwide scheme and therefore all homeowners of dwellings built before 2006 may apply. Landlords and owners of multiple properties may also apply, however they must submit a separate application form for each property.

What type of work can I get a grant for?

Grants will be provided to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements in the following area: SEI's Application Guide to Home Energy Saving Grants
*Minimum requirement of: 2 zones (space and water) with 7 day programmer (time and temperature) control and boiler interlock, time and temperature control of electric immersion heater and either 1 more zone control or 3 TRV’s.

How much are the HES grants?

Grants are fixed for each type of measure as indicated in the table below. Grant approval must be in place before any purchase of materials or commencement of measures undertaken. Grants are paid after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by the homeowner. In the instance where the cost of the work (vat inclusive) is less than the fixed grant amount, the actual cost will be reimbursed.

CATEGORY GRANT *
Roof Insulation € 250
Cavity wall insulation € 400
Internal Wall Dry-Lining €2,500
External wall insulation €4,000
High Efficiency Gas / Oil fired Boiler & Heating Controls Upgrade € 700
Heating Controls Upgrade € 500
BER Assessment
  • A - Before works &
  • B - After works BER assessment
€ 200

*Please note that while you are entitled to apply for each Measure there is a minimum requirement that the grant amount in the first application must be €500 or greater. The BER grant cannot form part of this €500 amount.

Who can do the work?

In accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the scheme, all works must be completed by a contractor from the SEI registered list.

SEI Contractor Registered No’s:
Waterford Insulation - 10284
John Farrell Insulation - 10289

If undertaking a BER, these must be completed by a registered BER assessor. A list of registered assessors is available on the SEI website.

How do you apply for a Grant?

Home Energy Savings Application Form
Homeowners can apply online at SEI or by post. An online application is expected to take 3 days in order to be approved for the grant work. A postal application is expected to take 20 days for approval. www.sei.ie

When can the work commence?

In accordance with the scheme’s Terms and Conditions, Grant Approval must be in place prior to commencement of works. However, the Before BER can be done ahead of Grant Approval and could prove beneficial for homeowners who are uncertain about their options or what to get done first.
Wall Insulation - Homeowners Information Guide
Ceiling Level Roof Insulation - Homeowners Information Guide

We are also registered with the Irish Agrément Board:

New Builds / Homes built since 2006

NB: There will be a further grant scheme available in the near future - the Greenloan Home Energy Saving Scheme (GHES). Parts of this scheme will be available for newer homes and new builds whereas the Home Energy Saving Scheme is for homes older than 2006.