Earlier today Climate Change Minister Greg Barker confirmed that the planning permission rules for external solid wall insulation are set to change. Solid wall insulation will now be classified as a ‘permitted development’, which means that homeowners will no longer have to seek planning permission to carry out the installation. The only exceptions to the rule will be buildings in conservation areas and listed properties.
If your property was built before the 1930’s, you’re likely to have solid walls and could therefore benefit from solid wall insulation. External solid wall insulation involves attaching insulation boards to the outside of your property and then covering them with a special plaster as pictured. Not only could you typically save around £385 a year on your heating bills, you could also help lengthen the life of your brickwork, reducing your maintenance costs.
Solid wall insulation is set to be the next boom feature for the installation industry, with a wave of government funding heading its way. Customers can get a loan for the installation under the Green Deal, and those signing up early can get £650 towards their costs courtesy of the Green Deal Cashback Scheme. The ECO scheme, a funding scheme sitting alongside the Green Deal, is also offering grants to wholly or part fund your solid wall installation, and the scheme is not means tested so anyone can benefit. Why not take advantage of these great offers and get a quote today?