Government Insulation Grants Available

In March 2015 the Better Energy Homes Scheme was re-launched.

What is the Better Energy Homes Scheme?

The Better Energy Homes 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 Authority of Ireland administers the scheme.

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. A separate application is required for each property.

Grants are available to eligible applicants for undertaking the following works, in accordance with the requirements contractor Code of Practice Technical Specification.

Grants Available


Energy Efficient Works
New Re-Launch Grant
Cash Grant Value
Attic Insulation
Wall Insulation – Cavity
Wall Insulation – Internal Dry Lining
             Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House
             Semi-detached or End of Terrace
             Detached House
Wall Insulation – External
             Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House
             Semi-detached or End of Terrace
             Detached House
Heating System
Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade
Heating Controls Upgrade only
Solar Heating
Building Energy Rating (BER)


Further Changes
•    The minimum grant requirement of €400 has been removed.
•    On your third measure you will receive a bonus of €300 and on your fourth another €100 bonus will be received.
•    All will be applied to applications from 10th March 2015


If you have any questions regarding the previous grants or the new Better Energy Homes scheme just give us a call on 086 4074820 or visit for more information.