Better Energy Warmer Homes
Better Energy Homes is a Government scheme which gives fixed cash grants for insulation and heating system upgrades, helping to make your home more comfortable and cheaper to run. It is available to all owners of homes built before 2006.
What grants are available?
In March 2015 higher grant values and bonus payments were introduced and the scheme is now available for previous applicants to get additional works completed.
|Energy Efficient Works||Increased Grant Value|
|Attic Insulation||€ 300|
|Cavity Wall Insulation - All house types||€ 300|
|Internal Wall Dry-Lining|
|Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House||€ 1200|
|Semi-detached OR End of Terrace||€ 1800|
|Detached House||€ 2400|
|External Wall Insulation|
|Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House||€ 2250|
|Semi-detached OR End of Terrace||€ 3400|
|Detached House||€ 4500|
|Heating System Upgrades|
|Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade||€ 700|
|Heating Controls Upgrade Only||€ 600|
|Solar Heating||€ 1200|
|Bonus Grant For 3 measure||€ 300|
|Bonus Grant For 4 measure||€ 400|
|Building Energy Rating (BER)||€ 50|
Undertake three measures and receive an additional bonus grant payment of €300. A further additional grant payment of €100 is available for householders who undertake four or more measures. In addition, the minimum grant threshold of €400 has been abolished. A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the Better Energy Homes scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €50 once per home. This funding will be applied to your grant application automatically, provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed of this during the online grant application.