SEAI tighter grant scheme leaves lower-income households out in the cold
Homeowners now face €4,000 insulation costs upfront rather than having builder claim back grant for them, meaning many can’t afford to do work
Vulnerable households face the prospect of having to pay €4,000 upfront to insulate their attics and walls before they can avail of increased state grants, it has emerged.
The number of households opting for one-off retrofitting measures has increased by 300 per cent this year because the government has doubled the value of attic insulation grants to €1,500, and cavity wall grants to €1,700.
Under the current system, many contractors agree to do this work ...