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Farranferris Education and Training Campus, Redemption Road, Cork, Ireland

Call: +353 21 422 8101

NCE Insulation

Offering FREE Insulation and FREE Energy Advice

Which home energy grant is for you?

  1. Better Energy Warmer Homes (BEWH) 
    Do you receive specific social welfare?

  2. Warmer Homes Scheme    
    Considering energy upgrades in your home?

  3. Deep Retrofit
    Are you upgrading your home to an A- rating?

1. Better Energy Warmer Homes (BEWH) 

Insulate your home at no Cost

This nationwide scheme delivers free energy efficiency improvements to the homes of people who are in receipt of certain welfare payments.

Is it for you?

You own your own home. Your home was built before 2006 and you are in receipt of specific social welfare payments

Do I qualify? 

You must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme
  • Job seekers allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age
  • Working Family Payment
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance
  • Carers Allowance and live with the person you are caring for

What’s available?

Free Home Energy Upgrades to eligible, determined by a detailed technical survey of your home.

  • Attik Insulation
  • Cavity & Wall insulation 
  • Roof & wall ventilation
  • Draught proofing 
  • Lagging jackets 
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Energy advice.
  • Building Energy Rating (BER)

How do I Apply?

You can download an application form here 
Download form here option  &   Request form option 

Contact us by phone or email and we will send you an application. Contact Laura by email on [email protected] or by phone: +353 21 4228101

We will guide you through the application process and eliminate the confusion associated with applying for grants.

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2. Better Energy Homes

SEAI offer a wide range of grants for home energy upgrades which will help you upgrade your home, make it warmer and more energy efficient and cheaper to heat. 

Is it for you?

Your home was built and occupied before 2006 to receive grants for Insulation & Heating controls.

Your home was built and occupied before 2011 to receive grants for Heat Pump Systems & Solar Thermal.

What grants are available?

Energy Upgrades


Grant Value


Attic Insulation



Cavity Wall Insulation



Internal Insulation (Dry Lining)



Apartment (any) or Mid-Terrace House



Semi-detached or End-of Terrace



Detached House



External Wall Insulation



Apartment (any) or Mid-Terrace House



Semi-detached or End-of Terrace



Detached House


Heat Pumps

Air to Water



Ground Source to Water



Exhaust Air to Water



Water to Water



Air to Air


Heating System

Heating Controls Upgrade


Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal


Building Energy Rating (BER)






Do More, Receive More

Number of Upgrades

Bonus Value

Bonus for multiple upgrades

For 3rd upgrade



For 4th upgrade


How to apply? Contact us now 

Note: You must receive grant approval before works commence. 

3. Deep retrofit Programme

Are you upgrading your home to an A-rating?

Housing continues to pose one of the greatest energy efficiency challenges in Ireland. A considerable portion of older housing performs poorly when compared with those built to the current standards. The SEAI have created the Deep Retrofit Pilot programme to tackle this challenge.

Is it for you?

You own your home, you are doing a major renovation of your home and want to significantly improve the energy rating.
Your home is a C3 rating or worse.

What’s Available?

  • 50% grant towards the cost of energy upgrade works.
  • A whole home solution where you are achieving a BER A- rating. Measures include.
  • Attic, wall and floor insulation.
  • High performance windows.
  • Renewable heating systems.
  • Mechanical ventilation systems

If you would like further information on the FREE service or wish to submit an application, please contact us.

Farranferris Education and Training Campus

Redemption Road, Cork,


Call Us: +353 21 422 8101

Email Us: [email protected]