Great British Insulation Scheme and Energy Company Obligation

The Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) work to provide energy efficiency measures. These measures are for people who are vulnerable to the cold or on a low income.

They are designed to deliver improvements to the least energy efficient homes. Their aim is to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce energy bills.

Under the scheme, residents could be eligible for the replacement of broken heating systems and upgrading of inefficient heating systems. This may include:

  • cavity wall insulation (including party walls)
  • solid wall insulation (both external and internal)
  • loft insulation
  • pitched roof insulation
  • flat roof insulation
  • under floor insulation
  • solid floor insulation
  • park home insulation
  • room-in-roof insulation

The scheme will not include other insulation measures such as draft proofing for doors and windows. This is because the scheme aims to bring significant energy savings in the most cost-effective way.


This scheme is for low-income and vulnerable households. As a participating council, we can refer eligible households to the scheme.

The statement of intent below explains how a household could be considered eligible.

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