First Time Central Heating Grant

A grant designed for properties without prior central heating. Homeowners as well as private tenants can be eligible to apply for the grant.

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Berks Insulation: Your Gateway to First Time Central Heating Grants

Living in a chilly home can be a real drag. But what if there was a way to turn up the heat without breaking the bank? That's where Berks Insulation and the First Time Central Heating Grant come in. So, enjoy the comfort of central heating without the cost as it is fully funded by the ECO4 Scheme! This program offers FREE FTCH installations for eligible households, helping you save money and stay warm.

Don't Let Winter Bite Your Budget – Claim Your First Time Central Heating Grant Today!

Ready To Get Started? Here's What To Do

Check Your Eligibility

Use our quick online checker to see if you qualify for a grant.

Free Home Survey:

Our friendly experts visit your home to assess your property and EPC Rating.

Get A Free Quote

Our trusted partners will provide tailored options for first time central heating grant.

Relax And Let Us Handle The Rest:

We’ll manage your application and installation, leaving you free to dream of cosy nights.

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Benefits of First Central Heating System

The Central Heating System grant comes with lots of benefits. Firstly, it ensures a consistently comfortable living environment with adjustable warmth, transforming your living space into a haven of cosiness. This not only elevates the overall atmosphere but also creates an inviting retreat for your family. Other benefits include:

Reduces Energy Costs

Modern central heating systems are energy efficient. They lead to substantial cuts in energy costs. This means you not only experience enhanced comfort but also enjoy the financial advantages of reduced energy costs.

Property Value Increases

The ripple effect continues with an increase in your property’s value. The installation of a new central heating system has the potential to raise the resale value of your home.

Durability and Long Life

New central heating systems are typically more durable, lasting longer than older systems. It brings stability by reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacements.

Lower carbon footprint

By adopting a new central heating system, you actively contribute to reducing your environmental impact. This decision aligns with a commitment to a greener and more eco-friendly lifestyle, which is synonymous with sustainability.

Empowering UK Households to Greener Future

Eligible for eco4 scheme

The ECO4 Program is an obligation placed on energy companies in the UK to invest in energy-saving measures for households. It aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes across the UK, without breaking the bank of eligible homeowners and private tenants.

As of now, there have been Four ECO schemes, however, only the ECO4 Scheme is currently in operation. More than 2.4 million UK households have installed energy-efficient measures since the program’s inception in 2013. 

These measures can include insulation, air source heat pumps, boiler replacements, and central heating system installation. These upgrades are free and fully government-supported once you meet the eligibility criteria.

Installation Costs of First Time Central Heating Grant

The installation cost of central heating for the first time can vary. It is contingent upon factors such as the type and size of the property. The installation expenses typically range between £2,300 to £5,500. However, with the help of government grants (ECO4 Scheme), you don’t need to worry about the costs as the grants are fully funded and you are not supposed to pay even a penny.

The Warmth Arrives: What Can the Grant Cover?

The granted amount can significantly cover the cost of installing a central heating system, depending on your circumstances and the installer's assessment. This typically includes:

Boiler Installation

Explore options like gas each with its own advantages and suitability for different property types and energy efficiency goals.

Radiators or Underfloor Heating

Choose from various radiator types, from classic cast iron to sleek modern designs, or consider the comfort and aesthetic appeal of underfloor heating.

Pipework and Controls

The grant also covers essential pipework installation and control systems for efficient and safe operation of your new heating system.

Who can benefit from the Central Heating Grant?

First-time Central Heating Grants are specifically designated for properties that currently lack, and have never had, a central heating system. The specific requirements are as follows:

Homeownership or Private Tenancy

Eligibility extends to homeowners and tenants in privately rented homes.

Gas Meter Requirement

In order to meet eligibility requirements for a first-time central heating grant, you must have a gas connection installed before the 31st of March 2022.

EPC Rating Requirements for Homeowners

Living in a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of (lower) D or E.F to G. This means your home is considered energy inefficient. * You must be a homeowner or a tenant living in a privately rented home. Only those homes with an EPC rating of lower D, E, F, or G for homeowners and E, F or G for private tenants are eligible for central heating grants. Those householders rent their homes from a local council or a housing association. And those in shared ownership homes, do not qualify for the first-time central heating grants scheme. Secondly, your home must have an existing mains gas supply.

Ready to Claim the Grant

Don't wait! Grants are limited, and winter won't wait forever. Contact Berks Insulation today for your free consultation and take the first step towards a cosy, comfortable, and energy-efficient future.

Empowering UK Homes for a Cosy Tomorrow
Observe the deserving warmth of your home with Berks Insulation, your trusted partner in the ECO4 Scheme. We are on a mission to make central heating accessible to every home in the UK, and the First Time Central Heating Grant is your ticket to a cosier, energy-efficient living space.


The First Time Central Heating Grant in the UK is a government assistance program. It helps people install central heating for the first time, aiming to improve energy efficiency and reduce heating costs for eligible households.  

To qualify for a gas central heating grant, you must provide evidence of both the gas meter and connection being in place before 31st March 2022. If you cannot provide evidence of this, you may alternatively apply for an air source heat pump grant.

It’s simple! Utilize our free grant checker to determine if your property meets the eligibility criteria. If eligible, you will be connected with a professional installer. Check your eligibility and begin the application process here.