ECO4

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions, tackle fuel poverty and improve energy-efficiency of homes of eligible households. Homeowners, private renters and social housing tenants can qualify.

  • All work done under ECO4 is 100% covered by government grants.
  • Property must not have already claimed under the scheme.
  • Someone living at the property must receive an applicable benefit:
    • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Income Support (IS)
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
    • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
    • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
    • Universal Credit (UC)
    • Housing Benefit
    • Pension Credit Savings Credit
  • The property must be rated D, E, F or G on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
    • (If the property does not currently have an EPC – one of our qualified surveyors can calculate your rating during the initial survey)

The Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS)

Is your home’s insulation currently insufficient but you do not receive any of the DWP benefits that would make you eligible for ECO4?
The Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS) can also be used to improve an element of insulation (cavity wall / loft) for your home and cover most of the cost.

  • Homeowners contribute towards the cost of installation
    • Contribution is a fraction of the cost of doing it privately. (i.e. £400 instead of £1600)
  • Property must not have already claimed under the scheme.
  • Property must be rated D, E, F or G on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
    • (If the property does not currently have an EPC – our licenced surveyors can calculate your rating during the initial survey)
  • Property must be in the Council Tax band of either A, B, C or D
  • If the property is privately rented, an occupant must receive an applicable benefit.

Useful Links:
Check your Council Tax band – GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands)
Find an energy certificate – GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate)

There is no charge for any part of the eligibility check or the no-obligation survey.


    All ECO4 enquiries will be processed and replied to ASAP.

    ECO4 Eligibility Questionnaire

    Which services are you interested in?*
    Select as many as you require

    Property Details

    Do you own or rent your home?*

    What is the current EPC rating for the property?* (Both ECO4/GBIS require D-G) (If expired select the last rating)
    You can find out via the free gov.uk tool: https://www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate

    What is the current council tax band for the property?* (GBIS requires D-G)
    You can find out via the free gov.uk tool: https://www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands

    Applicable Benefits
    Please select which of the following benefits apply to you (or someone who lives with you)*
    (You must be living at the property to claim GBIS/ECO4)

    Please provide the full address of the property*

    Please enter the make and model of your boiler/heating system (Alternatively attach images below)

    If you have any additional questions or additional information that may be relevant, please add it here.

    Your contact details

    We will need the benefit claimant's full name and date of birth to check their eligibility.
    Full name* (Please include salutation/honorific(s) Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr)

    Date of Birth*

    We will also need the homeowner's full name and date of birth to check their eligibility.
    Full name* (Please include salutation/honorific(s) Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr)

    Date of Birth*

    Please provide an email address which will be used to keep you updated on your application and contact you when necessary.*
    Email*

    Please provide a phone number for us to be able to call you only when necessary.*


    The following is a disclaimer that we are required to display in order for us to run a simple eligibility check.

    We need to check you are eligible for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. To do this, we would like to share your information with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) via the Energy Saving Trust (EST) who will verify whether you are receiving the relevant benefit(s) to be eligible for the ECO scheme. It is not possible for EST or us, the company using this service, to see which benefits you are on through this service. DWP will only confirm whether you are in receipt of an ECO qualifying benefit, not which one.

    This will not have any impact on future benefit payments. If you do not want us to share your data with EST, you will be required to provide copies of documents that provide proof of the benefits you are in receipt of from the DWP. For full information on what will happen to the data we collect about you, please see the Privacy Notice which we will have provided with you separately.

    You can contact us to withdraw your consent for us to share your data with EST. If you withdraw consent, the collected data will continue to be processed, however no new data will be collected or used for further processing.

    Do you, the customer, acknowledge that you have read and understood the Data Protection Statement?

    Do you agree to provide your details and share this data with the Department for Work and Pensions via the Energy Saving Trust to confirm whether you are in receipt of the relevant benefits to be eligible for the ECO scheme?