SEAI Better Energy Homes Scheme 

Who is eligible to apply?

The scheme is open to all houses built prior to 2006, including rental properties.

What items are needed when applying?

  • Your MPRN Number (found on your electricity bill)
  • Name & address
  • E-Mail Address
  • Contractor ID number (Breffni Insulation ID number: 10013)
  • Your Bank Details


  • The grant is only eligible for homes built before 2006
  • Grant approval must be in place before works commence
  • Grant works must be completed to SEAI standards by a SEAI registered contractor
  • Grant works, including a published BER, must be completed and paperwork submitted to SEAI within six months of the grant offer

From March 2015 new increased grants and bonus payments are available for the following measures:

Roof Insulation Attic Insulation €300
Cavity Wall Insulation Cavity Wall Insulation €300
Internal Wall Insulation (Dry-Lining) Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House €1,200
  Semi-detached OR End of Terrace House €1,800
  Detached House €2,400
External Wall Insulation Apartment (any) OR Mid-terrace House €2,250
  Semi-detached OR End of Terrace House €3,400
  Detached House €4,500
Heating System Upgrades Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade €700
  Heating Controls Upgrade Only €600
  Solar Heating €1,200
Bonus Grant For 3rd measure €300
  For 4th measure €100
Building Energy Rating (BER) Building Energy Rating (BER) €50

The scheme is now available for previous applicants to get additional works completed.

The previous minimum grant threshold of €400 has been abolished.

For further information on the SEAI Better Energy Homes Scheme Grant please Click Here.

You can also call 1850 927 000 to speak to someone regarding any queries that you may have about the scheme.

To apply for a SEAI Better Energy Homes Scheme grant please Click Here

SEAI Warmer Homes Scheme 

This scheme is available to homes which meet the following criteria:

  • Owner occupied non-Local Authority homes
  • Constructed before 2006
  • The owner is in receipt of one of the following:
    1. Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme or
    2. Job Seekers Allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age or
    3. Family Income Supplement or
    4. In receipt of the "One Parent Family Payment" or
    5. Domiciliary Care Allowance

The service involves the installation of standard energy efficiency measures appropriate to the eligible household subject to SEAI survey, budget allocation and available capacity. The service is provided at no cost to the household and the measures currently available under this scheme are:

  • External Wall Insulation
  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Cavity Wall insulation
  • Attic insulation
  • Draught proofing
  • Lagging jackets
  • Heating Upgrades
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Energy advice

To apply for the SEAI Warmer Homes Scheme please Click Here. Please fill in the application and post it back to Breffni Insulation, The Green, Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan.

Warmth and Wellbeing Pilot Scheme

The Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme aims to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people living with chronic respiratory conditions. The initiative is led by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, along with the Department of Health and the Health Services Executive (HSE).

This is a referral based scheme and no direct applications to the SEAI are possible. To qualify for the scheme you must be referred by the HSE and meet all of the eligibility criteria. To find out more information about this scheme please click here.

Electric Ireland Energy Efficiency grant

The homeowner must be a customer of Electric Ireland and all works completed must comply to SEAI standards. Please call us for more information on how you can claim energy credits back on your electricity or gas bill once works are complete.

Energy Efficient Works SEAI Grant Electric Ireland Grant Total Savings
Attic €300 €104 €404
Cavity wall €300 €260 €560
Internal Dry Lining €2,400 €400 €2,800
External wall €4,500 €472 €4972
Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade €700 €421 €1,121
Heating Controls Upgrade only €600 €296 €896
Solar Heating €1,200 €132 €1,332

Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme

The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme provides for tax relief for Homeowners and Landlords by way of an Income Tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement works carried out on a main home or rental property.

The amount of the HRI tax credit depends on the amount spent on qualifying works. Tax relief can be claimed on qualifying expenditure over €4,405 (before VAT at 13.5%) per property. This €4,405 (before VAT) can be the total from any number of jobs carried out and paid for from 25 October 2013 to 31 December 2018 for Homeowners claiming on their main home and on or after 15 October 2014 and up to 31 December 2018 for Landlords claiming on their rental property. While there is no upper limit on expenditure on qualifying works, the tax credit will only be given in relation to a maximum of €30,000 (before VAT at 13.5%) per property.

For more information on this scheme click here or give us a call to discuss your options.