SEAI Registered Contractors

The Better Energy Home scheme provides grants to home owners to improve the energy performance of their home. Landlords and owners of more than one property can also apply for a grant under the scheme. Grants are available for the following energy saving and renewable solutions:

Attic Insulation

Wall Insulation – including cavity wall, internal dry lining and external insulation

Heating controls upgrade

Solar thermal solutions

Heat pump systems

Building energy ratings

The heat pump technical advisory survey & report

In order to receive the grant it must be carried out by a contractor who has registered with the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI). The quality of service delivery is central to the reputation and effectiveness of all home energy efficient works. SEAI provide guidance documents to the contractors to ensure the works carried out under the Better Energy Homes Scheme meet the required SEAI standards.  The contractor must carry out the works in accordance with the Contractor Code of Practice and Technical Specification.

How to improve your BER!

Watch the short explainer video from SEAI for a brief explanation on how to improve your BER.

to qualify for a grant!

To qualify for a grant you must:

Your home must be built & occupied before 2006 for insulation & heating control grants and 2011 for the heat pump, solar thermal & solar PV grants.

Use an SEAI registered contractor

Use newly fitted materials and products

Have work carried out that complies with the required standards

Have a Building Energy Rating (BER) carried out after the works are completed

Have a technical assessment carried out prior to applying for the heat pump grant

Use a BER Assessor or Technical Advisor from the SEAI’s National Register

Qualifying for an SEAI grant
apply for an SEAI grant

to apply for a grant!

To apply for an SEAI grant you have a two options:

Applying online. This is the quickest method and will receive an immediate response. 

Applying by post. By post you should receive a response within 5 working days. You can contact the SEAI to get the application form or download it from the SEAI website

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