SEI Home Energy Saving Scheme Grants

James Doran are Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland registered contractors ID : 10248, servicing Dublinm Leinster and Munster for both Dry-Lining Insulation and External Insulation.

seai web siteTo qualify for Home Energy Saving Scheme Grants your chosen contractor must appear on the Registered Contractor List. Contractors are registered by SEAI on the basis of a commitment to:

  • Installing the works in accordance with strict technical guidelines.
  • Adherence to a professional Code of Practice.
  • Demonstrated tax compliance and sufficiency of insurance cover.
  • Use of a standard contract with the homeowner for all jobs.

All of these requirements are intended to ensure consumer confidence and optimum quality of service. As per Home Energy Saving Scheme Grants are fixed for each type of measure as indicated in the table below.

  • Grant approval must be in place before any purchase of materials or commencement of measures undertaken.
  • Grants are paid after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by the homeowner.
  • In the instance where the cost of the work (VAT inclusive) is less than the fixed grant amount, the actual cost will be reimbursed.
HES - Home Energy Saving Scheme Grants
External Wall Insulation
€4,000 Roof Insulation €250
Internal Wall Insulation
€2,500 Heating Control Upgrade
Cavity Wall Insulation €400 Building Energy Rating
High Efficiency Boiler Plus Heating Control Upgrades €700    

Building Energy Rating certificateBER - Building Energy Rating

Since 2009 a BER Certificate is required for homes being built, sold or rented. A Building Energy Rating or BER is similar to the energy label on your fridge with a scale of A-G. A-Rated Homes are the most Energy Efficient and G-Rated homes the least efficient.

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) was passed into Irish law in 2006. As a result of the Directive a Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate – energy label – is required when selling or renting a building. With Ireland and the world being forced to reduce carbon emissions, the government has embarked on a Grant Scheme called Home Energy Saving (HES) these are available through the SEI You can get more information on the Home Energy Savings scheme from the SEI in one of three ways:

  • Download more information from
  • Request more information by ringing SEI at 1850 927 000
  • Contact the scheme directly at

Homeowners availing of the grants for the Before and After Building Energy Rating (BER), the assessor can be chosen from the registered assessors list available at

The Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) manual is the Irish official procedure for calculating and assessing the energy performance of new and existing dwellings. According to The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) web site

“The procedure takes account of the energy required for space heating, ventilation, water heating and lighting, less savings from energy generation technologies. For standardised occupancy, it calculates annual values of delivered energy consumption, primary energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions and costs, both totals and per square metre of total floor area of the dwelling."
Source: / [April 2010]

Contact James Doran and Son, External Insulation Contractors, to get an estimate on how much it will cost to insulate your home