Technical information for Homeowners


Below is a list of guides explaining the measures covered under the Better Energy Homes scheme. These documents are available to download in PDF format by clicking on each title.

Each of the above documents contains information on the benefits of installing these measure as well as questions to help you choose the right product/installer for you.

We also have some videos that you may find useful:

Attic Insulation


Heating Systems


Internal Wall Insulationpart 1


Internal Wall Insulation part 2


External Wall Insulation


For additional technical information please see the following links:

Technical Specifications and Considerations:

Information on the level of work required to be eligible for the grant. Please review in consultation with your contractor.

Guidelines for Buyers:

Click here for some handy tips and guidelines to take into account when dealing with your contractor.

Optimum and Partial Solutions:

Details on requirements for wall and roof insulation. To be eligible for grant aid you should insulate 100% of the property. However in exceptional circumstances where this is not possible SEAI will review on a case by case basis to access eligibility for grant payment.


Outlines ventilation requirements of the scheme.


When insulating or making houses more airtight, it is important to maintain recommended ventilation standards as radon concentrations can increase in existing houses as a result of greater airtightness. To understand more about the presence of Radon in your home please click here.

Carbon Monoxide:

On average between 1 and 2 people die each year in Ireland from unintentional CO poisoning in the home in incidents related to domestic heating or other fossil fuel installations in the home. To prevent Carbon Monoxide build up in your home please click here.

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