Homeowners will be able to apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme even if they don't have loft or cavity wall insulation

A grey and black Daikin heat pump up against a wooden exterior of a house
DESNZ have announced loft and cavity wall insulation requirements for heat pumps are being removed (Image credit: Daikin)

Loft and cavity wall insulation requirements are being removed from the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, the government has announced.

The decision has been made to make eligibility for the scheme easier and cheaper for homeowners to install ground and air source heat pumps.

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