Building Control is responsible for the Conservation of Fuel and Power under Part F of the Building Regulations 2012 and you may have to make an application if you intend to upgrade the thermal efficiency & insulation of your dwelling or heating system to your property.

If you intend to carry out energy improvement works, it may be useful to check if you need to make a Building Regulations application or to enquire with the following agencies who can advise you if you meet the eligibility criteria for any of these grant funding schemes they offer.

Grant Funding Scheme Contacts

Affordable Warmth Scheme

How the scheme works:

The Affordable Warmth Scheme tackles fuel poverty in the private sector. The Housing Executive and local Councils deliver the Scheme throughout Northern Ireland. You may qualify if you own your home or rent it from a private landlord, and have a total annual income of less that £23,000. 

The Scheme is a strictly targeted scheme, aimed where levels of fuel poverty are worst. 

Local councils will:

  • make contact with households likely to be affected by fuel poverty
  • ask residents to complete a short survey
  • send completed surveys to the Housing Executive 
  • contact the Social Security Agency’s ‘Make the Call’ team to request a Benefit Entitlement Check for the householder

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council staff will then visit homes in their area to help householders to take part in the scheme.

If you would like further information on this scheme please click here to view the leaflet or contact:

Brenda Harbinson
Affordable Warmth Project Officer
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
Lagan Valley Island
BT27 4RL

Tel:  +44 (0) 028 9244 7548
Mobile:  07825 903613