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Home Energy Housebuilder

Use the Home Energy Housebuilder to find out more about support and information available to you to make your home warmer this winter.

Your path to a warmer home

The Home Energy Housebuilder is an interactive tool that will help you to find the best advice and support available to make your home affordably warm this winter.

  • Step 1

    Use the Warm Home Pathfinder

    Use this interactive tool to find out what support and advice you could get with the help of Home Energy Scotland from the Scottish Government.

  • Step 2

    Submit your information through the Pathfinder

    Submit your information through the tool, find out more about any incentives, cash back offers or free home improvements that you may be eligible for or give us a call directly.

  • Step 3

    Start on your own journey

    Start on your own journey towards a warmer, more cost-effective home with our impartial, expert advice to support you.

Let's get started

You can start by telling us a little bit about yourself and why you're interested in a home that is cheaper to heat.

Warm home facts

Up to 26% of heat loss can occur through an uninsulated roof.

Tell us why you are interested in a warmer home

Tick the reasons that apply to you, then use the slider to tell us how important it is:

Home Energy Housebuilder

Your answers will let us recommend the best support for you.

Warm home facts

You could be paying up to £180 a year in extra bills without loft insulation.

A few questions about your home

Later you will have the chance to build your home and describe each room. For now, tell us the basics about how you keep your home warm.

What is the main fuel you use to heat your home?

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What kind of windows do you have?

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Is your roof insulated?

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Are your walls insulated?

Are you on the gas grid?

Do you use renewable energy?

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Home Energy Housebuilder

Choose the type of home you live in to help us narrow down the kind of support you could benefit from.

Warm home facts

Electric storage heaters could cost an extra £620 a year compared to gas central heating.

What kind of home do you live in?

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Home Energy Housebuilder

You've taken the first steps towards a warmer home. We have compared your home to others in Scotland below to give you an idea of the kind of savings you could make and how much warmer you could make your home.

Warm home facts

Reducing your thermostat by 1 degree would save the same amount of CO2 as a return flight from the UK to Rome.

You could make your home cheaper to heat

Your home is similar to about [NUMBER OF HOMES - API] other homes in Scotland, or [PERCENTAGE OF HOMES - API]% of the households in the country.

You probably spend around £[FUEL COST - API] a year on your fuel bill.

This means that there are likely to be improvements you can make that will save you money and keep your home warmer.

Speak to our trained energy advisors at Home Energy Scotland to get a full home energy check and eligibility check for extra support, or continue below.

Tell us more about your home

Use our homebuilder to describe your home and tell us a bit more about your circumstances. Once you've finished, you can even send your home summary to Home Energy Scotland provided by the Scottish Government and arrange a callback with an advisor.

Home Energy Housebuilder

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Tell us about your whole home below:

Warm home facts

You could save up to £310 a year by upgrading to an
A-rated boiler.

Tell us about your whole home first

You can tell us what makes your whole home colder, how you heat your home and what insulation and other improvements you have to keep the heat in.

Your whole homeEdit

    Choose all the sources of cold that affect your home

    Don't see the reason you think your home is cold? Let us know below and we will add it to the tool in the future.

    Next

    Choose all the things you use to heat the home

    Don't see the heat source you use to heat your home? Let us know below and we will add it to the tool in the future.

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    Choose all the improvements you have

    Don't see an improvement you have in your home? Let us know below and we will add it to the tool in the future:

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    Home Energy Housebuilder

    You told us you {{housetype}} like 0% of people who have used this tool.

    Warm home facts

    Fitting draught-proofing can make your home cosier and save you £30 a year.

    Take a look at your finished home

    Take a look at your completed home! You can go back into any room and change the heat sources, improvements and cold sources for each one.

      Home Energy Housebuilder

      You told us you {{windowtype}} like 0% of Scottish homes.

      Now tell us how warm your home feels to you.

      Warm home facts

      Save up to £170 a year by installing B-rated double glazing.

      What does your home feel like?

      Home coldness scale
      Add your own comment:

      Do you own your own home or rent privately?

      Anything else?

      Some people in Scotland are more vulnerable to cold than others, for a range of reasons. If you think this may apply to you, check the box below to see if any apply to you or add your own.

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      Home Energy Housebuilder

      Well done for completing the Home Energy Housebuilder. You have taken the first step in making your home warmer and more affordable to heat. Why not take the next step now and ask for a callback?

      Warm home facts

      You could be paying up to £180 a year in extra bills without loft insulation.

      Home Energy Scotland advisors are ready to help you with support and advice. Complete our form to send your housebuilder results and details to Home Energy Scotland and arrange a good time to be called back.

      Home Energy Housebuilder

      Complete the form below and an advisor from Home Energy Scotland will call you back to discuss what support may be available to you. The team will ask you some further questions to ensure you are getting the right advice.

      Fields marked (*) are required to submit the form.

      Warm home facts

      Fitting draught-proofing can make your home cosier and save you £30 a year.

      Take the next step - Get a callback

      An advisor will call you during Home Energy Scotland opening hours - Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9-5pm.

      Fields marked (*) are required to submit the form.

      Home Energy Housebuilder

      Name, thank you for submitting your housebuilder information to Home Energy Scotland, provided by the Scottish Government. A trained advisor will be in touch soon to discuss the information you provided and ask you a few more questions so that we can help you access the best impartial advice and support for you. View support

      Warm home facts

      Fitting draught-proofing can make your home cosier and save you £30 a year.