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Home Energy Upgrade

Most people living in old, cold houses want to live in cosier homes but don’t know where to start! We provide homeowners with a bespoke upgrade plan so they can achieve a warmer and more comfortable home.

Your One Stop Shop Home Energy Upgrade Journey

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Register your home on our website

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We visit your home and develop an energy report

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We provide a plan with estimated costs to reach B2 BER

We Procure Qualified Contractors And Project Manage The Works

We procure qualified contractors and project manage the works

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Once contracts are signed work can begin

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We ensure you get a B2 quality home

How to get started on your home energy upgrade

Before contacting us, please follow this brief checklist:

  • Make sure your home is within our region (South Leinster and East Munster)
  • Multiple energy upgrades are recommended (3-5 measures)
  • Stone walls and protected structures are unlikely to satisfy grant criteria
  • Read our 3 Stage delivery process and associated fees

What is a home energy upgrade?

A home energy upgrade project increases the energy rating in a home through the implementation of multiple measures.  These measures can include upgrading of insulation, installing ventilation systems, replacement of windows or doors, and the use of renewable technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps. A combination of energy upgrade measures will provide a better energy rating for your home. The better the energy rating, the warmer and more comfortable your home will be.

Which energy upgrades are covered?

Multiple energy upgrades are recommended (3-5 measures) to gain a warmer home. Some of these works typically include:

  • Attic, internal or external insulation.
  • Heating system upgrade.
  • PV solar panels for electricity.
  • A heat pump to replace oil or gas.
  • Window and door replacement.
  • Demand Control Ventilation or Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery.
  • Certified Wood Burning Stoves.

If you only require 1 or 2 energy upgrades, please visit the SEAI website for an alternative grant funding scheme.

Why undergo a home energy upgrade?

  • You will gain a warmer, healthier and more comfortable home
  • An energy upgrade will improve your home’s energy rating
  • A low carbon home is better for the environment
  • An improved energy rating means cheaper heating and lighting bills

What area does South East Energy Agency work in?

We cover the South East region and surrounding areas.

If you are outside of this general area, please visit the SEAI website to find a project coordinator who operates near you.

How can we help?

South East Energy Agency has over 10  years’ experience in coordinating energy upgrade projects for homeowners. That ensures a quality energy upgrade focus for our clients. We have helped complete energy upgrades on more than 2,500 houses as well as 500 deep retrofits since 2012.

We can project manage the entire process for clients – from your initial application right through to completion and sign-off.

Our One Stop Shop – 3 Stage Process

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Our 3 Stage process:

  • Stage 1:

    3cea will visit your home, complete a home assessment and provide a bespoke energy report. This report will outline the most economic and best quality solution to get to a B2 energy rating. This will include:
    o Measures required to meet B2 energy rating
    o Estimated Costs of proposed measures
    o Estimated Grant of proposed measures

  • Stage 2:

    3cea will publish the BER report (a requirement for the grant application) while procuring the best qualified contractor to price the works. The contractor will finalise the costs of each measure and will give us a programme for when the works can be completed. We will apply for the grant on your behalf as part of the National Home Retrofit Scheme. Final figures, including your grant, will be provided to help make your final decision to proceed.

  • Stage 3:

    the contractor will arrive on site to complete the measures. 3cea will manage the contracts, timelines, materials, health and safety documents, and the contractors on site. 3cea will be providing any assistance necessary and we will be available to answer all questions that you may have throughout the project. 3cea will ensure the quality and standards meet SEAI and building regulations. The final BER report will then be published and provided to you after the completion of the project.

Once on the One Stop Shop Journey, 3cea will ensure you get peace of mind and ultimately gain a comfortable and energy efficient home.

There will be a fixed fee for Stage 1 & 2, while there will be a % fee for Stage 3.

Stage 1 – €595 (ExVAT)
Stage 2 – €1,400 (ExVAT)
Stage 3 – 7.5% of total cost of works (range €1,500 – €4,500 depending on costs of works)

Homeowners can end the journey at any stage and will only be liable for fees for the stage they leave on.

Project Costs

As this is the first year of this scheme, costs can be difficult to determine. However, this scheme is similar to SEAI’s Deep Retrofit programme and the key findings of that scheme highlights similar costs associated with multiple home energy upgrades.

The Deep Retrofit key findings can be seen here. 

Requirements to note before applying

Please note that all homes require a pre- and post-works Building Energy Rating (BER) to be completed and published.

Fossil fuel boilers are not supported in any way by this scheme and their installation is actively discouraged by SEAI.

SEAI reserve the right to conduct 100% pre works inspection of all domestic sites in advance of any contract award.

Public bodies must comply with public procurement.

How to get started on your project

Every contact is important to us. Before we can help with your project, please not that we are currently experiencing longer than normal response times, apologies for any delay in speaking with us. We will be sure to get back to you with an update as soon as we have more details on the new scheme.


Why choose South East Energy Agency?

  • Over 10 Years Experience of Coordinating Projects
  • Expert Advice for Home Energy Upgrades
  • Our Team Will Look After The Grant Funding Paperwork
  • Quality Assessment of Contractors
  • Procurement of Contractors
  • Management of Contractor Deadlines
  • ‘One Stop Shop’ for Your Home Improvement Journey
  • Sign Off & Grant Draw Downs

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