Cavity Wall Insulation –The problem
If you have had cavity wall insulation done to your property in the last 5 years and have noticed damp, mould, or a musty odour in your home, you may have a problem that could impact your home’s value and your health.
Should the problem be associated with failed cavity wall insulation, the situation will continue to deteriorate and become an even bigger problem. Thankfully, if you act quickly, you may be able to make a claim against your installation company or their insurers for the faulty installation in your home.
This claim will not involve any cost to you for the process.
Why you were advised to have cavity wall insulation
In an un-insulated home, almost 30% of all the heat lost escapes through the walls. The Government, as part of its commitment to reducing energy wastage, has encourages the use of a number of insulation initiatives via the energy companies under the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO) now in its third incarnation.
One of these subsidised energy saving options was Cavity Wall Insulation.
Providing the insulation process was done to the right type of property, using the correct insulation material, installed by properly trained workmen, the process worked and was very effective. The result was energy savings and the reduced cost of your heating bill. However, done without due care, or by tradesmen who were incorrectly trained and the chances are your property is now less energy efficient than before, with visible signs of damp to the inside of the insulated walls.