SarahBeenySpringIssue2017 - 196
If your home has developed condensation and
damp problems following cavity wall insulation,
you may be able to claim compensation
avity wall insulation can be a
cost-effective way to improve
energy efficiency, reducing
heating bills and carbon
emissions. However, not all houses
are suitable for cavity wall insulation.
For thousands of unfortunate
householders across the UK, their cavity
wall insulation has been poorly fitted or
should not have been installed in the
first place. For some, the installation
has been the start of a nightmare.
Potential issues range from damp
and condensation through to serious
structural damage and health problems.
Things will not improve until the
insulation is extracted - a process that
can be expensive. Even if there are no
symptoms initially, problems may develop
if the insulation has been incorrectly fitted.
What exactly is
cavity wall insulation?
There are three main types of cavity
wall insulation: foam, mineral wool and
polystyrene beads. The insulation is
blown into the cavity in the external
wall from the outside to fill the gaps.
If you have already had cavity wall
insulation installed and are experiencing
problems relating to it, then you may be
entitled to compensation.
Even if you haven't experienced any
problems, it may be worth speaking to
Pilkington Shaw for peace of mind.
Many homeowners agreed to cavity wall
insulation, even though their homes were
not suitable and should not have been
insulated. Even if there are no apparent
problems, the fact that insulation has
been fitted when it should not have been
Some homes are
unsuitable for cavity