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Flaking paint may
be caused by damp
may mean that estate agents or
surveyors will downvalue your home
when you come to sell it.
Have you experienced any
of the following problems?
Condensation on your windows
Damp and mould on internal walls
Peeling plaster or wallpaper
Draughts and cold areas in the house.
If you have any of these, you may
be able to claim compensation for
cavity wall insulation that was installed
inappropriately. Pilkington Shaw's
experts can advise you fully on this.
How Pilkington Shaw
helped one homeowner
'Cavity wall insulation has been
a complete nightmare for me, but,
fortunately, I was able to make a
successful claim against the installation
company, says Martin Lewis Brown
'Back in 2014, a company advised
me that cavity wall insulation would
be suitable for my home, so I agreed
to have it fitted.
'However, I later found out that
because my property has a concrete
construction, cavity wall insulation
In certain houses, filling
should never have
How can I find
the cavity between the
out if I can
outer and inner layer of
make a claim?
'Within 12 months,
my house had
the external wall will cause The legal experts at
Pilkington Shaw are
water to be transmitted
damp - and my
experienced in dealing
paintwork was flaking
with cavity wall
through the layers into
off. The house had
insulation claims and
never suffered with damp
can arrange for a no-cost,
problems before. I complained
no-obligation survey to be
to the installation firm and they
carried out at your home by an
visited my house on two occasions to
experienced loss assessor.
complete inspection reports.
They will determine whether your
'Each report confirmed that the cavity
house should have been insulated at all,
wall insulation should not have been
and if so, whether the insulation is doing
installed, but, at the same time, the
its job properly or is actually causing
company denied responsibility for
damage to your property.
any of the damage.
The loss assessor will discuss your
'I approached Pilkington Shaw to
individual case and assess whether you
discuss a potential claim against the
will be able to make a successful claim.
installer and they immediately took
Why wait? Call Pilkington Shaw today
the stress out of the situation.
to see if the team can help you.
'They obtained a surveyor's report
that confirmed the insulation shouldn't
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that the internal damage was caused by
'Pilkington Shaw then issued court
proceedings and shortly afterwards the
installation firm agreed to settle for the
sum of £15,000.'