Sarah Beeny Autumn 2017 - 159
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 ha e it ﬁtted
'However, I later found out that
because my property has a concrete
construction, cavity wall insulation
a e in e
In certain houses, filling
the cavity between the
outer and inner layer of
the external wall will cause
water to be transmitted
through the layers into
should never have
'Within 12 months,
my house had
damp - and my
as a in
off. The house had never
suffered with damp problems
before. I complained to the
installation ﬁr and they isited y
house on two occasions to complete
ach report conﬁr ed that the ca ity
wall insulation should not have been
installed, but, at the same time, the
company denied responsibility for
any of the damage.
'I approached Pilkington Shaw to
discuss a potential claim against the
installer and they immediately took
the stress out of the situation.
'They obtained a surveyor's report
that conﬁr ed the insulation shouldn t
ha e een installed and si niﬁcantly
that the internal damage was caused by
'Pilkington Shaw then issued court
proceedings and shortly afterwards the
installation ﬁr a reed to settle for the
sum of £15,000.'
out if I can
make a claim?
The legal experts at
Pilkington Shaw are
dealing with cavity
wall insulation claims and
can arrange for a no-cost,
no-obligation survey to be carried
out at your home by an experienced
They will determine whether your
house should have been insulated at all,
and if so, whether the insulation is doing
its job properly or is actually causing
damage to your property.
The loss assessor will discuss your
individual case and assess whether you
will be able to make a successful claim.
Why wait? Call Pilkington Shaw today
to see if the team can help you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call 0843 515 1158 and quote SB02