There’s a possibility your cavity wall insulation may not have been installed correctly which can harm its longevity and efficiency.

Since the 70s, there was a campaign for better energy efficiency and government grants were available to insulate homes for free. This potential ‘goldrush’ resulted in some installers rushing jobs, affecting quality and durability. Over time insulation materials can sometimes move or degenerate within the cavity, resulting in thermal defectiveness and further problems with damp.

Materials often used are mineral wool, expanded foam or polystyrene beads. Each have their own longevity. Of the three Mineral wool is very rarely found to be defective and is often installed as standard to most new builds. Polystyrene beads can sometimes escape through air bricks or vents, or if not mixed properly with the resin at the initial injection cause air pockets that become cold spots. Expanded foam can shrink over time and become less effective of all three, plus it is costly and difficult to remove unless done professionally.

This is where we can help and advise you on how to proceed to claim compensation and safe removal of the defective cavity wall insulation. Before making a claim try to locate documentation regarding the transaction you may have. Such as the name of the CWI installer or specific contract details. Plus the CIGA (Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency) certificate that should have been issued with the competition of the work which has a guarantee of 25 years. These can all be advantageous in your claim.

This is were we can help. If you have suffered any of these symptoms and believe it to be a direct result of your cavity wall insulation then do not hesitate to contact us now!