Cavity Wall Insulation Removal

It is estimated that around six million homes in the UK have been fitted with cavity wall insulation since the heavily subsidised scheme was first introduced in the 1990s.

Billed as an effective way to cut heating bills and hit the Government’s energy targets, it is only in the last few years, however, that the cracks have started to show.

In 2015, the thermal-imaging company IRT surveyed 250,000 properties with cavity wall insulation and found problems in half of the homes.

Experts now claim that while the cavity wall insulation was incorrectly fitted in some cases, it was unsuitable in other properties and should never have been offered at all.

Specialist Cavity Wall Vac

How do I know if my cavity wall insulation is defective?

Cavity wall insulation is supposed to make homes warmer and more energy efficient. However, it has now emerged that if installed incorrectly, or in unsuitable properties, significant problems with damp can arise. The damp can in turn lead to further property damage including issues with electrics and even health problems in severe cases.

The issues with cavity wall insulation can often take a few years to fully come to light, but if it has been installed then you should look out for the following problems which could be indicative of defects:

  • No noticeable increase in heat or temperature
  • Mould
  • Condensation
  • Damp
  • Damaged brickwork

We are one of the few companies in South Devon that own and operate a Cavity Vac to remove the cavity wall insulation.

Please call us now for an inspection.

Cavity Insulation removal in progress