uk cavity compensation facts
If you have cavity Wall insulation fitted then
you could claim for damage to your home
THE GREEN DEAL FROM 2008
YOU COULD CLAIM
DID YOU KNOW
Cavity Insulation can cause serious damage
Millions of homes across the UK had cavity wall insulation thanks the government’s “Green Deal” home improvement fund. In order to meet its greenhouse-gas emissions targets, the Government instructed energy supply companies to insulate as many homes as they could.
Domestic homes roughly account for 33% of energy used in the UK, and of that, 80% is used for heating. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Government targeted improving insulation standards in domestic homes, with cavity wall insulation seen as a cost effective and simple solution.
Thanks to the Government, cavity wall insulation was seen as a way of improving the efficiency of a home and reducing heating bills and reducing the carbon footprint of a home. However, in many cases, the installation caused more problems than solutions for many thousands of homeowners.
Many homes were not suitable for the insulation in the first place and homeowners are discovering problems directly attributable to the insulation, such as damp, mould and condensation, due to poor insulation. In many cases, the cavity wall insulation should not have been fitted at all because it breached many guidelines.
Are you affected?
- Condensation on the inside of windows, walls or doors?
- Internal damp or mould?
- Peeling plaster, cracked rendering or crumbling brickwork?
- Drafts and cold areas in your house?
Mis-sold Cavity Wall Claims
Cavity Wall Insulation, when done properly, is a fantastic addition to any home. When installed correctly it helps keep a house warm and may help to reduce energy bills.
However, many properties have had problems with cavity wall insulation and for many it may be a ticking time bomb in that it should never have been installed at all. For example, very severe exposure zones (west coast) – especially concrete, timber and steel framed system built properties.
Sometimes there are clear signs that cavity wall insulation may have been installed incorrectly, such as, damp, smell of damp, mould, falling wall tiles and/or condensation.
The damage is not always visible and can be extensive so it is important that if you have had cavity wall insulation that you contact us as soon as possible.
REMEMBER PREVENTION IS
BETTER THAN CURE
Our expert team is well placed to help you.
We can arrange an inspection of your property by chartered loss adjusters and assess whether the installation was performed correctly. In cases where we unfortunately uncover problems our expert team will establish the extent of the damage and what repairs are necessary.
We act for clients on a “no win no fee” basis and have an expert team waiting for your call.
AN ISSUE IMPACTING SO MANY IT WAS RASIED
In the House of Commons
On Tuesday 3rd February 2015 in Westminster Hall, Mr John Denham the Labour MP for Southampton spoke about the experience his constituents had had after having cavity wall insulation retro-fitted.
“I am able to bring this subject here for debate because of a remarkable woman, Claire Eades… set up the Cavity Wall Insulation Victims Alliance, and I have drawn on far more cases from the association than I can report today…
Claire Eades’s parents are constituents of mine. Their home in Southampton suffered badly from wrongly installed cavity wall insulation. Claire ultimately achieved a reasonable settlement after a determined campaign, but her parents are not the only ones affected.
Their case exposes the problems with the supposedly independent insurance body, the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency, as well as bad industry practice and total inadequacies in the regulation provided by Government.”
– Mr John Denham the Labour MP for Southampton