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The Scandal of Mis-Sold and Poorly Installed Cavity Wall Insulation in Wales

On Wednesday 29th Novemeber, Mick Antoniw, Assembly Member for Pontypridd led a debate at the National Assembly for Wales on the growing scandal of cavity wall insulation mis-selling. Mick Antoniw was joined at the Assembly by victims of mis-selling from Pontypridd and Taff Ely and by Pauline Saunders of victims’ support group CIVALLI. Commenting after […]

Which Exposure Zone is My Home In?

Which exposure zone is my home in? Did you even know, there were different exposure zones? The exposure zone and wind driven rain is important when assessing Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) issues, the more a property is subject to wind driven rain, so damp walls, condensation and mould is more likely. You can see from […]

Do You Live In A Stone Built House?

If you live in a stone built house and have had cavity wall insulation installed on a scheme where you had it fitted ‘free’. The likelihood is that the insulation is a type of expandable foam that is put into the cavity under pressure. You may have been told before, that cavity wall insulation wasn’t […]

Cavity wall insulation ‘a scandal’, Arfon MP claims

Inappropriate cavity wall insulation in homes has become “a scandal”, a Welsh MP has said. Arfon MP Hywel Williams claimed millions of homes had the insulation installed by successive government-backed schemes which has led to damp, mould and condensation. He called on the UK government to take responsibility for the “dreadful mess”. The UK government […]

Vale Council Strips Out Council House Cavity Wall Insulation In Penarth

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is now stripping-out glass-fibre cavity-wall insulation which it originally installed in a number of current or former council-owned properties in Penarth. It’s an operation which appears to prove that yesterday’s energy-saving environmental fad can easily turn out to be today’s major maintenance headache. One of the operations now under way […]

The Great Cavity Wall Calamity: 1.5 Million Homes Are Blighted By Damp After Cowboy Builders Cash In On A Government Insulation Drive

More than 1.5 million homes have been left blighted by botched cavity insulation work carried out to meet Government energy targets, experts say. Properties across Britain have suffered dampness and mould, causing smells, crumbling plaster and stained walls. In some cases, the value of homes has plunged. The scheme, funded by a ‘green tax’ on […]