Entries by Keith Meredith

Weather watch

After  a dry September and October the rain and wind is with us in force. Yes, we will get wet, our brollies will blow inside out but what about our houses? If you had damp before, it will get worse, if you didn’t and now you do what has changed? Is your damp proof course up […]

Cavity Wall Insulation Problems

The government is keen for home-owners to insulate their homes, but cavity walls were built as a barrier against penetrating dampness, So what happens when you fill an empty cavity with insulating material? Or in other words, when is a cavity wall not a cavity wall? Answer: when it is filled with damp fluffy stuff.

Damp blamed on ‘inappropriate’ insulation

Damp, mould and condensation has been caused in Welsh social housing by inappropriate cavity wall insulation, a report has found. More than 280 homes have had insulation removed in Rhondda Cynon Taff alone, while 900 properties require remedial action in Neath Port Talbot. The problems have been revealed in a draft report for the Welsh […]