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Free loft and wall insulation for all EDF customers

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EDF are now offering all customers free loft and wall insulation as they need to meet their CO2 reduction target. There is no catch and obviously you can save over £100 a year on energy bills. I just rang 0800 015 7786 and it was all sorted in minutes.
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#1
You can also have your existing loft insulation topped up if you currently have less then 60mm
7 Likes #2
if anyone has any questions regarding cavity wall insulation then feel free to message me, im a technician and have been fitting it for nearly 10 years.
#3
I cant have cavity wall insulation as my wall dosent have a cavity.

Edited By: copystuff on Jan 25, 2012 20:33
#4
How can I confirm whether my wall is insulated or not?
#5
We had our cavity wall insulation done 5 years ago.
Just had our bathroom done and saw that there was an unfilled cavity next to a window. Phoned the company who did it to come have a look and fill it.

Ends up it wasnt filled because they cannot drill through any boards. We have a window followed by a board followed by another window on both sides of a terraced house.
So no insulation behind them at all, and problem is that that means 2 bedrooms have no cavity wall insulation!

Not happy about that, but then what can you do when they say they are not allowed or cant as it would damage and warp the board?
#6
Some report cavity installation has been worthwhile and others have said it causes damp problems! So be wary....
#7
SonyLondon
How can I confirm whether my wall is insulated or not?


if you have any room vents etc that you can take the internal cover off and have a look to see if the cavity is exposed and if it is then you will be able to see if its insulated or not, other than that you can look for drill hole on the outside wall which should be between 22-26mm and have been pointed back up, best place to look is under windows around 3 courses of brick down from the window ledge which should be every 3-4 bricks along.



other than that you can ring an insulation comapny up to come and have a look free of charge, just tell them your interested and they will send a surveyor round.
#8
bigo93
We had our cavity wall insulation done 5 years ago.
Just had our bathroom done and saw that there was an unfilled cavity next to a window. Phoned the company who did it to come have a look and fill it.

Ends up it wasnt filled because they cannot drill through any boards. We have a window followed by a board followed by another window on both sides of a terraced house.
So no insulation behind them at all, and problem is that that means 2 bedrooms have no cavity wall insulation!

Not happy about that, but then what can you do when they say they are not allowed or cant as it would damage and warp the board?

what is it insulated with?

they could do it from the inside but that would mean drilling through any decorated walls.
#9
reido
if anyone has any questions regarding cavity wall insulation then feel free to message me, im a technician and have been fitting it for nearly 10 years.


Thanks reido, message sent with some questions.
Much appreciated

Edited By: Airframe on Jan 25, 2012 22:51: :
#10
I'm in a rented property but obviously pay the bills, if the landlord agreed could I apply?
#11
British Gas do this too as do Tesco. Having ours done for free by BG on 7th Feb. They drill a small hole and fill the cavity with what is basically chopped-up loft insulation. Hoping it will make a big difference as the external walls in this house are v cold to the touch.
#12
I'm in a rented property but obviously pay the bills, if the landlord agreed could I apply?


You would have to check but I know that with other energy suppliers they will insulate rental properties as if it was your own home.
#13
I own our flat but it's In a leasehold building and on the ground floor. Would I be able to get the walls done?
#14
Beware of damp problems. I got mine done last year and the roof was dripping like nobodys business. Contacted the insulation company and they placed some air vents on the canvas in the roof to allow some airing. This did not work and they have washed their hands off. This year, same story. If you dont have air vents on the roof tiling (those little circular vents generally that you can see from the outside) suggest you will need those to keep the loft ventilated. Personally, I regret going down this route as I would have gladly paid that extra 100 quid annually on the bills for peace of mind and no damp!
#15
To add to the above, this is a good deal if you can sort the damp problems.
so voted hot!
#16
EDF are now offering all customers free loft and wall insulation as they need to meet their CO2 reduction target. There is no catch and obviously you can save over £100 a year on energy bills. I just rang 0800 015 7786 and it was all sorted in minutes

there is a catch they wont do anything if you have more than 60mm of insulation already there,which most people will.
#17
This is worth a read: http://www.askjeff.co.uk/cavity.html

On the other hand I know people who've had it done without problems, so who knows.
#18
I saw this deals last year and thought it too good to be true, applied and promptly got a letter saying some local contracting company would be in touch, they phoned about 3 weeks later to book an appointment for Jan 18th, they didn't show... I'm not chasing them, if they can't get the initial appointment right, I don't want them doing the job.
Seems like a good deal though if they use a decent local company for your fit.
#19
We have boards in the loft for storage, I'm guessing these would need removing by us? Although should the ceiling of the loft be insulation, i.e under the tiles but inside the loft?
#20
if u have polystyrene balls in your walls they wont do it.
#21
dont get cavity walls done,i regret it, the mortar used to fill the holes stands out like a sore thumb because its old mortar being replaced with new stuff.

Edited By: jamstaruk1972 on Jan 25, 2012 23:06
1 Like #22
Well, there is a catch...You have to be an EDF customer! ;)
#23
if u have polystyrene balls in your walls they wont do it.
#24
Nujol
British Gas do this too as do Tesco. Having ours done for free by BG on 7th Feb. They drill a small hole and fill the cavity with what is basically chopped-up loft insulation. Hoping it will make a big difference as the external walls in this house are v cold to the touch.


So british gas do this exact same offer like edf with no catch?
#25
Get in touch as the contracting company will have been paid and the grants come from our bills & taxes. Don't let them get away with it. If you do nothing else let the original supplier know.
123Answer
I saw this deals last year and thought it too good to be true, applied and promptly got a letter saying some local contracting company would be in touch, they phoned about 3 weeks later to book an appointment for Jan 18th, they didn't show... I'm not chasing them, if they can't get the initial appointment right, I don't want them doing the job.
Seems like a good deal though if they use a decent local company for your fit.
#26
Been waiting for this... Cheers
#27
i wont bother with caivity though my house may have been, however i did replace some of my loft insulation 3 years ago with space blanket - but i may just finish it myself as its very easy - messy though but i always use protection even with space blanket - face mask, goggles, cover body with clothing - stuff is damn itchy if you get it on you ive heard
#28
Thanks
#29
MrJinxy
You can also have your existing loft insulation topped up if you currently have less then 60mm


My last energy survey for selling my flat recommends 270mm of loft insulation so 60mm is hardly anything
#30
Zoomster
Well, there is a catch...You have to be an EDF customer! ;)

No you dont. EDF are doing my walls tommorrow and i am with NPower
1 Like #31
This deal isn't only for EDF customers. We're not with EDF, but had an EDF man come to our house, and offer us the same deal (in fact, they also offered a £50 prepaid mastercard too, providing income is below a certain limit).

Basically, EDF will be fined if they don't reach their target of reducing emissions, but anyone who they provide insulation for counts towards their target, so its a win win situation. The fine was something ridiculous!

Not sure if you can get it through the phone number, but if someone comes to your house, go for it! We talked to the man on Monday, on Tuesday the company phoned and booked an initial inspection for some time next month.

Hope this helps!
#32
Doesn't British Gas already offer free loft & wall insulation?
#33
paulcornwall
We have boards in the loft for storage, I'm guessing these would need removing by us? Although should the ceiling of the loft be insulation, i.e under the tiles but inside the loft?
I had mine done via EDF yesterday they will roll the insulation over your boards if you dont take them off cavity wall was done at the same time, i know the weather is milder but it does feel warmer tonight in my house. no mess and only took approx 3 hours altogether and free. im not on benefits and in full time employment apparantly free for everyone atm.donr have to be an edf cust to benefit
1 Like #34
hrkent92
This deal isn't only for EDF customers. We're not with EDF, but had an EDF man come to our house, and offer us the same deal (in fact, they also offered a £50 prepaid mastercard too, providing income is below a certain limit).

Basically, EDF will be fined if they don't reach their target of reducing emissions, but anyone who they provide insulation for counts towards their target, so its a win win situation. The fine was something ridiculous!

Not sure if you can get it through the phone number, but if someone comes to your house, go for it! We talked to the man on Monday, on Tuesday the company phoned and booked an initial inspection for some time next month.

Hope this helps!


Not quite "win win" who do you think will be covering the cost of this pointless government exercise?!?!? All energy companies are doing this and we are all paying for it in higher bills :(
#35
Thank you.
#36
cheers op
1 Like #37
frakison

Not quite "win win" who do you think will be covering the cost of this pointless government exercise?!?!? All energy companies are doing this and we are all paying for it in higher bills


The whole point of this exercise is to reduce energy use. Reduced energy use = reduced energy bills. It's not rocket science! If you do have a home that isn't insulated, you are just tossing money away.

In the UK we import a huge proportion of energy from abroad, which means if the supplier wants to rack up the price then there's nowt we can do about it. That's the source of your higher bills.

I've lived in 7-8 houses over the years. I had them all insulated without problem, and with subsequent reductions in power bills. every time. I had heard all the rumours of damp, but didn't see it once - nor has my brother in law in Scotland who was a real panic merchant about it, and took months to take the plunge and paid £250 to get it done.

This offer is a no-brainer and I will be recommending it to my son later this morning. Thanks OP, have some well-deserved heat.
#38
Our attic is converted but it has little hatches that are like little voids. You can feel cold wind blowing through from these, making the attic very very cold in winter.
Would this count as insulating?
#39
should be in the freebies section.
#40
Any idea if any energy company offers subsidised External Solid Wall Insulation if you don't have Cavity walls?

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