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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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    MrJinxy
    You can also have your existing loft insulation topped up if you currently have less then 60mm
    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.
    copystuff
    I cant have cavity wall insulation as my wall dosent have a cavity.

    Edited By: copystuff on Jan 25, 2012 20:33
    SonyLondon
    How can I confirm whether my wall is insulated or not?
    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?
    sparky.shark
    Some report cavity installation has been worthwhile and others have said it causes damp problems! So be wary....
    reido
    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.
    reido
    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.
    Airframe
    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: :
    edwardw121
    I'm in a rented property but obviously pay the bills, if the landlord agreed could I apply?
    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.
    HotOrNotYouDecide
    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.
    Tiiti
    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?
    msubbu33
    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!
    msubbu33
    To add to the above, this is a good deal if you can sort the damp problems.
    so voted hot!
    jamstaruk1972
    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.
    Whitedot
    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.
    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.
    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?
    hank2spoons
    if u have polystyrene balls in your walls they wont do it.

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