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Cavity Wall Insulation - Worth it? Deals?

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I've noticed quite a few ads for cavity wall insulation at approx £160 for a 3 bed house. Can anyone say if it has made any real difference to their own homes?

I remember reading about cowboy operators years ago saying walls were only half filled and patchy? Any comments?

I have to pay for everything, no benefits, any ways to reduce costs or national deals etc?
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
makes a huge difference especially if u have a big house
#2
can cause damp if not done correctly though
#3
It definitely made a.difference when we had ours done

http://www.freeinsulation.co.uk/?gclid=COCwnZiwvZ8CFcpb4wodNHnJzg

with no benefits you could still get a grant of 40 to 70%


http://www.insulationgrants.info/?gclid=CLn66pmxvZ8CFY5n4wod5DFDsg
#4
Made a HUGE difference to my house (3 bed semi). With that and proper loft insulation, I've turned my heating down by 5 degrees! Would def recommend getting it done. Look out and see if there's a grant from your local council or energy efficiency place as well to help with costs - you don't necessarily have to be on any benefits to qualify, I don't think.
#5
contact your local council, they have a fund to assist people with insulating their houses. You do not have to be a council house owner or on benefits, it is open to anyone.
#6
I had mine done In October through EON & I can really tell the differance! It does warm up quicker & really holds the heat in once your heating goes off :thumbsup:
#7
Actually, is there a way to know if this is already done? I have had the house quite a few years, I suppose there is the slightest possibility it was done already? How would I know?
#8
A friend of mine does this (insulation work) and he takes some customers to his previous jobs to ask the home owner their oppinion and to rate his work. It goes down well with the new customers and the previous customers dont seem to mind the questions or giving their oppinion. Maybe you could ask a company if this would be viable?...
#9
Phone up your local council, I got a card through about 2 weeks saying that they were offering it free in conjunction with the local council so worth a try to see if they have any similar offers on in your area, you never know if you dont ask you dont get.
#10
Had this done last Aug by a national company called Miller Patterson
Cost £99 for a 1980 3 bed semi and have been feeling the benifit already and wish I'd had it done a few years ago :thumbsup:
[Moderator]#11
I think they do that for loft insulation JP, got the same on mine :thumbsup:
Cavity wall insulation is a bit different, feel the wall, if its stone cold it probably hasnt been done.

As for the goverment offering savings on wall insulation. your probably better off shopping around as i found the firms take advantage of this scheme and generally overcharge :whistling:
banned#12
Jumpingphil
When I had mine done they nailed some paperwork to one of the beams up in the loft.
I can't tell you what it says 'cos I moved house since then.
Haven't had it done in the new house, yet.


It was the results of the Carbon Monoxide test before and after, ours was 0.02% before 0.01% after :thinking:

To the OP I would say yes it's worth it. We paid £125 was recommended Mark Group from here. Was on offer for £99 few weeks before with a local company, but chose Mark Group. E-on wanted £150 I think and took ages getting back to us so went with Mark Group. We're on no benefits and own our house. The heating just seems to stay off for ages after it's warmed up. I wouldn't worry about the damp thing as it comes with a 25yr guarantee against any defects caused by the insulation and they will remove it for free.

http://www.markgroup.co.uk/products/cavity-wall-insulation/homeowner//
#13
BlackCloud
Actually, is there a way to know if this is already done? I have had the house quite a few years, I suppose there is the slightest possibility it was done already? How would I know?


A lot are done by drilling holes in the exterior wall, usually on mortar joints. Take a look at the outside of your house and see if you can see the different colour mortar patches where is was done.
You would normally have been given the details when you bought the house, most people store this info with the deeds these days..

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