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Full loft or cavity wall insulation £199 fixed price from TESCO Greener Living
Full loft or cavity wall insulation £199 fixed price  from TESCO Greener Living

Full loft or cavity wall insulation £199 fixed price from TESCO Greener Living

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Surprised this hasn't been posted already, unless I've missed it in which case, sorry!

Received an email from Tesco Greener Living advertising insulation at knock-down prices and spoke to them today about it. Seems to be quite a good price for those of us who aren't entitled to it free because of elderly residents/benefits etc.

On the call today I was told that the max area for the fixed price of £199 for a 4 bed detached is 80 sqm loft or 140sqm cavity. Over that it's £5 per sqm. Seems a reasonable allowance which should cover all but the biggest houses, and the survey is no obligation anyway, so worth a try.

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Through Tesco Home Insulation Service all customers living in privately owned or privately rented accommodation in Great Britain can insulate their properties for a fixed cost of just £199 each for cavity wall and loft insulation. Through effective insulation you can cut your energy bills by as much as £300 per year as well as staying warm and reducing your environmental impact.

Everything's been kept simple and straightforward. It's easy to apply and you'll always know exactly what you're getting.
Free survey
Competitive rate of just £199 per insulation measure
Free insulation for people over 70 or on benefit
Installation through a Tesco approved quality installer
25 year guarantee on cavity wall insulation
Easy application completed by calling free on 0800 321 3456 or by filling in our online form

Full details are on the website:
tescoinsulation.co.uk

Sorry, no mention of clubcard points with it!

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Sounds pretty good to me.

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By the way, on the 'apply now' form, even if you select email they'll call you anyway. Apparently the email system isn't working yet :roll:

Thanks just applied.

Might seem a stupid question but is there any way of finding out if your house already has cavity wall insulation?

marktuck;2924983

Might seem a stupid question but is there any way of finding out if your … Might seem a stupid question but is there any way of finding out if your house already has cavity wall insulation?



Have a look round the brick work and look for bits filled in round in shape (about 25mm across) and evenly spaced all round the house on the mortar lines maybe 2 feet up the wall and every 3-4 feet at a rough estimate

A good deal but worth checking with the installer direct (if you can find out who they're using) as it might be cheaper. In our area (South Devon) the installer used by a lot of energy companies when they have promotions like this etc. is Miller Pattison and it was cheaper to go direct to them (£150 for cavity wall fixed price and £199 for loft).

This is a little expensive for loft insulation as you can easily do this yourself, but for cavity wall insulation this is a good price

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marktuck;2924983

Might seem a stupid question but is there any way of finding out if your … Might seem a stupid question but is there any way of finding out if your house already has cavity wall insulation?



Ummm... get the survey?
Sorry, not meaning to be a smarty pants :thumbsup: I think the answer is no, no easy way though I may be wrong. I was told they bore a hole with some special kit to check what's in there, however my mum told me that and she's on another planet with anything remotely technical so it's not necessarily true.

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madtrekker;2925012

A good deal but worth checking with the installer direct (if you can find … A good deal but worth checking with the installer direct (if you can find out who they're using) as it might be cheaper. In our area (South Devon) the installer used by a lot of energy companies when they have promotions like this etc. is Miller Pattison and it was cheaper to go direct to them (£150 for cavity wall fixed price and £199 for loft).




£150 for cavity wall sounds really good, tho I agree with the post above saying it can be cheaper to do the loft yourself. Still, for those not able (or too lazy :whistling:) to do that a couple of hundred quid isn't too bad.
Just been looking at [url]www.heatproject.co.uk[/url] - grant assisted, slightly more expensive than Tesco. Gives a bit more info about how it's done though.

This cold resolve a few family differences on the inherited house, is this a genuine quote for full roof insulation? how much is the cavity wall insulation??


Help appreciated

Feudiun slip there me thinks!!!

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thatscheap;2925067

This cold resolve a few family differences on the inherited house, is … This cold resolve a few family differences on the inherited house, is this a genuine quote for full roof insulation? how much is the cavity wall insulation??Help appreciated



Yes, seems to be. It's £199 for full loft insulation and another £199 for the full cavity wall insulation. Buy either or both. Both subject to survey and max house sizes.

Freudiun even

House built since 1990 I think are supposed to have cavity wall already, if I remember correctly.

whats the chances of a 1920's detached 4 bed in posh surrey ends being included? quite large whats the limits??

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thatscheap;2925139

whats the chances of a 1920's detached 4 bed in posh surrey ends being … whats the chances of a 1920's detached 4 bed in posh surrey ends being included? quite large whats the limits??



panddda

On the call today I was told that the max area for the fixed price of … On the call today I was told that the max area for the fixed price of £199 for a 4 bed detached is 80 sqm loft or 140sqm cavity. Over that it's £5 per sqm. Seems a reasonable allowance which should cover all but the biggest houses, and the survey is no obligation anyway, so worth a try.


:thumbsup:

Check with your energy supplier before buying. There are vast swathes of the population (anyone getting any sort of benefits eg income support, disability, child tax credit, a pension) who can get insulation paid for by the government under the Warm Front scheme:

direct.gov.uk/en/…661

stphnstevey;2925022

This is a little expensive for loft insulation as you can easily do this … This is a little expensive for loft insulation as you can easily do this yourself, but for cavity wall insulation this is a good price



With the loft insulation you will probably find that they do the full 10" (yep inches, not cm) depth required by building regs and will lag your pipes, tanks etc up there as well, all included so probably not a huge amount more than doing it yourself and a hell of a lot easier.

nice one, applied and although no mention it does ask for your clubcard number so presumably as buying from tesco it does qualify for points.

Are there any drawbacks to cavity insulation? Read something about condensation... Thanks and heat added. Great deal.

k9plus1;2925495

Are there any drawbacks to cavity insulation? Read something about … Are there any drawbacks to cavity insulation? Read something about condensation... Thanks and heat added. Great deal.




From:
energysavingtrust.org.uk

How cavity wall insulation works
Filling the gap between the two walls of a house with an insulating material massively decreases the amount of heat which escapes through the walls. It will help create a more even temperature in your home, help prevent condensation on the walls and ceilings and can also reduce the amount of heat building up inside your home during summer hot spells.

Not sure if this is true i also heard about you can get a damp problem by filling the cavity wall.

ultra;2925567

From:energysavingtrust.org.ukHow cavity wall insulation worksFilling the … From:energysavingtrust.org.ukHow cavity wall insulation worksFilling the gap between the two walls of a house with an insulating material massively decreases the amount of heat which escapes through the walls. It will help create a more even temperature in your home, help prevent condensation on the walls and ceilings and can also reduce the amount of heat building up inside your home during summer hot spells. Not sure if this is true i also heard about you can get a damp problem by filling the cavity wall.



askjeff.co.uk/con…d=4

I'm a little dubious now having looked at the above. I think I need to do a little more research.

Does cavity wall insulation mean taking out the wall & wall paper and plastering them again? How about painting? Do I have to repaint the wall after cavity wall insulation has been done? Or is this included?

cheapskate58;2925702

http://www.askjeff.co.uk/content.php?id=4I'm a little dubious now having … http://www.askjeff.co.uk/content.php?id=4I'm a little dubious now having looked at the above. I think I need to do a little more research.



Good link, thanks. I was looking at cavity wall insulation too but think I shall give it a miss for the meantime until I understand more and can determine who is a reputable company and who is not.....

I suspect to install cavity wall insulation they would drill a few holes in the exterior and inject/blow the insulation into the cavity, so no redecoration would be needed.

However what is to stop the insulation going down the cavities and filling up the area under you ground floor floorboards?

tara;2925733

Does cavity wall insulation mean taking out the wall & wall paper and … Does cavity wall insulation mean taking out the wall & wall paper and plastering them again? How about painting? Do I have to repaint the wall after cavity wall insulation has been done? Or is this included?



no redoecoration is needed its all done from the outside of your house they drill holes all along the bottom of the brickwork and inject it through there :thumbsup:



but if u wanna decorate you could always tell the OH a lil white lie lol :w00t:

What happens if you have air bricks? Do they need filling?

Yeah, I heard that cavity wall insulation can cause problems because of something to do with condensation collects in the cavity and potentially could rust metal wall ties. That might be a load of rubbish though.

Or Freudian, take your pick!

foxymissroxy;2925766

no redoecoration is needed its all done from the outside of your house … no redoecoration is needed its all done from the outside of your house they drill holes all along the bottom of the brickwork and inject it through there :thumbsup:



Not just the bottom of the wall, a series of holes are drilled from bottom to top.;-)

seems a good deal thanks op

Any builders out there, How does this work with a semi if only one side has cavity wall insulation done:?

Many thanks:thumbsup:

Hi

If you live in the South try Insta Fibre they have a depot in Reading - I live in posh Surrey like one of the earlier posters and they installed our cavity wall insulation a few years ago. They also have subsidised installation ours was subsidised by London Electricity.

instafibre.co.uk 01189328811

Geemac;2926125

Any builders out there, How does this work with a semi if only one side … Any builders out there, How does this work with a semi if only one side has cavity wall insulation done:?Many thanks:thumbsup:



The party wall on a semi doesn't need insulating as it is not an external wall. The temperature at the other side of the wall should be room temperature and so heat will not escape in that direction, (unless your neighbour has his windows open 24/7).

Nothing new to my area, if you're on benefits of certain types its free, or £199 for each of these services (Cavity wall/Loft Insulation). I think its a Council backed scheme & has been running for over 4 years in my area at least. Many of the big names advertise it but seem to get the local companies in your area to do the work.
Anyway last year I got my Cavity Wall insulation done for £199 & have been meaning to do my loft myself, but always put it off! I will get down to B&Q one day and buy the stuff!!!
My parents got the loft insulation done for even cheaper (being Pensioners) but it seems it was a couple of young lads that just threw the loft insulation around and didn't pad it down or take any care to get it between the joists etc, they even covered some things that were on the floor of the loft!

dvdrzuk;2926464

The party wall on a semi doesn't need insulating as it is not an external … The party wall on a semi doesn't need insulating as it is not an external wall.



Following the same logic then, does that mean a mid-terrace only has front and back walls done?

Also, I assume that there is something, in the gap that they fill, to seperate a mid-terrace from the rest of the terrace so that they don't end up filling up the whole street and only the mid-terrace. Yes?

Don't know if anyone else has said this because I am in a rush and can't check, but if you are a British Gas customer, they are doing the same offer.

This happened to me, where I shoved some insulation into my walls and it sucked dampness through into the house.
This was with 'wool' type insulation. Can't see how polystyrene could suck in water though.

jazid;2925737

However what is to stop the insulation going down the cavities and … However what is to stop the insulation going down the cavities and filling up the area under you ground floor floorboards?



I would guess that the foundation footings would prevent that and the joists would be attached to the wall on the interior side of the cavity.

The main problem I can see with this is the whole scheme stands or falls by the competence of the installers. The Tesco brand is supposed to give the consumer the confidence that installers will be up to the required standard but I am going to treat the whole thing with some degree of caution untill I understand a little more.

cheapskate58;2925702

http://www.askjeff.co.uk/content.php?id=4I'm a little dubious now having … http://www.askjeff.co.uk/content.php?id=4I'm a little dubious now having looked at the above. I think I need to do a little more research.



That article is often quoted, but I've yet to see many people who agree with him. I do wonder if he has any point at all, or is just plugging his book. No, don't get it if you live in a windswept costal part of scotland, but for the rest of us its a good idea.

This isn't a great deal though, you can normally get it about 100-150 depending on house size, you just need to shop around.
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