Does cavity wall insulation cause damp?

If you’re concerned about recent reports in the media claiming cavity wall insulation causes damp in homes, then BillSaveUK can spell out the facts and set the record straight with this handy 5 point checklist.

1. Check if you live in “high exposure” zone
The UK is divided up in to four different zones according to how exposed they are to wind-driven rain. BillSaveUK won’t install cavity wall insulation in high exposure zones because there’s a chance the rain could penetrate the brickwork and affect the insulation. Check the exposure level of your home here.

2. Get a detailed home assessment
Cavity wall insulation should never be installed without a detailed home visit survey being carried out by an approved assessor. Part of the BillSaveUK survey checks for existing damp and condensation in your property and if the levels are too high, we won’t install cavity wall insulation.

3. Spotting areas of weakness
We’ll check for visible cracks in the mortar or other defects to your external walls or guttering. There’s a chance that water might have already entered the cavity and would therefore make it unsuitable for insulation fibres to be blown in. Any defects should be put right prior to the property being approved for the insulation work.

4. After-sales service
Check what processes your installer has in place if you find you have an issue after the insulation has been installed. A good installer like BillSaveUK will contact you afterwards to see if you were satisfied with the work carried out. All our  installations come with a 25 year guarantee for added peace of mind.

5. Tried and trusted
Finally, only ever employ the services of a reputable, accredited installer. Sadly, there are some rogue traders out there who could land you in a worse situation than when you started.

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Our work is guaranteed

At BillSaveUK, you can rest assured that all of the work carried out is by our own trained professionals. We carry out your Free Assessment and advise you of the options available to you.

The installation itself is backed by warranties and/or guarantees where appropriate so you can feel comfortable that you are in safe hands.

When does the funding end?

The latest Government ECO scheme started on 1st April 2017 and is due to last through till October 2018. The funding for certain elements is limited and as such we would encourage all home owners to apply now to avoid disappointment.

Given the recent changes in Government for both BREXIT and the General Election, the scheme could be altered at any point before October 2018. As such act now and don’t delay to see if you are entitled to funding towards your insulation.

Is my property suitable?

You can find plenty of useful information on our website here, however, we would strongly recommend our free no obligation survey by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor.

Even if your house is not suitable our adviser can inform you of other options that may be available to you to assist you in saving money on your energy bills and making your home more ECO friendly.

Our work is carried out by trained, certified installers resulting in work that meets all the necessary regulations and building standards.