Research it first

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 November 2013

In response to a number of letters that have been posted regarding damp problems allegedly caused by cavity wall insulation, we feel we should reassure readers that these problems are very isolated and unfortunately, as can be the case in almost any trade, usually caused by unreliable contractors.

All political parties support the use of cavity wall insulation and hundreds of thousands of properties are insulated each year without any problem and the home owners benefit from lower heating bills.

Cavity wall insulation material is tested by the British Board of Agrement and is suitable for use in all exposure areas, including severe exposure zones, provided a survey is carried out to ensure the property is suitable for insulation. It is also covered by a 25-year Independent Guarantee.

Responsible, experienced insulation contractors who take a pride in their work do not insulate properties that are not suitable, unless essential remedial works are carried out first.

Local authorities, county councils and housing associations have been insulating their property, including houses, flats, schools and hospitals, for more than 30 years and are still actively involved in improving the energy efficiency of their property.

Cavity wall insulation is the most cost effective way to save money on heating bills and beat the ever-rising cost of fuel, but, please, do some research or contact your local council to make sure you use a reputable experienced contractor.

Colin Edge

Managing Director

Energycare Insulations Ltd

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