any home insulation experts in the room tonight?
Is there anyway of finding out from the previous owner/or family when/who ‘installed’ it? It seems like the installer came from the wild west, unless there’s a valid reason not to have done that wall?
Things have probably changed a lot since I was an installer in late 80s. There were loads of dodgy cowboys about then and gave us all a bad name. If we ever had a problem with an installation, the boss man used one of those scope thingies to look into the cavity and see what was going on.
If there is no way of getting hold of the original installers it might be worth trying local installers to see if someone can take a look in the cavity for you and insulate that wall out for you if possible?
Rather that than trying to pour stuff in from the top, you need more pressure behind it.Posted 5 years ago
so bought a house last year, the house was build in 1962 block and render construction / semi detached.
the old dear that owned it before me had cavity wall insulation installed under some grant scheme so i hadnt really bothered about it. Especially as when i was fitting a new flue for the gas boiler and i drilled through the wall lots of white fluffy stuff was in the cavity.
Anyway fast forward to last week and i was up the loft and i noticed i could see down the cavity on the gable wall and i notice that i dont really see much insulation, in fact i recon that there isnt actually any above the ground floor for the full width of the wall!! the rooms always been a bit cold.
I take it that this isnt normal??Posted 5 years ago
Can i just go and buy some of these wee white balls and pour them down the cavity? or will mixing types of insulation cause problems?
can i have this fixed under the grant schemes or will the fact that its been done before / possibly crap will mean the property wont qualify?
will have a look through any information i have in the house tonight but i dont think i have anything on who actually did it
the only thing which rings a bell is a conversation that i had with the previous owners daughter (the owner herself was pretty old and wasnt really active in the sale) and i think she mentioned scottish gas had done it as they had boiler care etc with them
would scottish gas carry out insulation works?Posted 5 years agospawnofyorkshireSubscriber
scottish gas will have funded or part funded the work through schemes like warm front a sub-contractor will have done the work.Posted 5 years ago
Speak to your local Energy Savings Trust Advice Centre (ESTAC) as the work will have probably been arranged through them. If not the ESTAC the local council may have organised the work
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