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CAVITY CLAIMS

If you have had cavity wall insulation, it may have been installed incorrectly.

You could claim for damage caused to your home.

 

Have you noticed issues with any of the following in your home?

  • Condensation on the inside of your windows
  • Internal damp and mould
  • Peeling plaster or wallpaper
  • Drafts and cold areas in the house

Even if you haven’t yet experienced problems it is worth speaking to Pilkington Shaw.

 

How do I know if I can make a claim?

The legal experts at Pilkington Shaw are experienced in dealing with cavity wall insulation claims and can arrange a no-cost, no-obligation survey carried out by an experienced Chartered Loss Adjuster, to see if your insulation is doing its job or whether it is damaging your property. We will discuss the circumstances of your case and whether you will be able to make a successful claim.

Speak to our specialist cavity wall compensation team today

Take a look at some of our customer case studies

 

 

 

Cavity wall insulation can be a cost-effective way to improve energy efficiency, reducing heating bills and reducing carbon emissions.

 

However, not all houses are suitable for cavity wall insulation. For thousands of unfortunate householders across the UK, the cavity wall insulation has been poorly fitted or should never have been installed in the first place and the installation has been the start of a nightmare.

 

Potential issues range from damp and condensation through to serious structural damage and even health risks to those living with the results of wrongly-fitted insulation.
The damage will get worse until it is extracted, a process which costs many thousands of pounds. Even if there are no symptoms now, problems are likely to develop in future if the insulation was wrongly fitted.

 

What is Cavity Wall Insulation? 

 

Generally, there are three types of cavity wall insulation: foam, mineral wool or polystyrene beads.

 

The insulation is blown into the cavity wall from the outside to fill the gaps in between external walls.

 

What is the difference between a Solid Wall & Cavity Wall?

 

Solid Wall is a single wall, usually made of brick or stone and does not have a cavity.

 

Cavity Wall is made up of two walls, the outer usually made of brick and the inner made of brick or concrete block. The gap in-between is known as a cavity.

 

Your home would usually be suitable for cavity wall insulation if it meets these criteria:

  • Your home is more than 10 years old; modern homes are generally already insulated
  • There is a cavity space between walls of at least 50mm wide.
  • The exterior masonry or brickwork is in good condition.
  • The external walls are not exposed to driving rain.
  • The wall cavity has not already been filled.

 

If you are experiencing problems related to cavity wall insulation, then you may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

 

Even if you haven’t yet experienced problems it is worth speaking to Pilkington Shaw.

The legal experts at Pilkington Shaw are experienced in dealing with claims of this nature and will be able to discuss the circumstances of your cavity wall insulation and whether you will be able to make a successful claim.

Many homeowners agreed to cavity wall insulation on the advice of cold calling and door-to-door salesmen who were offering “free insulation” as part of a “government-backed initiative” with a “25- year guarantee”.

 

The Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA), which issues 25-year guarantees, is a limited-by-guarantee company that was set up by the insulation industry and many of the current directors either make or install cavity wall insulation.

 

Thousands of people have contacted their installers or CIGA with complaints. CIGA often attempts to deny its own, or the cavity wall installers responsibility; telling the consumer that the cavity wall insulation is fine and that there must be another reason for any problems.

 

Pilkington Shaw can advise you fully on your right to claim compensation.

Speak to our specialist cavity wall compensation team today

Pilkington Shaw will arrange a survey, carried out by a Chartered Loss Adjuster, to see if your insulation is doing its job, or if it is damaging your property.