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Up to 1.5m homes affected by cavity wall insulation

by MJV&Co

Earlier this year thermal imaging company, IRT undertook a survey of 250,000 properties to assess the effectiveness of cavity wall insulation.

The outcome was that was around a quarter of those properties surveyed were not obtaining any benefit from the cavity wall insulation and, in some cases, saw bills rise rather than fall.

An article in the Daily Mail reports that some 6,000,000 homes in the U.K. have had cavity wall insulation installed and so as many as 1,500,000 properties will see no benefit from the installation.

A survey of 250,000 properties by thermal-imaging company IRT found the addition of cavity wall insulation to existing homes had failed to work in a quarter of cases and problems in half the homes it surveyed. Some owners even saw bills rise.

Despite this, the Cavity Wall Insulation Guarantee Agency (‘CIGA’) claim that satisfaction rates among those who submit claims are up. In our experience, this could not be further from the truth. Claims against CIGA are rarely dealt with to the satisfaction of the homeowner and those affected by mould, damp and compensation caused by cavity wall insulation are being let down.

At MJV & Co Solicitors, we provide expert legal advice and assistance for victims of cavity wall insulation. If you have mould, damp or condensation on your walls and have cavity wall insulation fitted, there is a very good chance, especially if there was no such issue prior to the installation, that the cavity wall insulation is the cause of the problem. Removing it will help prevent further problems, but we can assist you in having the damage repaired and your home returned to the condition it was in prior to the installation.

In most cases we are able to offer cavity wall insulation claim representation under no win no fee agreements. To get your claim started or for more information call us today on 01253858 231 or email