Homes warning over ‘unsuitable wall insulation’

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Hundreds of homeowners in Leigh and Tyldesley could be suffering serious problems due to unsuitable insulation, legal experts are warning.

Figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show the area has above average levels of cavity wall insulation put in residents’ homes.

“Homes in Tyldesley and Leigh are particularly vulnerable to CWI-related property problems.”

Saimina Virmani

Cavity Wall Lawyers are now warning that many of these properties could be riddled with issues including dampness, mould, condensation and insect infestations.

The firm claims Leigh and Tyldesley are areas of high exposure to wind and driving rain and this makes cavity wall insulation ineffective or even completely unfit for purpose.

Cavity Claims Lawyers CEO Saimina Virmani said: “We recently acted for a homeowner who had cavity wall insulation installed by a supposedly reputable company under what she thought was the Green Deal Scheme.

“Unfortunately the insulation was not installed correctly. Soon after it was fitted she started to notice damp patches on the walls and a build-up of condensation on the windows.

“She contacted the installers to report the problem but they gave her very little attention.

“We are seeing cases like this and worse throughout Tyldesley and Leigh.

“Homes in Tyldesley and Leigh are particularly vulnerable to CWI-related property problems.

“Homes severely affected by driving rain are often unsuitable for cavity wall installation.”