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cavity wall insulation

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mister Paul, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Any experts in?

    Anyone had it installed?

    Is it worth it?

    Any problems -damp or anything?
     
  2. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Not me
    Yes
    Yes
    No
     
  3. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Also,

    Not me
    Yes
    Yes
    No
     
  4. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    All those I know who've had it done seem happy
    But Jeff Howell who writes in the Torygraph isn't. Also my Dad. I guess I'll have it done after he takes his last taxi
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    A quick Google brings up plenty of comments about damp, but then again this is t'internet, and they might all be related to Bonj.

    I was just after a bit of reassurance.
     
  6. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Had mine done two years ago. Best thing I ever did. It's a raw wind on these wolds.
     
  7. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    As an Asthma suffer with a particular allergy to hydrocarbons I've not done mine. When next door (terrace house) had it done I wheezed for a couple of weeks. I'd rather be cold!
     
  8. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I had mine done years ago - I think it works - although I would say that I think it holds the heat in summer hot days too (now trying to work out how to stop the house heating up in summer). Other people are often suprised that we haven't got the heating on during the day in winter ... so it obviously traps some heat.
    No damp problems.
     
  9. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    We had it done a couple of years ago and it was well worth it. The heating bill dropped by about 50 pounds a year. The guys ("insulation installation technicians") drilled a few holes in the outer wall and pumped foam into the cavity. They were finished in a couple of hours. It might be worth asking whether you can get a grant from someone (local council?), what with it being all green and that. The only thing the foam-spouters were concerned about were vents in the walls. If there are any, they have to be sealed otherwise the foam oozes out and dribbles down yer Anaglypta.
     
  10. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    C'mon. It's good but not that good.
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Do it yourself. Just get a load fibreglass, and if you've got double-thickness walls, then it's easy, just stuff it down between 'em. If you haven't, it's a bit more difficult - but not much more, you're just going to need to nail it to the wall - and then whack a layer of plasterboard on top. If you called blokes in vans out to do it then that's all they'd do, so you might aswell save yourself the money. Don't fall into the temptation to compress it loads so you can stuff more in, 'cos then it doesn't trap as much air in it and isn't as insulative.
     
  12. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Oh, another tip - if you need to knock any bricks out, make sure you stand inside your house and knock outwards - NOT the other way round! For obvious safety reasons - you don't want your house falling down.
     
  13. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    If you decide not to do it yourself, make sure you get a receipt though, and keep it in a plastic envelope
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Occasionally Bonj I worry that you're getting too boring, and miss the old bonj.

    then you post class like this. Thanks.
     
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    :biggrin: Your choice. Get milked through the nose if you want.