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 Post subject: Cavity wall fill
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:37 am 
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Did'nt know where to put this post.

This old council house seems to of had a cavity wall fill at some point in it's life......in the loosest sense.
The wife called about getting a grant to do it but they said the house has already been done.
However the builder has done quite a bit of work on the exterior walls removing doors and re siting them.
And he said the largest amout of fill he found would just about fill a kettle
He has had a good look and thinks the comppany drilled the holes but did'nt pump anything in.
So what do we do now ?
Can we have house inspected ?
As we would like to get the cavity walls filled.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:46 pm 
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If you want the council / who ever to give you a grant, would it not be best to ask them what they want? so at least they may be able to claim the money back ( :lol: ) from the company that did it in the first place.
If you go ahead and pay for it then try and claim back you will be stuffed if they don't pay.

Other question I would ask is: Do you really need it?
My thinking is this. In days gone by they had 4 walls, roof and floor windows that didn't quite fit and a working chimney. No damp problems.
Now days people live in a "sealed unit" this unit can not breathe, has almost no air circulation and you want to block the walls? and cut off what little air circulation there is?

I may be wrong, but its just my thinking.

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 Post subject: Re: Cavity wall fill
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If you want the council / who ever to give you a grant, would it not be best to ask them what they want? so at least they may be able to claim the money back ( :lol: ) from the company that did it in the first place.
If you go ahead and pay for it then try and claim back you will be stuffed if they don't pay.

Other question I would ask is: Do you really need it?
My thinking is this. In days gone by they had 4 walls, roof and floor windows that didn't quite fit and a working chimney. No damp problems.
Now days people live in a "sealed unit" this unit can not breathe, has almost no air circulation and you want to block the walls? and cut off what little air circulation there is?

I may be wrong, but its just my thinking.


Old council house... I think the inference there is he/she bought it.

Otherwise I'd agree. Seems to have made naff all difference in my parent's house.


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