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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Hi,

I've been having a growing issue over the last 8 months with the EPS cavity insulation beads in my house and I hope someone can point me in the right direction. These beads seem to find their way out of every little gap. Mainly through every single air brick around the perimeter of my house. Most of my crawl space on the ground floor is full of the stuff and on a windy day they make their way into my garden, gutters, car and sometimes out on to the road.

I know about the debates over the problems cavity insulation can create and currently I'm leaning towards having the whole lot removed but don't know where to begin with this potential project. Does anyone have any experience with removing EPS insulation?

Also if anyone has experienced anything similar but managed to stop it - how did you go about this?

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Ayub


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what part of the country are you in?
what is the house contruction type?

True or not I saw a story in a paper last week that amongst other things cavity wall insulation could be the new ppi! Particularly in wet / damp regions (Scotland just being an example) unless the buidling fabric has been designed for it then closing the air gap is a bad idea and continually leads to tracking damp of all sorts.

Loads of info for example -
https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sh ... ?t=5532055

I know of one company in Scotland who specialise in the removal of various wall insulation usually by drilling holes or removing bricks and sucking it out, we were fitting an extractor fan at a property and when drilling through the wall the stuff that came out was small grey almost metallic polystyrene balls which seemed to bind with each other slightly!


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ps

these would at least stop it coming out the air bricks

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004VEELT2/ ... 7598069405

At a completely bodging level the air bricks are no longer providing a function which should have been considered by the installer so I can't see why you could not fill them will silicon etc. Pretty grim stuff, all thanks to companies cashing in on government incentives without considering the application.


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