Inappropriately fitted cavity wall insulation has cost thousands of pounds in repair works across South Wales.
Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, recently contributed to a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament following numerous constituents contacting him regarding cavity wall insulation. The insulation, claimed the MP, had been installed within properties where it was inappropriate to do so.
Across the UK, and in South West Wales, in particular, many households are experiencing significant issues with damp within their properties as a result of the installation. Many residents who had insulation installed, in some cases over a decade ago, had the works guaranteed for 25 years by the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency (CIGA).
Mr Elmore raised the case of Ms Sarah Morgan, a resident of Pencoed, who recently discovered that she had two slightly different guarantees from CIGA for the same property.
Chris Elmore MP said: “Hundreds of people across South Wales were led to believe that having cavity wall insulation fitted would save them money in the long-run. In reality, quite the opposite is true and it’s proving incredibly hard for them to seek compensation for the damage caused.”