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Cavity wall insulation removal

Cavity wall insulation Extraction

Cavity wall insulation can provide you with an effective way to reduce how much you spend on heating but it doesn’t always work. Where the cavity wall insulation material has been poorly chosen, the cavity wall insulation hasn’t been installed properly, or property damage has occurred, you may need cavity wall insulation extraction. 

Cavity insulation that is no longer working efficiently means that you’re not getting the benefits that you’ve invested in. However, the damage that poor cavity insulation can cause can actually be far worse. When wall insulation absorbs water and gets wet, it can lead to damp and mould in homes and if left unchecked, can result in structural damage to the property too. 

It’s an issue we’ve been tackling for over 20 years and as a result, we’ve become experts in the area. Our expert teams can effectively and quickly remove the defective cavity wall insulation and offer the advice you need to remedy any further issues you may experience. 

Why does cavity wall insulation need to be removed?  

There are numerous reasons why cavity wall insulation installations fail and its often associated with the insulation becoming damp. Your cavity wall insulation may need removing if: 

  • There are voids within the cavity that aren’t filled with insulation.
  • The density of cavity wall insulation was not correct when installing.
  • The cavity wasn’t professionally cleared before installation.
  • The material has got soaked and is retaining water.
  • Your property wasn’t suitable for cavity wall insulation.
  • The insulation material is not long-lasting and has deteriorated and become thermally inefficient.
  • Damage has occurred to the walls of the property.

Using the right materials and adhering to professional standards significantly reduces the need for cavity wall insulation to be removed. But where it does become necessary, Extract Insulation has a wealth of experience tackling the problem. 

How does Extract Insulation remove cavity wall insulation? 

We use industry leading equipment and technology to safely and efficiently remove your cavity wall insulation without causing any further damage. Our highly qualified teams are trained to follow best practices to ensure their work is always completed to a high standard.  

Delivering continued support 

If you need additional advice after you’ve planned your cavity wall insulation removal, the teams at Extract Insulation can still help you. Whether you want advice on how to tackle the damp that poor insulation has caused, or you would like to understand how our services can provide quality cavity wall insulation that won’t fail, you can contact our team.  

If you have concerns about your existing cavity wall insulation, our professional team are on hand to offer advice now. 

FAQs

Is cavity wall insulation suitable to all properties?
No. There are some conditions that means cavity wall insulation is not always suitable for a property. For this reason, we always carry out extensive assessments before recommending the right service to you. Having cavity wall and loft insulation installed when it isn’t suitable for the property can cause a range of issues, such as damp or structural damage.

 

The property may also affect the type of materials that can be used to fill the cavity.

Why have cavity wall insulation installed?
Within homes the walls and loft are the main source of heating loss. Insulation provides an extra barrier, preventing the warm air from escaping as much. As a result having cavity wall insulation insulation can dramatically reduce household energy bills. It will also improve a property’s EPC rating, which can in turn raise property value and ensure the home meets basic energy efficiency standards.
Why would you remove cavity wall insulation?
There are many reasons why the insulation in cavity walls may be removed.

In some cases, it may be installed incorrectly or a property may not have been suitable in the first place. It’s also possible for damage to cause problems with the insulation, such as damage occurring to the external brickwork

Many problems with insulation stem from the insulation becoming damp. This not only means you don’t receive the maximum benefit of the insulation but it can cause further issues to. Properties that need their cavity wall insulation removing are likely to experience damp and mould inside, for example.

What are the signs of failed cavity wall insulation?
Penetrating damp and mould are the main signs that you should contact a professional to assess your existing cavity wall insulation. You may also notice that your home is experiencing more heat loss, although this will be gradual and remains overlooked by many property owners.
Is it possible to remove cavity wall insulation?
Yes. We can remove cavity wall insulation if necessary, whether you would like it replacing or simply removing. Following a thorough assessment of your home, we use a variety of techniques to remove the insulation depending on a variety of factors, such as your property type and the material used.

The methods we use are safe, causing no damage to the structural integrity of your property.

Is it possible to assess existing cavity wall insulation?
Yes. We use leading technology and equipment to gain a clear assessment of your existing cavity wall insulation, including using thermal imagery surveys, allowing us to make recommendations you can rely on.
What are the costs to remove cavity wall insulation?
At Extract Insulation we understand that there’s no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to your home. That’s why we provide personally tailored quotes for cavity wall insulation removal based on the size and scale of the job at hand – meaning you only pay for the work we carry out.

These prices are for guide proposes only and timber & steel framed properties cost more per meter.

Fibre/Bead £14pm2 plus 20% VAT

Foam £20pm2 plus 20% VAT

Average house sizes are:

  • 3 Bed Semi house 90m2 – Fibre/ Bead = £1260 Foam =£1800
  • 2 Bed Mid house 55m2 – Fibre/ Bead = £770 Foam =£1100
  • 3 Bed Detached house 125m – Fibre/ Bead = £1750 Foam =£2500
  • 2 Bed Semi Bungalow 55m – Fibre/ Bead = £770 Foam =£1100
  • 3 Bed Detached bungalow 90m2 – Fibre/ Bead = £1260 Foam =£1800

Price exclude VAT

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