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Under the current government scheme, we had cavity wall insulation

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Under the current government scheme, we had cavity wall insulation and loft insulation installed. We have now found that we have condensation on all the windows in our house where, historically, there was none. Consequently, we want to have the cavity wall insulation removed to prevent any further condensation and the possibility of damage to our house. Can we apply to have the cost of the removal awarded to us?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
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Is the installation fault?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi - I'm not qualified to say whether or not the installation of the cavity wall insulation was at fault.

However, (before the insulation was installed,) there was no condensation in the property.

An internet search into 'condensation after cavity wall insulation has been installed' has shown that this is a very common problem and has resulted in considerable damage to the properties. In addition to this, I have asthma and spores caused by damp have resulted in a severe asthma attack. Consequently, I am not happy to risk any health issues which could occur from damp in our property.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
I would get a surveyor out to check and see what the problem is. That way you will know. If the installation is faulty then you can sue the contractor for breach of contract and make them put it right.
But can you apply to have it removed, sadly not - there is no grant for that. You can sue the contractor to have it removed, but there is no grant.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
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Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
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Alex