Damp is a common problem for many homes in the UK. Not only does it look unsightly and ruin several years worth of hard work maintenance and decorating the property, it can be bad for your health in the long term and can even cause …Read More (Have Your Say)
Last week, staff from Homeworks Energy were invited to attend a CIGA (Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency) training day where both CIGA members of staff and specialist consultants provided professional development training. The morning session was focused on customer service skills, providing advice and techniques on how to engage professionally and consistently with homeowners; treating them with respect and support. The afternoon session discussed property assessments that are carried out when a homeowner thinks they may have a problem with their cavity wall insulation. The intention is to create a standard, industry wide survey and reporting process. This not only makes assessing the findings of reports simpler but will ensure that cavity insulation extraction only takes place when it is truly required.
The day was expertly run by CIGA and well attended by representatives from installer companies, system designers and CIGA inspectors. Both sessions provided useful information and prompted constructive discussion, which we are sure over time will bring positive change.
CIGA is taking a positive lead in an industry which is committed to addressing and resolving consumer complaints promptly and consistently. It was encouraging to be surrounded by a room full of professional and passionate industry members all working towards a shared vision.
Our thanks go to all at CIGA for putting on such a useful day.
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Home improvements can be as rewarding as they are beneficial but, care must be taken to ensure the cavity wall insulation is not altered or disturbed in anyway. Some examples we often come across are: Having new windows fitted where the cavity becomes exposed Having …Read More (Have Your Say)
At Homeworks Energy we truly are specialists in cavity wall insulation. So, to ensure you are fully satisfied with a cavity wall insulation removal project carried out on your property we always provide clear photographs to demonstrate that the cavity is clear. This is done …Read More (Have Your Say)
We really sympathise with any household that has had to endure a fire or flood. Amongst a whole host of remedial work that is typically required after an event like this, cavity wall insulation should be something that is assessed to determine the level of …Read More (Have Your Say)
Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation was initially used several decades ago when cavity wall insulation was first introduced. This type of insulation gradually degrades over the years and falls to the bottom of the cavity making it less efficient the older it becomes. Is Urea-Formaldehyde Foam Insulation Dangerous? A question …Read More (Have Your Say)
What does the CIGA Guarantee cover? A copy of the leaflet describing how the CIGA Guarantee provides assurance can be downloaded here. The CIGA Guarantee covers defects in materials or workmanship and any concerns will be investigated and defects rectified free of charge. Any claim …Read More (Have Your Say)
Often when we are out surveying people’s homes for cavity wall insulation removal, we are asked about condensation; what causes condensation, how to reduce it and what effect if any it can have on cavity wall insulation. So, we thought the following article might be …Read More (Have Your Say)
Prefabricated houses – A brief history Post-war prefabs were built to replace the high levels of dwellings destroyed or damaged during the Second World War. The legal basis for the build of these was outlined in the Temporary Accommodation Act 1944. The prefabricated building project …Read More (Have Your Say)
If you are looking to have your home insulated with cavity wall insulation it is essential that you have a survey carried out to asses if your property is truly suitable. Installing cavity wall insulation into a property that is not suitable may contribute to …Read More (Have Your Say)
To insulate properties, we use Knauf Supafil blown cavity wall insulation. Approved by the BBA, Knauf Supafil is a high performance blown glass mineral wool used for filling masonry cavity walls. It is an easy to install unbounded material that requires no mixing on site …Read More (Have Your Say)