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Cavity Wall Insulation Removal – Everything you Need to Know

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OVER the years many people have been a victim of poorly installed cavity wall insulation. In contrast to what you were promised, the insulation is failing to keep your home warm.

When the correct material is installed to a home that is in good condition, cavity wall insulation is an energy efficient way to keep your home warm. However over recent years cavity wall insulation has been known to be installed incorrectly. This has caused problems such as penetrating damp, condensation, mould and deterioration of existing render/masonry.

If you’ve experienced any of the above lately, then it is time to consider extracting your cavity wall insulation.

Unsure whether you need cavity wall insulation removal? Speak to one of our friendly specialists for a free consultation.

Why has my cavity wall insulation failed?

Many homeowners can be completely unaware if their cavity walls have been installed correctly. It is impossible to know if it is under-filled, over-packed, where it has slumped, where areas have been missed, blockage to vents and other internal obstructions. From our experience the blame can normally be placed on one of the following pointers;

– The cavity has not been appropriately cleared prior to the install.

– How prone the property’s location is to wind and rain exposure.

– Damage to external walls such as cracks within render/ pointing of brickwork.

– The cavity width is too small.

– Property structure is not appropriate for cavity insulation.

– Insulation has not been installed properly.

– Debris in the cavity wall which causes a thermal bridge.

– Poor materials have been installed such as mineral wool, formaldehyde foam.

– No bonding agent installed with carbon carbon, diamond bead or expanded polystyrene beads.

– Leaking roof and damage to soffit.

– Insulation becoming wet through flooding or fire damage.

Are there grants available for cavity extraction?

At this moment in time, cavity extraction grants are not available. However, for those who still have access to their guarantees, there is a possibility that you could claim off the guarantee provider. This process can be tedious however our specialists are there to help you.

Is it possible to remove cavity wall insulation?

Failed cavity wall insulation will not get better over time, it will get worse. The good news is that it is possible to extract the current insulation and remove any debris.

Our team of technicians are able to remove insulation and rubble from within your cavity using an extraction machine. In addition to this, air bricks are installed to the external wall of the property to allow cross flow ventilation. This is crucial and will allow the cavity to breathe and the internal skin to dry out.

What is cavity wall extraction?

Cavity wall extraction is the process of removing defective wall insulation. As a result of poorly insulated cavities there is a growing demand for cavity extraction across the UK.

Particularly in areas of high wind and rain exposure. There are many cavity wall extraction companies offering their service. However, be sure to check that they hold an oscar onsite certification and trustmark approval. This will ensure a high standard of workmanship.

How long does it take to extract cavity wall insulation?

The average cavity wall extraction takes roughly 2 days, however this figure varies from property to property. Some insulative materials can become rigid or rubble can collect at the bottom of the cavity from previous work. Both of which can slow down the process drastically. Nevertheless, it’s crucially important to remember that the cavity space has been cleared and nothing can act as a thermal bridge.

Will cavity extraction cure my penetrating damp?

Essentially, when the defective cavity wall insulation has been successfully extracted moisture will be unable to pass from the external brick to the internal brick. With time and the correct ventilation the damp will dry out and there will no longer be a problem. However depending on the damage that has been done already for example, blown plaster or render this would have to be rectified by a specialist.

How do our technicians detect failed cavity wall insulation?

The survey process is straightforward and allows our technicians to gauge the severity of the problem and which method is best suited to extract the insulation.

– A general inspection can be carried out; cracks within brickwork, damp spots/patches on render and vents which aren’t sleeved.

– A borescope inspection allows our technician to look inside the cavity which is a quick and easy way to determine the state of the insulation.

– Thermal imaging is another way to diagnose areas of the property that may be acting as a thermal bridge.

Who are we?

At First Choice Energy, our mission is to create a more sustainable world to live in. To do this, we need to reduce our energy usage by creating energy-efficient homes. That’s why we work with homeowners across the UK, helping with increasing heating and insulation efficiency throughout their homes. Check our website to see how we can help you today.

Email:- firstchoiceenergylimited@gmail.com

Contact Number:- 07884 004516

Visit website for more information https://firstchoiceenergy.co.uk/

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Admiral is hiring for remote roles in west Wales

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JOIN Admiral, and work from home – no experience necessary!

Wales’ only FTSE 100 company is hiring across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire right now for remote roles.

Admiral, which is ranked the 5th best workplace in the UK and the 2nd best workplace for women, is looking for residents in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire to join them as they recruit for remote roles, with full training and equipment provided!

Remote Customer Service Advisor – (Customer Loyalty department) 

The Customer Loyalty department are responsible for looking after their valued customers, whether that’s dealing with queries, finding solutions, changing policy details, or the all-important job of negotiating with those who aren’t satisfied with their renewal quote.

This means they’re looking for those who are resilient and customer focused. You need to be skilled in building relationships, delivering superb customer service and have a willingness to upsell additional products or services. You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive difference in their customers’ lives through the service you provide them, so it’s vital that you value helping others!

You’ll work in a busy environment, likely to take upwards of 50 calls per day, so you’ll need to make lightning-fast decisions to help their valued customers.

Remote Sales Consultant – (New Business department) 

In the New Business department, the culture is the heart of the department. They’re a supportive, fun and innovative team who always strive for the best and celebrate the success of their colleagues. Their standards are high but they’ll ensure everyone is fully supported to enable them to succeed!

A day in the life of a Remote Sales Consultant is centred around customers. You’ll take incoming calls from their customers (no cold-calling) and guide them through the process of setting up insurance and secure them the best deal, all while adding value and providing outstanding service.

This means they’re looking for motivated, confident and resilient people to join the New Business family. You’ll be bringing in brand new customers, so you need to take pride in your work and be able to make a great first impression!

Benefits of working for Admiral 

  • A starting salary of £19,100 plus up to an additional £13,000 in incentives.
  • Full training provided with no experience necessary
  • All equipment provided
  • Fully remote roles – no travel costs or time!
  • Free shares worth £3,600 every year (After 1 year’s service)
  • Full time position with long-term career prospects

Why choose to join Admiral as an employer 

Admiral is an award-winning employer! In 2021, they were named the 5th best workplace in the UK, and 2nd best for women by Great Place to Work, the 5th Best Big Company To Work For in the UK in the Best Companies To Work For list and the 17th Best Multinational Workplace in Europe by Great Place to Work.

They take career progression seriously and really encourage colleagues to take their careers to the next level, providing support along the way.

Admiral is also well known for its share scheme, offering free shares worth £3,600 every year, once you’ve been with them for one year. 

This means receiving dividends twice a year plus the ability to sell your shares after three years, or after five years tax free! It’s a great way to have a real sense of ownership in your role and help drive the business forward. 

If you’re looking for an opportunity to join an award winning, FTSE 100 company then you can apply by following the link www.admiraljobs.co.uk/west.

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Art Auction in support of Tenby Museum

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TENBY Museum and Art Gallery opened it’s doors to the public on the 9th September after being closed for eighteen months due to Covid. During this time a new roof and replacement Velux windows were installed as well as extensive internal redecoration carried out.

Being closed for all this time has resulted in a loss of revenue for the museum,  and with this in mind the ‘Friends of Tenby Museum’ are organising an Art Auction on Friday 10th December at the museum to help raise much needed funds

There was a wonderful response from artists who contributed their work in support of the museum including Naomi Tydeman, Sally Green, Tom Sloan, Jon Houser, Meirion Jones, Brian Froud and Louise Burdett to name just a few. All the work will be on display at the museum gallery and can be viewed for free by the public on Thursday to Saturday from 25th November until Friday 10th December.

Doors open to the public at 6.15pm and the auction will start promptly at 7.00pm. Our auctioneer for the night will be the very talented local artist Guy Manning.

All proceeds will go to the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery which is the oldest independent museum in Wales. We appreciate your support and if you can’t make it on the night, you can either leave a bid in a sealed box at the museum or on-line at the museum website www.tenbymuseum.org.uk

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Miles Plant Hire: The experts in groundworks, drainage and much more

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SPECIALISING in groundworks and plant hire, Miles Plant Hire is always the right choice for a quick, professional, and safe project in and around Pembrokeshire.

With an excellent safety track record, the business Miles Plant Hire is going strength to strength, and is the best choice when you want the job done safely, to schedule, and done right the first time.

From drainage and services, to cable laying and curbs, to road construction and landscaping, their talented and experienced team is always there to get the job done.

Working with a wide range clients, Miles Plant Hire have a wide range of plant machinery from mini diggers to 14 tonne excavators, dumpers (3 tonnes to 10 tonnes), Teli Handlers (10m and 14m reach), tractors & trailers, and everything else needed for the job at hand.

From the initial quote to the final sign-off, the firm always put customers first with top-class service and satisfaction guaranteed.

THEY ARE GROWING

The company is growing, projects are getting bigger, and the team at Miles are always on the lookout for talented and driven individuals to join the team.

You’ll need to have experience in a busy environment, always keep safety at the front of your mind, and be a team player. In return, they’ll help you grow, learn new skills, and achieve your very best. Hard work is always well rewarded. Feel free to send in your CV with a short explanation of why you feel you would be a great addition to our team.

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