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blushingm Tue 24-May-11 14:15:54

had a call from NES Uk Ltd offering a survey and grants for cavity wall insulation - has anyone had it and does it make a difference?

TIA

purepurple Tue 24-May-11 15:59:30

Yes and YES!
We moved into a bigger detached house from a terraced and noticed a difference straight away. The house always felt cold and the boiler is ancient and we can't afford to replace it yet.
We got a company, eaga, to do a survery and do the insulation. DH had already done the loft, so we paid £149 for the cavity wall insulation.
We noticed a difference almost immediately. The house just feels warmer and stays warmer when the heating goes off. I don't need the heating on as much, so it has already saved us money.

blushingm Tue 24-May-11 17:15:08

thanks purple - it's a good idea then!!!!!

virgiltracey Sun 29-May-11 18:38:44

Absolutely, just bear in mind it keeps the house warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Ours has made a massive difference to the warmth in winter but in the nicer weather it is frequently warmer outside than in and we have to put and extra layer on indoors - great in the middle of summer to come inside and cool down but in spring/autumn it can be really chilly indoors!

cakeandcustard Sun 29-May-11 18:41:03

If your house has any damp problems it can exacerbate them so look into this first, otherwise its a good investment

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