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Old 11-01-2008, 07:14 AM   #1
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hi not been in a new 4bed house long we are useing a lot of gas c/heating to heatup i have had a check on the cavity walls and the builders have forgot to fix any inulation with in the cavity voids undercontruction, have they sold me a house no fit for purpose and to put right i do not want holes drilled in the new brick work so as they can pump insulation in the cavity,s can i get my money back under the consumer act.

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They can do it from the inside if needed, not the outside. Whoever told you so was incorrect. BTW, what part of the country do you live in, and what temp is your Thermostat set at? It is possible that the HVAC system was undersized for the home, not poor insulation.

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They can do it from the inside if needed, not the outside. Whoever told you so was incorrect. BTW, what part of the country do you live in, and what temp is your Thermostat set at? It is possible that the HVAC system was undersized for the home, not poor insulation.
Hi the heating engineer as calulated for the type of house and themal loss throuth the fabric of the walls and roof the u valued is 1.2 with the insulation, but if missing ??? the constrution is two skin walls one 100mm block 100mm of insulation 100mm brick, moisture contend of brick is 25 % is this any help. live in the north
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Up North could mean at the Artic Circle, or Bering Sea.
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A cavity between brick veneer and the structure is typical a construction detail. You don't want to be filling the cavity with insulation, unless you're looking for bigger problems.
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