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Free wall insulation and conservitories

Hi

I don't know if you have come across this.

I enquire and arranged, through my energy company, for my house to be surveyed for wall insulation. (if your on a benift such as DLA you are entitled to it)

The first time (yes sorry I have tried 4 times and had my house surveyed each time).

The first time when the workmen arrived they said I hadn't enough air vents in the out side walls and they could do it for cash.

Luckily I was aware of the place they indicated and pointed out to them that it didn't need them because in that part of the house it was a solid floor.

Well I told them I would sort it and sent them on their way.

The next two both said that because I had a conservatory that the rear bedroom wall couldn't be done.

I found it questionable especialy as one of them never even went out side and checked.

I asked the energy company for another oppinion.

Yesterday a gentleman surveyed my  house and said there are no problems they had conservatory ladders especialy for the job.

I know it sound I'm being difficult but it will be the only time so I wanted it wright.

So if you have a conservitory and are told that your house can't have the full house done because of the conservatory, don't except it because it can.

Ronin.

That's a shame.  I thought, on reading the title, that I might be in with the chance of a free conservatory.

 

Thought it sounded too good to be true - and it is.

 

I have quite the opposite problem to them refusing to do it.

 

I am absolutely plagued by these canvassers, wanting to offer me "free" insulation.  I have absolutely no chance of qualifying, and even if I had, it's a relatively modern house (20 years or so) and was built already with cavity wall insulation, as standard.

 

Yes, technology may have moved on, but I don't believe insulation was so poor, back then, that I'd really see a huge benefit from having it all redone.  It's not as if it's an old, draughty house, that has never had the benefit of any insulation.

 

To be honest, I don't want the hassle, even if they paid me.  But still they persist, refusing to take no for an answer.  I'm convinced it's some kind of racket - I get so many of them round here calling - there must be good money in it for them.  I tell them I don't qualify, and anyway don't need or want it.  But you can guarantee there'll be another one round within a week or two.

 

Tina

I had wall insulation carried out for free, a few years back.

We requested a wall insulation survey, as we were going to pay so needed a quote. Surveyor came when I was at work, so my wife stayed at home to see him.

When I returned home, my wife, said we can’t afford wall insulation and handed me the quote, it was

£00.00.

When he was working out his quote, in conversation my wife just mentioned that I had “MS”, his reaction, it’s a good thing you told me, tore, up the original quote, did another one for £00.00, and said all he needed is your husbands national insurance number. The cost to you will be zero.

The work was carried out within a couple of weeks.

That is the one and only thing that I have, ever had paid for. Apart from claming back VAT, on products related to helping my MS.

Take care.

Chris R.

I. El. (Eng). (Rtd).

I know its going to be a bad day when I get out of bed and miss the floor, today is such a day.