Repairing badly installed EWI Insulation
Back in the summer we got a call from a desperate homeowner in Wimbledon who had been taken for a ride by their EWI Installer. The installer in question had simply given up the install mid-works leaving the property in a terrible condition.
This badly installed external wall insulation was even done under the government’s GDHIF scheme – it doesn’t provide homeowners with a huge amount of confidence when works can be carried out to this poor standard even under one of their own schemes!
Anyway – we were invited to come and take a look at the property and quote for the repairing insulation. It quickly became apparent we needed to start again – removing the existing insulation so we had a blank canvas to start with. The main reason was that the EPS boards had not been correctly attached to the walls. The EPS insulation boards are normally bedded upon adhesive (some companies use dry systems with no adhesive but this is not recommended) which helps adhere them to the wall. This installer had decided to cut corners and only apply adhesive to some of the boards – we were nervous that this wouldn’t last – so we made the decision to remove everything and start again.