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    • MikeEngTech
    • By MikeEngTech 11th Feb 18, 1:10 AM
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    cavity wall insulation, keep or remove
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    cavity wall insulation, keep or remove 11th Feb 18 at 1:10 AM
    Survey picked up some damp issues but its an 1890 house with only part central heating. Meant to be completing next week. Surveyor suspects there is cavity wall insulation.
    Would you have it removed?
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    • Keep pedalling
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    If CWI existed then I dont see how it would be possible to remove it, but unless the wall concerned was a later extension, the walls will not even have cavities as Victorian houses used solid walls.
    • MikeEngTech
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    This one does and they all did in my town. I work on them all the time as a heating engineer
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    This one does and they all did in my town. I work on them all the time as a heating engineer
    Originally posted by MikeEngTech
    Then you will know more about it than most of us?
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    Survey picked up some damp issues but its an 1890 house with only part central heating. Meant to be completing next week. Surveyor suspects there is cavity wall insulation.
    Would you have it removed?
    Originally posted by MikeEngTech
    I would wait and see how the house behaved when I was living in it. I would also need confirmation it was there, not mere suspicion!

    People and houses interact, so something like condensation might never become an issue with one family, while with another, who live differently, it could be a problem.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
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