New insulation scheme must guarantee high-quality work

Campaigners are calling for the new Green Homes Grant scheme, due to launch in September, to guarantee ‘high-quality work’. Under previous government schemes many houses suffered from poor quality work and some homeowners are still living with the consequences such as damp homes from poorly installed cavity wall insulation. Many of the companies who installed the insulation are no longer in business meaning those affected have had difficulty rectifying the problems caused. Now another government scheme has been announced, campaigners and MPs have said the government must ensure people are protected from poor installations, adding that CIGA (the Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency) is not fit for purpose. Read more here.