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Author Topic: Advice appreciated on roof insulation  (Read 21774 times)
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« Reply #90 on: March 04, 2014, 10:17:48 AM »

Yeah, thanks for the advice, and very good too  genuflect

Just been writing down what I want to speak to TW reps about when they arrive

The guys working have said they have never seen a home so bad for missing insulation before.

Taking lots of photos and some video, only have a compact camera.

The guys working are taking lots of photos too, and said I can have copy.

They have to document their work is reason. The 'workers' are great and clearly doing a good job so far.

Just got angry this morning when being fobbed off/lied too again.
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« Reply #91 on: March 05, 2014, 10:02:00 AM »

So....  hysteria

Taylor Wimpey customer care manager and head of production turned up yesterday, luckily I got the council building control guy to come too at same time.

The new plan....

new batons ordered to give correct vent gap size.

50mm inbetween rafter kingspan (increased to 100mm by my request to TW)

silver foiled.

then multi foil insulation across the rafters (at 200 a roll!)

then 12mm batons.

then 1 layer of foil backed plasterboard.

then dry lined.

then decorated.

Also got verbal agreement to give me compensation, to be discussed after works completed.

I've got feeling now they have visited they don't 'want to come back' and so hopefully will all be sorted to my satisfaction now.

All new materials meant to be delivered today.

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« Reply #92 on: March 05, 2014, 10:06:53 AM »

4 of 6 'spaces' now stripped. basically had NO insulation. The odd bit was not tight packed, so useless anyway.

The 2 dormer windows have no insulation in them, so they are to be drilled and foam filled.

The cavity wall down to the soffit had no insulation either, so will be rockwool packed.













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« Reply #93 on: March 05, 2014, 10:32:16 AM »

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Yippee Don let's hope it's being done properly at last. Well done for your patience.
Next winter you should be as snug as a bug.
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« Reply #94 on: March 05, 2014, 11:07:02 AM »

Nearly there now.

Wasn't there airtight tape somewhere in the 'original' spec?

Have you got the new spec in writing?
If yes, good.
If not, document it yourself and circulate to all present yesterday,
it is them up to them to modify/correct/confirm.

Look after the guiys actually doing the work.
You don't want a 'jape', (say a fillet of mackerel),
left in a now inaccessible void slowly releasing foul smells.
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« Reply #95 on: March 05, 2014, 11:12:03 AM »

Thanks for the replies and (great) advice

Yes, after kingspan, then foil taped.

Have asked for the new spec in writing, not received yet.

Customer care manager said she would call me on Monday, to discuss further issues.

Guys well looked after, Im ex-army 23 years. I know how to 'Brew up'  hysteria

home made biscuits and bakewell tarts aplenty too.

The lads are 'good uns', usual thing..Lions led by donkeys as someone once said.  hysteria
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« Reply #96 on: March 05, 2014, 11:55:35 AM »

Great pictures, glad you are getting there, never sure on that multi foil stuff.

Jon
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« Reply #97 on: March 05, 2014, 02:17:36 PM »

new materials arrived for new plan, plasterboard not tapered....

so they're now going to skim finish rather than dry line..










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« Reply #98 on: March 05, 2014, 04:45:48 PM »

detritus so far....




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« Reply #99 on: March 05, 2014, 06:37:14 PM »

Hi Don
Excellent that it is now getting sorted. Your perciverance is to be commended.  I suppose the worrying thing is that yours won't be a one off, there must be so many houses that have not been insulated correctly. A pity there isn't a working system in place to ensure it is fitted correctly.
Good luck and well done.
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« Reply #100 on: March 05, 2014, 07:16:20 PM »

Bravo Don.
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« Reply #101 on: March 06, 2014, 11:28:52 AM »

Scaffolding went up in the stair area today.

I have the beginnings of Insulation!











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« Reply #102 on: March 09, 2014, 01:51:03 PM »

Discovered one of the guys hadn't been putting batons in, he was sick friday so couldn't pull him up for it. Now rectified.

His boss speaking to him tomorrow. Other lad has now been made 'gaffer' to ensure done properly. Oh they blocked the toilet too, didn't tell me I discovered it myself....

plumber couldn't clear so dynarod came friday afternoon to clear.

What next....







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« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2014, 02:10:54 PM »

perhaps as a treat for doing a good job you could buy them an expanding foam gun. Saves an awful lot of messing around and drips compared to the single use cans. Also much easier to control and apply small amounts of foam into gaps E.g toolstation 75661 and 60449
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« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2014, 02:30:18 PM »

Oh that was another lad turned up, did that. He used 11 cans to do 2 cheeks on 1 dormer....10 a can....

Most of it went on the floor.... wackoold









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