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Loft insulation cold callers have NO connection with CDC


April 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ April 2018


A local resident recently received several unsolicited telephone calls from a company called Airtight Renewables Ltd (also known as ATR Bournemouth Ltd) offering loft insulation using a spray foam product.   The company representatives were rather forceful and gave the impression that their work was authorised by local government and the ‘energy advisor for the area’ as part of a government-backed energy efficiency/upgrading scheme

We can confirm that this company has NO links with CDC, or indeed our long-standing partner Severn Wye Energy.

Advice from the independent Energy Saving Trust is that when a loft is insulated in the usual way above ceiling level there is NO need to insulate the pitched roof with spray foam, as suggested by the cold callers. The foam will have a negligible effect on heat loss, and increase the risk of moisture collecting in the roof timbers, which in turn increases the chances of rot and decay. Anyone wishing to increase the amount of insulation should add further layers of the existing material at ceiling level.