Consultation begins on Cavity Wall Insulation

Draft Cavity Wall Insulation Action Plan: consultation document December 2020.
Draft Cavity Wall Insulation Action Plan.

A three month consultation has been launched by the Housing Executive on its draft Cavity Wall Insulation Action Plan.

Hosted on the Housing Executive’s website, responses are being sought from interested parties before 31 March, 2021.

Feedback gathered from this consultation exercise will be used to create a final action plan, which will be released next summer.

Read the Draft Cavity Wall Insulation Action Plan: consultation document (clicking the link will open a new window).

Download the consultation document (PDF 1MB)

Paul Isherwood, our Director of Asset Management at the Housing Executive, explained:

“Cavity wall insulation installed in homes across the UK in the 1980’s and 90’s has been a major concern across all housing sectors in recent years.

“In 2017, we commissioned an independent construction certification body to examine cavity wall insulation in both Housing Executive and privately owned homes across Northern Ireland.

“This report was published in 2019, and found that 63% of Housing Executive dwellings surveyed had cavity wall insulation which was non-compliant with current industry standards.

“A series of recommendations were also made on how to improve the insulation and associated matters in our housing stock.

“We then engaged with representatives of our tenants and local politicians, as well as insulation industry specialists, where we briefed them on the key findings and welcomed feedback.

“This helped inform the current proposals and we’re very keen to receive as many responses as possible before the March 31 deadline and we will publish our final action plan next summer.”


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