Paul Shears

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 31st July 2013

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 451

Paul Shears

11:35 AM, 30th November 2020
About 2 days ago

Apparently the most homes created since 1987?

Pack em in. Pack em in. That's the way to do it. What this country needs is more rent-a-coffins. Great. So reassuring.... Read More

Paul Shears

23:06 PM, 27th November 2020
About 4 days ago

Cavity wall insulation issues – Lack of information and possible defects?

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 27/11/2020 - 22:54You need to look into the actual material used and the installer.
To take an extreme example, Shell offered a material coated with a light adhesive over 40 years ago.
They gave a lifetime guarantee on the property in which it was installed.
I made a claim on the guarantee because it was disturbed by structural alterations.
Shell sent out their huge truck to repair the damage free of charge within two weeks.
It did not quite have the insulation properties of rivals but it was guaranteed to be suitable for three storey coastal properties exposed to extreme weather.
No voids possible due to the nature of the material and therefore no "pipes" created between inner and out walls of a cavity wall.
So yes you are right even this material was not completely fool-proof in that it could not be used on high rise buildings.
I suppose that they found that water saturating the outer leaf would track across the cavity as it drained down on a tall building.
The problem, as ever, has more to do with the calibre of staff used in the survey and installation.
Shell used their own staff at the time rather than the layer of destructive and parasitic outsourcing that we see in every walk of life today.... Read More

Paul Shears

13:48 PM, 27th November 2020
About 5 days ago

Cavity wall insulation issues – Lack of information and possible defects?

I asked a cavity wall installation company to do an inspection of some cavity walls in some flats with a view to insulating the cavities.
The cavity wall company worked with me free of charge by drilling some holes and inserting an endoscope.
We found that the cavities had previously been filled. However we found totally different sorts of insulation in different areas of the same structure. So at least two attempts had been made to fill the cavities.
However we also found that the cavities had a few voids still in them where the previous two companies had failed to do the job correctly.
At this point the cavity wall company withdrew their interest in the work.
A few years later, yet another cavity wall insulation company, with who I had no involvement, came from over 200 miles away and drilled holes in the walls everywhere and pretended to fill the mostly already full cavities.
This was all paid for by recycled tax money................ Read More

Paul Shears

19:49 PM, 22nd November 2020
About A week ago

Rent Guarantee Insurance - is it worth it?

Reply to the comment left by EvolutionBlogger at 22/11/2020 - 17:36
Thanks very much for the information. :)... Read More

Paul Shears

16:57 PM, 22nd November 2020
About A week ago

Rent Guarantee Insurance - is it worth it?

Reply to the comment left by EvolutionBlogger at 22/11/2020 - 16:34Who is your RGI with please?... Read More