Cavity Extraction gets visit from local MP 

Specialist cavity wall insulation extraction company Cavity Extraction Ltd has welcomed South Ribble’s Conservative MP, Katherine Fletcher, to its Leyland office to showcase its work and introduce her to its company mission.  

Katherine, who has a background in construction, visited the office located on Boxer Place industrial estate, where founder and director Damian Mercer demonstrated the business’ techniques to extract the damp and wet insulation material from homes and buildings.  

As part of her visit, Damain talked Katherine through the company’s latest investment in drone technology, which uses thermal imaging to identify heat loss in homes on a mass scale.

With almost half the houses in the UK having poorly or wrongly fitted cavity wall insulation, Cavity Extraction has made it their mission to educate people on the issue and raise awareness of the options available to address this nationwide situation. 

Commenting on the visit Damian said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome Katherine to Cavity Extraction HQ, it was a real joy to talk her through the business and answer all of her questions.  

“Katherine immediately ‘got’ what we do and her genuine interest in the techniques we use and our plans for the future made for a fantastic meeting. We hope to welcome her back again as our business continues to expand.”  

Katherine added: “It was a real pleasure to visit Cavity Extraction Ltd – a local company employing local people and doing a good job making sure homes across South Ribble and beyond are not damp due to incorrectly installed cavity wall insulation. 

“I was amazed to hear from Damian that half of all homes that have had retrofitted cavity wall insulation could have had it fitted incorrectly and that if that is the case, it might not be working, or may well be causing problems. It was important to hear his views and concerns about the retrofit industry, business costs and the future of our economy and all of these will be fed back to the relevant ministers.”

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