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 Post subject: Cavity Fill Insulation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 am 
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About five years back we had Cavity Fill Insulation carried out on our 1930's Detached home.
Although we seem to remember an initial improvement on general warmth etc. We have since experienced
damp in most rooms mainly near windows and evident on some 1st floor ceilings. None of which we had experienced before the insulation took place.

I would welcome opinions in how I may remedy this situation!

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I think that as the walls are warmer the condensation is forming at the coldest point, the windows in this instance. I am sure you are aware about moisture laden air from showers, drying laundry and cooking being minimised and ventilation when appropriate. In the coldest extremes we get a bit of condensation on the bottom of the DG windows which we wipe off before puddling. But we keep our house warm all the time (see recent post) and I think this might be a factor for you to think about.

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dewaltdisney wrote:
I think that as the walls are warmer the condensation is forming at the coldest point, the windows in this instance. I am sure you are aware about moisture laden air from showers, drying laundry and cooking being minimised and ventilation when appropriate. In the coldest extremes we get a bit of condensation on the bottom of the DG windows which we wipe off before puddling. But we keep our house warm all the time (see recent post) and I think this might be a factor for you to think about.

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Thanks for that DWD, they are good points that you make.
I have to confess that I do not heat the whole house in winter. I built a single story extension on the house about two years back now (approx 7m x 4.5m Kitchen and living area) with an adjacent Wet room/wc also a separate Utility.
All of these are heated by 'Under floor water heating' to 21 deg C during the day and 16 Deg C at night.
Perhaps because I am a Yorkshireman (and proud of it :wink: ) I only heat the rest of the house when we have visitors!

So yes when I do think about it, I perhaps am some of the problem. The condensation (if it is that) only shows itself as 'dots' of dark mold
on papered surfaces. This does clean off and seems to be a task every two or three weeks. Probably my main problem is the 'ear-ache' I get from the Mrs after each of these clean up bouts!

I would add that the 'mold' problem has not raised its head in the new part or the Utility or Wet-room.

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