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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:00 am 
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Hello everyone,

We have a conservatory, which is all glass top to bottom (3m x 3m). It was build on top of brick base. Because it's all glass we're having problems with damp (one can smell it) , especially in autumn/winter times.

What can I do to overcome this problem? I can take some pictures if it helps? Would putting something on the sides of brick base help? If yes, what?

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When you say a brick base, do you mean a floor or a dwarf wall?

Is there a dpm incorporated in the floor (and/or wall)?

Have you tried leaving windows open to get some cross ventilation going?

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Is it heated or ventilated during the winter?


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You need to answer all the above questions raised in both posts, then the advise will be forthcoming!


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Thank you for replies.

There's a brick layer underneath conservatory and the floor in the conservatory is concrete. I can take some pictures if it helps?

We try to open windows slightly during the day and we try to heat it. I had a central heating radiator instaled. But it has to be heated all the time otherwise one can smell damp so I was wondering if there was a way to insulate it?


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What is dpm?


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marer13 wrote:
What is dpm?


Damp Proof Membrane.

A layer of Visqueen (polythene sheet) under the concrete or a strip of a similar material in one course of the brickwork.

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I don't think there is anything like that underneath. Conservatory was done very poorly by previous owners...


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I think pictures would help.

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