When warm moist air, like that in a bathroom, or a room where washing is drying on radiators, comes into contact with a surface that is colder (usually a window), you get condensation. This can be prevented by opening windows or using a dehumidifier. Replacing single glazed windows with more modern double glazing will also help. We are often called to help resolve landlord and tenant disputes over condensation and damp. These articles look at condensation in property, some of the issues we have found, and how they have been resolved.
Double hung timber sash windows look great on older or period homes, but they can be draughty and offer poor thermal performance, assuming you want to keep them and not replace them with modern double glazed units (we wouldn’t unless … Find out more
As a firm of professionally qualified surveyors, there’s nothing much that annoys us more than those who sit on the fence when they find damp and recommend a ‘specialist damp report’. These are usually poor quality surveyors intending solely to … Find out more