From RIBA The pressure for energy saving in solid walled buildings is real and tangible. Green Deal and rising energy bills are encouraging us to insulate our walls. Where we have external features / facades that we want to keep …

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Ventilation does not mean uncontrolled draughts! Ventilation is key for all buildings, after all we do need a bit of the fresh air stuff to stay alive! However for older buildings it is even more important. Solid walled buildings should …

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Positive ventilation system diagramatic Many of our houses are getting sealed up all in the name of energy efficiency. Draughts around doors are being sealed, windows are being replaced (often without trickle vents), chimneys are being blocked up, lofts insulated, …

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Perhaps an odd question to ask, for how can visible mould and damp be healthy, beneficial or aesthetically pleasing? The short answer is that it cannot, but there is a BUT. This BUT is quite a big one as well. …

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