air bricks

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    underground ventilation

    Hi all I have terrible damp and fungus growth under the wood floor on the ground floor of our typical victorian terraced house. We had a new patio door put in and this has removed the air bricks. Only now do we realise the error of this. So before I go about replacing all the joists and boards...
  2. xMrIS

    terracotta to plastic airbricks

    Hi, Suspended floor needs replacement due to woodworm infestation, on the quote I got they mention , one of the work will be "replacement the original terracotta air bricks with high efficiency plastic ventilation" - this because of "lack of ventilation to the sub floor". Of course I will...
  3. A

    Air bricks in solid sleeper wall

    Hi everyone. Our cellar has a sleeper wall in the middle of it but is not honeycombed. Its quite musty down there and so I want to improve the cross ventilation by adding some air bricks to the sleeper wall. What I want to know is whether it's okay to have an air brick lower down the wall with...
  4. L

    Condition of sub floor timbers - help please!

    Hi everyone, Our Victorian ground floor flat has a number of walls with damp issues. We recently changed our carpets and that allowed me to pop a few of the original floorboards up to have a look at the condition of the sub floor - I’m super worried about dry rot and other sinister issues...
  5. H

    garage suspended slab venting and garage insulation

    Good morning. I am looking at making my attached garage more cofortable and with less humidity, it currently runs around 80%. Garage is 5m x 5m, one wall is pretty mucy all taken up with a double garage door, one wall is the link to the house so I have 2 external walls at 90 Deg to each other...
  6. J

    Are my airbricks to close to ground?

    The airbricks (2) at the front of the house are sightly above ground level. When it rains heavily it smells slightly musty in living room by the window (where the airbricks are). Wondering if rain is going under the house. if they're too low, what methods should be used to rectify it? Please see...
  7. C

    Can I replace rotten wood below french doors with air bricks?

    We have a small wooden strip below our French doors on the outside which has rotted with small holes appearing. This strip is approx. 9cm tall. Behind it is an open gap underneath our floorboards.Can I strip this wood out and replace it with air bricks? Or we have some leftover black PVC panels...
  8. G

    Water down Air Brick - Seeking Advice

    Hi We have a new build, 2 years old (incase this is relevant to how under a house is built) We had an bit of an accident with a paddling pool when the kids were playing in it and some air escaped, causing loads of water to flood out and down the lawn (which took the brunt of it), but as the...
  9. A

    Can I extend air bricks underneath paving?

    We have just removed a patio in our garden because we realised it had been laid on top of decking so the whole thing was moving. We thought we'd take it out ourselves and see what was underneath it before deciding what to do next. The patio was tiles laid onto decking which we thought was a...
  10. S

    Air Bricks

    I have a late 1920s end terrace house. I need to install some air bricks to ventilate the subfloor. The wall is solid brick wall ( not a cavity wall). I understand that there is a gap between the leaves of the solid brick wall althougth it is very small When the airbrick is fitted, should I...
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    Too many airbricks?

    Hi all, We have a 1890s terraced property in the UK. It has gone through many changes over its lifetime including once being two flats. Towards the rear of our house on a side wall we have 4 large airbricks all above each other (see attached). These cause the cavity of this section of wall...
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    Extra Airbricks - but underfloor sleeper/supporting walls not honeycombed

    My downstairs "Tyneside" flat, built in 1900, often smells quite musty. The floors are suspended floorboards, no insulation but gaps filled in. There is one air brick to the front of the property and a couple at the back but when I went under the floor, they seem blocked off at the back (from...
  13. D

    Need to add airbrick channel under solid concrete extension - HELP!!!

    Hi All, I have just bought an old 2 story singleskin (no cavity) mid-terraced house that has suspended wooden floors throughout. Ive been hacking away at the ungodly amount of renovations that need doing and come across one that has me stumped... A more recent extension has been built running...
  14. D

    Ventilation query fora sealed / Bricked up Fireplace

    Hi guys. New user....hope you can point me in the right direction. One of my rooms on the ground floor (of terraced house) has a bricked up fireplace but the chimney was not capped. I had that done a few years after moving in as paint work started flaking on one of the chimney's adjacent...
  15. J

    air bricks / sub-floor ventilation

    I have very high humidity in the bedroom of my one-bed Victorian conversion flat. I have a basement and can underneath the bedroom. There are no air bricks underneath the bedroom or nearby. Also, underneath the bedroom floorboards, there's also lots of rubble and other bits and pieces from when...
  16. Q

    External Air Bricks

    Hi. I wonder if anyone can help... We recently had some raised decking put up and the joist that backs onto the house has covered the 2 air bricks. We have drilled holes into the wood where the air bricks are (this is now under the decking) is this enough for the air bricks to still do their...
  17. S

    Air vents behind radiators and/or trickle vents

    I'm putting central heating into a flat which previously had storage heaters. I found evidence of poor ventilation, with black mould build-up most pronounced in the bedrooms. I suspect this is due to a lack of trickle vents in the double glazing. The floor is concrete and the walls are cavity...
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