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  1. C

    Air bricks above floor level feeding into cavity. Why?

    I've recently purchased an '80s semi-detached bungalow and currently in the process of renovation. Originally, the property was heated via a warm air system and water heater, but this was replaced ~10 years ago with a Combi Boiler CH/HW system. In the kitchen there is a cupboard in which was...
  2. W

    Damp issue in 1900's building with strange ventilation setup

    Hi all First post here. I've searched around everywhere for someone with a similar set up to my place and found nothing so had to ask for myself. I have a ground floor flat of a converted pub built circa 1905 and converted in the mid 90's. It's solid brick wall construction, single glazed...
  3. R

    What Prep Needed Before Painting?

    There is one wall in my kitchen with patches of bubbled, flaking paint. It looks like damp, except it's too high and inconsistent for rising damp, there is no pipework above for possible leaks, and it's far away from the boiler, stove, and kettle so don't suspect condensation. It also hasn't...
  4. T

    Internal wall crumbling, pipe behind wall has turned green but is not wet. Ideas?

    The top corner of my kitchen wall started to crumble a bit. I used a paper scraper to remove it. There is a radiator/water pipe behind this section of wall. The pipes have turned green but are not wet. In fact, nothing there appears to be wet, but that corner of wall is almost dust now. I have...
  5. T

    Damp Sub Floor - The Saga Continues

    We live in a Victorian semi. When we moved in i immediately identified a problem with damp under our subfloor. The ground (and it is literally soil under there) is coated with a white mould and Is damp to the touch. Luckily we have between 3-5 foot of crawl space height depending on where you...
  6. I

    Blown render or something else?

    We live in a Victorian terraced house and our neighbour has come over saying the render has blown near the coping stones right at the top, in between our houses. Turns out they’ve had terrible damp in the kitchen for 5 years but only mentioned anything a few months ago. He came over today saying...
  7. M

    Isolated DAMP issue on front elevation 1875 mid terrace (Yorkshire)

    I'll try keep it as brief as possible as I could go on on.. I'm having an internal damp issue on the front internal wall (north facing). See pictures of internal and external. House built in 1875. Yorkshire stone build. Damp ONLY occurs in winter, coincidentally when turning the heating on...
  8. sammerz

    Garage conversion floor / wall detail

    Hello, I am designing my detached garage conversion, it’s a single skin brick building on a solid raft slab. I’ve had a look on multiple previous posts and cannot find a specific answer. I’ve post here and in the ‘building’ forum, not sure which is best. I am need of advice at the wall/floor...
  9. sammerz

    Garage conversion floor and wall detail

    Hello, I am designing my detached garage conversion, it’s a single skin brick building on a solid raft slab. I’ve had a look on multiple previous posts and cannot find a specific answer. I am need of advice at the wall/floor junction to ensure I do not get damp issues. My design is largely...
  10. L

    PIV or humidity fan?

    Hi guys I have an issue in my kitchen that a surveyor says is a failure in my damp proofing & my damp man says is only moisture. Its in one corner of my kitchen and 3 sets of solid oak worktops have bowed. Its now starting to make my metal fireplace in the adjacent room go a little rusty. Its...
  11. C

    Workbench frame supported by block on flat on interior garage/retaining wall. DPM or Breathable?

    I have recently purchased a new property and I am looking at converting the detached garage into a workshop. The garage sits at the bottom of a reasonably steep slope leading up to the house and the rear garage wall doubles up as a retaining wall for the garden behind it. In order to reinforce...
  12. K

    Replacing 1910 subfloor after damp issues

    Hi All I’ve bought a c1910 detached house knowing it had damp issues in the subfloor, the damps been there for a while! . I’ve fixed the issues causing the damp, cleared the vents and in the procsss of drying out the walls and concrete base. I will need to address the sleeper walls and the...
  13. A

    Sand/cement or bonding after tanking

    Hi, Hoping someone can help. I have a wall (double skin cavity wall) that had damp. The damp problem has been fixed and the bricks are now dry. I have painted it with sand + cement tanking slurry with a waterproofer added. Can I get away with bonding and then skim? I’ve read somewhere that you...
  14. C

    Coal Chute Cover for Ventilation

    I have a Victorian property with a basement that is becoming damper over time. One easy fix is to add more ventilation through our coal Chute. Currently, the chute is covered by a square metal cover that can be lifted off the hole in the ground just outside our kitchen window to access the...
  15. K

    damp on survey of old house late 1800s

    We had a survey back on an old cottage built of granite. obviously there are some damp issues. I am trying to convince my husband we should not be put off by this as if the source of the damp is identified then it can be remediated. I will copy what was written in the report below 1. Down the...
  16. H

    Heavy condensation in under stairs cupboard

    We moved to a 1950s detached house in September which has a cupboard space under the stairs. I've noticed some quite heavy condensation inside it which you can see in the attached pictures. The cupboard does smell faintly damp and there was a lot of mould / blown plaster on the walls here before...
  17. T

    Damp

    Any advice on the below? We are renovating our house and found a very damp inside corner of an external wall, where the original wall of the house was knocked through to a single storey extension. You can see in the photo the wider footing of the house. Our builder thinks this is because the...
  18. B

    New extension floor and walls still damp

    Had a new single story extension built. It's got a concrete floor and block inner wall. It was made watertight at the beginning of March and heating installed at the start of April. It had DPM and insulation installed and passed off by BC. The floor is still very damp in places and the...
  19. RichieSixty

    Wet Bricks?

    Hi all, Recently moved house and spotted these wet bricks. They are below the damp course and it's only those bricks that get wet. They do dry out during the day but sometimes they are wet in the morning even if it's not been raining. Perhaps some condensation? Wet Bricks by RichieSixty...
  20. L

    Damp under bay window and in kitchen

    Please can someone help me I’m so desperate I bought this house and everything was done from top to bottom inside before I bought it I seen the house once and now 4 months later theres damp and paint flaking off and damp patches Does anyone know what this could be?
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