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  1. C

    What kind of damp is this?

    So I live in an end terrace house. We have these damp patches in the back bedroom upstairs mainly on the gable end wall. We had the roof replaced around 2 years ago thinking that was the problem but it hasn't solved it. We are planning to have the gable end painted with a silicone breathable...
  2. H

    Treating Loft Timbers After Damp + Mould

    Hi Everyone, Recently when going into my loft to change the bathroom fan, I noticed that there was a huge amount of damp and black mould on around half of the timbers. I also noticed a smaller spot of what I think is white mould on one rafter and the felt around it. After investigating I found...
  3. P

    Shower screen sealant tips to avoid mould?

    I had a walk-in shower installed just under a year ago and the sealant on the outside of the shower screen has gone mouldy. In fact, it started going mouldy some months ago, which seems a bit quick to spoil. The mould is behind/inside the sealant and is along the whole of the screen. The tiler...
  4. DIYHelpplz

    New Build - Damp/Leak (under shower) (Ed.)

    Sorry double posting this as put in the wrong group initially so admins please feel free to shift where most appropriate. Hi We've been in a new build for 2 Years 3 months, within warranty time we've had them out for mould and condensation issues in the main bedroom, and damp patches in the...
  5. DIYHelpplz

    Advice - New build Bathroom

    Hi We've been in a new build for 2 Years 3 months, within warranty time we've had them out for mould and condensation issues in the main bedroom, and damp patches in the ensuite multiple times in same area (just kept painting over and stain blocking) Wednesday we noticed a watermark on...
  6. I

    block outbuilding - damp?

    Hi everyone, We are thinking of having a garden room built and need some expert advice as you never know if you can trust the builders! A single skin block construction has been suggested "with insulation". We wonder if it'd be suitable for our purposes and what kind of pitfalls should we look...
  7. C

    Mouldy wall, old wallpaper, skim or plaster next?!

    Hi everyone, I’m new here. My partner and I recently bought a terraced house, built around the 60s. The old wallpaper in our bedroom wasn’t done to a great standard, and we also struggle with mould which we think is affecting my partners breathing. We had a survey done when we were buying it...
  8. F

    Alcove bookcases on external wall with damp issue

    Hi all, looking for some advice on a new project I am hoping to get done this month.... I'm planning to build some some built in bookcases in the alcoves in our dining room (see attached pics plus one of the kind of thing I am thinking). The main issue is it's an end of terrace wall which...
  9. E

    Mouldy Rafters / Poor Ventilation in Loft

    We have a problem with white mould on our rafters, which has been put down to poor ventilation. I am hoping for some advice on how to improve our situation ... This is a late 19th century terrace house with a London pitch or butterfly roof, which gives us two completely separate, shallow loft...
  10. S

    Mould between the bathroom tiles

    Hi guys! Our bathroom doesn't have windows, so we need to keep the light and fan on after every shower. Luckily we never take long showers. But even we are being careful, we have mould between tiles as you can see in the pictures. I tried with white vinegar and bicarbonate, it helped a bit but...
  11. W

    Indesit CA55NF No Frost Fridge Freezer had a big build up of mould and water pooling underneath

    Hi. Indesit CA55NF Fridge Freezer bought 2012 has been in the same place ever since, apart from moving to decorate/replace flooring which last got moved probably 4 years ago. Today I noticed a small bit of water around the front leg when I opened the freezer door. I then looked underneath and...
  12. C

    Unsure what caused the mould

    I am unsure what caused the mould, could a blocked airvent with skirting board cause damp, which then cause mould? The airvent is very close to the ground, should it be at this level? Do these get flooded by rain, which can cause damp?
  13. simojo

    Chimney Breast Removed, Now Mouldy Skirting

    Hey all, we recently renovated our first house (built 1930s) with the help of a local builder. As part of this we removed the chimney breast (unfortunately not properly capped when we purchased the property) from the ground up and that area was dot and dab replastered and MDF skirting installed...
  14. R

    Possible woodworm/rot/mould?

    Hello, I was looking in the loft of a 1900s house we've recently moved to, and noticed some tracks in the rafters that look like some kind of wood boring insect (images attached) - is that correct and is it possible to tell if old or recent? There's insulation below the beams so difficult to...
  15. G

    Mould / damp humidity issue.

    So I have a black mould stop at the top corner of my house. I believe it's a cold wall and we have high humidity causing it. It is always around 80 this time of year. Before looking at PIV systems which will take time to research I thought I would look at a possible cause. On one of the same...
  16. A

    Paint peeling on bathroom ceiling

    I have an artexed bathroom ceiling which was painted with some dulux bathroom paint about 9 years back. Its grown mould and has started peeling and cracking (aligatoring ) in areas. So far I've scraped what i can peel off but restricted due to it being artexed and then I've wiped it down with...
  17. Adam95

    Hi did u fight with mould??

    Hi guys. We live in house which was builder in 1954. The previous owners close all vents in home and from last winter we have big problem with mould on 1st floor room. In the corner of the room and joints a side wall with ceiling black mould just growing. We find also on the wall stains but they...
  18. G

    Mould in top corner of room.

    Hi I have a top floor bedroom where where at the external corner of the house there is a cold spot and where mould keeps forming. See the thermal image here. How are cavities formed around corners? Any ideas of the next step ? I don't think I can get a camera down the wall cavity that has the...
  19. G

    Help please mould under loose bathroom tiles

    Hi, I have some loose bathroom tiles near the shower that we're actually growing mushrooms from, and they were also growing on the other side of the wall. They have been up over 20 years. Will letting the wall dry out, spraying with diluted bleach and re tiling be sufficient or should I do...
  20. laura94

    Damp/mould in utility cupboard - leak or condensation?

    Hi all. We moved into a new build flat 3 years ago and have been having issues with damp and mould in the utility cupboard from about 3 months after we moved in until now. When we originally brought it up with the builder they told us that there was a leak coming from outside where a drain...
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