Cellar ventilation

14 Jun 2007
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United Kingdom

I have moved into a 100 year old Victorian Terrace House with a slightly damp cellar.
The cellar has the old window and grill under the front bay window blocked up with concrete slabs.
I am looking at a easy way to provide a bit more ventilation and get rid of the damp smell.

I know the best way would be to fit air vents either side of the cellar, but I only have external access at the front, as its only under the front lounge and is a terraced house.

I was thinking of drilling a hole in the concrete slabs over the old cellar window, installing a vent and some ducting leading to an extractor fan.
They possibly putting a vent in the internal door at the top of the cellar stairs, so some air from the house gets sucked in.

Does this sounds sensible?
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