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conservatory condensation?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by RP66, 29 Aug 2020.

  1. RP66

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    I have just had a new conservatory built and the last few mornings the roof and windows have been covered in condensation, any thought as to overcome this as we were hoping to use this space as an extra sitting room throughout the year?
    The brochure did state that the conservatory increases living space etc, should I approach the builder?
     
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  3. sircerebus666

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    Best bet is to ventilate it , heat it and get yourself some cheap crystal dehumidifiers

    What do you think the builder would do?
     
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    My conservatory has narrow sliding vents above each window. I always thought these were fitted as standard.......obviously not.
     
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    Where is this condensation, on the glass inside or outside, is it all over the frames as well, is it dripping from the roof, pooling on the window cills?

    You say you just had it built, how old is it? Days, weeks, months?
     
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    Cement floor is 4weeks old and plastering was finished 8 days ago.
    All condensation is on the inside of double glazed windows and roof, not on the frames or cills.
     
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    In which case, a lot of moisture will be coming out of the fabric. Just give it time and some ventilation.
     
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    Yep just as I thought, still a lot of moisture coming out certainly from the plaster especially on these damp days its taking a little longer to dry, couple of months back you'd have been laughing.
     
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    Lots and lots of ventilation. Windows open on at least two sides for a through-flow of air.

    As we are in a cold spell, close the doors into the house to protect it from cold and damp.
     
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    Thanks all for your replies and will give it time.
     
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