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New Conservatory & Condensation

Discussion in 'Building' started by RP66, 1 Oct 2020.

  1. RP66

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    Not sure if this is the correct place to post this but:

    I have just had a new conservatory built, advertised that it can be used as an extra room all year round, just what we needed and I am ver happy with it.

    BUT - this morning the roof and a couple of windows are covered with internal condensation, which if it should be like this during the winter months makes the room unusable as all furnishings will become damp.
    The roof is Pilkingtons Active blue glass.

    Any Suggestions as to a cure?
     
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  3. dehumidifier for a couple of weeks to get the moisture out of the brickwork and concrete.
     
  4. freddiemercurystwin

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    You were mis-sold.
     
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  5. RP66

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    Therefore are you saying that some new built conservatory's are completely free off condensation?
     
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    We are in a period of warm days and dramatically cooler nights, and that means lots of condensation on cold glass at night.

    You need heat and ventilation.
     
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    does it have a concrete floor? When was that laid?

    when did the roof go on?

    Do you keep the doors into the house open or closed?
     
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    The floor went down in mid July, brick work and plastering followed, roof went on in mid September.
    Door from house is open most days and closed in the evenings.
     
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    give it lots of ventilation. The concrete floor is made of water, with cement and ballast added, and the plaster similar. It will take months to dry out. As it is getting cooler, open the conservatory doors and windows and close the doors to the house. This will cost nothing. Lots of air movement will dry it out faster than trying to heat it. A dehumidifier uses electricity so is a more costly method. If you use one, you must close the doors and windows, or it will try to dehumidify the world.
     
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    And that is the one of the main ways of ensuring condensation occurs during the cooler evenings
     
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