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Condensation

Controlling Condensation

Turning damp, musty rooms into dry, liveable spaces

Condensation is caused by warm air migrating to cold surfaces when humidity is high within a property. Condensation is the most common cause of dampness and resultant mould growth in buildings. In our hermetically sealed modern homes where ventilation and circulation are restricted, condensation can lead to unhealthy living conditions

The symptoms of condensation are easily misdiagnosed for other issues of water ingress. It is a greater problem in winter months when properties old and new are heated. High levels of water vapour can build in kitchens and bathrooms and diffuse across rooms to condense on cold impervious surfaces. An associated mould will also form in areas where circulation is poor, behind furniture inside fitted cupboards and in corners.

Condensation occurs most visibly on cold wall and floor surfaces but also affects roof and subfloor spaces where timbers can become damp and decay.

Stonehouse surveyors inspect each project individually and employ a number of methods to control condensation. These solutions include mechanical fans, insulated vents and installing insulation with an integral vapour barrier.

The following case studies include examples of projects where we have successfully controlled condensation. Please contact us to discover how we can help you.

Read our Condensation Control Case Studies

Browse our case studies to see the full range of Condensation Control projects we have undertaken.