Our cottage is built mid 1800's so may be lacking in some of the more modern damp treatments so hopefully you can help.
About five years about the cottage was renovated by the previous owner. This (wet) summer, I've been noticing random damp spots on the downstairs walls. I know in the renovation that the walls where dry lined so I was wondering if the damp spots are where the adhesive is attaching the plasterboards to the wall?
Some spots are low down by skirting, some are half way up the wall, some are on external walls, some are on internals walls and some are on the wall adjoining the neighbours house.
The spots are not growing any mould, they just appear as dark circles or rings. Some along the skirting are in patches up to ten inches from the skirting upwards but it is not consistant.
Any help, guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. One final point - if any works need to be carried out, is this something that can normally be claimed on the house insurance?
Thanks for your help.