Options for Ventilation for Bedrooms at Front of Property for Condensation


Postby ronanjordan » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:08 pm

Hi guys. New on here.
Get a bit of condensation on windows in bedrooms overnight. Looking at options for ventilation and opinions.
As the bedrooms are at the front I would prefer to avoid vents going through the cavity wall.

I was thinking about ceiling vent and a length of 4 inch wavin pipe ( plastic sewer pipe) with few T pieces to each bedroom to a vent on the gable end, so all rooms go to 1 vent, may put a small inline ventilation fan with a timer for air Changes over night... wont be a sophisticated balanced system, but wont be too expensive...
Opinions, thoughts and donations accepted.
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Postby lets have a look » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:55 am

I can donate some old 4" plastic vent that came out of some old public toilets,bit crusty inside,

I had the same problem when I rented out my house,but now living back here I just open all the windows for 15 minutes a day
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Postby ronanjordan » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:59 pm

No thanks on the pipe!i

Windows are opened daily but overnight it's probably 8 hours of closed window so looking at ventilation..
Any advice on the idea I have greatly appreciated..
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Postby lets have a look » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:03 am

The cheapest way would be to drill some 20mm holes in the wall through to the outside and and cover with a a plastic vent.
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Postby neil-the-handyman » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:08 am

Hi Neil the Oxford handyman here,

Insufficient air flow is the cause.
The best solution is to fit vents into the window frames. These cost about £12-15 from any UPVC supplier. Use a small drill bit to ensure that you are clear of any internal metal strengthening. This should reduce moisture being trapped internally and precipitating on the colder surfaces promoting mould growth.

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