Had a single brick shed extended to make an office. Its had a New roof, the wall and floor has had a plastic membrain installed. The walls have been battened, boarded and plastered with rockwool insulation in the floor, the walls and the ceiling. Before the walls were boarded and plastered there was quite a lot of condensation dripping down the walls.
It has a heater in now to drying out the plaster. Electrical back boxes have quite a lot of condensation and there are small areas of water on the floor near the walls. Seems water is dripping down the inside of the wall onto the floor. Will this go as the rooms temperature rises and stabilises, or is there a bigger issue?
Hi grayman Hopefully the plastic membrane was fitted after the battens and insulation were in place. If this is so then there is an issue with the joining of the wall and floor membrane and its location relative to floor levels. Regards S
Hi grayman This must all be very disappointing for you. You could try insulating and cladding the outside but I doubt you will decrease the temperature gradient of the insulation inside the plastic membrane enough to stop interstitial condensation. It may be better to cut your losses, remove plasterboard and insulation, cut out the plastic membrane between the battens, then refit insulation, fit the DPM and re-board. Regards S
Hi. Thanks for the reply. The heating is on and it seems the areas are drying a little. Im going to externally insulate as im having the cladding fitted anyway. Im wondeing if a dehumidifyer would be an option just in case?
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