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Fixes for Condensation Inside Fitted Wardrobe

Postby mehitabelle » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:14 pm

It has been decided (by She Who Must Be Obeyed) that we need new fitted wardrobes. The current wardrobes were inherited from the previous owners and have a few worrying features:
1. The wall behind the wardrobe (an external west-facing flank wall) has been covered in polystyrene tiles. It also has a ventilation brick, possibly pre-dating the wardrobe.
2. The interior shelving has holes drilled into them, presumably for ventilation.

This all leads me to suspect there has been a condensation problem in the past. There has been no sign of condensation while we have owned the house.

When I rip out the old wardrobes should I take steps to insulate the rear wall before the new wardrobes are fitted? If so, what is the best method? Cavity wall insulation is not an option.
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