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Mould growth in attic space

Postby TrickyDicky » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:56 pm

Hi. I need some advice concerning mould spores forming on roof beams. Here is some info relevant to jobs done on house over last 2 years.
1 Had all facias/soffits and gutters removed and upvc installed
2 Had cavity wall insulation installed last year, and upvc windows fitted to front of house, had no condensation problems on windows till then.
3 Blocked fireplace up in front room around same time.
4 Have flush zone 1 halogen lighting in bathroom ceiling(dont think this helps, steam passing through etc)
Codensation forms overnight on windows in bedrooms but not streaming,mould on roof beams isnt severe as yet but it is forming and i,m a bit concerned,Roof is felt lined and appears dry,no signs of mould there as yet.
I have arranged a qoute for eave vents to be fitted to plastic soffits. is this a good move?, and how can I clean up the mould.
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:45 pm

the soffit needs venting
The windows need trickle vents fitted
the fireplace needs a vent fitting
You may also need roof vents,but see if the soffit vents work first.
The mould will dissipate with adequate ventilation.
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