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Poor Ventilation in 1840's Converted Farmhouse Cottage

Postby steviewoods2011 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:25 am

Hi there

Hoping to get a few pointers in the right direction.

I purchased my first home earlier this year. The property is a converted farm house that has been split into 3. This is an end terrace property The property is built on a concrete foundation and there is no cavity between the floor and the foundation. The brickwork also has no cavity. The property is a on a busy trunk road.

Since I purchased the house - I quickly realised a lot of oddities had been masked and covered up. The point of this post is around poor ventilation. The only ventilation in the property is a small bathroom extractor fan...!

With noise from the road being a factor, no cavities and generally being a cold house - is there any pointers that you can give to allow the house to breathe better without letting in too much cold air and external noise?

Also, the property has a multi-fuel stove - on the survey there was a pointer that there should be a vent in the chimney breast on the 1st floor. Is this something that's absolutely necessary?

The house has had a damp proof course done this year - i'm not quite convinced the walls were damp from water rising - I "think" this may have been to condensation due to poor ventilation.

ANY advice very welcome

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