Old pensioner with copd has just moved into council flat that has damp in a couple of rooms. two of the bedroom have what looks like a thin layer of sponge with hariglypter paper put on backwords. Previous tenant says the council fitted to cure damp in those rooms, surely this isnt right, took a little piece out and burnt it the smell was horrendous. Is this wall covering legal? any help greatly appreciated. Adrian
Hi kerravon2021 Lining a wall with expanded polystyrene “wall paper” and applying wallpaper has been the standard way of dealing with cold damp walls for ages. As far as I know this has not been identified as a fire risk. Regards S
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