Archive for November 2013 | Monthly archive page

Blocked Air Brick

What’s wrong here?

We’re often asked for advice on installation from customers and the trade so it’s always useful to see a photograph of the work proposed. Taking a look at the picture above, we saw a number of problems, here’s our thoughts and later a solution ……. The air vent appears to be blocked in a number of holes, especially the […]

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Cast Iron Air Bricks vs Clay Air Bricks

Cast Iron Air Bricks vs Clay Air Bricks  In the photograph above we’re comparing our GRID6 9×6 air brick with a similar sized clay air brick. If we take, for example, the corresponding 9×6 clay air brick in the photograph top right (middle of the 3 air bricks shown in buff) and compare the free air […]

Blocked up Fireplace

Ventilation Faults in Period Homes – Condensation Part3

We’ve already seen ways of reducing condensation and also how period properties were originally built to avoid condensation but now let’s turn our attention to faults with the ventilation in period properties.  It should be noted that these “faults” weren’t part of the original build but have been introduced either by the occupants actions or inaction […]

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Condensation in Period Homes – Condensation Part 2

We’ve already looked in our previous blog at the sources of condensation, but now let’s turn our attention to how its controlled in period properties. By looking at how our fore fathers controlled moisture in their homes, we should be able to find clues as to how we can alleviate condensation in the same properties […]