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Interior musty smells

  • There is a high level of moisture in the rooms due to a combination of poor ventilation, not enough heating, and/or poor insulation

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  • Dampness from the subfloor is getting into the rooms through gaps in the flooring and through service holes cut in framing

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Ceiling mould/mildew growth

  • Condensation forms on the ceiling because the roof space is not insulated - mould growth is the result of regular condensation occurring 

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  • Not enough fresh air ventilation to the space

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Wall linings generally – mould/mildew growth

  • Condensation forming regularly because the wall is not insulated, the house is not sufficiently heated and/or internal moisture levels are too high 

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Wall framing location is visible

  • Condensation forming on the areas between the framing because the wall is not insulated – mould growth is the result of regular condensation

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  • Mould is forming on the framing locations because a thermal bridge (framing has lower thermal performance than the insulated part of the wall)

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Timber floorboards joints opening

  • Flooring has shrunk because: the timber was wet at installation the flooring is subject to high heat such as from sunlight through north-facing windows or a central heating system that maintains a high indoor temperature and low internal moisture level the timber has become drier after floor insulation has been installed central heating has been recently installed the floor has been finished with polyurethane which glues the boards together, and shrinkage when it occurs create wider gaps at every third or fourth board  

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