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keiblem wrote: 'the more airtight our homes become the higher the incidence of condensation and mould which is harmful to our health.'

So true. If you stop warm air escaping (to save energy) you also stop fresh air entering. It's madness. I know some people, my mother included, whose replacement glazing doesn't even have trickle vents. According to her, the windows 'cured' the condensation she had on her single glazing. The fact that it all went into cupboards and made the walls black seemed to pass her by.

I have a Grade II listed house now, which thankfully doesn't have to be hermetically-sealed.

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For an in-depth treatment of this topic, see this article from the US version of HOUZZ published in 2017:

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Kate Burt

For UK readers, you might find this has more of the practical information you're after:


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