insulate whole property outside or inside the Cold room

George93

New Member
Hi there

I have a 1930s bungalow which has had really bad condensation / Damp issues in the main room

This room is also the coldest room of the property and doesn’t heat well with central heating (we always use an oil heater for inside the room)

I have been advised to unblock the vent( which is completely sealed and not visible from inside the room) but was concerned that this will make he room even colder and cause a draft although I know it will help ventilation

My thoughts are get the vent unblocked and then insulate the walls

The question is do I Insulate from the inside as this is the only room that is cold - if so how thick would the insulate be so I know how much space I lose

Or should I insulate the from the outside which I know is going to be more costly as I would have to cover more space

If anyone has any advice that I would appreciate it please
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
for condensation problems, you need to turn the heat up in the room and open the window, keep furniture away from the walls so that the air can flow not the best tip this time of year !
 

-sean-

New Member
Don’t know if our experience helps but we found unblocking chimney vents, clearing material around perimeter of house bridging the damp proof course, replacing leaking water supply pipe and repairing blocked and damaged gully’s, drains and rainwater goods, venting kitchen and bathroom with extractors - these all helped our house to dry out. Once the walls were dryer the house felt noticeably warmer and heating much more effective. I’d suggest checking the house is currently working ‘as built’ first before spending on insulation.
 

George93

New Member
Don’t know if our experience helps but we found unblocking chimney vents, clearing material around perimeter of house bridging the damp proof course, replacing leaking water supply pipe and repairing blocked and damaged gully’s, drains and rainwater goods, venting kitchen and bathroom with extractors - these all helped our house to dry out. Once the walls were dryer the house felt noticeably warmer and heating much more effective. I’d suggest checking the house is currently working ‘as built’ first before spending on insulation.
Makes a lot of sense il give it a go many thanks
 

George93

New Member
for condensation problems, you need to turn the heat up in the room and open the window, keep furniture away from the walls so that the air can flow not the best tip this time of year !
Thanks for your advice

When you saying keep furniture away from the walls I have a fitted wardrobe which I had to take down and it needs replacing

So that would be difficult

Do you mean temporarily keep furniture away or permanently as I have no other space for the wardrobe to go apart from the offending walls

Many thanks
 

bof

Well-Known Member
Thanks for your advice

When you saying keep furniture away from the walls I have a fitted wardrobe which I had to take down and it needs replacing

So that would be difficult

Do you mean temporarily keep furniture away or permanently as I have no other space for the wardrobe to go apart from the offending walls

Many thanks
Could stick some foam backed ply on inside of the fitted wardrobe
 
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