New Designing Buildings Wiki post features ‘Understanding dampness’ from IHBC’s ‘Green Retrofit’ Context

Somerset HouseThe article on ‘Understanding Dampness’ from IHBC’s ‘Green Retrofit’ Context by John Edwards and Peter Ward, is now available on Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry’s knowledge base, through the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki resource.

DBW writes:

Only when we understand how moisture moves within the fabric of a building can we predict how moisture will move after retrofitting works have been carried out…. 

This article originally appeared in IHBC’s Context 149, published in May 2017. It was written by John Edwards, director of Edwards Hart Consultants and Pete Ward, a director of Heritage House Consulting.

The authors write:

As often cited in best practice publications such as BS 7913:2013, a condition survey is essential before we contemplate any work to a building, and that must include a proper understanding of dampness. It is also essential that a proper investigation of dampness is carried out that focuses on the cause and not just dealing with the symptoms…

To purchase BS 7913: 2013 see the IHBC website

For more on BS 7913: 2013 see the DBW article

For the original article see Context 149

For the article on Conservation Wiki

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