One of the main reasons for this were some cold air draughts coming in through holes in the kitchen wall. How can there be holes in the kitchen wall? They were hidden behind the fridge and washing machine. The first was a large one, left in place from a previous tumble drier and half-heartedly filled with rags by a previous owner. The others were left over from the current and previous waste pipes of the kitchen sink.
The garden flat 2003 Our paths first crossed with damp during the purchase of a lovely garden flat in Cotham in 2003. It didn’t feel damp to us but the survey assured us it was, ‘rising damp’ probably, and our mortgage was allowed on the condition that we treated it. […]