Dipy

Do I need airbricks above damp course ?

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Hi I have a few airbricks above damp course, this ones about 2 ft above ground level.

I think they are causing a cold point and condensation.

not sure if they are needed , I don’t have gas heating or any gas appliances.

maybe they are venting the cavity though ?

(not sure if its cavity walls though ?)

Thanks

 

 

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could do with a bit more information. do you have suspended timber floors? is the house on a slope with the floor above vent? do the vents continue into the house? it also looks newer than the bricks

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Looking at your picture it looks like it's a cavity wall from the brick bonding. Our last house was late Victorian cavity wall with vents.

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10 minutes ago, Simplysimon said:

could do with a bit more information. do you have suspended timber floors? is the house on a slope with the floor above vent? do the vents continue into the house? it also looks newer than the bricks

Hi , yes it’s suspended timber floors, the house is pretty much on the flat, the vents are above floor level

vents continue into house.

Yes this one looks newer, would it be safe to say I don’t need them if neighbours properties don’t have them as original?

Thanks

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Looks like someone has added them to perhaps help cure condensation You may make it worse removing them 

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2 minutes ago, nod said:

Looks like someone has added them to perhaps help cure condensation You may make it worse removing them 

Maybe, but the worst condensation is round them

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Has the layout oh the house changed?  They used to be common in a pantry to keep it cool.

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3 hours ago, Dipy said:

vents continue into house.

they would need a vent sleeve to bring air into the house, depending how this has been fited it may not be condensation but damp being pulled to inner leaf

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1 hour ago, Simplysimon said:

they would need a vent sleeve to bring air into the house, depending how this has been fited it may not be condensation but damp being pulled to inner leaf

Thanks so it would be pulling damp from the outer wall rather from the outdoors?

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20 minutes ago, Dipy said:

Thanks so it would be pulling damp from the outer wall rather from the outdoors?

possibly, it will be bridging the cavity

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