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In the last 25 years, the number of new asthma cases in the UK has increased six fold among children and three to four fold in adults. Asthma now affects more than five million people in the UK and kills 1,500 a year. Poor ventilation causes high levels of humidity which in turn increases the levels of dust mites - a known trigger for asthma. As we build tighter homes and continue to ‘seal up’ existing ones the requirement for good ventilation is becoming paramount.Read more
In order to address climate change, the UK Government has reacted strongly to enforce stringent legislation to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2050. As 25% of carbon emissions come from homes and a further 17% from non-domestic buildings, every household and business, both public and private must increase their energy efficiency levels.Read more
Did you know that mould problems and condensation in your home can make you ill and may exacerbate the symptoms of asthma? And in the winter it gets worse as cold air is less able to hold a given amount of water vapour and so releases this excess water as condensation.Read more
As we construct or refurbish our homes in-line with stringent building regulations to become more energy efficient, the improvements made by adding cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and double glazing can actually work against us. By implementing these various improvements we have effectively ‘sealed up’ our homes and by doing so create poor ventilation, which can lead to condensation problems and mould problems.Read more