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What is Toxic House Syndrome and what can I do about it?

What is Toxic House Syndrome and what can I do about it?

11/04/2016

More than 15 million homes are affected by Toxic Building Syndrome in the UK alone, so what is it, how does it affect you and what can you do about it? 

Essentially Toxic Building Syndrome is where the air quality in your home or office is so bad that it can affect the health of those inside. You see you might think you’re breathing clean air, but in fact the air inside your home can have more than 900 harmful chemicals and organisms in it, which you simply cannot see. Everything from carbon monoxide to mould spores can form part of TBS and they all have their own, hugely detrimental, effects on your health.

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World Allergy Week - Why are allergies on the increase

World Allergy Week - Why are allergies on the increase

04/04/2016

Up to 35% of all people throughout the world experience allergies at some point in their life, and this number is on the increase. At first, allergies only seemed to be increasing in developed countries such as the UK and USA but as more and more countries around the world become more industrially developed, they too are seeing an increase in the rate of allergies. 

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Whole house heat recovery systems for self-builders

Whole house heat recovery systems for self-builders

28/03/2016

If you are building your own home then you almost certainly want the most cost-effective, future-proofed and damp-proofed home possible. One way to achieve this is by designing your build around an EnviroVent whole house heat recovery system that will enable you to go for a more insulated house, with fewer vents. This will be much more efficient in the long run.

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The difference between rising damp and condensation

The difference between rising damp and condensation

21/03/2016

Easily confused, rising damp and condensation are both things which you might find in your home. However, while one can be relatively easily remedied before too much harm is caused, the other will need more time and investment to banish it from your home.

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Sustainable homes – your house still needs to breathe

Sustainable homes – your house still needs to breathe

08/03/2016

For a home to be described as sustainable it must meet certain criteria, and these are laid out in the Code for Sustainable Homes. It's a set of guidelines forming an environmental assessment method that can be used to rate and certify how newly built homes perform in terms of their energy consumption and retention. Some of the elements of this standard are now also codified in Building Regulations, which apply to all homes built in England.

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A first time buyer's guide to damp

A first time buyer's guide to damp

01/03/2016

Damp is one of those horrifying words that keeps potential homeowners awake at night and rising damp can indeed be a serious problem that can cost you a huge amount to fix. If you’re a first time buyer, you would do well to educate yourself on the tell-tale signs of damp, but it’s also worth bearing in mind that there are things you can do.

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Condensation 101: everything you need to know

Condensation 101: everything you need to know

06/02/2016

Most of us have experienced condensation in our property at some point in time, most likely during the deep winter months. In fact, one in five UK homes suffer from it. The cold weather brings our attention to damp problems hiding in our homes, resulting in streaming windows and all number of debilitating problems, including damp and mould. The problem will come back to haunt you time and time again unless it is dealt with professionally. If you think you might have a condensation issue in your home, keep reading for everything you need to know about how to treat and prevent it.

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Happy homes with Envirovent's PIV

Happy homes with Envirovent's PIV

06/02/2016

Positive input ventilation, or Positive Pressure Ventilation as it is sometimes known, is quite simply the best way to ventilate your property. Whether your home suffers from condensation, black mould, or general dampness, Positive Input Ventilation, or PIV for short, could be the solution you’re looking for.

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Is the air in your home making you sick

Is the air in your home making you sick

05/02/2016

Breathing is something we do without thinking. Unless we're practising yoga or another activity which requires us to control it, we breathe subconsciously. Maybe that's the reason many residents ignore the possibility that what they're breathing in at home could be doing them harm.

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How to remove black mould: do those old wives' tales really work

How to remove black mould: do those old wives' tales really work

05/02/2016

Black mould has long been the curse of homeowners, appearing not just in bathrooms, but in bedrooms, behind furniture, around windows and even on floors and clothes. Far from just being an aesthetic problem, studies have shown that mould is bad for your health, causing headaches, breathing problems and even triggering asthma. Fighting back against the problem as soon as it rears its head is, therefore, imperative.

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