UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


UKCMB launches a new video on moisture guidance for existing homeowners

2 November 2017

Moisture imbalances in buildings can be bad for the occupants’ health. This project seeks to provide homeowners guidance on how to avoid moisture problems in existing homes.


The video aims to provide guidance to homeowners on how to avoid moisture problems in existing homes. It provides an introduction to moisture in buildings, explaining in simple terms and images what damp means, where moisture in buildings comes from, as well as, introduce the notion of balance and how this can be achieved.

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The UKCMB team are also developing an interactive web-based tool which shows how different measures or problems can push a building out of balance in a particular way and how we can start to restore balance.

 A highly-visual interface will collect information form the user and will provide summary advice for particular problems and where to go for more information.

The sponsorship of this project by MIMA (Mineral Wool Manufacturers Association) is gratefully acknowledged.