We round-up articles looking at ventilation.
Most of a building’s problems can be traced to moisture. It causes wood to decay, concrete to crack, fungus to grow, metals to corrode, pipes to burst (from the cycle of freezing and thawing), and it damages and discolours interior finishes. Understand moisture and you can prevent damp occuring.
An innovative stack system which has provided ventilation for the Palace of Westminster's debating chambers for more than 90 years is now being widely considered as a model for low-energy, sustainable ventilation in large public buildings.
NBS Technical Author, Charles Stirling, passes on his knowledge of vapour permeable membranes. Not forgetting their application in Scottish rigid sarking constructions gained in his experience north of the border.