Category Archives: Health

Communally Ducted Ventilation Systems: Smart Smoke Protection and Automatic Mechanical Balancing

Communal ducting servicing numerous dwellings are widespread across the country, and although have their benefits, can also lead to issues. The main issues being faced are; smoke spreading through the ducting, with the possibility of smoke migrating into other dwellings; and the balancing of the system, especially when updating the mechanical parts. Smart Smoke Protection […]

A Guide to Measuring Humidity

Humidity can be expressed in different ways which can lead to confusion if the incorrect term is used. This guide explains the different terms and how they are used in practise. Relative humidity (RH) Expressed commonly as a percentage value ‘%rh’, this refers to how saturated a gas (or space) is with water vapour compared […]

Damp and condensation – don’t always believe what you are told about ‘rising damp’!

Have you ever received a surveyor’s or a damp-contractors report only for your heart to sink when you read that they have found evidence of rising damp? Perhaps you have been told that your only (expensive!) course of action to remove damp is to chip off the plaster, inject chemicals into the wall, leave it […]

Is your home ventilation affecting your health?

Can a home ventilation extractor fan be too powerful? Well, it turns out that it can be too powerful, and the consequences of that can be quite serious for the occupants’ health. Recently we carried out a full site inspection to discover mould issues in a large residence in Mayfair. A micro bacterial analysis indicated unacceptably high […]