Air Bricks in Old Houses: Key to keeping your home ventilated Air bricks in old houses are a key feature that allows the house to manage humidity and moisture. Also known as ventilation bricks, they are a common feature in older houses, especially those built with single masonry walls. These small openings, often found at… Continue reading
Victorian Brick Pointing – Read to Learn More When purchasing or renovating an old house you will often see examples of Victorian brick pointing in various states of repair. Although brick pointing may seem simple at first, it plays a crucial role in keeping your old house dry and damp-free. The guide will help give… Continue reading
Damp Proof Course Old Houses – The what, the why and the how A Damp Proof Course in old houses plays a crucial role in keeping a period property warm and dry. They are highly misunderstood and can often be miss identified as the root cause of damp problems in an old house. To get… Continue reading
Learn more about Penetrating Damp Penetrating Damp can occur in both old and new houses. However, the building techniques used to build pre-1920s houses can often lead to more challenges with dampness. Damp and condensation can occur for a number of reasons and in this guide, we are going to help you identify penetrating damp… Continue reading
How do you fix damp in an old house? The Damp & Moisture Dilemma How do you fix damp in an old house? Unfortunately, despite all their beauty and elegance older houses are often terribly prone to dampness and moisture. Old construction methods combined with 100 years of patches and fixes have often left period… Continue reading
Hey! My name is Meghan, a long-suffering, passionate owner of an old house. Having personally experienced the joys and challenges of owning an old house, I am here to share my knowledge, insights, and practical tips and hopefully inspire others to embark on their own historic home restoration journeys.
I guarantee that the charm and character of an old home will easily out do any of the challenges you will face.