Airtightness of an old house

Will improving the airtightness of an old house cause damp? We're trying to make our cold and draughty home warmer but we're worried about air flow and ventilation.

Asked by Harry on 9th Mar 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi there,

Airtightness is certainly great for saving money on your energy bills however if not done correctly can cause high levels of created airborne moisture settling on cold surfaces resulting in increased moisture levels within the structure and mould formation."
Answered on 21st Mar 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"You have to make sure there's ventilations in the kitchen and in the bathroom then you shouldn't get any dampness as long as the building can breathe"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Houses do need to breath but insulation loft

Between floors if you can

And sealing round windows and doors Will definitely help"
Answered on 9th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"You can always do a 200 m roll out insulation top up just don’t block eaves for air flow"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
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