Insulation Question

Our downstairs neighbours have installed numerous airbricks to tackle damp issues. these have caused a severe draught in our bathroom and the interior walls are colder. should the vents be sleeved?

The airbricks appear to just introduce cold air into the cavity i.e. there are no ducts or cold bridges. One vent is adjacent to the wastepipe from our bathroom, and I think this is causing the draught. I also wonder if the cavity wall is classed as a party structure, so we should have received notification of the intended action.

2 Answers

The air bricks should be sleeved into their property, otherwise they are venting the cavity as well.
Check they havent installed the vents in the floor void.

Answered 1st Feb 2012


Member since 29 Oct 2008

yes if they are going straight through the cavity ie extractor vents or underfloor vents. but sadly there is nothing wrong with putting vents into a cavity thats how houses used to be built. it sadly makes them cold places though

Answered 1st Feb 2012

jd kent

Member since 14 Jun 2008

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