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How do i keep my workshop dry?

I have a breeze block built workshop that has aslo been rendered and plastered internally with insulated platerboard and the ceiling is also insulated. The door and windows are double glazed. Most of the boxes in there feel soft as if it's sucked in moisture, there is no heating in the shed - how do I keep the building dry would I have to heat it even when it's not being used?

8 Answers from MyBuilder tradespeople

Best Answer

Plenty of ventilation


Answered 17th Feb 2011

get a portable gas blo heater ,will help


Answered 17th Feb 2011

Ventllation is the answer. Because it is well insulated moisture is inevitable. A through draft is required. Airbricks are easy to install if it is a breeze block structure.


Answered 17th Feb 2011

put some tricle vents in thats why there in all new work ventilation. many thanks sean


Answered 17th Feb 2011

Ventilation is the answer, Leave a window open slightly would be cheapest,


Answered 17th Feb 2011

You have a ventilation problem as suggested. I would advise fitting a roof vent-cowl. This will also prevent any low level draughts, whilst giving high level ventillation.

Stay away from any for of internal gas heater as they tend to cause moisture build up, they also require alot of ventilation to work properly.
Hth Gareth


Answered 31st May 2011

you def need plenty of ventilation ,yes a constant flow of air and the damp will disapear , air bricks are the cheapest option try leaving the window on a jar but make sure nobody can get in ,or just open the windows regularlly


Answered 18th Feb 2011

handy man col is correct. roy


Answered 17th Feb 2011

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