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The following organisations are Core Knowledge Partners in the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings

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Many substantial building problems (including health problems) are caused by excessive or insufficient moisture. And yet we have very little research in the UK on moisture in buildings, a lack of good guidance, and minimal public and industry understanding. The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings has been set up to address these issues.

Why moisture in buildings?

Why moisture in buildings

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Research areas

Research areas

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UKCMB News and Updates

Neil May 1962-2018

"Only if we are capable of dwelling, only then we can build" (Heidegger) More...

Published: Nov 21, 2018 12:00:16 PM

An update from our TWG's

Chairs: Tom Cox, Caroline Rye and Valentina Marincioni More...

Published: May 25, 2018 10:26:04 AM

Problems resulting from absent insulation

UKCMB member, Tony Cowling publishes feature artcile in Greener Building magazine.
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Published: May 24, 2018 4:17:46 PM

International interest in moisture in buildings

International interest in moisture in buildings seems to be increasing. In many cases the level of concern seems to be higher and more developed than in the UK.
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Published: May 24, 2018 4:10:07 PM

Information on BS5250: Moisture in Buildings

This standard will be much more comprehensive than the previous standard which was concerned primarily with condensation in buildings. The new standard will to some extent follow the BSI White Paper on Moisture in Buildings and deal not only with surface and interstitial condensation but also with other moisture mechanisms, in particular rain penetration and ground water issues. It will also cover the connective and systemic effects (i.e. junctions, interfaces and whole building effects) of moisture and the As Built, In Service (ABIS) conditions of buildings, since most moisture risk occurs at junctions and from building errors and degradation in real world situations. All this will be considered with regard to both fabric moisture and atmospheric moisture, which respectively affect the durability of the physical building and the health of building occupants. More...

Published: May 24, 2018 3:40:01 PM