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      Unintended Consequences of Internal Wall Insulation ; Increased Risk of Mould Growth for Uninsulated Neighbours

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      1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021 (ICMB21)

      28-29 June 2021

      IWI, retrofit, mould, party wall, surface condensation, unintended consequences, thermal modelling

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          Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) retrofits reduce heat loss from homes, increase comfort and reduce fuel bills, however, they can result in unintended consequences. This paper uses thermal modelling to show that if only one side of a party wall is fitted with IWI, the surface temperature of the uninsulated side will reduce, and its risk of mould growth and surface condensation increases. This has potential implications for works under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 that is applicable in England and Wales, and the room by room approaches to IWI retrofits.

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          Conference
          12 May 2021
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Leeds Sustainability Institute, Leeds Beckett University
          Article
          10.14293/ICMB210013
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          1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021
          ICMB21
          Online
          28-29 June 2021
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