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Insulate where missing , fix mould killester Dublin

Insulate where missing , fix mould killester Dublin is job number 280010 posted at To post your own job or to view similar jobs go to Handyman Dublin


Hey guys
How are you going ? I have a small issue in my house in Killester in Dublin . The previous owners put ins

The property has damp issues in 3 of the bedrooms upstairs. In each room there is some damp mould appearing on the ceiling where the rafters return to the wall plate on the blockwork. There are damp spots on both the ceiling and the surrounding wall. I had an engineer test all walls and ceilings for moisture readings and all are within acceptable levels. Upon inspection of the attic area, it appears that there is no insulation present in this area. The insulation has been installed between the ceiling joists but not at the sloping section of the ceiling at the external walls. This would appear to be the problem. The heat from the property is hitting the plasterboard and there is no insulation above this. This is then condensing on the plasterboard and causing the mould issue.

What I need done

The insulation in these locations in the bedrooms would need to be installed into the rafters at the front and rear of the property. When installing this it will be important to leave an air void between the felt and the insulation to allow air flow into the attic space. For the existing damp on the walls, this will have to be removed using bleach to kill the bacteria. Once this is fully dried, the area should be painted with an anti mould paint.

The engineers has also suggested replacing the closable vents in each bedroom with “permanently open” vents which cannot be closed to avoid any excessive build-up of moisture but id prefer to avoid this if possible

Also there are two small windows that require to be resealed where the seals been punctured ( I can get this done separately but if you can then great )

Can you let me know a quote please and when you can go see it . Ive attached some Photos

If you can just do the Insulation and mould let me know , If you can do all parts of the job let me know – Im in Sydney for 4 weeks with work but I can call your phone – just message me

Thanks a million

Budget: €300 - €1,500 (this is just a rough guide, quotes may be less than or greater than the budget specified)

When to Proceed: Immediately

Created on: 18/10/2018

Number of tradesmen listed for this type of job: 1279

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