Condensation is water which has condensed on a colder object after previously being a vapour contained within the air.
There are three main reasons:
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This can be achieved by the following (depending on the building and its occupants):
Reducing the amount of moisture in the air
Reducing air temperature variations
If you continue to have problems after carrying out the above recommendations we would then recommend routes to reduce surface temperature variations.
Reduce Surface temperature variations
Wet Rot, although not as serious as Dry Rot, is still a common cause of structural defects.
Wet Rot requires a high moisture content within timber over a long period to become active. When the moisture is removed, the fungus growth ceases.
Characteristics of Wet Rot are smaller cuboidal splits or cracks and the darkening of timber.
The decay is commonly confined to the wood interior, leaving a thin surface veneer of apparently sound timber. The fungus produces very little surface mycelium, however thin, brown branching strands are regularly formed on the surface of attacked timber. The fruiting body is rarely found on timber in buildings.