Damp: Your complete guide to causes, cures and prevention

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Damp — the bane of many people's lives and the driving force behind many other household problems, such as mould.

Thankfully, by getting to grips with what causes damp, this is an issue that is wholly preventable — plus there are ways of getting rid of it should it already be causing your a headache.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.