Managing damp in Kintyre houses

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More than 75 tonnes of rainwater falls on an average semi-detached house in Kintyre every year.

Western Scotland has been the wettest region of the UK in 2017 with more than half a metre of rain and it has been Scotland’s fifth wettest Summer on record.

Campbeltown usually has about 180 days a year when it rains and dampness is one of the major issues local householders have to face, especially in traditional buildings.

To help householders battle damp problems Campbeltown Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme is offering an evening talk and advice session.

It will cover: Understanding moisture and ventilation in traditional buildings; signs, symptoms and causes of damp; damp investigation and diagnosis; how to resolve dampness and one-to-one advice.

Experts in historic buildings will be on hand to provide advice and guidance including brief presentations and one to one discussions.

Entry is free and refreshments will be available.

The course will be held Campbeltown town hall next Wednesday September 20 between 7 pm and 9 pm.

For more information go to: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/whats-on/dealing-damp-buildings-session