New homes are built with heating and cooling efficiency in mind. They’re about as airtight as it gets, which helps people save energy and cash. But there’s a serious downside to our modern obsession with cutting the mount of energy we use.

When we seal up our homes so they’re virtually airtight using clever blocking vents, ‘double glassing’ and even cling film, there’s no way for moisture to escape… which means you get condensation, which leads to ‘sick house syndrome’, which can in turn damage the fabric of the building as well as causing nasty health issues. That’s why we sell so many MVHR solutions to new builds by Housing Associations, which are often eligible for MVHR grants. Here’s why, if you’re a Housing Association, MVHR is such a brilliant idea. […]