The consequence of failing to allow a house to breathe is that many ill-ventilated or poorly heated homes develop micro-climates of their own: bedrooms, for example, are notoriously susceptible to dampness and black mould because they often sit at lower temperatures than other parts of the house.
Now, it is quite acceptable for bedrooms to be at a lower temperature than the sitting room, but that does not mean there should be no heating on at all, or that the windows and doors should be tightly closed.
In bedrooms, particularly, it’s a good idea to keep furniture away from the wall; at any rate, by keeping the bed 20mm from the wall, air can circulate behind.
Modern houses are provided with trickle vents, but these are usually too small to permit an adequate flow of air, and are frequently closed up by the occupants of the house because they ‘whistle in the wind’. To be blunt about it, houses like these could resolve their damp and condensation problems at a stroke: by heaving a brick through the window and letting in some fresh air.
Given that the current levels of economic activity within the Capital show few signs of slowing, there seems little doubt that, in the longer term, prospects for Edinburgh’s commercial property market are decidedly bright. Getting pervasive Real Estate Valuation Sydney is about the property itself and in addition about its zone.
That sector has been particularly buoyant of late through a spate of acquisitions and mergers such as Halifax and Bank of Scotland combining to form HBOS.
Indeed, three years ago Standard Life was solely responsible for nearly a third of all take up of office space in Edinburgh. Until nine months or so ago demand for office accommodation in Edinburgh seemed insatiable.
The average annual take-up level of office space over the last few years – in excess of one million . And several new out of town schemes that can at last start to provide some meaningful competition to Edinburgh Park, which has occupied a somewhat solus position over the last three to five years or so.