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Old 4th February 2019, 03:46 PM
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If you are in the seismic zone it is illegal to put in a DPC
How about using slate tiles as DPC.

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Nope, they reckon that the property could still slide off the foundation.

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I've never known a house that doesn't get winter mould in southern Spain. The answer is to attack any patch of mould with diluted bleach immediately it starts to appear. Moisten it with a sponge and leave it for half an hour to kill the spores before washing it off - never scrape dry mould because that's how the spores spread.

Look for somewhere well ventilated, and install dehumidifiers or extractor fans if necessary. I think the room temperature makes a difference too; since we put a heated towel rail in the bathroom (left on all winter) there hasn't been any mould there.
I agree. We have not had any mould since I installed a powerful extractor fan. We also have two log burning stoves which are almost continually alight during the winter months and this keeps the house warm and dry. We also have a tubular greenhouse heater in the fitted wardrobe which is left on 24/7. It is only 80 watts but keeps our clothes aired. Being inland, we don't appear to have such humid air as on the coast and this obviously helps.
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I agree. We have not had any mould since I installed a powerful extractor fan. We also have two log burning stoves which are almost continually alight during the winter months and this keeps the house warm and dry. We also have a tubular greenhouse heater in the fitted wardrobe which is left on 24/7. It is only 80 watts but keeps our clothes aired. Being inland, we don't appear to have such humid air as on the coast and this obviously helps.
Don’t come to Extremadura either.


We are about to put in a small extension which is basically a boot room that will also lead into the existing bathroom, closing off the existing door from bathroom into kitchen, we will also install a second wood burner wood burner in the new room which we hope will negate the mould in the winter that we get in the bathroom

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I appreciate your responses, great information!
What about Alicante which has very dry climate?
Using citrus seed extract will be better for me as I am sensitive to toxic
chemicals too.

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Hi. Have you considered Madrid? Ok its 4 hours from the coast but it is surrounded by great hills and countryside and is a fantastic manageable capital. But most importantly it is dry dry dry. No humidity and no mould. I have not seen a mosquito in 19 years! Plus all homes have heating. Very hot in summer and quite cold in winter. A great place to live

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What about Alicante which has very dry climate?
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I live in Alicante province, in an area reknowned for it's clean air.

However it's far from dry. When it rains it RAINS, although it doesn't rain all the time, of course.

It's humidity which is the problem.
This is fairly normal for this time of day & it rises to 99% or more most nights


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I am in Valencia region and it's best you dont come here

We have a week long annual mould festival in which we celebrate St Mo Uld- the patron Saint of bathroom tile stains

For us it's a great air condition to celebrate and the streets are packed with stalls selling pro mould spray as well as bands entertaining the tourists with Spanish mould music ( Mouldy old doughs a regular favourite) and local eateries serving mould inspired delicacies


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So basically... everywhere on the coast in Spain is humid and potentially mouldy!! Come to Madrid. Dry as a bone. Plus the tap water is excellent... which you cant say for many places on the Mediterranean coast.

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So basically... everywhere on the coast in Spain is humid and potentially mouldy!! Come to Madrid. Dry as a bone. Plus the tap water is excellent... which you cant say for many places on the Mediterranean coast.
I also live in the Madrid area and now find I can't deal with high humidity at all, and if you put heat into that equation...
Nerja in August - yuk! Valencia and Tarragona in July - yuk!! Even the UK in a good summer is difficult for me.
Have to say though, that this autumn was the first autumn in 24 years of living in my present house that I had biscuits that went soggy due to the high rainfall and increased humidity.

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