The health of our buildings as well as their decay is primarily connected to water

The aim of the UKCMB is the development of a moisture-safe built environment in the UK.


Many substantial building problems (including health problems) are caused by excessive or insufficient moisture. And yet we have very little research in the UK on moisture in buildings, a lack of good guidance, and minimal public and industry understanding. The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings has been set up to address these issues.


‘The mould in the bedroom also made it difficult for him to self-isolate, as it was making his coughing worse.‘ We can’t underestimate the impact of housing provision and quality on health.

At our stand @FuturebuildNow
you can try the new moisture balance calculator supported by @MIMA_UK. A useful tool for people to know more about the moisture balance of their house. Discover the tool at

Congratulations to @harrypaticas, co-chair of our Technical Working Group on Moisture in Existing Buildings and Retrofit, for his MBE. Very well deserved!

The last round of tests in our @beisgovuk funded research aiming to find the potential of waterproofed #cavitywalls to receive #insulation under #WDR! Can’t wait to complete post processing data from this exciting piece of work 🤩 @CEGE_UCL @UCL_IEDE @HereEast

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