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NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 22 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

My hopefully-new home is in a radon area, so there may be a need for forced ventilation anyway..
Have decided to focus on sealing and insulation first anyway. And a bathroom extractor.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 22 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

radon areas do have a varied load property to property, best to gets tests before spending loads on kit

do what is needed based on data

Nicky cigreen



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 22 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

but remember that if you have had a radon test, you have to pass this information on when you sell the house. Personally, I would prefer to know and remedy if necessary, but I know lots that say they wouldnt do anything so don't want to devalue their property to find out....

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 22 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
radon areas do have a varied load property to property, best to gets tests before spending loads on kit

do what is needed based on data


Yes there is a 3 month widget you can keep then send for analysis.

The various surveys flagged the radon repeatedly, I'm not sure "not knowing" would be a selling point. If I'm thinking sealing and insulation anyway, then the difference the radon makes is the type of ventilation system. Seems self-defeating to have yourself potentially swimming in radon to make a few extra quid in a few years ...but then people can be very odd!

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 22 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

at my age a bit of radon for a good deal on building and location would be acceptable

if i was planning on next gen or decades of "my home" maybe i would be more rigorous re levels and risks etc

tbh living near a road is more of a risk than a granite area

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 22 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

As far as radon is concerned, it is ventilation under the floors that is important. As a gas it seeps from the ground, so any under floor space needs ventilation.

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