It will take time for your new home to dry out and to feel really warm the structure itself needs to warm up. As your home dries out, it will create additional moisture, although you may not notice it. Moisture that was absorbed into the building materials during construction particularly in timber and plaster takes time to dry out.
You’ll need to ventilate your new home to allow the moisture to evaporate. Trapped moisture can cause mould and dampness, which may damage your home and its contents and we can’t take responsibility for this.
Letting Moisture Evaporate
Slow evaporation minimises shrinkage and cracking.
Keep your home at a reasonable, even temperature in your first few months of occupation:
Use all the methods of ventilation you can:
Dealing With Condensation
If moisture has already condensed:
Remember that the structure of the house takes time to warm up in winter, at least 60 minutes. When you first move into your home it will take around 30 minutes for the house to feel warm; the time will reduce as the house gets thoroughly warmed and dries out.
If you turn off a radiator, this may reduce the temperature in other areas.
In cold weather, if there’s a possibility of frost damage, either: