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Dealing with Radon in older homes

Many people assume that radon reduction measures will not work in older buildings or if they do work then the cost will be prohibitive. In fact this is rarely the case:-

  • Older properties can be remedied without adversely affecting their aesthetics or potential resale value.
  • Remedial measures should not be significantly more expensive for older properties
  • Older properties can be remedied without causing structural damage.
  • Listed buildings or buildings located within a conservation area can and have been remedied.

Further information for builders and homeowners on the different construction features of older buildings and their impact upon radon and the choice of solutions is contained in BRE Good Repair Guide GR38 Radon solutions for older homes which can be purchased from www.brebookshop.com..