Damp and mould in housing – an introduction to how water behaves in buildings – Virtual Classroom (5th Aug).

An online virtual classroom for people working in housing.

Damp and Mould in Housing

This online, live virtual classroom session, taking place at 10am on 5th August 2024, is designed for housing professionals looking to gain a better understanding of damp and mould in housing, including how water behaves and the impact it can have on buildings.

Content overview

  • Consider how water vapour behaves in a traditional residential dwelling, especially on a ‘cold’ surface – and how occupiers can be impacted
  • Look at how some dwellings are built and where the ‘weak’ points are
  • Reflect on the challenge of retrofitting UK homes


CPD Subject Category:
Defects - Housing

Study method:
Online Virtual Classroom


10am - 1pm

£60.00 + VAT


Why you need this

There is a clear and proven link between mould, house dust mites and state of health. The limiting factor for the populations of both is dampness. If tenants or their representatives can show a dwelling has unacceptably high levels of dampness, the landlord will be vulnerable to legal challenge. The decisions we take as housing professionals affect people’s lives.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • Condensation and internal air quality – some basic science
  • Building Regulations and damp
  • Cavity walls
  • Retrofit of dwellings

Who is it designed for?

  • People with a background in repair and maintenance who want a broader understanding of damp and condensation
  • For those looking to gain some related skills and knowledge around damp and mould in housing
  • Those involved in managing property and tenants


  • A three-hour online virtual classroom
  • Delivered through Sava Learn, our online learning platform
  • Allows for interaction and questions from participants
  • Delivered by industry leading trainer and Chartered Building Engineer, Larry Russen. Find out more about Larry in his trainer profile.


The cost of the module is £60 + VAT