Condensation is one of the primary problems associated with the single glazed windows so common in older properties. Depending on a number of factors condensation can become so bad that the water is literally running off the panes of glass and down the window frames before settling in pools on your windowsills. Needless to say, this amount of condensation can be extremely damaging to wooden frames, wall coverings and carpets, but it also raises the spectre of a much more serious health problem: damp.
Medical professionals have long suspected that long term exposure to high levels of noise pollution can be bad for your health. Now research published in the British Medical Journal this month has made an apparent statistical connection between aircraft noise and an increased risk of stroke, heart or circulatory disease.
How 'cheap' solutions can end up costing you money
Apparently we have all just lived through the most severe global economic recession in a century or more. Even with the experts now cautiously telling us that a slow recovery is underway many of us are (rightly) still rather hesitant when it comes to making big purchases or making large financial commitments. Years of economic restraint and being careful with the purse strings have made us a little more open to taking a cheaper option.