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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    As a fan of horror, I am concerned you might release all the evil spirits that have been buried there.
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    If it's old enough, you might find only soil underneath the flagstones.
    I have to dig some of mine up every few years and infill. -usually the place where we stand in front of the woodburner.

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    The problem is that those stones will be bloody freezing which is why they were probably badly covered in the first place.

    The fact that the beams are rotting means that moisture has been collecting in the form of condensation.

    You would need to do some more examinations and go from there. I might be tempted to rip the floor up and then decide wether or not to lay a damp proof course and insulation under the flag stones to reduce the cold and wet. this will never be a simple job feel free to post some pictures...

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    If there's a damp issue, the first thing to do is remove the paint from the walls. The number of people who try to solve damp in old buildings with non-breathable paint is amazing.
    Your walls need to breathe. Seal them and you have a damp problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    you have a damp problem.
    Your wife does not have a damp problem. At least not with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Your wife does not have a damp problem. At least not with you.
    strange she is always dripping wet when I pop round.
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    Make sure your tinkering with the floor doesn't end up becoming a 'renovation of a thermal element' and becoming subject to building regs and the utter stupidity within.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopper View Post
    Make sure your tinkering with the floor doesn't end up becoming a 'renovation of a thermal element' and becoming subject to building regs and the utter stupidity within.

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    It'll send my EPC rating through the roof, that's for sure. All this insulation & double glazing - it's no wonder I have damp issues. These old properties are supposed to be able to breathe.

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    There is always the possibility that you'll unleash an ancient evil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    There is always the possibility that you'll unleash an ancient evil.
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