I'm back. I've been on holidays. Was I missed?
We are about to dismantle our boys' room, with a view to replacing carpet with floor, removing traces of old wallpaper, and re-furnishing. The thing is, the room is incredibly damp, and always has been.
We live in a 100 year-old end-of-terrace, and the room is on the first floor with two exterior walls. It is currently beautifully fitted with gorgeous, plush shag carpet from around 1984 (turquoise), and what I can only describe as 'puffy' wallpaper on walls that we had originally tried painting over.
On both exterior walls, both black and white mould form, and can not be removed. We run a dehumidifier all the time, and empty out about a gallon of water per day.
The question is: Can we eliminate the problem by removing the repulsive carpet and wallpaper, and then just redecorating? Or should we look to insulating the walls first? Would it work to frame in some insulation, then put plaster board on over top, and then decorate?
Builders professional and amateur, please weigh in with your thoughts.