The risks and problems of high humidity within PVC sports halls
One of the main issues within single skinned PVC sports halls is high humidity. This not only creates an unpleasant environment, but also results in potential health and safety risks. The most common hazards being:
- Slip hazards caused by moisture condensing on concrete floors
- Slip hazards from dripping water on overhead steel supports
- Health risks from mould and mildew spores, forming as a result of relative humidity being above 70%
Creating and maintaining an ideal environment within PVC sports halls
With the majority of PVC sports halls being uninsulated heating is not permitted under Part L building regulations. Desiccant dehumidification systems provide owners with the ideal cost-effective solution to prevent these common issues all year round. This is achieved by maintaining the space at an average relative humidity of between 45-65 percent.