It is impossible to build a completely mould-proof home. Mould spores are always floating in the air in our homes and in small amounts are safe. So long as these spores don’t settle on a damp surface, they will not start growing and lead to a mould problem.

Mould-resistant and moisture-resistant building materials can ensure your home does not provide mould with the ideal conditions for growth.

ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers long-lasting mould removal services. ICE Cleaning’s services consist of a nine stage mould remediation process that reduces the spore count to a safe level in your home. Its technicians are available day and night, 365 days a year.

Read on to discover what types of mould-resistant materials are available.


Mould-resistant wood has been treated with an anti-mould fungicide that kills or inhibits mould growth. It often protects against termite damage, too.

Wood is very vulnerable to mould growth as the fungus grows on organic material. Over time, mould growth can cause it to deteriorate and lead to structural damage.


The paper facing of traditional drywall provides mould with a food source so it can quickly grow and spread. A better alternative is drywall with a fibreglass facing or cement board which is resistant to moisture and mould.


Foam cannot be damaged by water and will resist mould growth. It will also allow the water and floors to drain and dry out thoroughly following a leak or flood. Fibreglass insulation resists water damage and mould, too, but it can trap water and result in a slow drying out process.


Mould-resistant primers and paints are an easy way to prevent mould growing on the surfaces of a property, particularly on the walls and ceilings where it tends to start growing. The paint contains fungicides which discourage mould growth but cannot kill existing mould on a surface.


When mould starts growing in a carpet, it can thrive there due to the presence of organic material for it to feed off, like dust, dirt, and dead bugs. Mouldy carpet is also very difficult to clean and usually has to be thrown out.

Consider installing carpet made of polypropylene or acrylic fibres which is resistant to moisture and mould growth.


One of the most common places to find mould growing is in the grout or on the sealant in the bathroom due to its wet, steamy conditions. Mould-resistant grout and sealant can stop the dark, mouldy stains that tend to form over time.

Should any mould start growing in your home, ICE Cleaning’s technicians can quickly remove it. The mould specialists can also identify the root cause of the mould and explain how best to prevent it returning in the future.

You can learn more about ICE Cleaning and its range of specialist cleaning services on its website.