I've been wondering if there is any way to recognise materials/home designs which may mean the growth of mould in a house?
For normal properties, simply opening the window during a shower prevents most growth, yet I've previously lived in a property with mould growing in the bedroom - on the other side of the house to the bathroom. I know that possibly the blockage of fireplace might of meant that the ventilation wasn't there, but I feel like this may of been due to particular material or paint used on the exterior walls, which trapped moisture. I'd like to know for future reference if anyone is acknowledged in this field.
For clarification, I live in the UK.
Edit: To clarify, maybe this isn't really a question to home improvements, but I guess if I know the reason then I'd know how to deal with the issue and improve the home, if I'm not a tenant at such point, that is.