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  • Buy-to-Let

    Extraction fan kitchen, toilet

    Hi All

    I'm about to complete a refurbishment in my 2 bed flat I bought a month ago and I was wondering if the building regulations require electric extraction fan to be installed in the toilet as well as in the kitchen? Or is it necessary just to install the window trickle vent or connect cooker extraction hood to the outer vent? There is an existing vent outlet in the kitchen already.

    Can you help with some advice.

    Many Thanks

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    Hi there. There is no requisite for an extraction fan in either if there is an open-able window. Although in my view is good practise.

    I would advise if this is a rental property, that both are installed prior to occupation as this will be the most efficient way to do so. Likewise, you mitigate the possibility of condensation related matters manifesting.

    I find that a humidistat with timer over-run to be the most effective type of extractors for bathrooms - that said, Call envirovent or nuaire technical advice for definitive guidance as to your specific room requirements.



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    Humidistat fans in both are sensible to avoid condensation/mould - that being most likely with tenants at lower end of market who may be fuel poor and thus fail to heat/ventilate as necessary.

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    Hi
    I'm a builder and it depends if you are going through building control with the Renovations. 
    If you are not altering layouts or doing building work that doesn't require building control certificates then no just electric/gas certificates. 

    Personally I would but mechanical ventilation in both and remember the downstairs loo will require a hand basin that way you will comply with regulations in any case. 
    Good practice to have linked smoke detectors on 1on each landing and a heat detector in the kitchen (speak to your electrician for advice on which type and where best to put them Smile
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