Passing A Ventilation Test First Time
Ventilation is an important component in buildings, it ensures air quality is of a good standard; removing moisture, odours, gases, dust and other air pollutants from the air.
We want our clients to pass their ventilation systems off first time, so to do so we have created a simple checklist to help with this:
- When choosing a fan - check the manufacturers specification to ensure it meets the minimum rate required.
- Make sure the run of ducting is as short as possible.
- If using flexible ducting - ensure there are no tears in it, it isn’t squashed and there are as few bends throughout the run as possible.
- A better option for ducting would be rigid or semi-rigid ducting. These prevent tears and maintain their cross-sectional areas to ensure the best flow rate (continue to create as few turns throughout your run as possible).
- When connecting ducting - ensure this is done properly (no loose connections, no gaps and tape the connections).
- For kitchen hob extraction - have them externally vented as opposed to carbon filtered.
Following these steps correctly will see you through to successful completion of the Part F Ventilation Test.
We're accredited by BPEC to carry out Ventilation tests for our customers and use UKAS Calibrated equipment.