Extractor fan question

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  1. sastek

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    Hi guys, a quick question about the rules for extractor fans. My parents just had a bathroom remodel which included a new extractor fan. I just noticed that the fan only has a short bit of flexible hose lying on the loft floor, it is not vented to outside. I thought that the fan had to be vented to the outside, am I correct? We are in the UK
     
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    If it’s not vented to outside then i suspect your loft would get mouldy from the condensation.
     
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    That is my main concern.
     
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    Has it all been signed off? Either way take it up with them (the workers).
     
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    does the company you paid claim to be reputable?
     
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    It is a reputable company, I don't think there has been any inspection or sign off by the council. I am just trying to find out if external venting is a regulation requirement before I go back to the builder. I get my UK vs USA regulations mixed up.
     
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    Its more of Common Sense your Loft space will suffer from damp due to condensation if the extractor is not vented outside .
     
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    The rules are that customers pay for things to be done right. So get the contractors back to install the fan correctly vented to the external air.
     
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    It needs venting out either via a Vent on the Soffitt ( if you have one ) or through a Tile Vent , or as others say there’ll be problems in the Loft space in the future .

    Phil
     
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