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Kitchen extractor- plus a second vent - is it a requirement?

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Ben B, 13 Feb 2010.

  1. Ben B

    Ben B

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    I've been redoing our kitchen and on removing one of the cupboards I found a ventilation pipe now gaping in the middle of patch of wall (Where I'm no longer having any cupboards).

    I could fit a vent over it (at the moment it's just a 100mm ventilation pipe full of cobwebs!) but if it's not a requirement I'd rather brick it over and plaster it.

    Is this vent hole a building regs requirement due to the kitchen extractor a couple of feet away on one side? due to our oil-fired boiler a couple of feet away the other side? Or can I remove it?

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    Oil Fired boiler! - Could be related to that. I know I had to tell a builder to put a vent in once because he thought the boiler flue through the wall was a balanced flue. - It wasn't it was just an exhaust tube and so the room required a certain level of free air ventilation.
     
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