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REGS regarding ventilation extractor fan for bathroom

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by gillbrdg, 10 Jul 2012.

  1. gillbrdg

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    does anyone know if I am forced to have an extractor fan in my new bathroom when there is a large opening window in there and because of my lung condition it is bad for me to live in dry atmosphere and so have humidifiers all over the house.
     
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    Yes a fan is needed unless you have a whole house ventilation system. You could always not use it.

    Mould spores will be even more harmful to your health
     
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    Extractor fans in bathrooms make houses far more healthy and comfortable places to live, however if it bothers you then they come with an isolating switch so you can always turn it off.
     
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    This is obviously an existing house so what do you mean by a NEW bathroom? Are you just upgrading an existing bathroom or is this a newly built bathroom in an extension or something?
     
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    Forming a new bathroom in a room where there wasn’t one before or a bathroom in a new extension must comply with current BR’s which will require a fan.

    If it’s a new/refurbished bathroom, there is no requirement to fit an extractor fan if there wasn’t one previously fitted as long as ventilation provision is no worse than before, i.e. you’ve also blocked up a permanently open vent. Fitting an extractor fan is a positive benefit & if you go for one with a humidity sensor, I don’t see how it will worsen you lung condition. Condensation, damp & the resultant mould spores will do you far more harm.
     
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