Trickle Vent Regulations 2022

The government has issued new Building Regulation requirements from the 15th of June 2022 to ensure that all features built after that date meet new ventilation standards via trickle vents. The main objective of these new regulations is to ensure that new windows and doors achieve optimal energy efficiency and ventilation levels through trickle vents positioned in the upper frame of a door. This detail will make home life more comfortable and reduce the risk of mould or dampness developing in Cardiff properties. Get in touch to find out more about our trickle vents.

  • Helps to improve the breathability of air in the home

  • Prevents overheating within the property by cycling the air

  • Allows water particles to escape and dry washing quicker

  • Reduces the risk of damp or mould

  • Helps to eliminate unwanted odours and smells

Trickle Vent Regulations

Government Regulations

The latest regulations from the government have determined that the air in a property must be continuously cycled by means of either continuous supply fans or background ventilation. This document, referred to as document F, details all the necessary ventilation requirements that all new windows and doors need to comply with when accessing ‘habitable rooms’. These are rooms such as living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms etc.

This is an important document, as ventilation and air regulation are issues directly related to a property’s thermal efficiency and insulation. As such, homeowners motivated to bolster their home’s energy efficiency through double glazing installations should also be motivated to control the airflow of their interior spaces. Good, smart ventilation methods, such as trickle vents, will allow fresh air to enter a property without compromising on thermal insulation, security or soundproofing.

Background Ventilation

Background ventilation is a term given to consistent low-level ventilation methods which often go unnoticed by the residents of a home. This is distinct from purge ventilation, which refers to major adjustments such as opening windows and doors to allow fresh air into a property. Background ventilation is achievable through a variety of means, such as passive wall vents, PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) or trickle vents.

Trickle vents are the most straightforward, reliable method of ensuring your home complies with background ventilation requirements. These features are constructed by drilling small holes directly through the frame of the window or door. After this, a cover is placed both externally and internally over the top of the holes. On the internal side, there will be a plastic flap that can be used to open or close the trickle vent as needed.

There are numerous benefits to keeping a home well ventilated. For example, fresh air can help keep a home cool during hot days, as warm air can be cycled out of the property. In addition, unwanted odours can be eliminated much more quickly. Humid air and moisture can also escape the home, helping laundry and washed plates to dry much quicker and with far less risk of causing dampness. This is also far more reliable and hassle free than purge ventilation methods.

Trickle Vent Options

You can keep your home well ventilated all year round with our precisely fitted trickle vents. The vent covers come with adjustable flaps, which put you in control of the airflow in your property, allowing you to make the most of your summer without sweltering in stuffy, uncomfortable air. Our trickle vents come in a range of colour finishes designed to suit your double glazing, so you won’t have to worry about them looking out of place.

The latest government regulations will improve the health of residents living at the property whilst also keeping energy efficiency high. This is because the trickle vents allow clean, fresh air to replace pollutants and harmful gases, which can be detrimental to your well-being. You won’t have to worry about the inconvenience of constantly opening windows for ventilation with these features.

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Trickle Vent Prices Cardiff

Our double glazing models in Cardiff are equipped with sturdy, easy to use trickle vents which comply with the latest government regulations as of the 15th of June 2022. Get your no-obligation quote started with our free online quoting engine. Got any questions for us? Simply fill out our online contact form to get in touch with our staff, or call us on 02920 734573

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