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Title: Background ventilators for dwellings

Ref Code: IP2/03
Authors: D I Ross, R K Stephen and J B M Pierce

Abstract1: Trickle vents in window frames and airbricks in walls have been used to ventilate dwellings for many decades. However, the concept of background ventilation as part of an overall ventilation strategy did not appear in the Building Regulations until 1990. Initially, only simple manually adjustable background vents were used, but innovative vents incorporating automatic flow control and other features are now on the market. This paper discusses the philosophy behind background ventilation in Building Regulations, the types and merits of vents available, and a method of vent performance testing proposed in a forthcoming European Standard.



Year Published: 2003

ISBN: 978-1-86081-610-9


Pages: 6


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