UPVC windows / trickle vents

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UPVC windows / trickle vents

Post by andyedwards » Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm

I am having a window replaced in the bedroom, currently a upvc with trickle vents.
Looking at the building regs it says i must replace with the same.
Ideally i dont want trickle vents.
The fensa certified company have been out to measure up and they said i dont have to have vents.
if he will issue the fensa certificate then am i ok to go ahead without vents.
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Re: UPVC windows / trickle vents

Post by Nottsknots » Tue May 01, 2018 6:46 pm

I've had many a conversation with the guy who changed the windows jn my properties; trickle vents in a bedroom - not necessary. Some rooms its advisory (to avoid condensation build up, e.g. in some bathrooms, some unheated spaces), but it depends on what other ventilation is already in place. Trust your installer, unless you're buying from a bloke in a van, or off a market stall :roll:
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Re: UPVC windows / trickle vents

Post by jallen » Thu May 03, 2018 1:45 pm

Regs say they are supposed to replace a trickle vent like for like but mist installers seem happy to pretend they never saw the trickle vent in the first place.

They can be bloody unsightly and they are a joke in terms of taking a really energy efficient window and then cutting a hole in the frame.

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