The article below is inspired from Airflow’s own tips for the Self Builders – simple advices for those who are about to “take things into their own hands” and build their own house! This matter is very exciting, but also full of responsibilities, lots of learning along the way, many mistakes to be made, and many standards and regulations to be respected! Yet it is very constructive even for the human character to put yourself into such a situation / condition!
Approximately 20,000 people build their dream home every year in the United Kingdom. Naturally, they want a good value but they also want quality products that will be reliable and stand the test of time. And this is true especially when it comes to the ventilation system in a home. The people at Airflow have over 55 years of expertise in developing ventilation products that are quiet, reliable, and save money on energy bills over many years.
From the best-selling Loovent extractor fan range to the stylish, silent shutter iCON fans that colourfully blend in with existing decor to the QuietAir range of ultra low energy low noise fans – there is a wide range of options to suit your project. Of course as a self builder you may be more interested in a whole house solution. You will be building to stringent low carbon targets aiming for Carbon zero or PassiveHaus standards so reducing your Dwelling Emission Rate (DER) will be very important to you.
The Duplexvent Ventilation with Heat Recovery system will help you save up to 94% of the heat from extracted air that otherwise would be wasted. Combine this with other environmentally appropriate products to reduce your energy consumption – and you will achieve a shorter payback on your investment! Airflow has a solution to meet all the aspects of the latest Building Regulations for ventilation which also includes Airflex Pro(the zero leakage ductwork system that ensures very low noise transmission between rooms, exceptional hygiene standards by preventing dust build up and no leakage).
Whatever type of ventilation you have in mind – the FREE system design service offered by Airflow(contact them online) can ensure that an energy saving solution that complies with the latest Building regulations can be achieved at reasonable cost. Send them your drawings for a free assessment and quotation.
Main Airflow Solutions for a Self Builder
- The Airflow Residential Ventilation Products – The Airflow Residential Extractor Fans, the Whole House Central Air Extraction Fans, and the Decentralised Mechanical Ventilation;
- The Airflow Heat Recovery Products – the Airflow Heat Recovery domestic solutions and the Airflow Commercial Heat Recovery Systems.
- The Airflow Design Service – contact Airflow for more details about the design services they have available.