Visit Stand B186 throughout Grand Designs Live to discover how you can improve your well-being just by ensuring that your home is effectively ventilated.
Did you know that air pollution is becoming such a problem in the UK, that the government has been given a final warning over its failure to cut emissions? You may think that this is a problem found in busy cities, but indoor air is up to 5 times more polluted and with air pollution linked to over 40,000 UK deaths a year, do you want to risk you and your family’s health?
The fight against air pollution has begun in London with the introduction of the London Plan. Section 5 of the London Plan emphasises sustainable design and construction and a shift towards Carbon neutral building. This is to combat Carbon emissions and in turn, improve the quality of the air in the capital.
Another issue that the London Plan addresses is avoiding overheating within a property. This is a particular problem within new build homes, as due to the desire to improve the insulation of properties, they have become air tight. As a result, modern homes often trap heat inside.
However, heat is not the only thing that is trapped inside modern homes. Carbon Dioxide, VOCs and other airborne pollutants concentration levels are able to grow to harmful levels, as there is nowhere for them to escape the home. In turn, the well-being of you and your family suffers and the fabric of your home can be damaged by damp and mould. If unchecked, these issues can cause Toxic Home Syndrome, also known as Sick Building Syndrome. Currently, there are over 15,000,000 UK homes at risk of Toxic Home Syndrome, which can have a severe impact on the health of you and your family.
One simple yet effective solution to combat airborne pollutants in your home is to ensure that it is being effectively ventilated. Effective ventilation ensures that pollutants are swiftly removed from your home, creating a healthier indoor air environment for you and your family in the process.
By effectively ventilating your home, you’re able to protect the fabric of your home from the effects of damp, mould and condensation from damaging your home. Effective ventilation does this by removing excess moisture from the home before it can take hold.
There are various options to ventilate your home available to you. They will ensure that your home is a healthy place to live in for your family and vary from individual extract fans in each of your wet rooms such as the kitchen, bathroom, utility room or bathrooms or whole house ventilation systems that can help you reduce your ongoing household heating bills by recovering up to 90% of otherwise wasted heat and returning it to the home.
Visit Airflow at B186 throughout Grand Designs Live to discover the huge range of ventilation options that can improve your quality of life and protect the fabric of your home.
There will be our full range of domestic extractor fans available to purchase on the day, from award-winning extractor fans such as the iCON and QuietAir, to the continuously running iCONstant dMEV fan right.
Looking for a whole house ventilation system? You can experience to the UK’s first internet controllable, Passive House approved MVHR unit, Adroit, first hand on the stand. Domestic MVHR units recover over 90% of otherwise lost heat and return it to the home, and can reduce your ongoing heating bills whilst improving your indoor air quality as a result.
There will also be Airflow’s ventilation experts on hand throughout the exhibition to answer any questions that you may have. They’ll also guide you through the Building Regulations and ensure that you can find the perfect ventilation system to make your Grand Designer dreams a reality.