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Ventilation is an integral part of keeping any building in good condition. Proper ventilation is now a requirement for all UK homes under the latest building regulations standards. That’s why trickle vents should definitely be fitted in all uPVC sash windows.

Meeting building regulations Part F: Ventilation

Part F of building regulations sets the standard requirements for ventilation. In 2022, the UK government amended the legislation to make it more demanding. According to the latest regulations: ‘all rooms with external walls should have background ventilators.’

There are several ways to achieve the required level of ventilation. Complex mechanical ventilation units can be used as can air conditioning systems. Trickle vents, however, are a far simpler and more cost-effective solution.

ECOslide windows with integral trickle vents

At Victorian Sliders, we always strive to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest regulations and new product innovations. That’s why all our ECOslide uPVC sash windows are fitted with integral trickle vents as standard. This ensures that when you install ECOslide sash windows, you are guaranteed to meet the latest building regulations requirements for ventilation.

Trickle vents have sometimes been unpopular with homeowners; particularly those living in period properties or conservation areas. This is because they were often believed to detract from a property’s aesthetic appearance.

To resolve this issue, the trickle vents in ECOslide sash windows are concealed in the sash rebate. They are designed to be virtually invisible and have little to no impact on the window’s appearance.

Benefits of trickle vents

As a glazing installer, you’ll want to offer your customers a window system that meets all the latest regulations while also providing the required levels of thermal performance, security, and visual aesthetics. With ECOslide uPVC sash windows, you can do exactly this. Some benefits of installing a window system with integrated trickle vents include:

  • Building regulations Part F compliance
  • A healthier interior living area
  • Reduced problems with condensation and mould
  • Discreet visual aesthetic
  • Secure method of home ventilation
  • Fully adjustable ventilation system

As you can see, trickle vents are an important part of any modern window system. To meet current building regulations, they are a simple and effective device that, when properly designed, will not spoil a window’s appearance.

If you’d like to find out more about ECOslide sash windows from Victorian Sliders, get in touch today. You can call us on 01269 846 200 or send us a message online and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Nationwide Distribution throughout the UK & Ireland

We have 6 depots spread across the UK and Ireland, meaning we can offer a reliable delivery service to tradespeople nationwide. In addition to our West Wales HQ, we have depots in Weston-super-Mare, Essex, Warrington, Scotland and Ireland.

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Unit 72, Grayshill Road
Westfield North Industrial Estate
North Lanarkshire
G68 9HQ

Scottish Depot

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Unit 6,
21 Westway
Chesford Grange

Warrington Depot

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Cambridge House
Cambridge Road
CM20 2EQ

Harlow Office

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Unit 2 Tullow Business Park
Rathoe Road
Co Carlow
R93 N349

Victorian Sliders Showroom

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Head Office (South Wales)

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Victorian House
Parc Hendre, Capel Hendre
SA18 3FA

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Unit 4, Red Lodge Business Park
Warleys Lane
West Wick
BS24 7TN

Victorian Sliders WSM Sales Hub

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