Bathroom Extractor Fan

Having a bathroom extractor fan can be extremely beneficial in the right circumstances.
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Having and efficient extractor fan can be highly beneficial in the fight against damp, mould and mildew

Given the way in which we use our bathrooms, they tend to be hotbeds for steam and water vapour building up. This means that without using proper and thorough ventilation you could find that your bathroom becomes damp.

Over time, this leads to dampness formulating that can create issues like mould; the damp can even spread into other rooms. With that being the case, you might wonder if installing a bathroom extractor fan would be the right choice for you.

Dampness is a problem that, once spotted, should be dealt with as soon as is possible.

Dampness can lead to structural weakness, and it can create damaging microbes in the air that can impact your lungs. For those with respiratory issues, this can make your home feel almost inhospitable. Condensation that builds up from your bathroom can become a primary source of dampness in your bathroom and the surrounding rooms. With that in mind, installing a bathroom extractor fan could help you to remove the condensation from the air which eventually turns to dampness.

Dampness and mould can lead to serious issues for you, including but not limited to:

Manrose 4-inch Timer Extraction Fan

Designed for wall, ceiling or window mounting, this comprehensive range offers a wide selection of models for use in bathrooms and toilets. Quiet and efficient, the 100mm (4") series has an impressive extract rate of 85m3 /hr, 23 litres per second.

Envirovent SIL100T Axial Silent Extractor Fan

This is one of the highest extraction rates for any 4" axial fan. Sound output: 26.5 dB (A) @ 3 metres. This is one of the quietest fans in the market. Awarded Quiet Mark award 2013.

Vent-axia Svara Silent Bathroom Extractor Fan 4 inch Lo-Carbon

A silent, 4 inch, smart extractor fan that can be controlled through the Vent-Axia Connect App via Bluetooth.

The Vent-Axia Connect app allows users to easily adjust an array of features and settings, providing complete control over the fan’s use. Adjustable features include a completely customisable humidistat and light sensor, an abundance of speed and extraction rate options, control over the optional delay and overrun timer, and the ability to activate a 15-minute boost.

The app also makes installation for Electricians simple by providing options for intermittent or continuous ventilation; humidistat trigger options and overrun timer settings.

This silent extractor fan runs at just 17dBA and benefits from an IP44 ingress protection rating, making the Svara perfect for use in kitchens, bathrooms (zone 2) and utility areas. The Svara extractor fan is also highly energy efficient operating at only 4W.

The Svara benefits from a sleek, modern design and is easy to clean by simply removing the central module from the rest of the fan and wiping with a soft cloth.

With the light sensor is enabled Svara will sense when a person is in the room through light and shadow detection and will then activate. Enabling the delay-on option means the fan will not be triggered during quick night time bathroom visits. The light sensor is also able to distinguish between car headlight flashes and room occupancy, meaning it will not be triggered by passing cars and avoids nuisance running. The sensitivity of the light sensor can be adjusted via the App.

The Svara humidistat responds to sharp changes in humidity, such as when someone is taking a shower. When set to continuous running, the fan will run at 30l/s when the humidistat is triggered and will return to 10l/s when the humidity range returns to normals. Ambient humidity changes will not trigger the humidistat.

The silent scheduling function allows the boost function via the app to avoid overnight noise. Additionally, the Svara can be set to “airing mode” if you are away from the house for extended periods of time, such as a holiday. The airing mode operates a purge function every 12 hours for either 30, 60 or 90 minutes. However, thanks to Svara’s sophisticated design, the fan will not purge if the light sensor detects that there is someone in the house.

Did you know?...

There are different types of Extractor fan.

The most common are the ones shown in the examples above. They attach to the wall and the air is extracted straight through the wall to the outside. However, there is another type. This is a loft mounted one.

loft mounted extractor fan

With this type the actual fan is located in the loft space. The part that you see in the bathroom is basically just a plate with holes in and on the face of it it looks like the wall mounted kind.

However there is no fan in this. The air is drawn up through the plate into a pipe and through the fan. Another pipe connected to the fan is then taken outside via one method or another.

This type of fan is, or can be much more powerful than the all in one type. But also costs more!


powerful in-duct mounted mixed flow extractor fan designed to produce higher working pressures for applications that require high air flows, with low relative noise. SO each of these has their place.

One type may be suited to one size of room, where another may be more suited to a different size of room.

Or it maybe that you just want a more powerful and yet quite extractor.

Either way I can supply and fit any of the above fans as shown above.

Note: I only exchange fans that are currently in place. I do not fit from new i.e I will not fit from new.

Manrose In-Line Mixed Flow Extractor Fan

Manrose in-duct mounted mixed flow fans have been designed to produce higher working pressures for applications that require high air flows

Bathroom Extractor Fan - FAQs

The bathroom extractor fan draws moist air out of the room and replaces it with filtered, dry air. This means that you can reduce the risk of condensation, minimising the risk of your bathroom being a haven for mould and dampness to form.
You should always have your extractor fan venting to the building exterior – if it is venting internally, it means you are simply pumping that damp air from one room to the other.
The lowest level of power that you should want from an intermittent bathroom extractor fan is going to be around 15l per second. If your bathroom is an internal room then it might need even more power, or it might have to be left on for longer.
Good question! This is not legally required, but it is still highly recommended. A window will help to reduce moisture, yes, but it cannot do the same job as a bathroom extractor fan. It cannot provide the same strength of airflow and it cannot remove the dampness from their air in the same way.
Yes. Condensation is formed when warm air lands on a cool surface, or when you have an excess level of humidity in the air. Installing an extractor fan will make sure that the damp air is brought out of the home to be replaced by dry air instead.
The best thing to do is to hire a specialist (such as ourselves) to clean out your bathroom extraction fan. The parts are often quite brittle, and it can be easy to cause damage, reducing efficiency or stopping the system from working entirely.
Then get in touch today. I can give you all of the insight and support you need to make sure you get the best solution for your home. Regardless of what kind of bathroom extractor fan you need, I will make sure that you make a wise investment that more than pays for itself in time.

Get in touch today, to get your new Bathroom Extractor fan supplied and fitted.

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