Bathroom Fitting Question

Looking for advise on a duel extractor fan for a bathroom 3m x3m

Im looking for some advise for a decent extractor fan for a bathroom. Its a reasonable size bathroom at 3m x 3m and it would need to be wall mounted rather than through the ceiling. It currently has very little ventilation so im hoping it will reduce the moisture left in the room.

I have been advised to get a duel extractor with isolating switch.

Any advise would be gratefully recieved.



Can anyone recommend a manufacturer and model i could look at, i really dont know where to start. Something reasonably priced, i dont mind spending up to 70.00 if needs be. Ideally with an isolation switch and something that works with the humidity as well.

2 Answers

Hi Mark
on a family sized bathroom will need a wall mounted extractor fan with isolated switch installed you have 2 types which will suit , 1 would be pull cord , so u can use it when u need to , 2 senser/timed extractor which means when the bathroom steem up at a certen point the extractor will switch on and wont switch off till the bathroom is cleared from steem and mostior which keeps the bathroom clear from damp.
Hope this helps

any questions please contact me.
Many Thanks
RH Services

Answered 9th Feb 2012

RH Services

Member since 8 Feb 2012

Hello Mark,
I deal with many properties which have condensation issues leading to mould and mildew growth etc.

You are on the right track in trying stop the problem at the source.

I would go for a fan with a humidity sensor if possible, that way the fan will turn off and on according to the amount of moisture in the air.

If you are going for a timed fan then make sure the timer keeps the fan on for at least 20 minutes.

If your fan will be situated above the perimeter of the bath/shower and less than 2.2 meters from the floor, you will need to use a low voltage fan with transformer etc.

I would certainly advise that you contact a registered electrician to fit the fan as the bathroom is the most dangerous place in the property in terms of electricity and moisture in the air coming in to contact. They will then advise on what fan to use.

Make sure they are quoting for a fan that will stay on when the light goes off.


Degan Building Services Ltd.

Answered 9th Feb 2012

Degan Building Services Ltd

Member since 22 Jan 2012

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