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New building regulations came in force in the last quarter of 2021, stating several updates affecting many glazing products. These changes affect new homes and newly built extensions across the UK. It is Part F of building regulations that have been updated regarding ventilation and trickle vents, but can you fit them retrospectively to comply?

Let’s talk about the trickle vents and why they are needed.

What are trickle vents?

Trickle vents are adjustable vents situated at the top of a window or door to allow ventilation. A small hole is routed out the top of a window or door frame to allow air to pass through, and trickle vents are clipped to the routed area. The purpose of trickle vents is to allow a user to control the ventilation that comes through the window and door.

Concealed trickle vents in windows and doors can come in a wide range of colours and finishes to match your frames perfectly so there is no need to worry about them affecting your home interiors.

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Can trickle vents be fitted retrospectively?

Yes! it is possible to retrospectively fit trickle vents in windows and doors. If you are experiencing a problem like condensation and don’t have another form of background ventilation, you could consider fitting trickle vents to your existing windows and doors.

It can be a tricky and a time-consuming job but might be worth speaking with a professional to install them, so you get a clean and effective trickle vent installation. At Futureglaze, we provide high-quality and professional repair, replacement, and installation services so you can get the best finish possible when fitting trickle vents in your South Wales home.

Our experienced engineers look for proactive way to repair or improve an existing window or door, before having to resort to replacement work. Regularly repairing windows and doors for South Wales homeowners who have been previously told by other double-glazing firms that it cannot be done. It’s common knowledge that our window and door repairs are some of the very best!

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Futureglaze offers home improvements products and repairs across South Wales and covers areas in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, and Merthyr Tydfil.

Visit our showroom in Gelli, where you can see our selection of windows, doors, shutters, and blinds or enquire about our repair services.  Start your next home improvement project that could add value to your Wales property.

For more information, call us on 01443 423 423 or use our online form for more information.

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