residential development guide for home extensions and new dwellings 



HALTON VENT MASTER  - Building Materials and Architectural Building Products

Vent Master specialises in indoor climate solutions for hotels, restaurants, commercial kitchens and other foodservice facilities. The company has production facilities in Mississauga in Canada and in Rochester, Great Britain, as well as licensed manufacturers in South Africa and Australia.

Vent Master's turnover was M USD 22,6 (M €17,4) in 2004. 125 new employees in England and North America are being transferred to Halton in connection with the acquisition.

Utilising state of the art technologies and extensive expertise, Halton has focused on developing unique systems that provide energy-saving solutions for capture of airborne impurities and heat loads in professional kitchens. The results of these systems allow for a more comfortable and productive thermal environment at reduced operation costs.

Most home extensions requiring planning permission for a large kitchen where the home owner requires a commercial feel & look to the finished design will probably benefit from using their products during the build.  Many Architects or House Extension Designers can incorporate their products within the scheme design drawings and specifications.

The following article may be of interest for homeowners researching this type of building product for inclusion within their own house extension scheme. 

What You Need to Know About Buying a Kitchen Range Hood

A kitchen hood is installed above a cook top or stove and extracts the cooking steam and cooking smells out of the kitchen to outside of your home. At least some of them extract the air outside of the home, others simply filter the air and blows it back into the kitchen. If the range hood does not do this simple task properly, you are left with smells in the home and excess steam. You will also be left with greasy furniture and work surfaces within the kitchen.

Fan motors are probably the single most important factor you need to consider when looking for a new hood. The fan needs to be able to cope with the amount of steam released when cooking and extract it through the filters or ducts. The more hobs you have on your stove, the more you will want the fans to cope with the steam released from the pots and pans. The higher the CFM, the better.

Unfortunately you need to think about the noise the motor releases when in use. Most manufacturers boast about how powerful their motors are, but they leave out how noisy these motors are. If the motor is too noisy you can't have a conversation in the kitchen while you are cooking. It is also annoying for the rest of the family if you have an open planned kitchen that joins the living room or dining room.

There are a few other factors you need to consider so it is worth doing a bit of research before going ahead and making a purchase.