Yale has announced the launch of its new SlotVent range of trickle vents for windows, providing ventilation to homes without the need to open a window.
Grant Stratford, technical director for window hardware at Yale, comments: “Trickle vents are openings in a window that allow a small amount of air to pass through, helping to remove stale air and reduce condensation and mould, as well as enabling people in cities or near busy roads to benefit from ventilation without having to open their windows.
“Trickle vents are a requirement under the Building Regulation, England and Wales Approved Document F1 and Scottish building regulation 3.14. With our new SlotVent range, we are enabling fabricators and installers to meet this requirement with a high-quality solution that offers several outstanding features.”
The SlotVent range offers a choice of three variants – 2500EA (Equivalent Area), 4000EA, and 5000EA – each providing a different level of ventilation, depending on requirements. The product is made up of an internal vent that can be tilted 30, 60, or 90 degrees and includes the option of a foam gasket that reduces noise and drafts; as well as an external hood and a fly screen for the over-frame.
The vents are available in a wide range of colours – from Black and White to Agate Grey, Chartwell Green, and Irish Oak – inners and outers can be ordered as a set or separately to suit the window aesthetics and specification.
Easy to fit, they are attached to the window using pre-fitted clips, or can alternatively be fixed using the screw-holes provided in the clips.
All products in the SlotVent range have been thoroughly tested at BRE in accordance with EN13141-1:2019, confirming their suitability for residential building ventilation, and BS EN ISO 10140-1, testifying to their ability to insulate against airborne sound.
“The SlotVent range offers fabricators and installers a solution that not only ensures they meet the regulations – but provides a series of features and capabilities that genuinely enhances the window, making it a more attractive proposition to customers,” concludes Grant.
“The range comes with our 10-year mechanical guarantee, as you expect from Yale which means that we will replace the product free-of-charge if it fails to function correctly due to manufacturing defects in that period.”