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How to Achieve Scotland’s High Background Venting Requirements

Scotland’s high ventilation criteria of 12,000mm² per habitable room ensures good quality indoor air for healthy living.  However, it also means window trickle vents can no longer provide all the required airflow and a new approach to ventilation is required. Here's our two step recommendation for background ventilation in Scotland's new build properties. 1. Start [...]
Background Ventilation News

Direct Ventilation – 5 Easy Steps to Get It Right

There has been some discussion over recent years about the suitability of direct ventilation as an exclusive air supply for stoves. Here we have pleasure in updating you on the current best practice with five easy steps that will make installing and commissioning a direct air supply go smoothly, will meet Regulations and will have [...]
Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News

1972-2017 a Brief Look at Our First 45 Years

We first began manufacturing Rytons Slim Vent Minor and Rytons Slim Vent Major cavity ventilators. We educated the industry on the benefits of ventilation. Our operations were from a small office and garage facility in Purley, Surrey. Having re-located to Kettering, product ranges exploded during the 1980s, establishing Rytons as a leading ventilation manufacturer in [...]
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Using Flyscreen Mesh – Three Things to Remember

Flyscreen mesh can be a very convenient accessory for protecting all sorts of odd little gaps in a building.  It’s extremely useful behind cladding where screening is required to prevent critter infestation via the ventilation gap, and it is widely used in roofs to protect all manner of openings from birds and insects. One of [...]
Roofing Ventilation News

Finding the Perfect Stove Ventilator

Getting to the part where you actually install the stove vent can be a challenging process.  First there’s satisfying the regulations, second there’s satisfying the customer! Satisfying the regulations by working out the ventilation requirement for a stove is relatively straightforward using our online ventilation calculators for solid fuel stoves and open fires.  Satisfying the [...]
Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News

Make Sure Your Roof Can Breathe

It’s winter.  It’s cold.  But at least you know your roof is cosy with all those inches of cushiony insulation keeping that expensive warm air from escaping into the wintery atmosphere, right?  Great!  Now how much outside air do you have coming in to the roof?  Wherever there is insulation, there has to be ventilation.  [...]
Roofing Ventilation News

Keep It Clear!

Red, buff, brown, multi and more - the unique transparency of Rytons Rytweep Clear blends flawlessly with any colour brick or mortar, making it the perfect concealed weep hole duct for any finish. For everyone involved in the specifying, buying and building process the Rytweep Clear can undoubtedly save you time, effort and money. No [...]
Cavity & Underfloor Ventilation News

Simplifying Ventilation Regulations

3 Key Points Sufficient and efficient ventilation is a key safety feature of any combustion appliance but interpreting Building Regulations Part J and HETAS Guidelines can be confusing.  Here we've drawn on our experience as the only HETAS Approved ventilation manufacturer to simplify three points we are often asked to clarify. 1:  In a modern [...]
Boiler, Stove & Fire Ventilation News