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Titon launches new CD calculator to help with Part F compliance - Jan 2011

Hot on the heels of the October 2010 revisions to the Building Regulations, Titon, one of Europe’s market leaders in ventilation, has launched a revised version of its incredibly popular Part F System 1 calculator. The CD-based calculator assists calculations for the background ventilation requirement for domestic properties.

The new Part F (Ventilation) Building Regulation has introduced an additional table of background ventilation requirements – for those houses which have greater air tightness. The new calculator takes into account this table to help calculate the correct level of ventilation for houses which have been built to the more stringent requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Background ventilation requirements are calculated using a number of variables based on building design and occupancy.  To achieve compliance with Part F it is vital that estimators have an efficient and easy to use method to work out the correct whole building background ventilation requirement.  The new Titon Part F System 1 calculator simplifies this process to help them to comply with the revised regulations.

Using criteria including the floor area, number of bedrooms (both single and double), number of storeys of the dwelling and the number of facades, Titon’s Part F Calculator confirms how many of its high performing ventilators, designed specifically to comply with Part F, are needed to fulfil the total EA (equivalent area) requirement. This will allow many more specifiers to stay with the traditional System 1 route to compliance, as these new Titon vents take up no more space than their predecessors, and less space than the competition.

Among the products on the new CD are the Trimvent Select Xtra range and the TV Hi Lift aluminium vent ranges. To receive your free Part F Calculator contact Titon via email: enquiries@titon.co.uk or phone: 01206 713800. One of Titon's knowledgeable representatives will be happy to talk through the calculator.