Proper ventilation of a home is necessary in order to ensure:
- adequacy of fresh air for a healthy and comfortable environment for the occupants
- adequacy of the air supply for safe operation of particular types of fuel burning appliances
- minimisation of condensation risk
- avoidance of radon accumulation in affected areas
In undertaking the works, and on the basis of the findings of an initial assessment of the home, your Contractor is required to ensure that no works will compromise existing ventilation provisions. They are also required to notify you of any ventilation issues which they identify and which you will need to have rectified before Better Energy works can commence.
More detailed guidance for contractors on the ventilation provisions are set out in the scheme Code of Practice and Technical Specification 7.2.