The Part F document states that ventilation is the ‘removal of ‘stale’ air from a building and replacement with fresh outside air. This of course assumes that the outside air is of reasonable quality.
The Document states that ventilation is required for one or more of the following purposes:
- Provision of outside air for breathing;
- Dilution and removal of airborne pollutants including odours;
- Control of excess humidity (arising from water vapour in the indoor air)
- Provision of air for fuel-burning appliances (which is covered under Part J of the Building Regulations).
This 2010 edition of Approved Document F – Ventilation has been updated and replaces the previous edition.
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