Powerful fan with high build quality (except the screws!)
This is a really good fan. I replaced the horrible old inline fan and ducting run that wasn't working as it was a total bodge job, and had caused a lot of mould in the bathroom that sadly had been painted over by the vendor before we purchased the house.
I found this website and fan through watching a youtube video from CharlieDIYte. The recommendation was good, as the staff were really helpful and knowledgeable on the phone when I called them up multiple times for advice pre and post installation.
The fan itself is of good build quality, the only niggle I have is the screws for the electronics enclosure are really cheap, poor quality screws the heads stripped very easily. I replaced them with some similar dimension pozi screws I had lying around, which makes for a much better enclosure seal as I can tighten the screws adequately, without fear of stripping the head.
The install itself was simple, although time consuming given the confined space and damp dark conditions in the loft. I used an existing showerlite fitting in the ceiling as the intake, and installed a new grille vent in the fascia for the exhaust. I installed an inline backdraft valve in the exhaust side of the ducting run. For the run itself, I used solid 100mm PVC pipe for the majority, as this improves airflow and reduces water pooling as there is less nooks and crannies for the steam to catch and condense on. I used a short section of flexible ducting to make the bend from vertical to horizontal. I used jubilee clips on all the joints to make sure they are good and sealed, and then I wrapped all the ducting in plenty of insulation; I used some leftover loft insulation first, fixing in place with long cable ties, and then a layer of foil bubble wrap insulation to seal it all up, again fixed with long cable ties.
The fan itself is not mounted to a joist, but on recommendation from my dad, suspended from the rafters with some used bike inner tubes. This acts as a damping system, reducing the noise and vibration of the fan. As a result, the fan is very quiet, you can only really hear the whirring noise of the blades spinning, rather than echoey mechanical noise reverberating through the house as I have experienced before.
Extraction is very powerful and I am really pleased with the product and customer service I received. Thank you Extractor Fan World!
Misha | Bristol | December 2023
My original fan seized so I chose to upgrade to this and boy what a difference , it has 3 speed settings and I have a medium sized bathroom the fan vent is just outside the shower and I have set the fan to the fastest speed and it keeps the bathroom clear of steam when using the shower , I would recommend this product
Simon | Gravesend | November 2023
Fan of this fan
Great product, good flexibility, 3 speed settings depending on the level of smell/humidity to be dealt with and easy to install. So far so good...
Pete | Buckinghamshire | November 2023
Awesome and very quiet
Easy to install and very quiet, really happy with this purchase.
Rob Stephenson | Halifax | November 2023
Quality product, easy to install, great power for the size and very quiet compared to other options. A good purchase at this price point.
James | Scotland | November 2023