Thats exactly the situation I am in- Rayburn in there at the moment. Is there any particular type of extractor I should use. I suppose a canopy one would be the right one? They are not so powerful, though. But then if there is natural draw up the chimney that wouldn't be a problem, would it?
Would it be ok to block up the firplace in the bedrom above?
We found mechanical assistance simply wasn't required as the natural draw of the chimney easily removed all of the smells and vapours even though it is a bungalow. Of course it carries on "extracting" after the cooking has finished which I suppose, might be a bad point as much as a good one.
Hers is a breast with an oak beam fitted across at the height stipulated for a gas hob. So the chimney opening is something like 900 x 500. She had a piece of sheet steel cut to size, perforated with small holes and then had it powder coated to the colour of the cooker. I built a framework and fitted it. I have to say it looks the business and silent too!
You need a good cowl fitting as we found water came down onto the cooker when it rained heavily.
I think it would benefit by having a baffle or filter fitted in the chimney as some dust does fall when it's windy, however, she insists it really isn't so bad.
I can't see why you couldn't use a canopy extractor, and there are plenty about that are really powerful. Not that you would need it.