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Air Brick Query in Bungalow Small Side Extension

Postby French Chris » Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:30 pm

Hi guys,

I hope someone can help.

Just about to move into a 1960´s bungalow with a 1980's small side extension for an en-suite which replaced the original path between house and garage. The extension/garage roof is flat felt.

As you can see from the photo, on the rear return wall is a square ventilation brick. Not sure why it is this size rather than the usual brick sized ones, nor why it is so high.

I want to install a bathroom ventilator fan and the best place would be just where this air brick is !

Can anyone tell me if this can be replaced with a smaller one lower down and perhaps why it was put in this position in the first place.

Thanks in advance for your opinions.

Chris
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:15 pm

Hi frenchchris.
It was quite normal in the 60s to provide ventilation using a 9x9 airbrick - the room it serves was probably a bathroom or toilet. Just fit an extractor in its place, don’t bother to fit a replacement airbrick.
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