Planning, building and the environment
Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Part F 2006 Homes

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Part F 2006 Homes

Published 31 March 2010
Type(s) Research, Reports and summaries
Site Planning, building and the environment
Product code 09BD06323
ISBN 9781409823759
Price £20 (free to download below)


This study has assessed whether the guidance in the 2006 edition of Approved Document F is effective in providing adequate ventilation and indoor air quality in new dwellings. It has also investigated how well modern dwellings comply with Part F 2006.

The study has shown that there is a good case for:

  • increasing provisions for background ventilation in more airtight, naturally ventilated dwellings
  • introducing requirements or guidance on installation, inspection and testing of mechanical ventilation systems to address installation quality concerns.

The findings and recommendations in this report are those of the consultant authors and do not necessarily represent the views or proposed policies of Communities and Local Government.


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