Does a Utility Room Need an Extractor Fan?

does a utility room need an extractor fan
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When exactly does a utility room need an extractor fan — and why? It is a common question amongst those self building, renovating and remodelling. As with so many things that relate to the Building Regulations, it can be hard to unravel the precise rules. 

However, there is no need to worry — our guide answers this oft asked question in an easy-to-understand way and gives you all your options, no matter what size or shape your utility room and whichever way you intend to use it. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.