Mila has added the new Yale SlotVent contemporary styled trickle vents to its range, making it easy for customers to comply with the ventilation requirements in Approved Document F.
Alongside the product launch, Mila has created a dedicated new section on its website to give customers all the information they need on when trickle vents are required and how best to communicate the benefits to homeowners.
All three sizes in the range – 2500EA, 4000EA and 5000EA - are now in stock. They can be used on their own or in combination to reach the 4000mm2, 8000mm2, 1000mm2 targets required for bathrooms, kitchens and habitable rooms in either multi-storey or single-storey dwellings.
All sizes are available in 10 colours, including anthracite grey, Irish oak, cream and Chartwell green to match with the most popular frame choices, and all have the option of a white internal half to suit most decor.
The new Approved Document F requires that trickle vents must be controllable by the occupant and the SlotVent range is particularly flexible with 30°, 60° and 90° tilt modes to adjust the airflow. Externally, they feature a curved hood for optimum weather sealing, and they can be ordered with a fly screen add-on if required.
In high noise areas, or where customers are particularly concerned about draughts, there is a noise reduction version available, which comes with a foam gasket on the internal section.
In terms of fitting, Mila is supplying fabricators with all the routing details they need to set up for the different variants, and the vents themselves come with universal pre-fitted clips designed to make fabrication as quick and easy as possible.
Richard Gyde, Mila’s MD, commented: “We know that trickle vents aren’t universally popular with either fabricators or homeowners, but they are set to become a statutory requirement for the vast majority of windows from June to prevent excess condensation build up and ensure adequate air flow in our increasingly airtight homes.
“By adding the SlotVent range to our product line-up, we are giving customers a quality solution, which requires minimal disruption in fabrication and is stylish and unobtrusive enough to convince even the most cynical homeowner that they will benefit from better indoor air quality as a result. The big benefit of buying from us of course is that trickle vents can simply be added to a customer’s hardware order.”