Ventive Case Study: Ventive Project in Kent

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Fire Crest Ventilation successfully installed two Ventive PVHR S Ventilation and heat recovery systems for a customer in Swanley, Kent.

The Property

The property was an ex. Local Authority 1940’s build semi-detached.

Our Brief

  • To remove the sitting room fireplace and install a Ventive PVHR ventilation system using the existing masonry chimney.
  • There was also a blocked fireplace in the main bedroom directly above the sitting room.
  • We were to install another Ventive PVHR Ventilation system using the existing chimney shaft.

How we did it

  • This installation was not straightforward. After cleaning both masonry chimney shafts we prepared eight inspection holes at various stages throughout the chimney.
  • This helps to monitor the progression of the insulated ducting from the top of the chimney stack through to the sitting room below.
  • Both chimney pots were removed, heat recovery systems connected to the insulated ducting and was secured within the chimney stack. Then Ventive terminals installed with a sharp sand and cement flaunching to finish.
  • Internally, we blocked inspection holes and plaster walling to finish.
  • We then installed air vents to the sitting room and main bedroom with a final check to test Ventilation was working correctly.


Now both rooms have fresh air ventilating continuously 24hrs a day 7 days a week. Taking heat from the stale air and warming up the incoming fresh air. All with no running costs or maintenance requirements.

Customer Testimonial

“We are very satisfied with the work done by Firecrest Ventilation, and have no hesitation in recommending them.  From pre-installation through to on-site install, the quality of customer service and workmanship was of the highest.

We would happily work with them again.”

Mr and Mrs T, Swanley in Kent.

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