Frequently Asked Questions
Section F4.12 of the Building Code of Australia provides:
A commercial kitchen must be provided with a kitchen exhaust hood complying with AS/NZS 1668.1 and AS 1668.2 where—
(a) any cooking apparatus has—
(i) a total maximum electrical power input exceeding 8 kW; or
(ii) a total gas power input exceeding 29 MJ/h; or
(b) the total maximum power input to more than one apparatus exceeds—
(i) 0.5 kW electrical power; or
(ii) 1.8 MJ gas, per m2 of floor area of the room or enclosure.
If any of the above apply to your commercial kitchen, you must, by law, install a kitchen exhaust system.
Otherwise, a kitchen range hood is not a requirement in a domestic setting. There are however immense benefits in a domestic system.
Cooking processes create grease, smoke, odours and other pollutants. In commercial settings, a large volume of heat is also produced, which can result in an uncomfortable kitchen.
One of the major functions of a ventilation system is to remove these pollutants from the air during the cooking process. By removing airborne grease particles before they have the chance to settle on kitchen surfaces, your kitchen will be cleaner and safer.
Absolutely. We take care of the design, manufacture and installation of your project.
You are in good hands from start to finish.
There are several factors that will determine the best canopy design for your space. The first factor is the type of cooking you will be doing. The style of cooking will determine the equipment that you require. That equipment, combined with the level of output, will determine the best style of hood for you.
Further, each project and kitchen space is different. Following a free site inspection, we will take you through the various style options.
Our High Efficiency Canopies have been specially designed to create a more efficient system with a reduced airflow of up to 35%. More information on the benefits of a High Efficiency Canopy can be found in our ventiation section
Our canopies are manufactured using 1.2mm stainless steel or galvanised steel. The material for your project will largely depend upon the use and style of cooking, as well as your budget.
Yes. All of our canopies are comply with the Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia.
Upon completion we will provide you with a compliance certificate.
Make-up air brings back in air to replace the air that is removed by the ventilation system. Without a sufficient supply of air continually cycling through the kitchen, the ventilation system cannot perform at its highest.
It is therefore vital to ensure proper make-up air to optimise the performance of the ventilation system.
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