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 Post subject: Laundry chutes?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:33 pm 
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Hi All,

I'm also thinking about putting a laundry chute in our house as I think it's a great idea. That is provided you have the space and the rooms all line up etc. It will need to comply with building regs, in our case it's a 3 storey house so we need to maintain 30mins fire resistance through the floors and doors/hatches.

The biggest concern I have is the cost of the stainless steel chute. We're looking at £1500-2000. However if we did it with ductwork such as spiral or clamp then the cost is about £200. Does anybody have experience of purchasing the required components?


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My wife is considering one too....
Found a few options:
https://www.air8uk.co.uk/store/index.ph ... orey-house


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Great! Air8uk products look ok.

Also look at Easy-line they do stainless steel and PVC systems http://www.strathvac.co.uk/laundry-chute/4578195236.

Anybody else out there got any tips or suggestions?


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In my house I decided to 'pinch' a bit of the spare room [about 1.6m x 3m], built a stud wall and created a laundry room upstairs. I was fortunate that this room is above my garage and water/waste was easy to route.
So I now have my washing machine and tumble dryer upstairs, so clothes don't travel far!


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Did you put a smoke detector inside the chute, at the top? Only asking because I'd have thought it was a good place to have one. The other thing I'd do is to plasterboard clad the framework around the chute and make the top door/flap as fireproof as I could otherwise it is a way for fire to spread rapidly from the laundry room to upstairs - especially important when you realise how many domestic blazes are caused by dryer faults.

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Job and Knock wrote:
Did you put a smoke detector inside the chute, at the top? Only asking because I'd have thought it was a good place to have one. The other thing I'd do is to plasterboard clad the framework around the chute and make the top door/flap as fireproof as I could otherwise it is a way for fire to spread rapidly from the laundry room to upstairs - especially important when you realise how many domestic blazes are caused by dryer faults.

could be wrong but sounds more like a laundry room rather than a chute :dunno:

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In that case I'd ensure that the walls were clad both sides with at least 12mm grey board (12mm pink would be better) and I'd still fit a smoke detector in the ceiling and make sure that the door and casing were to t least 30min (FD30) fire standards. Having dealt with a couple of pubs where the drier had gone on fire, one of which was completely gutted by the conflagration, I am well aware of the damage that is caused by a fire, how quickly it can go through a building once it has taken hold, and why just plain it's sensible to take precautions.

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As one that has lived through a house fire I agree with the safety precautions mentioned, having the washer and drier upstairs is the norm in France usually in the bathroom, it does make sense, if you think about it, :-) All decent laundry chutes are fire rated, they tend to have a top lid as standard, however a bottom odour and flame proof trap door is an extra, one that IMHO should be standard, so in my case I will have the top and bottom seals and of course more alarms than you can shake a stick at, :wink: Nos


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Thanks to Job and Knock for highlighting the fire alarm.
Indeed that's something I hadn't thought of, but in light of so many dryer fires i'll be
installing one soonest.
Considering how fires spread, a chute seems like a device thats not really great for today's
fire-conciousness.


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Has anyone put there own laundry chute in and if so what was it made of? The stainless steel kits are very expensive and if it's just a tube buried in the wall then it doesn't need to look pretty. What about 300mm plastic pipe like drain/sewage pipe?


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