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Bathroom fan

Posted by Emmanuel Mudzongo, on
I have got a bathroom fan already installed and connected to the lights, the problem is every time after switching off the lights the fan will still run for about 15 mins. i want an isolator switch to be installed, how much will that cost and is it going to be notifiable work also does it matter if the switch is outside or inside. many thanks
Rafal Kaczynski

Rafal Kaczynski

Dear Emmanuel I would suggest to post job description on main website if you do not feel confident to do it your self.( you must be part P reg) Once you've posted a job with us and had a local tradesman quote, you should have been sent an emailed link to his profile. From here, you can read previous customer recommendations and ratings. I hope this will help Best regards Rafal
David West

David West

Hi Emmanuel You have got a timer fan installed therefore you should by BS7671 and Part P building regulations should have an isolating switch fitted. This should be located outside the bathroom. Whoever installed the fan should have done this in the first place. However, you have some choices to make. All electrical work in the bathroom is notifiable work, therefore I would suggest contacting a registered electrician through Rated People who would deal with all the notification for you and either get them to 1). Remove the timer fan and put a normal standard fan that goes on and off with the lights or 2). Get an isolating switch installed to go with the existing fan and then get the fan adjusted to whatever time you want. Hope this helps. Regards Dave ADW Domestic Electrical.
Michael Tucker

Michael Tucker

Hello Emmanuel, You can very simply set you fan to be on for as as you wish. You can fit an isolator but it will incur further costs budget £200 post your job at rated people and see your response grow.
charles wisdom

charles wisdom

Hi Emmanuel Your fan is on a timer, you can re-set the time to just a few minutes or seconds if preferred rather than isolating it. If you still want an isolator it will need to be installed by a qualified electrician and will need to be outside of the bathroom. Regards Charles Wisdom Property Experts (UK) Ltd.
Cornelius Cretu

Cornelius Cretu

The isolator is usually for maintenance purposes, but is a must according to the new regulations. You should be able to adjust the timer between less than a minute to 15 minutes or more, depending of the model. If you can't make any adjustments, then you might have a defective extractor fan and you should replace it.
Chris Mead

Chris Mead

Hi Emmanual, Yes all that's been said below, accept you can have an isolating switch inside the bathroom, in the form of a fan isolation pull switch

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