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Vent-Axia

History and Heritage

Vent-Axia innovation is at the heart of many of the historic breakthroughs which have shaped the HVAC industry we know today.

Our invention of the first electrically-operated window ventilator in 1936 was a significant landmark in its own right. It was also just the beginning of the Vent-Axia story.

In this era, one of our first and most important customers was Sir Winston Churchill. During the dark days of World War II, Vent-Axia were responsible for putting the V in ventilation, creating the right air quality for clear thinking at Number 10 Downing Street.

Sir Winston Churchill - one of our first and most important customers

Fast forward to 1961 and the launch of our Standard Range extractor fan. This design classic is still operating perfectly in hundreds of projects across the globe today.

In 1992 we introduced the world's first SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) fan, creating the safety benchmark for ventilation in domestic shower and bathroom environments.

This story of firsts continues with the LuminAir in 1994 - the original patented combination fan and light product - the LoWatt energy efficient, DC motored domestic range in 1997 and in 2003 the Air-Minder - a cutting edge whole-house ventilation system with an integral heat exchanger.

In 2001 we integrated with Roof Units and acquired Baxi Clean Air Systems in 2004 to establish Vent-Axia as the clear brand leader for single source HVAC solutions.

More recently still, our award-winning Lo-carbon initiative has forced environmental issues to the top of the air movement agenda. And we mark 2008 as the company behind the most efficient on-demand ventilation system ever. The Sentinel Totus D-ERV (Demand Energy Recovery Ventilation) is a unique solution capable of recovering a remarkable 90% of the energy that would otherwise be wasted.

Along the way, Vent-Axia technology is behind a long list of impressive projects from buildings in Her Majesty's Royal Estates to the White House.

Vent-Axia - history in the making.

Video Achieve Footage

Vent-Axia History - Original Industrial Launch 1980s

Vent-Axia History - Original T-Series Launch 1980s

Vent-Axia History - Retro Public Health Footage 1980s
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Vent-Axia History - Retro Public Health Footage 1980s
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Literature Achieve

A guide to better ventilation
from Vent-Axia - 1970s
History of Vent-Axia

Vent-Axia are leading manufacturers and suppliers of heating and ventilation systems, both in the UK and around the world. For over 75 years, we have led the industry in air ventilation products, systems and services. Whatever your requirement, budget or setting, Vent-Axia can provide the solution you need. From extraction fans for the home to large commercial ventilation solutions, our wide HVAC range features a product for every air handling purpose.

Vent-Axia's popular Lo Carbon range combines all the style and durability you expect from a Vent-Axia product with even greater energy efficiency, helping you to make your property as eco friendly as possible. Together with the Lo Carbon range, demand energy recovery ventilation and heat recovery (HRV) and mechanical extract systems are also available to aid new sustainable building projects to adhere to the Code for Sustainable Homes.

In combination with our exceptional ventilation product range we also offer a comprehensive range of heating products ideal to heat your home, our range of electric heating includes, storage heaters and combination storage heaters,  panel heaters, towel rails, portable heating, fan heaters, convector heaters and radiant heating.  Our latest product introduction brings electric underfloor heating to the portfolio, this range consists of electric underfloor heating mats, underfloor heating thermostats, underfloor heating kits and underfloor heating insulation boards to offer a comprehensive solution.

In addition to our ever-growing domestic and commercial ventilation ranges, Vent-Axia also supply air curtains, hand dryer products and fume handling/smoke fans. We can also support your air conditioning requirements.

Vent-Axia products are available from distributors around the UK and Ireland and also around the world via our network of international distributors. Many of our ranges can also be ordered via our online store. Browse our full range of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products by clicking here. You can also contact us for any further enquiries.