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Bath / shower room ventilation regulations

Does anyone know the Swiss requirements (if any) for forced air ventilation requirements in a bathroom and a shower room in a new dwelling?

The new U.K. regulations require forced air ventilation (fan).

My specific query is that our shower room has this but the bathroom (with a shower hose over the bath) does not. Should it?

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Re: Bath / shower room ventilation regulations

Does it have a window?

My first two apartments had no ventilation other than a window, my third had ventilation in both bathroom and shower room also it was completely useless.

Is this causing a specific issue that you wish to raise with the landlord?
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Old 29.08.2008, 11:05
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Does it have a window?

My first two apartments had no ventilation other than a window, my third had ventilation in both bathroom and shower room also it was completely useless.
Yes, they both have windows.

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Is this causing a specific issue that you wish to raise with the landlord?
We've bought the house. We're creating a snagging list. There's no specific problem yet but I wanted some confirmation of the regulations.
(There are related concerns).
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Old 29.08.2008, 11:11
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Re: Bath / shower room ventilation regulations

I don't think that I have ever seen a ventilated bathroom with window in Switzerland.
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I don't think that I have ever seen a ventilated bathroom with window in Switzerland.
Of course if you keep the temperature in the bathroom high enough, the air can hold more water and so there is less chance of condensation (and the higher temperature keeps the walls warmer to avoid condensation).

So, maybe people here just turn up the heating...

However, removing the damp air in the first place is a more energy efficient solution and forcing the damp air out is better than opening the window.
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And without windows?

What about bathrooms without windows?

My bathroom is in the inner side of the apartment (bordering with the neighbour's apartment, not on one of the outer building walls). So no windows.

There is a hole in the wall high up above the shower, with a sort-of filter cap, going to what seems to be (I haven't tried opening it yet) a ventilation pipe in the wall heading up. However it does not feel like anything is actively ventilating through it (no "wind" when putting the hand on it). Is there supposed to be a ventilator somewhere in that pipe? Perhaps it's broken?

Before I always had windows on the bathroom, but this one does get a lot more humid after showers, and I think there's something that looks like mould near one corner of the ceiling now (not sure if it's new).
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Yes, they both have windows.



We've bought the house. We're creating a snagging list. There's no specific problem yet but I wanted some confirmation of the regulations.
(There are related concerns).
I don't know the rules so am probably of limited help but:

We renovated a house last year and it was never even suggested to us to add them (bathrooms have windows), we looked at a house less than 5 years old and that didn't have them (windows also).
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