Northern Fan Services

Kitchen Ventilation and Extraction Systems

New Fans and Ductwork for busy Altrincham restaurant

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Our team recently installed 2 x new fans and ductwork for this busy Thai Restaurant in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.


New extract fans and ductwork installed in loft space

Extract fans and ductwork installed in loft space

External ductwork with termination cowls

External ductwork with termination cowls

The commercial kitchen canopy required some additional support to improve airflow. Our team installed 2 x separate ductwork runs each with its own extract fan. This greatly improved the airflow in the kitchen.

For a busy commercial kitchen, an adequate extraction system is essential as well as a legal requirement. Our expert team of engineers can assist with any alterations to your current system to make sure it complies with current guidelines and creates a comfortable working environment for all kitchen staff.

Need a new system? Our team can assist with planning permission, where necessary, and help design a bespoke system to suit your business. All of our extract canopies are bespoke made, from high quality stainless steel, complete with washable grease filters and drip trays.

We also install air replacement systems. It is now a legal requirement for commercial kitchens to have these systems to replace air drawn out by the extract system.

See other recently completed jobs here.

To get in touch with our Sales Team for a quote – Call us – 01482 650100. Email us – or complete a contact form here.

Extraction System Adjustments

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Extraction system adjustments are, often, a simple and cost effective way of improving the working environment in the kitchen.

Our team were on site at the Alpamare Water Park in Scarborough to install some system adjustments and new ductwork in order to connect an existing extract fan in their plant room to the main kitchen canopy. By doing this, air flow rates were greatly improved in the kitchen, creating a safer and more comfortable work environment.

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Take a look at other recently completed extraction system adjustments or contact us out of hours via our Facebook Page.

Need a quote for some improvements to your kitchen extract system? Contact our sales team who can advise further on 01482 650100.

Alternatively, complete a contact form here.

Another way to improve air flow in a commercial kitchen, is with the introduction of a fresh air replacement system. This is now a legal requirement for all commercial kitchens. These systems replace the air extracted out by the main kitchen canopy with fresh air from outside.  Details of these systems can be found here.

Any commercial extract system should also undergo a regular clean and service, at least every 12 months. Not doing this regularly will greatly affect the performance of the system. Our team can also help with this. Just get in touch!


Smoke, Grease and Odour Control

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Smoke, Grease and Odour Control for Commercial Kitchens

Efficient smoke, grease and odour control is an essential part of the installation of new extract systems. Effective odour control systems ensure any commercial kitchen is safe, clean and compliant. Northern Fan Services offer the design and installation of a wide range of odour control systems including activated carbon filters, electrostatic precipitators (pictured below left) and advanced oxidation technologies such as ozone injection and UV-C.

Esp filtration units

ESP filtration units installed in double pass formation

Roof plant

Roof level plant



Pictured above, a recent installation at The Broadway Shopping Centre, Bradford. The client required high level smoke and grease removal. All ductwork exited the unit via a riser to roof level where we installed 2 x ESP (electrostatic precipitators) units back to back in double pass formation. These units are highly efficient at removing smoke, grease and odour and have minimal ongoing maintenance costs.

Northern Fan Services also offer other forms of effective odour control systems such as carbon filtration and o-zone injector units. A combination of all can be used where extremely high odour control is required.

When designing a new extraction system, our engineers will work with you to ensure you have the system required. Our design plan will include full details of all equipment proposed, HVAC drawings where necessary and the inclusion of noise and odour control.

ESP 5000 Unit ceiling fixed

Ceiling mounted ESP unit

Ceiling mounted ESP unit providing smoke, grease and odour control for central York restaurant.

See other recently completed jobs here.

Need a quote? Contact our sales team who can help assist.

T: 01482 650100


Commercial Fan Replacement – Manchester

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Recent commercial fan replacement for this popular Thai restaurant in Central Manchester.

Our engineers were contacted as the clients previous fan had suddenly cut out. We attended a next day call out and it was determined the fan needed replacing. Replacement fan was installed 2 days later and the restaurant was up and running as normal.

For any emergency breakdown. We can usually attend same or next day. Our first priority is to repair the existing fan. Where this is not possible, we will quote you quickly and efficiently for a replacement. Our engineers carry a wide range of new extractor fans with them. If we don’t have a compatible replacement, we can usually get most makes and models within 1 working day. This ensures minimum disruption to your business.

Need a commercial fan replacement?

The quickest way to get in touch is to call our sales team on 01482 650100

Or simply Whatsapp us on 07927743336. Include full site details, pictures of the fans location and the manufacturers label from the fan showing make and model. We will get straight back to you with a quote.

See other recently completed jobs here.

Not urgent? Complete a contact form here.

New Commercial Extractor Fan

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New commercial extractor fan fitted for this busy Northamptonshire restaurant following breakdown of the previous fan. This popular Indian restaurant contacted us out of hours as their current fan had gone down. Our engineers attended with compatible replacement which was fitted the next day.

Got an out of hours emergency with your commercial extractor fan?

A sudden breakdown is a stressful situation in the fast paced world of catering. Our team are well equipped to deal with this and can often get out to you same day to repair the problem. Where a repair is not possible, we can often replace the fan/controller on site. We keep a wide range of the most popular fan brands and sizes in stock.

Should you need us for an emergency:

Check out other recently completed jobs on our Facebook Page.

See details of extractor fan servicing and repair here.

Ductwork Repair and Fan Clean – Manchester

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Ductwork repair/ adjustments completed by NFS engineers at popular Manchester Bar + Grill. Our engineers also fully cleaned and services the extractor fan before re-fitting it to the new bespoke made ductwork attachments.

Fan Clean and Service

Our fan service includes the following:

  • Check electrical condition of motor
  • Test capacitor and replace if necessary
  • Complete RPM check
  • Test speed controller and check compatibility
  • Full fan clean and degrease

A fan cleaning certificate is issued following the clean.

To get a quick Fan Clean + Service quote – complete an enquiry form – HERE. Our friendly sales team will then be in touch to ask for a full site address and pictures of the fan showing its location.

Ductwork Repair

Our engineers undertake a wide range of ductwork repairs and adjustments ensuring any internal or external ductwork is up to standard, free from leaks and correctly installed.

To see other recently completed work, see our Facebook Page.

Contact us

The quickest way to get in touch is to call us during business hours – 01482 650100

Need to get in touch out of hours? Email us – or send a WhatsApp – 07927743336

Roof Unit Plate Fans Serviced

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Three roof unit plate fans serviced at a recent job for an automation factory.

Engineers accessed the fans externally and removed them from the roof to fully clean and service them before re-installing and replacing the cowls.

A full fan clean and service with us includes:

  • Fan removed and fully cleaned and de-greased
  • Bearings checked
  • Capacitors changed where necessary
  • Cabling check
  • Full RPM check
  • Speed controller compatibility check

Regularly servicing and cleaning your extractor fan prolongs the life length. We recommend a clean and service for your extractor fan every 12 months.

See other recently completed jobs on our Facebook page – HERE.

Need a quote for your extractor fan clean and service? Whether you are a restaurant, takeaway, cafe, hotel or factory – we can help!

Complete a contact form here. Or call our friendly sales team on 01482 650100.

From fan repairs and replacements and clean and services to full system installations, our team can help with it all. Any issue with a commercial extraction system can difficult to manage as a fully efficient system is essential to the smooth running of your business. Our engineers offer same day call outs and can often rectify an issue on site.

Annual Extractor Fan Clean

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An annual extractor fan clean and service is a requirement for all commercial kitchens. Most commercial insurance policies will ask for evidence of this to comply with fire safety guidelines. Our engineers provide an excellent commercial cleaning service. We also service the motor to prolong its lifespan and ensure it is operating to the expected standard.

To see other examples of recently completed work. Visit our Facebook page.

To get a quick quote for your annual extractor fan clean. Visit our contact page here and complete a contact form including full site address.

Following a fan clean and service, a certificate will be issued. Accompanying the certificate will be before and after pics of the clean. We always show the client pictures so they can be assured the clean has been done efficiently. Some insurances also ask to see these.

Many fans displaying some operating issues may just need a good clean and a service. Some symptoms of a heavily greased fan could be:

  • Fan operating slower than usual due to grease build up.
  • Smoke and fume build up in the kitchen.
  • Fan noisier than usual.

Give our sales team a call to book us in on 01482 650100

Kitchen Canopy Install

Kitchen Canopy Install for York Wine Bar

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New kitchen canopy install for this lovely York wine and pizza bar. Canopy was made and installed by us to serve a double decked pizza oven. Site survey was completed pre-install and items manufactured by us were produced within a week. Installation was completed within 2 days.

All canopies supplied by us are bespoke made. We ensure all canopies are made to DW172 standards with the correct overhang to provide adequate extraction and comply with current guidance. Some information on the guidance can be found here.

All parts supplied by ourselves come with a years manufacturers warranty and we give a years warranty on all labour carried out by ourselves.

Once a new extraction system is installed, we recommend maintaining regular clean and service schedule. This should be completed at least once every 12 months. We can provide an extractor fan clean and service. Details of what this includes are included here.

Need a kitchen canopy install, a quick price or some advice on what your business requires?

Fan change for Merseyside restaurant

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Recent fan change and system adjustment for a busy restaurant/bar in The Wirral.

Our team was contacted as the current fan was no longer working and was now out of production. We sourced a replacement that would provide the same level of extraction but would require some system adjustments. We installed a 560mm diameter short cased axial extractor fan with some square to round attachments and a 560mm diameter jet cowl to disperse air at roof level.

Our install team was on site within 2 days to install the new fan and adjustments.

Need a fan change? Have issues sourcing fan replacement? Give our team a call!

01482 650100

See another example of a larger scale fan change, where previous fan was also no longer in production and replacement was installed with system adjustments, here.

Take a look at our Facebook page for recent jobs and Watsapp contact details for all out of hours enquiries.

Common Signs that your extractor fan is in need of a replacement or upgrade:

  • Running slower than usual
  • Cuts off
  • Noisier than usual
  • Fan wont start at all

If your commercial extractor fan is displaying some or all of these symptoms, it is time to give us a call!