Commercial Kitchen Extraction

Commercial Kitchen Extraction Systems

Corsair Engineering are specialists in the design and manufacture of commercial kitchen extraction systems. We have the knowledge and experience to build systems which are properly ventilated for controlling odours and improving overall air quality, as well as complying with all health and safety regulations.

Compliance with Commercial Kitchen Extraction Regulations

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It’s absolutely paramount that any commercial kitchen is able to function in a safe, healthy and hygienic environment. This includes adhering to all workplace, building and safety regulations such as the following:

  • DW144 – Specification for Metal Ductwork
  • DW172 – Specification for Kitchen Ventilation Systems
  • NFPA96 – Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations
  • TR19 – Ductwork Maintenance

At Corsair Engineering, we are able to design and build you a commercial kitchen extraction system that is able to meet these guidelines.

Bespoke Ventilation Solutions from Corsair

Every commercial kitchen is unique, and therefore it’s important to invest in a high quality bespoke ventilation system to ensure a safe, comfortable and healthy environment. In fact, it has the potential to cause serious harm if designed and/or installed incorrectly.

Our own in-house installation teams have experience that stretches back many decades. We will work closely with you to understand the specific needs of your kitchen, creating a customised solution that meets all your requirements.

We are happy to work on any and every opportunity – from the simplest to the most complex of projects. Simply contact us on 01295 267021 today to to discuss further, or make an enquiry using our contact form below.

What Extraction Do I Need for a Commercial Kitchen?

Our professionals can help you determine which type of extraction system is best for your specific needs. The type of cooking equipment you have, the size of your kitchen (and restaurant), and the number of patrons you serve will all play a role in determining the right extraction system for your needs. Our Vortex Division can design, deliver and install a range of systems which include:


  • Kitchen Exhaust Systems
  • Air Replacement Systems
  • Grease Filtration Systems
  • Wall Canopies
  • Service Distribution Units (service spines)

We also deal with on demand ventilation, odour control, tempered air, fire suppression – the list goes on. You will have access to a genuine one stop shop with the Vortex team.

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The Importance of Good Kitchen Extraction

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Properly installed kitchen extraction systems are crucial for many reasons. Not only do they allow kitchens to function efficiently and effectively in busy conditions, they can also increase the longevity of the kitchen itself.

Our ventilation systems are individually designed to remove the build-up of heat and grease, which is generated as a by-product of the cooking process in commercial kitchens. Particulate matter, as well as fumes, vapours and heat are captured by the ventilation system and transported to a neutral point of discharge.

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Improved Air Quality

Cooking food will produce many different irritants that can affect the air quality in many different ways. Poor ventilation can also lead to an accumulation of smoke, steam, and grease, which can cause health issues for kitchen staff and patrons. The objective of a well designed ventilation system is to dispense these irritants using the correct methods, and therefore improving the overall air quality within the kitchen.

Air recirculation must be considered for if a commercial kitchen ventilation system is to function properly. For example, the air leaving a kitchen through an extractor fan needs to be replenished with the equivalent amount of fresh air from outside. Our plenum ceiling systems can help facilitate air circulation for efficient heating and ventilation.

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Odour Control

The cooking processes in a commercial kitchen can produce and release intense odours into the environment. Fitting effective odour control can counter this and greatly reduce the nuisance of noxious odours at the point of exhaust. Corsair’s odour control systems can be designed as part of a complete ventilation package, or potentially incorporated as a retrospective addition to an existing system. This can assist with meeting local council / environmental specifications, or in sensitive areas of development.

Does a Commercial Kitchen Need Extraction?

For most commercial kitchens, the answer is yes. Legally, your kitchen should provide adequate ventilation, which protects the health and safety of both your employees and customers – as well as reducing the risk of fire. Cooking processes produce vapours, heat and other gases that need to be managed and effectively removed from the working environment.

  • Without an extraction system in place, your local authority may not grant you planning permission.
  • If a kitchen is being refurbished, you will need to ensure that any existing ventilation system is retained or replaced.

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