Case Studies from Nationwide Kitchen Ventilation

Case Study: Campus Reading

In this project, we were tasked with designing and installing an advanced kitchen extract system for a high-volume culinary environment. Our goal was to create a system that not only meets the rigorous demands of a professional kitchen but also ensures the health and safety of the staff, all while adhering to environmental standards and regulations.

Project Overview

The project involved the installation of five high-quality extraction canopies, strategically positioned to cover all critical cooking and preparation areas. These canopies are designed to efficiently capture and eliminate airborne contaminants, such as smoke, grease, and combustion products, ensuring a clean and safe working environment.

Ductwork Specifications

A critical component of this installation was the comprehensive ductwork system, totalling approximately 130 metres in length. This system comprised a mixture of galvanised and fire-rated ducts, carefully selected and installed to optimize airflow and fire safety. The galvanised ducts offer durability, ideal for the less intense sections of the system, while the fire-rated ducts provide added protection in high-risk areas, ensuring compliance with fire safety standards.

Extraction and Supply Air Systems

The full extraction system is designed to efficiently remove contaminated air from the kitchen, while the complementary supply air system introduces fresh, filtered air, maintaining a balanced and comfortable environment. This dual approach ensures not only the removal of hazardous substances but also the circulation of clean air, crucial for both comfort and hygiene.

Heating Solution

To address the challenge of maintaining optimal temperature levels, especially during the colder months, an electric heater battery was integrated into the supply air system. This heater battery is capable of warming the incoming air, ensuring that the kitchen remains at a comfortable temperature for staff, without compromising the efficiency of the ventilation system.

Project Value

This comprehensive project was valued at £95,000.00, reflecting the quality of the materials, the complexity of the design, and the professional installation. It represents a significant investment in the health and safety of kitchen staff, as well as in the operational efficiency of the culinary environment.


The successful completion of this project has significantly improved the kitchen’s air quality, safety, and overall working conditions. By carefully selecting materials and components, such as the fire-rated ductwork and electric heater battery, and by implementing a balanced extract and supply air system, we have ensured that the kitchen meets all necessary health, safety, and environmental standards. This project underscores our commitment to delivering high-quality, sustainable solutions for professional kitchens.

Case study: Fooditude Millwall

In a recent project, our team was commissioned to design and implement a comprehensive kitchen ventilation solution tailored to a bustling culinary environment. The focus was on enhancing air quality, safety, and operational efficiency through the installation of state-of-the-art canopies, complete extract and supply air systems, and stainless steel wall cladding.

Project Overview

The core of the project centred around the installation of two expansive canopies, measuring 13 meters and 14 meters in length. These canopies were engineered to cover significant cooking areas, capturing smoke, grease, and other airborne contaminants. Their design ensures that all kitchen emissions are efficiently removed, contributing to a safer and cleaner cooking environment.

Ventilation Systems

Each canopy was equipped with a full extract system, meticulously designed to remove contaminated air from the kitchen space. This was complemented by a full supply air system for each canopy, which introduces fresh, filtered air back into the kitchen. This balanced approach not only maintains optimal air quality but also ensures a comfortable working environment by regulating temperature and preventing the ingress of external pollutants.

Enhanced Kitchen Hygiene and Aesthetics

Underpinning the length of each canopy, stainless steel wall cladding was installed. This feature not only enhances the kitchen’s aesthetic appeal but also offers practical benefits. Stainless steel is renowned for its hygienic properties, ease of cleaning, and durability, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic culinary settings. The cladding serves as an effective barrier against moisture and heat, further safeguarding the kitchen’s walls and facilitating a cleaner, more hygienic workspace.

Project Value

This bespoke kitchen ventilation project was valued at £75,000, reflecting the premium materials used, the complexity of the systems installed, and the high standard of workmanship. This investment underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional quality and value to our clients, ensuring their kitchens are not only compliant with health and safety regulations but also optimised for performance and staff well-being.


The successful implementation of this project has created a functional and safe kitchen environment. By integrating advanced canopies with comprehensive extract and supply air systems, and by enhancing the workspace with stainless steel cladding, we have ensured that our client’s kitchen operates at the highest standards of hygiene, efficiency, and safety. This project exemplifies our dedication to providing top-tier kitchen ventilation solutions that meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Nationwide Ventilation Case Study: Smoking Goat, Shoreditch

At the heart of Shoreditch’s vibrant culinary scene, Smoking Goat stands out as a beacon of Thai barbecue excellence. This Thai Barbecue Bar, nestled on Redchurch Street, is celebrated for its unique blend of Cornish meats and fish infused with rich Thai flavours, offering an unforgettable dining experience.

The atmospheric setting across three floors demands an environment where the aromas of exotic spices and char-grilled delights enhance rather than overpower the ambiance. This is where Nationwide Ventilation stepped in, bringing our expertise to the forefront.

Faced with the challenge of maintaining the aromatic balance while adhering to health and safety standards, Nationwide Ventilation was tasked with a complex installation that not only required technical precision but also a deep understanding of the unique architectural layout of Smoking Goat. The solution involved the strategic installation of four high-efficiency canopies across the restaurant’s three levels, ensuring optimal odour control and ventilation.

The project’s complexity was amplified by the need to navigate the restaurant’s internal lightwell for the extraction ductwork, stretching from the kitchen spaces to the rooftop. The images will give some idea of the complexity of this job! This required meticulous planning and the construction of scaffolding within the confined spaces of the lightwell, a challenge readily accepted and adeptly managed by our experienced installation teams.

The result of this installation

Nothing short of transformative! The advanced odour control and ventilation system ensure that the rich, smoky flavours characteristic of Thai barbecue remain a delight to the senses without overwhelming the dining space. This has enabled Smoking Goat to continue providing an immersive culinary experience while meeting all health and safety regulations, further cementing its reputation as a standout destination in London’s competitive dining landscape.

This case study exemplifies Nationwide Ventilation’s ability to meet and exceed the demands of our clients, no matter the complexity of the task at hand. Our work with Smoking Goat is a testament to our dedication to delivering tailored solutions that enhance the dining experience, proving that no challenge is too great for our skilled teams.

“All canopies and ductwork are designed in-house and manufactured by our own team of skilled fabricators in our own workshop, using the latest machinery and techniques.”

John Cheeseman
Nationwide Ventilation