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  • 28-05-2019 2:55pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ moldy_sea


    Perhaps daydreaming but I'm considering incorporating a laundry chute in my design.

    The chute would be between master bedroom and utility room. The pitched roof of the utility room starts about 0.5 m above the floor level of the bedroom floor. The chute would be 1m or less in length.

    Any thoughts on what would be involved any issues?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 887 ✭✭✭ Baybay


    Aside from child safety features at either end, a king size duvet should be able to easily slide through the chute with room for storage for it & associated bed linens etc in the receptacle below.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,808 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha


    Is there any planning restrictions against them in Ireland? Or fire regs?

    Could see how they might be dangerous for children. That said if used right Id say they'd love it !


  • Registered Users Posts: 425 ✭✭ magnethead


    No fire regulations covering laundry shoots, but some of the company's have fireproof stainless steel doors. (Have a good think about it for your own protection - smoke is what kills, so you'll want it to be sealed very well when closed)

    Irish crowd here
    http://www.newstar.ie/laundry-chute-systems/

    UK crowd, do a nice PVC option, which could be good, if you firewalled it off

    www.easylinelaundrychutes.co.uk

    another one
    www.inventivehomes.co.uk

    you can pay up to €800 for these things, if you want to go stainless all the way down,. I eventually spoke to a builder with good common sense, who built one, and only installed a Door, then he just framed out a box for the chute and it works perfectly.

    I'm just getting the door myself, I was lucky enough for some big groundworks to be in progress across the road from work, so I asked one of the guys for some 300mm wavin pipe, they gave me a 2M length which is all I need :)

    I'm looking forward to jamming it in my wall before the pour, it was hard enough sticking in 150mm pipes :)


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,115 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    Baybay wrote: »
    Aside from child safety features at either end....

    :) I put a laundry chute in a house a couple of years ago, at clients request.

    I was speaking with client a couple of years later about it/how it worked out. All good, for a while, but they abandoned use of it/closed it up after a child, visiting/on a playdate, got stuck in the chute! :eek: No harm done but child safety issues do need to be considered!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,810 ✭✭✭ Addle


    I think it’d be a lot more practical to put your utility room upstairs.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 162 ✭✭ moldy_sea


    Addle wrote: »
    I think it’d be a lot more practical to put your utility room upstairs.

    that's what we're doing now


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,095 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern


    magnethead wrote: »
    No fire regulations covering laundry shoots, but some of the company's have fireproof stainless steel doors. (Have a good think about it for your own protection - smoke is what kills, so you'll want it to be sealed very well when closed)

    Irish crowd here
    http://www.newstar.ie/laundry-chute-systems/

    UK crowd, do a nice PVC option, which could be good, if you firewalled it off

    www.easylinelaundrychutes.co.uk

    another one
    www.inventivehomes.co.uk

    you can pay up to €800 for these things, if you want to go stainless all the way down,. I eventually spoke to a builder with good common sense, who built one, and only installed a Door, then he just framed out a box for the chute and it works perfectly.

    I'm just getting the door myself, I was lucky enough for some big groundworks to be in progress across the road from work, so I asked one of the guys for some 300mm wavin pipe, they gave me a 2M length which is all I need :)

    I'm looking forward to jamming it in my wall before the pour, it was hard enough sticking in 150mm pipes :)

    Isnt the risk no more than leaving an internal door open?


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