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Ceiling Fan Question Time 1

Here’s an example of the one of the questions we get asked about fitting ceiling fans.

I’ve got a conservatory and need to fit a ceiling fan. Unfortunately there are structural tie bars running the width of the conservatory. What are the implications for fitting a ceiling fan?”

Conservatories often have tie bars included to keep the structure square. They can get in the way though when fitting ceiling fans. There are 2 things to remember when dealing with tie bars – Support & Ventilation . Firstly don’t ever attempt to attach a ceiling fan to a tie bar directly (yes, we have seen it attempted!). Tie bars are not designed to take any vertical load at all. Secondly, make sure that you ceiling fan has good clearance from the tie bars. The blade tips must be at least 8 inches (24cm) from the tie bar or any other part of the conservatory. If the blade tips are too close to the tie bars then you will feel no downdraft from the fan at all.

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Which size ceiling fan do you need?


At Fantasia Ceiling Fans we often get asked for advice about ceiling fan installations. For example which size of fan is best? With this in mind here are a few tips  to consider when sizing up a ceiling fan.

  • It’s always more comfortable to run a larger fan on a slower speed rather than running a smaller fan on high-speed all the time.  Always install the largest you can fit.

  • As a very rough guide here’s a list of room sizes and the minimum ceiling fan size requirement

12ft x 12ft (3.65m x 3.65m) = 1 x 36″/42″ (91cm/107cm) ceiling fan – Examples would be Capri, Splash, Mayfair, Gemini, Sigma.

15ft x 12ft (4.57m x 3.65m) = 1 x 42″ or 52″ (107cm or 132cm) ceiling fan – Examples  would be Sigma, Trinity, Viper, Alpha, Orion.

20ft x 14ft (6.10m x 4.27m) = 1 x 52″ (132cm) ceiling fan – Examples would be Viper, Classic, Palm, Propeller.

25ft x 12ft (7.62m x 3.65m = 2 x 42″ or 1 x 52″ (107cm or 132cm) ceiling fan – Examples would be Mayfair, Vienna, Viper, Alpha, Propeller.

  • Conservatory Consideration – We would recommend using anything smaller than a 42″ (107cm) ceiling fan in a conservatory. A smaller fan is not sufficient to deal with the heat build up conservatory roof systems create.

  • For further information about ceiling fan installation have a look at our guide

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Will my ceiling fan fit?

Measuring up for a Fantasia ceiling fan installation may seem complicated. Follow the easy guide below and you won’t go wrong.

Measuring up for a Fantasia Ceiling Fans

Measuring up for a Fantasia Ceiling Fan is easy