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VV6 Air Brick


9 x 6 Slotted Air Brick painted black.

A very common air brick used extensively in late Victorian and Edwardian properties. Unusually, this air brick was fitted both inside and outside properties, often for supplying combustion air for open fires.

Although not a perfect fit, duct tape and a METIMP6 aluminum adapter can be used to adjoin this imperial sized air brick to  a metric sized plastic cavity wall duct. This item known as a Cavity Horizontal Extension (CAVHEXT6) can be used to transfer air through the wall to an internal grille such as the Heritage 9×6 (item HER96) or Daisy 10×7 (item DAY107).  Mesh cannot be fitted in this air brick but is more suited to be installed behind the internal grille (and it can be regularly removed for cleaning) were it serves to prevent bugs entering the rooms and reduces draughts, albeit reducing the free air by 1/3rd.

Properties using this air brick include the Harecastle Heritage Canal House in Staffordshire and Mulgrave Castle in Whitby.

Please note – this air brick is supplied painted black as standard. We can supply bare metal VV6 air bricks at the same price for customers wanting a rust finish or to add their own finish. Please make a note that you require a bare metal finish when placing your order in the additional comments box. For company orders we can supply air bricks in any RAL colour, professionally primed with 3 part epoxy 2 part gloss or matt top coat at an additional cost of £200+vat- please email item number, quantity and RAL number for a proforma for this.

Painted vents use two part epoxy black gloss top coat which is hard wearing but is just a decorative finish, like all painted cast iron products it will require repainting from time to time, especially if situated on an exposed wall. Repainting can be frequent if the grille is positioned in the sunlight, or chipped or exposed to salt air . The gloss paint will dull over time, in exposed conditions it is likely to dull to a satin sheen fairly quickly. Regardless of the paint finish the cast iron grille will last for many decades with or without painting.

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