Evolution of Dragon Vents
Tim Daly formed Custom Rangehoods in 2004 to meet the need for a quality rangehood installation service in the midst of the West Australian resources boom. The business grew quickly and employed a fulltime office manager and 6 rangehood installers by 2009.
Custom Rangehoods now has two admin staff and 8 installers and has matured into a well-respected and reliable company, supplying its service to 70% of the project builders here in Perth. We have branded our newly released rangehood exhaust roof vents as Dragon Vents Australia. With the strength in our experience of installing rangehoods and our length of service, it has been an exciting time for us as we have been designing and manufacturing the Dragon Vent to introduce to the Perth market.
In September 2016, the final prototype was independently wind tunnel tested in cyclonic conditions, overseen by C.S.R.I.O, and found to be watertight with no air drafts detected that would enter the home. Now knowing we had a product that not only overcome air, water and pest intrusion, meets all B.A.L (bushfire attack level) codes and standards, doing all this with a much more pleasing appeal on the roof than a mushroom vent.
A year later after many Dragon Vent installs, the Dragon Vent was sent to Clipsal for further testing on their behalf to be used with their Clipsal fans in a multilinking design, we link multiple air extraction appliances all to the one vent, calling it the Dragon Hub. With very good results the Dragon Vent got the tick of approval to be the only multilinking vent we know of in the industry today.
By the end of 2017 many Dragon Hub systems were installed around W.A with great success, minimising the need for up to 5 mushroom vents scattered around roofs of new homes. One of Dragon Vents Australia’s largest mile stones in 2017 with the Dragon Hub, was supplying R.B.D Building with over 90 Dragon Hub kits to be fitted to homes effected by a Hail storm in East and West of Kalgoorlie in the town of Kambalda. We now have continuing work with R.B.D on future builds and other companies such as BGC, Impressions Homes, Dale Alcock homes to name a few, also the Dragon Hub being a part of an award-winning home built by Ryan Coles homes who focuses on energy efficient builds.
2018 was a very inspiring year for Dragon Vents Australia, when we took our products to the next phase and came up with new concepts and patented designs for a full range of wall and eave vents, same as the Dragon Vent built to B.A.L 40 rating and still designed not to lower the performance of the rangehood or extraction appliance. The range of vents we now have available are single 150mm outlet wall vents, dual 150mm outlet wall vents meaning two appliances are able to be connected to the one vent, also a range of flush mounted eave vents with dual outlets same concept ducting 2 extraction appliances from the one vent or using one side for an appliance and one side for general airflow to the roof space. This concept is perfect with a whirly bird style roof extraction vent as it allows fresh air through the eaves and pushes the warm air to the top of the roof towards the extraction vent. Same as the Dragon Vent built to be serviceable simply by removing 4 screws from the 316 Marine grade stainless steel mesh.
To further our progress and achievements throughout 2018 Dragon Vents Australia are now the main supplier of custom made B.A.L kits for Schweigen 1600 external motors to meet BAL regulations, with extensive flow testing.
We are very proud with our final result of constructing a fully regulated BAL external motor using powder coated 316 stainless steel mesh and an extended weather guard whilst achieving the same flow rate of 1608 m3h.
With 2019 nearly coming to an end we have set our sights on the Housing Industry Association Awards by entering our innovative products to the Awards night with hope of taking it out!
We shall continue to keep striving to correct the issues we see today with home venting, pest intrusion and B.A.L regulations whilst simplifying the industry and keeping consumers happier safer and households a healthier place to cook and live in.
Our mission is to revolutionise roof exhaust vent systems in Australia and give the end consumer the privilege of having a purposely built rangehood exhaust vent system installed that will enhance the efficiency of their chosen kitchen or BBQ rangehood. At Dragon Vents Australia we place an emphasis on the safety of your family, which is one of the reasons we started to look at improving the efficiency of both indoor and outdoor rangehoods.