Aria Ceiling Hood Fit Between Joists

Ceiling hood with external motor

Kitchen Islands are hugely popular nowadays.  Gone are the days of simply having a central area for prep or casual dining, now we integrate our appliances into them to give us even more flexibility in our cooking.
Most kitchen islands now feature hobs of some sort, maybe a domino hob for baking, but mainly the main hob will be situated there.

Situating the hob on the island also means you are able to install a larger hob than perhaps if you are just installing oven the oven or on your kitchen counter.  70cm, 80cm or even 90cm hobs fit with ease, but this then poses the problem of extraction.  

The best solution is to install a ceiling extractor and duct the cooking steam directly outside.  (With any type of cooker hood, always duct outside if you can.  The extra expense of installing it will be recouped in savings from replacing the filters in a few years, and the ability to extract at full efficiency makes a huge difference.) There are a growing number of ceiling hoods on the market, but one of our best selling models is the ViandPro Aria as it is perfect for installations without creating a false ceiling.

The Aria now comes four colours. All white, white with a stainless steel outer frame, all black and black with a stainless steel outer frame.  As long as the joists run the same way as the hob, you will be able to fit it between standard 8″ joists.  Even if your joists are a little smaller, a extra sheet of board on the ceiling would give you the required installation height of 207mm.  With a 500m³/hr motor, it should be up to the job from 9/10 kitchens.

Aria Ceiling Hood Fit Between Joists

This is a superb solution where you don’t want to drop the height of the ceiling with a bulkhead or drop down box to hide the hood.  This is quite an unique feature of the ViandPro Aria ceiling hood.  As long as the joists run the correct way, it’s the simplest solutions.


AIRUNO Eclipse/Slimline Classic

Another great solution are the Airuno Eclipse and Slimline Classic range.  As the motor does rotate 90°, they can be installed across the joists as well as between the joists.  If you choose the across the joists installation, then the joists will have to be shaved a little bit where the hood sits as the centre section sites a little proud.

Aria Ceiling Hood Fit Between Joists

he Airuno Eclipse isn’t a flush fit hood, instead only the motor sits in the joists and the body of the hood sits on the ceiling, but the edges bevel in to created a sleek finish.  It sits around 3cm proud of the ceiling.

Aria Ceiling Hood Fit Between Joists

What if I can’t fit my hood between joists?  What other options are there?

If you aren’t lucky enough to be able to fit a hood between your joists, then the only option left is to create a box dropped down from the ceiling to house the hood.  This obviously breaks the line of the ceiling, so people usually wish to minimise the size needed.
Most ceiling hoods are supplied with the motor attached to the top of the body of the hood.  However, this actually adds height to the size of the ceiling hood.  Instead you should consider a ceiling hood with an inline motor.

Ceiling hoods with Inline motors are where the body of the hood and the motor are not connected.  Instead the motor is installed along the ducting run on the way to the outside wall.  Buy having a separate motor, you only need to house the body of the hood in the dropdown box / bulkhead, therefore reducing the size that is drops down from the ceiling.

Inline motor information

You do have to consider where you will house the motor, but you may be lucky enough to be able to upgrade to a larger motor.  The ViandPro Ceiling Hoods with Inline Motors come with a motor box about 30cm³ – but if you have space there is an excellent value motor upgrade which basically doubles the power of the hood.  The 1400m³/hr motor is 50 x 30 x 30cm, so may not be suitable for every installation.

However, the most underrated option in the range is the external motor upgrade.  You simply house the body of the hood in the bulkhead, which will be less that 200mm in height, then run 150mm ducting and the included cable to the outside wall.
The motor sits outside in its weatherproof housing, reducing noise, the size of the required boxing and fitting complexity.

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