We do ventilation. And we do it well.



Chapman Ventilation is founded by Vin and Fran Chapman as a general ventilation business, fitting fans in homes and industrial settings.


Vin Chapman is commissioned by Peter Boizot, founder of Pizza Express, to install a canopy and ductwork in one of his very first restaurants.


First shop opens in London Colney, selling ventilation equipment whilst continuing to develop the contracting side of the business.


On the move again: a larger office in London Colney provides the space to expand operations and grow as a firm.


Ant and David Chapman take over the business from their parents, bringing a new, ambitious vision and direction.


Begin in-house manufacturing.


Moved to state of the art 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and head office in Welwyn Garden City.


Successfully adapted our ways of working through the Covid-19 pandemic whilst keeping our employees safe.


CVL landed in Australia! We exported catering and kitchen equipment to Five Guys, Sydney. Proudly awarded the Ministry of Defence Gold Employer Recognition Scheme Award for our support to the armed forces community and won the Outstanding Contribution to Business category at the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards.


Sustainability is important to us and we joined forces with Swedish cleantech company Enjay. Installing their system provides our customers with increased energy efficiency, reduced costs, and improved environmental performance. At Head Office, we added solar panels onto the roof of the building, switched some of our fleet to electric cars and purchased an electric forklift. We also celebrated 10 years at Woodfield Road with a refurbishment of the diner, meeting rooms and part of the factory.

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