Kitchen Exhaust

Australian Standards & Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems

Commercial kitchen exhaust systems require specialist equipment and design. What are the key issues relating to the application of these systems to buildings? Kitchen exhaust systems are required to comply with Australian Standard AS/NZS1668.2: The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings – Ventilation design for indoor air contaminant control, and AS/NZS1668.1: The use…

Noosaville Restaurant Fire

One Person Treated After Restaurant Fire at Sunshine Coast

Firefighters responded to reports of a Noosaville restaurant fire on 2nd October 2018 as per the Sunshine Coast Daily. Triple-0 calls were made with witnesses reporting smoke visible from a Gympie Terrace restaurant. Initial reports are that the fire was at Samba Grill, but that location has not been confirmed by firefighters. Four fire crews…

Making a Difference in our Community

Of the suppliers that Shepherd Filters engages, the one we are most proud to be affiliated with is Civic, a not-for-profit organisation that has provided services to people with intellectual disability and/or mental health conditions for 60 years. Founded in 1958 by a group of parents who believed their children had abilities and were capable of…

Why More Than 8,000 Restaurants Catch Fire Every Year

Grease fires are one of the main culprits that lead to more than $200 million in property damage annually.   Unsurprisingly, the most common cause of major fires in restaurants are grease fires. Cooking flames and flammable kitchen materials such as grease build-up over time, which increases the risk for potential fires to break out. According…

Kitchen fire at Bar Reggio closes Crown Street temporarily.

After a Large Kitchen Fire, Bar Reggio Remains Closed

Two weeks after a kitchen fire tore through the longstanding Italian restaurant Bar Reggio, staff members are assessing the damage to the still-closed restaurant. “The whole kitchen looks like it needs to be done … all the exhaust and ducting has gone,” said owner Mandy Rovacchi. The kitchen fire, which happened on 25 July 2018, began…

Disposable Kitchen Grease Filters Made From Wool

The Shepherd Filters Solution – Our Mission Explained

At Shepherd Filters, our mission is simple: “The more informed and empowered our customers are, the more satisfied and confident they are with their choices.” Metal kitchen grease filters are the first line of protection to prevent a kitchen exhaust extraction system from grease accumulation, which can lead to mechanical failures, decreased airflow and a…