Firemain (UK) Limited
Call 0208 523 1919

Automatic Smoke Vents

At FIREMAIN UK LTD we understand the specific design of an effective and safe smoke ventilation system requires specialist involvement, perhaps by the mechanical and electrical consultant, and may well form part of a fire engineering solution. In England and Wales, Part B of the Building Regulations covers fire and the Approved Document (AD B) Volume 2 provides guidance applicable to flats and non-dwellings. The following national, regulatory guidelines have similar requirements: Section 2 of the Scottish Building Standards Agency Technical Handbooks 2007; Technical Booklet E of the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland); Technical Guidance Document B of the Government of Ireland Building Regulations 2006. AD B identifies a number of situations where AOVs to provide natural ventilation are appropriate, including: Small single-stair blocks of flats Common escape routes in larger blocks of flats Basement areas Enclosed car parks Vertical smoke shafts, as part of a smoke control design In several cases, AD B specifies the minimum of ventilation—generally either 1 m2 or 1.5 m2.
FIREMAIN UK LTD offer electrical smoke and heat vent technology for all applications, from smoke extraction in stairwells to complex smoke and heat vent systems for large buildings all being fully integrated with the Main Building Fire Alarm System.
For FIREMAIN UK LTD no project is to be considered as too large or too small to be engineered.
For more information please