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Fire safety is so important and it’s vital to make sure you have the correct smoke ventilation for your property. Smoke is the primary cause of death in a fire more often than flames with around 50 -80% of deaths. Surespan AOV Smoke Vents minimise fatalities by detecting smoke and opening up to a 140˚ angle to allow smoke to escape
Surespan were approached to manufacture a bespoke roof access solution for a block of luxury offices and apartments in Putney Bridge Road, London. The boxed glazed sliding rooflights with a glazed vertical upstand were designed to fit a structural opening of 1000 x 3075. The sliding lid was operated electrically via concealed 24v DC actuators and a push button switch.
Surespan manufactured and supplied a double glazed access hatch for use on a private residential apartment in downtown San Francisco. The 915 (36”) x 4115 (162”) hatch was electrically operated for easy operation and allowed easy access to the roof deck for Al Fresco dining in the Californian sun.
Surespan supplied a series of 900 x 900 roof access hatches to the new Data center in Singapore. In interest of security, the hatches were supplied with an internal cablock which can only be opened from the inside and safety hold open stay to prevent accidental closure.
Supplied to a Biomass fuel plant in Coatbridge, Scotland. This 3500 (137″) x 4000 (157″) biomass sliding cover features fixed external rails and electric operation. A further two sliding covers were supplied sized 2500 x 4000 and 1500 x 4000mm
Surespan supplied a number of circular dome rooflights with triple layers to The Key, situated in the new Science Central development at Newcastle University. These large 1500 (49”) and 2000 (79”) diameter polycarbonate domes feature triple layers providing a U-value of 1.8 W/m²K.
Surespan were approached to develop and supply a series of 4 hour fire rated flush floor access covers for the Midfield Concourse expansion project at Hong Kong International Airport. The HK$10 Billion dollar project was completed in 2015 following extensive design and planning processes utilising BIM modelling.
Surespan has been specialists in the access and escape industry for over 25 years and have provided access solutions to projects across the world. To share our wealth of experience, we are developing a series of seminars aimed at architects and specifiers.
Surespan has manufactured and supplied a large access hatch in the engine house of Heathrow Airport’s new terminal five.
The three leaf hatch – which measures 6 x 3 metres – can take up to 5kN/m² loading. It has an electric actuator opening which can be activated remotely and is fire rated for up to two hours.
Surespan recently travelled to Lithuania to manufacture and supply a floor hatch to enable Finnish energy company Fortum to access their biomass pit at their new energy plant. The 5000 x 5000 mm hydraulically operated, double leaf hatch was designed to be easily operated by an electrically driven pump power pack.
Ast+Dagdelen Architects approached Surespan to manufacture a glazed walk on basement skylight for use at ground level to bring light and a means of delivery access for materials and goods to their model workshop which is situated beneath their architectural practice.
Surespan manufactured a double glazed sliding access hatch for use on a private residential apartment in London. The 2640 (103″) x 2020mm (79″) hatch was electrically operated via a key switch for easy operation and allowed access to the roof providing views across the London skyline.
Surespan has manufactured and supplied a series of fire escape hatches at Portugal’s new €950 million underground Metro in Porto. The huge double leaf hatches automatically open if the fire alarm system is activated to allow passengers safe exit to ground level.
The UK’s leading access hatch manufacturer Surespan has launched a new range of heavy duty access covers which are designed to take loadings of up to 16 tonnes. The aluminium alloy can take loadings ranging from 5 to 19 tonnes (FACTA class B to E) and are available in standard single and double leaf sizes.