Smoke Vent Windows, Surespan manufactured and supplied a SRHGE/AOV 140° opening, thermally broken, Aluminium, Glazed (split into 2 panes), single leaf smoke ventilator to a business in London. Designed to fit structural opening 2000 x 1200mm (hinged on the 2000mm side). It will provide 2.04m² free air flow.
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. A big cloud of smoke can travel faster through a building than any fire, completely obscuring escape routes as it does so. There is not just damage caused by the poisons in the smoke itself, but by burns to the respiratory system with irritation and swelling compounding the problems.
There are various regulations and controls which are put into place to ensure a building and its inhabitants are safe from a variety of risks. One of the utmost importance is fire safety. The primary objective for fire safety is to reduce the potential for death and injury to the occupants and others who may become involved such as the fire and rescue services.
University of the Arts, London – Combined Roof Access and AOV
A first for Surespan, these huge electrically operated sliding glazed roof hatches also provide free airflow of 7m² for smoke ventilation! These bespoke designs were part of a redevelopment on Great Portland Street in London.
140° degree opening glazed smoke ventilation up to 3m x 1.2m. Here installed and commissioned in a newly upgraded prestigious London address. CE Marked and Certified to EN 12101-2. The AOV features concealed actuators along with a double glazed top.
EN12101-2 is the European standard for smoke and heat control systems. According to the regulations, from July 2013, all natural smoke and heat ventilators must be tested and CE marked in order to confirm compliance with harmonised European standards.
Our client, architect Scott Brownrigg, wanted glazed roof lights for properties within The Glasshouse, an exclusive new housing development in Putney, London to provide natural daylight and allow residents safe and easy access onto their roof terraces.