Mechanical ventilation solutions

Mechanical ventilation systems are usually deployed in buildings and structures where a natural smoke ventilation solution cannot be deployed or where they are are impracticable.

The advantage of a mechanical systems is the guaranteed nature of its performance - it will extract a known volume of air per minute consistently, making your fire strategy more straightforward.

The disadvantages are 1) cost and 2) aesthetics - natural smoke and heat exhaust systems (NSHEV) will often prove more cost effective and appear less intrusive to the building's design integrity. This is why we recommend early consultation in a project to provide the widest choice of options to confirm to Building Regulations and controls.


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