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.
- Car parks
- Commercial & offices
- Health & hospitals
- Hotels & leisure
- Industrial & warehousing
- Residential & domestic
- Retail & shopping centers