Smoke Ventilation

Systems

As a Sertus Approved Partner, a market-leading designer and manufacturer of smoke ventilation systems, we install, commission, and provide aftercare to Sertus smoke ventilation systems. We are, as Sertus is, committed to only ever installing products and systems which meet or exceed the regulations. We work across a wide range of sectors including commercial, industrial, residential, student accommodation and hotels. Smoke ventilation systems and controls may vary depending on the building layout.

Natural Systems

Natural Smoke Ventilation systems that rely on the buoyancy of hot gases and are ideal for single core, low rise, code-compliant buildings. These systems use the natural air flow of the building and resultant heat of a fire to ventilate smoke to the outside atmosphere, keeping escape routes clear for evacuation and firefighting operations.

Mechanical Systems

Mechanical Smoke Ventilation Systems that are based on an extraction fan system primarily used in high rise or multi-core buildings where there is a risk of smoke-logging. These systems are used in building with extended corridors and utilise fire-rated fan Pods to draw smoke through the relevant smoke shaft and vent to the atmosphere. These systems can also facilitate complex escape plans and building layouts.

Car Park Systems

Car parks systems will vary depending on the building layout between mechanical, natural or hybrid system, which could include deep basement parking and environmental control considerations for the removal of toxic gases produced by cars.

Services

Design

Working alongside Sertus, we design the project installation phase based on joint design process with our strategic partner. Sertus provides a number of CPD’s to inform and assist clients with creating unique ground-breaking products, general product selection and the applicable legislation. Computational Fluid Dynamics can also be used in the design phase, which is a digital 3D modelling technique used to simulate a fire condition in a given environment, which can demonstrate and provide valuable insight into how a recommended system will perform clearing smoke away from protected zones. NCD Electrical (NI) as a qualified partner will effectively manage the project from installation to after care.

As part of the design phase of a project, the initial system requirements and specifications will be established as part of the Fire Strategy in collaboration with Sertus, who will provide a comprehensive specification pack. We will provide a full installation design package which will include the supply, installation, commissioning and certification of the selected smoke ventilation and control system. The design package includes CAD working drawings for use by the CFD model, as well as our installation engineers.

As no two smoke ventilation systems are the same, and natural, mechanical and car park systems all have a different functionality, we provide a bespoke installation design service which is tailored to meet each project’s specifications. All the smoke ventilation systems are fit for purpose and adhere to the legislation that governs them.

Installation

Being result orientated, detailed, highly organised and a qualified partner of Sertus, we pride ourselves in our relentless pursuit to deliver a complaint system with high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service. Like Sertus, we will never work on a project if unsafe fire safety practices are used. That’s why you can trust us to deliver a no-shortcuts, compliant system that will perform exactly as it’s been designed.

We offer a comprehensive installation service, from the installation of the smoke ventilation equipment to first fix wiring and secondary containment. Our dedicated installation engineers are committed to deliver the highest standards with hands on support onsite.

We invest in creating on-site offices and site stations which aid productivity on our larger projects. Site offices have a direct communication and data link with our head office, providing the project and the installation team direct access to all the latest project management tools, job files, drawings and reports.

Our attention to detail underpins the management of all our installations. We manage every project on a 90-day project planning cycle, tailored to each specific project. As part of our quality control process, we complete on-site audits for each stage of the project. We record test results directly on-site and certify the installation allied to the appropriate legislation, which is issued and retained in an electronic format.

We offer the complete package, with a single supply chain and point of contact, giving client’s the ultimate peace of mind that the works are in hand and managed to a project plan and budget.

Aftercare

We offer a full-service from design, to installation, through to a full preventative maintenance service following our installation. We strive to achieve the highest standards during the installation phase of a project by implementing our extensive on-site quality control process of stage testing and auditing. All systems also come with an optional full-system warranty.

As an integral part of any project, our aftercare team become our client’s point of contact, post-project completion. The comprehensive after care service includes functional tests and health checks of the smoke ventilation and control systems. Our quality control process ensures every measure is taken to guarantee the system will function, as designed, should the circumstances require it.