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Fire Design Solutions - Smoke Venting Systems

Natural Smoke Ventilation - Fire Alarm Systems - Car Park Ventilation Systems

Typical Systems

Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation (SHEV) systems are designed as part of the fire safety systems of a building.

They come in many forms and vastly differ in sophistication and complexity, but the benefits of a well designed smoke ventilation system remain the same.

They can:

  • Protect escape route (i.e. corridor and staircase) for means of escape and/or fire fighting
  • Protect fire fighting shaft (commercial buildings only)

Approved Document B (ADB) demands all fire-fighting shafts and common areas in buildings are ventilated, both to remove smoke, toxins and heat and maintain acceptable conditions for means of escape and fire-fighting.

In buildings less than 18m in height, the systems protect staircases from smoke ingress and for buildings above this height (even though they must be provided with fire fighting shafts). ADB does not call for any further systems.

Commercial buildings differ, as code compliant buildings less than 18m in height may not need to be provided with any smoke ventilation. However, above this height smoke venting should be provided, in order to protect the fire fighting shaft.

The most suitable type of smoke venting system is governed by a variety of factors – building height, travel distances in common corridors, window size etc. In multi-storey buildings there are typically three main types of systems that can be used: natural, mechanical and pressurisation.

Natural Smoke Ventilation Systems

FDS sets the standards the rest of the industry follows, providing a complete service for all of your smoke ventilation system needs. Our aim is to give you a smoke ventilation solution that is reliable, effective and compliant. One that fits the building in question so well, it not only exceeds all building regulations but provides an effective and unobtrusive solution.

Your needs and your requirements are our first priority.

We have decades of fire engineering experience to draw upon, and our proven track record in the industry illustrates how deep our technical insight into smoke ventilation systems runs. That insight runs through everything FDS does.

We also factor in considerations such as value engineering and efficient use of internal space. We do all of this whilst adhering to both industry guidelines and the strict legal requirements for smoke venting.

Fire Design Solutions also offers preventative maintenance support that will extend the life of a system, reduce the likelihood of equipment failure and ensure all legislative obligations are met. We can offer full maintenance service on fire safety systems regardless of manufacturer or installer, including: Our experienced engineers provide a quick and efficient maintenance call out and repair service to building owners and operators. This gives you total peace of mind that your smoke control system will protect life and property in the event of a fire.

  • Smoke control systems
  • Car park ventilation systems
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Corridor environmental systems
  • 24 hour emergency call out
  • Fully trained engineers
  • Technical support
  • Spares support
  • Service log books & specific site file history
  • 6 monthly scheduled preventative maintenance visits

Our experienced engineers provide a quick and efficient maintenance call out and repair service to building owners and operators. This gives you total peace of mind that your smoke control system will protect life and property in the event of a fire.

Smoke Venting

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