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4 Building Regulations you need to know about before installing a smoke vent

There are a lot of different official documents about the rules and regulation around fire safety and smoke ventilation, which, in turn, influence the way you should choose and install your AOVs. Building regulations are minimum standards that apply to almost all new residential and commercial buildings, and also alterations to the existing ones. If you are planning to use an Automatic Opening Smoke Vent (AOV) System in your project, you will have to comply with the regulations mentioned.

4 Building Regulations You Need To Know Before Installing Loft Hatch or Access Panel

Installing an access panel or a loft hatch is something which is very important when you’re looking to be able to do more with the space you already have within your home. However, there are certain building regulations you should be aware of when it comes to installing a panel or a hatch, as you need to comply with them. In order to make sure that you definitely understand these regulations, we’re taking a closer look at them here.

7 things you need to know about Coxdome Firejet JetCox SHEV Unit Smoke Vent

AOV or Automatic Opening Vent systems control the airflow of smoke in a fire. According to EN12102-2 it is a statutory requirement to have an AOV unit on a new construction. Since 2006, Europe has required that the AOVs meet with the standards set forth in DIN EN12102-2. As a result, many companies have made their versions of AOVs. Majority of these options only go as far as barely meeting the before stated regulations. However, the Coxdome Firejet SHEV exceeds the expectations and requirements of a standard AOV.

Antibacterial Paint bespoke access panels

We can make any size and shape access panel: Antibacterial Paint Special Antibacterial Paint available with the added benefit of an effective antibacterial agent which kills most species of bacteria, including the deadly MRSA, Salmonella, E coli and C difficile. Ceramic Tile Doors Plasterboard Faced Metal Faced Loft Hatches Fire Rated Acoustic Rated Airtight Rated Smoke Tested Special Paint Colours for your Project needs. Available Panel Sizes: 100x100mm to 3000x8000mm

Designing Sustainable Retail Buildings

When it comes to buildings, there are two main types. Those which have been designed to be sustainable, and those which have not. Developing a sustainable structure is not always an easy task, but it is something that everyone should aspire to do. But how do we design a sustainable building, and what even is one?

Fakro Loft Ladder - Buyer's Guide

Trade Access Panels are proud suppliers of both the FAKRO LSF Fire Rated Metal and FAKRO LWK Komfort 3 Loft Ladders. FAKRO is a name that you can trust being one of the World’s principal manufacturers of Loft Ladders which allow convenient access to non-inhabited loft spaces negating the need to install expensive and in most cases unnecessary, staircases.

How to bring more Natural Light into your property?

When it comes to natural light in your home, there are many different options which you can take to ensure that there is sufficient non-artificial light within the premises. Natural light is a critical natural resource which can bring a lot of benefits, and there are multiple ways of generating it for your property. These include Roof Lanterns, Sun Tunnels and Flat Glass Rooflights.

How to choose a perfect skylight?

When it comes to deciding upon the correct skylight solution for your property, there are a lot of different options available to you. Selecting the right type of skylight is essential to ensure the highest possible levels of light enters the room alongside providing you with the most cost effective option for your requirements. In an effort to try and assist you, we have briefly detailed the most popular options available.

How to protect people from fire when designing a building?

When you design a building that will be used by lots of people, like a tower block, you need to make sure that the building has the correct level of fire prevention and fire protection equipment. In instances where this isn’t the case, tragedies like the Grenfell Fire can happen. The importance of passive and active fire protection methods are vital for the safety of the intended occupants, but how can you ensure they’re going to be safe?

How to Replace Rooflight Dome?

1. Measure your existing kerb; 2. Confirm new dome compatibility with your dome supplier; 3. Choose and purchase your new dome; 4. Remove the existing dome and its frame from the kerb; 5. Secure your new skylight frame to the kerb; 6. Attach the new dome to the frame. For the best result we strongly recommend getting a seasoned roofer, builder or window fitter involved when fitting rooflights. However, if you are to carry out the installation yourself, we are here to guide you along the way.

How will Brexit affect the UK Construction industry?

As everyone is aware, the implications of Brexit remain unclear, but what effect do we think it will potentially have on the UK construction industry? Will Brexit cause a recession in construction? The industry, throughout the Brexit campaign, have displayed mixed views on the prospect of Brexit. There has been concern about how it may or may not affect the skills shortage, the import and export of materials, and regulations/standards.

Loft conversion rules in the United Kingdom

Planning Permission is not usually required for loft conversions, however, please remember to take the appropriate advice before carrying out any works to your property. You will also need to consider Building Regulation Approval which may be required. Again, it is best to seek professional advice before carrying out any works to your property. It can be a costly exercise in the beginning but if you do not get the appropriate advice from the start then this can end up costing you much more in the long run.

Loft Hatch with Ladder

Loft Hatch with Youngman Loft Ladder ** We can make any size Loft Hatch ** Our Loft Hatch is supplied with a Youngman Telescopic Loft Ladder which is already fitted to the rear of the Loft Access frame for easy installation. Suitable for ceilings where regular access to loft space is required. The panel is fitted with a Loft Ladder No of Treads: 9 Floor to Hatch Height: 2170mm to 2610mm Load Capacity: 150kg (23.6st) Material: Anodised aluminium Foot Material: Plastic Opening: Automatic locking and release Certifications: Tested in accordance with EN 14975 Loft Hatch with Ladder

Loft Hatch With Ladder - Buyer's Guide

When it comes to fitting a new loft hatch, whether it is a direct replacement or if you are looking to change the size of your current structural opening (hole in the ceiling), Trade Access Panels can provide bespoke insulated Loft Hatches for suit almost any requirement, including both Fire or Non-Fire Rated hatches and those with Youngman ladders or Zip-Ladders attached.

Natural Light: The benefit of bringing the light into your building

The benefits of natural daylight far outweigh those from artificial light. Natural daylight can have an effect on both your mental and physical health. We therefore outline below a few of the best ways to harness the benefits of this free resource, Natural Daylight, with your home or place of work.

New Altas Roof Lanterns

Trade Access Panels are proud to announce the launch of the latest product to their range being the Atlas Roof Lanterns. Atlas are leading the way in rooflights offering an unrivalled contemporary, clean, modern range of Roof Lanterns in a variety of standard stock sizes with several colour choices. Glazing options are available in self-cleaning solar controlled glass. Roof Lanterns offer the perfect solution to gain light via any current flat roof while providing a modern contemporary image to any room. Less is more when it comes to Roof Lanterns.

New Flat Glass Rooflights/Skylights

The Flat Glass Skylight allows you to enjoy natural daylight. The skylight will provide you with a clean appearance in the external roof scope, the toughened outer glass pane has a ceramic edge coating giving you an immaculate and stylish finish. The range comes complete a 160mm high vertical insulated PVC kerb/ upstand. The slim aluminium frame has a internal thermal break allowing it to be energy efficient whilst also reducing the risk of internal condensation. The skylight comes complete with fixing screws which once installed are fully concealed beneath a flush cover creating a sleek and tidy external appearance.

Polycarbonate Rooflights - FAQs

At Trade Access Panels, we are often asked questions from customers regarding the Polycarbonate Rooflights which we supply. We have tried to note down the most frequently asked questions below to hopefully assist you.

Rooflights, Skylights, Sunpipes - Explore Your Options

When it comes to deciding upon the correct skylight solution for your property, there are a lot of different options available to you. Selecting the right type of skylight is essential to ensure the highest possible levels of light enters the room alongside providing you with the most cost effective option for your requirements. In an effort to try and assist you, we have briefly detailed the most popular options available.

Rules On Extensions To Houses in the United Kingdom

More and more people are opting to stay at their current property and to extend rather than move. This is down to several reasons, but on the most part due to the increasing cost which are involved in moving home. With the ever-increasing property prices this has pushed up the cost of Estate Agents’ fees and Stamp Duty – and it is the latter which can really deter people from moving.

School Building Designs in Modern Education

Here at Trade Access Panels, we believe that school building designs should be much more than just designs of practical learning spaces; they should also inspire, encourage and motivate the students and teachers to help promote the best possible learning experience. However, unfortunately, costs are very tight for the Government who are searching for ways to renovate old dilapidated schools and to also build new educational facilities. We have a desperate need for more school places for the ever-growing younger population.

Things To Know Before Installing A Loft Hatch

At Trade Access Panels we are often asked questions regarding the measurement and installation a Loft Hatch within a domestic property. Thankfully, the new TAP12 Loft Hatch is even easier to fit than previously! Please see our guide below where we have tried to answer the most frequently asked questions.

Top Construction Myths

Trade Access Panels are often contacted by customers who have been wrongly informed or have themselves ‘Googled’ certain construction or DIY problems and received totally incorrect information and advice.

Triple Layer vs Double Layer Polycarbonate Rooflight

When selecting your new polycarbonate rooflight, the main deciding factor should be how energy efficient you need or want it to be. In this process it is important to ascertain the rooflight’s U-value. U-values measure how effective a rooflight is as an insulator. The lower the U-value the more thermally efficient your polycarbonate rooflights will be.

What The Real Cost Of Fire Protection Means In Buildings

When you design a building that will be used by lots of people, like a tower block, you need to make sure that the building has the correct level of fire prevention and fire protection equipment. In instances where this isn’t the case, tragedies like the Grenfell Fire can happen. The importance of passive and active fire protection methods are vital for the safety of the intended occupants, but how can you ensure they’re going to be safe?

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