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Glazed AOV Smoke Vent - London

Surespan Ltd

140° degree opening glazed smoke ventilation up to 3m x 1.2m. Here installed and commissioned in a newly upgraded prestigious London address. CE Marked and Certified to EN 12101-2. The AOV features concealed actuators along with a double glazed top. 1.5 W/m²K Double Glazed Lid Custom made to any size up to 3m x 1.9m

Bespoke combined Roof Access and AOV

Surespan Ltd

London Architectural Glazing worked on a project which had a requirement for a huge 4700 x 1300 Smoke vent with access however due to EN12101-2 testing, Surespan only have CE Certifiction up to 1800 x 3000mm. Therefore we came to a solution which involved combining a large 3628 x 1300 electric roof hatch with a separate 1300 x 1218mm SRHE/AOV unit combined into one frame.

New AOV for Smoke and Fire Safety

Surespan Ltd

Surespan 140° thermally broken aluminium smoke ventilator and roof hatch designed to EN12101-2. The AOV also offers push button comfort ventilation in one package! This one stop solution for smoke vent requirements to meet building control can achieve 1m² airflow and is available in standard stocked sizes or made to any size in between 900 x 900 and 1260 x 1260. Smoke vents come with wind deflectors to improve airflow. - RE 1,000 Ventilation and 10,000 Vent - Offset mechanism for Roof Access - Snow Load SL500 - Wind Load WL1500 - Temperature Class T (-15°) - Fire Resistance B300

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

Trade Access Panels

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.

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

Trade Access Panels

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.

Bespoke Glazed Sliding Smoke Ventilators

Surespan Ltd

AOV Glazed Sliding Smoke Vents These huge electrically operated sliding glazed roof hatches also provide free airflow of 7m² for smoke ventilation! These bespoke designs were part of a redevelopment on Great Portland Street in London. The covers were 4610 x 1955mm and featured an electrically driven opening motor. The covers provide 7m² free air flow (As it is sliding there are no obstructions to the ventilation) according to approved document B (fire safety) paragraph 5b diagram C.7. A further fixed rooflight was also supplied to the size of 4935mm x 1955mm, the multi-pane rooflight provides natural daylight.

Residential Living Above a Modern Retail Development


IKO Permatec, developed by IKO PLC, is a highly advanced and innovative hot melt waterproofing system, which provides environmental benefits as well as market leading performance. Providing zero wrapper waste, lower application temperatures and anti-root protection, the product provides many operational advantages. It is also manufactured in the UK, with a dramatically lower carbon footprint than imported systems.

NUDURA ICF chosen above and below ground for new build farmhouse

Nudura Inc

Landmarks (UK) Ltd, a Yorkshire based developer, has used insulated concrete form (ICF) technology both above and below ground in the construction of a traditional two-storey farmhouse. The property sits on a natural gentle slope, so the basement is fully buried to the rear with a raised patio area to the front. The property was built using the market leading, NUDURA ICF where polystyrene forms are used to contain the wet concrete when casing in-situ concrete walls – and are left in place as insulation.

NedZink Nova - Imperial Tobacco as above, so below

SIG Zinc & Copper

The versatility of zinc is clear at Imperial Tobacco’s Bristol HQ, where it moves from roof to facade to become a smart coat that will withstand all weather. Crisp lines, generous bright spaces and high quality natural materials define the £18m Imperial Tobacco HQ in Bristol.

Pro AV's Ultra Modern Workspace Fit Out

Evergreen Walls

Pro AV was looking for a beautiful and airy greenery fit out to compliment their brand new open work space in Frenchs Forest. The vision was "an environment whereby people are comfortable to chat, communicate and collaborate", says managing director.

Eaton Experience Center - Powering Up with a Stunning AV Chandelier and Curtain

Electrosonic Ltd

Eaton, a power management company that provides energy-efficient solutions, opened a new campus in Cleveland, Ohio, which includes cutting-edge audio-visual technology to communicate its values and its leading position in power management end markets to employees, customers, suppliers, business partners and political leaders. Electrosonic was charged with designing the AV systems, media control and power management for the Eaton Experience Center.

Hult International Business School Campuses - AV Technology for the Business Classroom

Electrosonic Ltd

Hult International Business School was established in 1964. In 2003, one of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs, Bertil Hult, expanded the school to a global network of campuses that now form the world’s largest graduate business school. Electrosonic has provided classroom audiovisual systems featuring AV presentation equipment supported by local service operations for Hult campuses in London, Dubai, Boston and San Francisco, all to a common design. In addition, all campuses are connected to Electrosonic’s 24/7 Video Network Operations Centre (VNOC) in the UK for remote support and management

Eaton Experience Center - Powering Up with a Stunning AV Chandelier & Curtain

Electrosonic Ltd

Eaton, a power management company that provides energy-efficient solutions, opened a new campus in Cleveland, Ohio, which includes cutting-edge audio-visual technology to communicate its values and its leading position in power management end markets to employees, customers, suppliers, business partners and political leaders. Electrosonic was charged with designing the AV systems, media control and power management for the Center. The installation was conceived and designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA). Electrosonic served as a consultant to RAA during the design phases, and was ultimately contracted by Eaton to build the installation.

AV Interactive Technology Immerses Visitors into The Hunger Games

Electrosonic Ltd

Following the huge worldwide success of the blockbuster Hunger Games movie franchise, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: The Exhibition has opened its global tour at Discovery Times Square, New York City. Electrosonic designed, supplied and integrated the audio-visual systems for the 12,000 square-foot exhibition whose costumes, props, set recreations and interactive experiences deliver a dynamic fan experience.

The Olympic Museum - AV Projection & Interactive Exhibits Let the Games Begin

Electrosonic Ltd

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne recently reopened after a renovation that effectively resulted in a completely new museum. Metaphor of London prepared the master plan and Mather & Co of Wilmslow did the detailed design. The museum has three exhibition levels. Level 1 is “The Olympic World”, covering such subjects as the origins of the Games, the Olympic Torch and Opening Ceremonies; Level 0 is “The Olympic Games” with exhibits on the Summer Games, the Winter Games , the Paralympics and the Youth Olympics; and Level -1 is “The Olympic Spirit”.

Canada's Sport Hall of Fame - AV Design is a Win at the Sports Hall of Fam

Electrosonic Ltd

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame opened a new 40,000 square-foot space at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary that celebrates the country’s impressive sports history. Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team worked with Cambridge Seven Associates (C7A) and the media producers to design the exhibits, and also provided audio-visual systems for the new museum, which includes 11 exhibit galleries representing 58 sports, plus more than 50 interactive visitor experiences.

Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum - Designing AV Technology to Showcase the Prehistoric Past

Electrosonic Ltd

Visitors to the 14,000 square-foot Dinosaur Hall in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County experience the wonder of the prehistoric creatures through innovative exhibits enhanced by audio-visual technology. The skylit L-shaped Dinosaur Hall showcases the world’s only T. rex growth series of baby, juvenile and adult skeletons, and also features a glass-sided mezzanine where additional wall-mounted exhibits reveal more about the amazing creatures, demonstrating what it’s like to find fossils in the field and to study them in the lab.

Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX -Stunning AV Technology Takes Passengers to New Heights

Electrosonic Ltd

The new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX offers passengers a unique travel experience with its Integrated Environmental Media System (IEMS), a series of seven digital media features integrated into the interior architecture that provides entertainment and information to passengers. Electrosonic was tasked by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) with the detailed engineering and system integration of the IEMS components, and the build out of the IEMS control room.

Rhepanol fk protects Garnet Chapel by Mario Botta

SIG Design & Technology

Above the Ziller Valley in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol, the Penkenjoch rises 2,095m above the Ziller Valley. In spite of the special logistic and climatic challenges this location provides, an architectural gem has been built in just three months: the Garnet Chapel designed by Mario Botta.

Farringdon Station Escalator Shaft 2

Cordek Ltd

Cordek were tasked with providing a formwork solution to enable the main contractor to cast the ‘knuckle’ intersections between the escalator shaft and the levels above and below.

Stair Edgings - Eiffel Tower Case Study


Gradus’ Traditional Bronze stair edgings have been installed on 20 staircases that guide visitors from the upper deck to the scenic view promenade. Standing 324m above the Paris skyline, the Eiffel Tower is France’s most visited tourist attraction. In the first renovation operation to be carried out at the tower in almost 30 years, the first-floor platform has been transformed with the installation of a gangway and glass panels all the way round the central void, to give visitors the impression of walking on air, 57 metres above the ground.

Redevelopment of Insworke Mill, Lewis Decking used for acoustics and under floor heating

CDI Innovative Construction Materials Ltd

Insworke Mill was originally built in 1590 and survived as a working Mill until the First World War. After falling into disrepair it’s now undergoing a major refurbishment to convert it to its new life as commercial properties to the ground floor with a luxury residential dwelling above. To the first floor a Lewis® Deck/screed solution was used to provide acoustic separating floors with timber beams left exposed, replicating the original beams. On the ground floor; Lewis® was used as part of a warm floor solution above the cellar areas. U/F heating was incorporated in all floors.


Dolphin Solutions

All the products they chose where covered in a PVD Rose Gold which transformed the look of the washrooms. The darker background and the overhead tap lights above the mirror made this washroom look like a glamorous Hollywood dressing room.

HMP Pentonville

Bauder Ltd

Completed in 1842, HMP Pentonville has remained in use since opening, experiencing many stages of refurbishment throughout the decades. In 2003, the existing asphalt deck above the kitchens was in need of a complete refit with the building having to remain in use throughout the refurbishment of the roof.

Hallgate Primary School

Briggs Amasco Ltd

The above contract completed this year for the new school term starting in September 2008, was a local contract for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The Sarnafil single ply roofing system incorporating 105mm Insulation was laid over the new extentions 1200m2 and the existing roofs 900m2.

Lakefield School

Procter Contracts

Procter were employed by TRJ to supply and install various types of fencing and gates to Lakefield School site in Llanelli. The site required 2.4m high Secured By Design (SBD) fencing and 1.2m high above a new built brick wall on dog leg posts to the perimeter.

Snowdon Summit Building

Eurosafe Solutions Ltd

The Summit Building at Hafod Eryri (Mount Snowdon) is located at 3,560ft (1,085 metres) above sea level - the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland. The building, which was officially opened in June 2009, attracts half a million visitors per year and includes a visitors centre and cafe.

FDT Rhepanol fk PIB Garnet Chapel Case Study

SIG Design & Technology

An architectural gem clad in a CorTen steel façade, this tiny chapel above the Ziller Valley intentionally contrasts with its natural surroundings. To provide weather protection, Rhepanol fk PIB membrane was installed behind the steel sheets, chosen for its outstanding stability and durability highly favourable for such a location

Bamburgh Castle

Briggs Amasco Ltd

An interesting project with intricate detail work called upon all the traditional skills of our team of expert asphalters working through the winter months. This historic castle, now a part museum and residence, stands above the rugged North Sea coast. Throughout the refurbishment the historic integrity of the buiding was maintained.

Hotel X - Toronto, ON

ASI Group

Hotel X’s sophisticated washrooms showcase luxury, with deep cubicles surrounded by towering Alpaco doors, panels and pilasters that extend from within inches above the floor to nearly touching the ceiling. The stunning washrooms complement the vibrant, upscale, tailored design of Hotel X, welcoming guests to an experience of delightfully sophisticated luxury.

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