Communally Ducted Ventilation Systems: Smart Smoke Protection and Automatic Mechanical Balancing

Communal ducting servicing numerous dwellings are widespread across the country, and although have their benefits, can also lead to issues. The main issues being faced are; smoke spreading through the ducting, with the possibility of smoke migrating into other dwellings; and the balancing of the system, especially when updating the mechanical parts. Smart Smoke Protection […]

Ventilation: An Effective Way to Deal with Dampness and Condensation

According to a study conducted by the World Health Organisation, “In Europe, an estimated 10–50% (depending on the country) of the indoor environments where human beings live, work and play are damp. Too much moisture makes a home stuffy and gives it a faint odour. Humid walls create a coldness that makes more heating necessary […]

A Guide to Measuring Humidity

Humidity can be expressed in different ways which can lead to confusion if the incorrect term is used. This guide explains the different terms and how they are used in practise. Relative humidity (RH) Expressed commonly as a percentage value ‘%rh’, this refers to how saturated a gas (or space) is with water vapour compared […]

Damp and condensation – don’t always believe what you are told about ‘rising damp’!

Have you ever received a surveyor’s or a damp-contractors report only for your heart to sink when you read that they have found evidence of rising damp? Perhaps you have been told that your only (expensive!) course of action to remove damp is to chip off the plaster, inject chemicals into the wall, leave it […]

Condensation control using Warm Air Dehumidification

A new range of fans have been introduced that provide powerful yet low cost condensation control and dehumidification, this is achieved by the use of intake and extract ventilation combined with a heat source. In this case we have combined an extractor and intake fan and enabled the pair to fit on to a standard […]