Dyer Environmental Controls are delighted to be installing life-saving smoke ventilation systems as part of the impressive regeneration of 12 high rise blocks in Eccles, Manchester. They provided systems for 5 blocks at Barton Village, 5 blocks at Ladywell Green and a further 2 blocks at Southway and Charter. The high rise improvement programme by City West Housing Trust is working with customers to deliver a cost effective, energy efficient solution for the future.
Smoke Ventilation is a very important consideration in a high rise development as it is the smoke that inhibits escape and rescue.
Dyer’s most recent system installed at Cawdor house combines CDC chain drives across 9 floors with 2 windows on each floor. By linking with the fire alarm, individual floors can receive a signal which will trigger open the windows which will remain open until reset by the relevant authority. A breakglass switch is located in the lobby for convenience. By far one of Dyer's most simple and effective systems.
After successfully combining the first phases, Dyer was able to assist in the value engineering of Southway and Charter. Through their input, a new smoke vent louvre system is now being installed to enable a more efficient ventilation system to be introduced. This EN-certified smoke louvre provides a more effective smoke ventilation system whilst proving a similar and safer natural ventilation solution, especially at high level.
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