How to self-install smoke control and automated opening ventilator (AOV) systems

Many electrical contractors have attempted to self-install commercial smoke control and automated opening ventilator (AOV) systems, but because they were not properly prepared they didn’t enjoy the experience. What steps do you take to properly install such a system? How can you ensure that the system you install today will work in the future when a fire occurs?

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Self-delivery of smoke control systems can increase margins for M&E contractors

It has been a growing trend in recent years for Main Contractors to self-deliver mechanical and electrical (M&E) services. For example Wates Building Services now has a dedicated in-house M&E delivery service which replaces traditional M&E procurement on some Wates Construction projects.

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Christmas 2018 - Last ordering date and opening hours

With Christmas fast approaching we wanted to make you aware of our last order date and planned closures for the festive period.

Our offices will be closed from Friday 21st December and will reopen on Thursday 27th December 2018. 

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What is an AOV Kit and why do I need one?

Here at Easivent we wanted to make it easier for you to get your job done. So, we put together a range of AOV Kits which provide a solution for just about any smoke ventilation requirement in a building.

Easivent’s Kits are designed for self-installation and meet the requirements of Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. The Kits can be installed as either stand-alone systems or be inter-connected to form modular "smoke shaft" systems without the need of additional interfaces or software. 

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SCS Group: 20 years of helping change Cardiff for the better

Since the early 1990s Cardiff has been through a complete transformation citywide – from the impressive changes across the Bay to the new rugby stadium and shopping/leisure facilities in the city centre.

SCS Group is proud to have played a part in helping to change Cardiff for the better, working on an array of smoke control projects. Here are just some of the many projects in Cardiff SCS Group has worked on over the years…

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Reduce the risk with Easivent’s new compliant AOV Kits

It’s the responsibility of installers to ensure their systems are complaint. This risk can be reduced by ensuring the products they use are certified and compliant.

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Fantasy Premier League Chips – What are they and when should you use them?

Now we're one month into the SCS Group Fantasy Football League you may be considering when to use your Fantasy Premier League Chips, or maybe you're wondering what they are.

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Which stairwell ventilator can I use on my roof?

What is a stairwell AOV?

A stairwell AOV is an automatic opening ventilator (AOV) which provides at least 1.0m² of free area when open.

The installation is always located at the highest point in an evacuation stairwell and can take a number of forms.

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