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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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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Self-install AOV kits can benefit your bottom line

Take advantage of the AOV kit approach and gain many benefits for your smoke control project.

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Mechanical Smoke Shafts: 7 steps to successful selection for apartment buildings

Mechanical smoke shafts are the most common method of smoke control in high rise apartments. Although they are in essence very simple systems comprised of relatively few components, they are not yet included in the Building Regulations and tend to be shrouded in mystery, and thought of as a specialist package.

However, selection and installation of mechanical smoke shaft systems are well within the realm of competence of most mechanical or electrical contractors. We explore the steps that should be taken for successful selection in apartment buildings.

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Electrical contractor self-installs mechanical smoke shaft system

Wheeler Electrical won the electrical contract for the new student accommodation at Camberwell College of Arts, which included installing an 11-storey mechanical smoke shaft system. With support from Easivent, Wheeler Electrical decided to self-install the system using Easivent’s modular smoke shaft system. Read our case study...

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Ensure you understand smoke control for residential buildings

Easivent offers a comprehensive range of AOV kits designed specifically for self-installation by mechanical and electrical contractors.  The product range comprises kits containing ventilators or actuators, control panels, smoke detectors and switches designed to work out of the box without the need for specialist installation or commissioning service.  Although smoke control systems can be onerous to design and install for complex buildings, the majority of smoke shaft and AOV systems are very similar and well within the capability of a competent trade contractor.

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Trade Contractors Doubling Profits by Self Installing Smoke Shafts

In line with the recent trend among main contractors to self deliver MEP services, some M&E and fire alarm contractors are following a similar route by bringing smoke control in house.

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