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Staircase Pressurisation – Issues to Consider

Staircase pressurisation is a fire management measure that is commonly taken in high rise and other types of building. Its purpose is to help manage the impact of a fire on a building and also provide a smoke-free area that occupants of the building can use as a means of escape. Depending on the size […]

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Designing Smoke Extraction Solutions

It is very rare that two buildings are completely the same. Everything differs at least slightly, which means that smoke extraction systems always need to be tailored to the precise building they are being installed in. For instance, some areas of some buildings are more likely to trap smoke than others. This is the sort […]

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Servicing Smoke Control Systems in Shopping Centres

When it comes to smoke control, shopping centres are a special case. This is partly because they are often so big; distances to cleared escape routes are often further than they would be in other spaces and there are a range of places that can be considered ‘at risk’ in the event of a fire. […]

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Maintaining your Smoke Control System

So, you have got your smoke control system installed and everything is set up, ready to spring into action should there be a fire that needs to be taken care of. When issues such as life and death are at stake, it is vital that you keep on top of your smoke control system by […]

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The Importance of Keeping on top of Smoke Control

Everyone knows it’s important to have a smoke control and ventilation system for their business, so that they can contain any fires to the best of their ability and provide an escape route for people who might be in the building. However, it’s also important that you keep on top of both ventilation and smoke […]

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