Project Overview

Somer Court - ExternalRocburn worked with one of their trusted, approved contractors to specify, supply, and install new smoke vent solutions with the aim of bringing the buildings smoke ventilation system up to current standards. Taking great care to ensure the system complied with guidelines set out in Approved Document B using products that were fully certified to their relevant standards.

Rocburn produced a plan to:-

  • Introduce a stairwell AOV via the pitched roof to provide ventilated escape for residents in the event of a fire.
  • Replace all single glazed existing louvres in the communal corridors with BS:EN12101-2 tested and certified equivalents. Providing better U-Value specification for improved energy efficiency.
  • Replace all existing controls with a BS:EN12101-10 certified, programmable AOV control panel. To be integrated with the buildings existing fire alarm system.
  • Provide an opening solution for an access door, allowing the door to opened automatically during an evacuation.

Challenges & Implemented Solution

Due to the age and appearance of the building there were various restrictions in place in terms of structural modifications and changes to the building’s aesthetics.

Rocburn worked with their main approved contractor to ensure that the louvres provided matched as close as possible with the original RAL colour and fitted within the existing structural openings whilst maximizing the free vent area in each zone.

Existing cabling and controls were completely overhauled to allow for a single building wide EN12101-10 certified control panel with battery back up functions and integrated with the buildings fire alarm system provided the cause & effect logic.

A Folding arm actuator with a roller was used on a door which needed to be opened in the event of a fire. The roller allowed continued use of the door by residents as the arm is not directly fixed to the door.

Installed Equipment

Product Name Description
1x Pitched Roof AOV BS:EN12101-2 compliant Installed at the head of the stairwell.
6x Bespoke Glazed Louvres Custom manufactured BS:EN12101-2 compliant louvres installed along the full height of the stairwell.
1x WindowMaster WSC 520 BS:EN12101-10 compliant multi-zone smoke vent panel used to control all AOVs from a central location.
12x WSK 501 Breakglass These breakglass units installed throughout the corridors and stairwell also have convenient reset functionality
1x Aumuller FTA600 Used for opening a door with a roller, allowing continued use of the door by building occupants.


Installation Photos

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