Smoke Ventilation Systems

When fire breaks out, the spread of smoke and fumes can be rapid, affecting all areas of the building within minutes and putting everyone inside in danger. Having an effective AOV system in place can help to remove smoke and keep escape routes clear, aiding the safe evacuation of those inside the building.

Here at Rocburn, we’re passionate about making both domestic and commercial buildings as safe as possible and pride ourselves on supplying the best smoke ventilation solutions around.

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AOV & Smoke Ventilation System Specialists

If you are looking for an Automatic Opening Vent and smoke control system but don’t know what one to get or which is most suitable for your building, then the experienced team at Rocburn are here to help.

We work with thousands of companies each year with their Smoke Ventilation & AOV Window projects. We can help plan and specify your SHEV system to be compliant with the necessary requirements and all of our smoke ventilation systems are governed by standards such as BS EN12101 and Approved Document B.

Find out more about working with us on your smoke ventilation project from specification and planning through to delivery.

Innovative Smoke Ventilation Solutions

At Rocburn, we are the fastest growing electric and manual window opening, AOV system & ventilation specialist, and we’re delighted to be able to offer excellent, bespoke services for our customers.

We offer AOV’s and electric window actuators to help achieve the required free vent area for any project, as specified by the Fire Officer or Building Control. We also supply AOV roof vents, 24v chain and linear actuators for stairwells and lobby windows so no matter the size, type or complexity of your building, we have the right smoke ventilation equipment to for your property.

Tailored AOV and Smoke Safety Services

Smoke ventilation systems are critical to your safety so it’s important to get the correct products to suit your building requirements. We work with professional, auditied, smoke ventilation system manufacturers to provide you with the highest quality AOV system and advise you on the best smoke control systems for your building.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our AOV or smoke control systems, then get in touch today and one of our knowledgeable team will be happy to help.

Please note: building plans, window schedules, fire strategies, and other specific documents will be very useful to our team in helping you choose the right smoke ventilation systems.

AOV Products

There’s an AOV available for most areas of buildings, flat or pitched roofs, smoke shafts or vertical facades. Call us to discuss the best option.

Casement Ventilator Bottom Hung External

AOVs for Vertical Facades

When fitted to a vertical facade it’s usually important the AOV matches the existing style of the building. Our windows and louvres are available in just about any colour. We’ve even worked with architects to produce dummy sash windows for conservation areas and listed buildings.

Exhaust ventilation systems

AOVs for Flat or Near Flat Roofs

Roof hatches are quite popular at the top of stairwells and smoke shafts. They can be glazed or polycarbonate and available with different finishes. We can also supply flat roof louvres manufactured in aluminium for smoke shafts if preferred.


AOVs for Smoke Shafts

Smoke shafts have a key role in smoke ventilation design and are common in commercial and multiple occupancy buildings. Rocburn can offer both Dampers and Smoke Shaft Doors in any required colour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What cabling is needed for a smoke vent system?2023-07-27T15:30:57+01:00

Where a smoke ventilation system is intended for use by emergency services it should be able to operate during a fire event for a reasonable amount of time. This will mean that special fire rated cables will need to be used that meet the standards outlined in BS 8519. You can read more about that standard in our BS 8519 Article.

Do I need a fire alarm system in order to have smoke ventilation?2023-06-02T16:04:26+01:00

No, we provide smoke vent panels that can work in a standalone arrangement alongside smoke detectors, call points, and fireman’s overrides.

Why are AOV and smoke ventilation systems important?2023-06-02T16:04:05+01:00

In commercial and multi-occupancy buildings, it is a legal requirement that escape routes must be kept clear and free from smoke to enable both occupants to escape and to allow fire brigade access.

By failing to comply with these requirements, those responsible such as – landlords, business owners and property managers can find themselves facing serious financial and legal consequences.

Where are AOVs most effective?2023-06-02T16:03:40+01:00

They are commonly installed as roof hatches, wall mounted vents or smoke ventilation windows in areas where they will help to keep evacuation routes clear such as stairwells, lobbies and corridors.

How do automatic opening vent systems work?2023-06-02T16:03:15+01:00

These heat and smoke vents are designed to open when smoke is detected, either automatically by a smoke detector or manually by someone triggering a call point or fireman’s override.

What are AOVs?2023-06-02T16:02:54+01:00

Automatic opening vent systems, also referred to as AOV’s, are installed in buildings as an active fire protection measure. They often use low voltage (24v DC) electric actuators with battery backup to ensure they can freely open and close in the event of a mains failure.

Want to know more?

If you want help choosing the right product or solution, our technical sales staff are here to help.

Why not call us today on 01702 826 267 or click below to submit an enquiry.

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