• A Silver ACK4 mounted to a green timber roof lantern with a partially open window
    Replacing an ACK4 (ACK42/ACK44) Window Opener

    The ACK4 window openers are one of the most reliable openers on the market and have been for well over 30 years.  With an expected lifespan of at least 10,000 cycles, you should expect the window actuator to last well beyond its warranty period.  Read on to discover the best way to get a replacement ACK42 or ACK44 chain opener if yours has stopped working.

    Published On: 8 February 2024
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    Home Ventilation – What is ventilation and why do we need it?

    It is important to have a well-ventilated home for energy efficiency and property maintenance reasons. Adequate airflow in the home is also vital for health and safety. Here are the four most important reasons why ventilation is essential for your home.

    Published On: 17 March 2023
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    BS 8629:2019+A1:2023 – Evacuation alert systems
    Published On: 15 March 2023
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    Rocburn Product Focus: The TOPP ACK4 (ACK42/ACK44)

    The ACK4 chain actuator is one of the most popular electric window openers, it's available in 230V AC, and 24 V DC standard or RWA (SHEV) versions.  Inside, we take a look at the common applications for this product, popular control methods and troubleshooting tips.

    Published On: 2 March 2023
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    BS 8519:2020 Explained and Our Recommendations
    Published On: 3 February 2023
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    The Best Types of Ventilation Systems

    Choosing the right ventilation control for your building can be a difficult decision. There are many different types out there, so it can be hard to know which one is going to work best for you and your needs. 

    Published On: 27 September 2021
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    What Fire Regulations are in Place Within the UK?

    Fire regulations are continuously changing and improved to help ensure the protection of building structures and those individuals inside them are at the best they can be. Fire Safety Regulations in the UK The regulatory reform (Fire Safety) that would become the law in October 2006, saw a change in how fire safety of buildings would be managed and put in place from then on. It’s important that all buildings have the appropriate fire safety regulations in place to prioritise the safety of those in the building and of the building itself. Fire Safety Regulations that Are in Place in […]

    Published On: 28 April 2021
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    Bathroom Ventilation: Tips for Determining the Right Ventilation Options
    Published On: 15 March 2021
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    Trickle Vents – Benefits Of Trickle Ventilation Windows

    Big improvements have happened when it comes to draught-proofing our homes. Modern windows are brilliantly energy-efficient thanks to becoming airtight, however, an entirely airtight interior isn’t good for air quality and moisture in the home. If you want to maintain a comfortable and healthy environment, it is important for your home to be well ventilated. This is why manufacturers install trickle vents in the frames of their window designs. So, What Are Trickle Ventilators? Window trickle vents are a small ventilation window that allows a small amount of air to freely pass from one side of the window to the […]

    Published On: 6 November 2020