If you’re an installer of roof or wall vents, an architect who designs office spaces, or an employer who is responsible for one, it’s important to be aware of the regulations surrounding smoke ventilation in offices.
Forming part of our series on the regulations surrounding smoke ventilation, we’ve created this informative blog to keep you up-to-date on smoke ventilation in offices.
Approved Document B Volume 2: Fire safety in buildings other than dwellings
Approved Document B Volume 2 of Building Regulations covers fire safety in buildings other than dwellings. This document covers everything from the means of warning and escape to access and facilities for the fire service. Any new or existing office space must abide by the contents of this document, making it one of the most important regulations applying to them.
BS 9999:2017 is the British Standard for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. It includes guidance for designers that the overall design of a building assists and enhances the management of fire safety. It covers mechanical ventilation and air conditioning, smoke and heat control systems, and much more.
BS EN 12101-2: 2017
BS EN12101-2: 2017 is a European Standard that applies to natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilators. This includes AOV louvres, centre pivot windows and AOV rooflights. This standard also dictates that actuators and vent profiles must be tested simultaneously as a single system and a Declaration of Performance (DoP) certificate provided to prove compliance.
If you choose to buy any of these products from us here at Teal Products, you can rest assured that they all comply with this standard. We can also carry out commissioning of smoke control systems to check their compliance.
BS 7346-8: 2013 is another British Standard. It covers the components of smoke control systems along with the code of practice for their planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance.
BS7964 Fire Safety
The British Standard 7964 offers a framework for applying fire safety engineering (FSE) principles to the design of buildings. Therefore, it is an essential document for architects, fire safety engineering practitioners and regulators. It is supported by the PD 7974 series of published documents, which contain detailed analysis guidelines.
For more information on smoke ventilation regulations, get in touch with Teal Products today. We are available to call on 01242 620318 or you can contact us online.
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Our quick guide to AOV window regulations
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The Future Homes Standard – they key changes to Building Regulations Part F