Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) Services: With over 15 years of experience, Polyteck specializes in providing AOV services to commercial and high-end residential buildings in London. Our BAFE and Kitemark certifications testify to our unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality AOV solutions that meet industry standards. From natural smoke vents to mechanical smoke vents and fire curtains, we offer tailored installations to suit the unique requirements of each client. Trust our expertise to enhance fire safety measures in your building.

Polyteck Offers Comprehensive AOV Systems for Enhanced Fire Safety in London Buildings

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Polyteck rises to the challenge with a myriad of exceptional AOV (Automatic Opening Vent) system solutions tailored to meet the needs and budget of every client. These quality systems – natural smoke vents, mechanical smoke vents, and fire curtains – ingeniously open automatically in the event of a fire, effectively enabling the escape of heat and smoke and impeding their spread, thereby enhancing the safety of building occupants.

 At Polyteck, our team of proficient engineers works closely with clients to determine the AOV system that best aligns with their building requirements. From installing and maintaining to repairing AOV systems, our experts ensure that your building remains safeguarded from potential fire hazards, embodying the essence of premier fire safety.

Protect Your Building with Polyteck’s Expert Installation of AOV Systems

Polyteck provides the highest quality installation services for Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) systems in commercial and residential buildings in London. Our team of experienced professionals ensures each system is installed with strict adherence to UK Building Regulations and other applicable statutes so that clients can have complete peace of mind regarding fire safety. 

Through our unique selection of natural smoke vents, mechanical smoke vents, and fire curtains – customers are guaranteed a life-saving solution that meets their exact requirements!

Polyteck’s team of professionals consults and collaborates with our clients to select the most fitting AOV system for their projects. With expertise in installation processes and advanced tools, we guarantee seamless integration every time.

Polyteck is proud to offer a comprehensive fire protection solution in London that ensures your building and daily operations remain safe from potential fire hazards. Our installation services are renowned for their high-quality work, making the transition process effortless with minimal disruption.

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Maintaining AOV Systems in Optimal Condition

Polyteck provides a comprehensive and reliable PPM service across London for Automatic Opening Vent (AOV) systems. Our team of highly-qualified engineers conducts regular inspections to ensure that safety, reliability, and compliance with UK Building Regulations are upheld. The planned preventative maintenance includes in-depth inspection/testing of natural smoke vents, mechanical smoke vents & fire curtains, and cleaning & lubricating all moving parts before providing an extensive report about the system condition and any repairs or replacements may be needed. With our professional services, you can trust your AOV is always fully optimised – meeting both regulations AND expectations!

Polyteck is dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of your operations. We offer Reactive Maintenance for AOV systems, with experienced engineers on standby 24/7, ready to respond in an emergency. Armed with cutting-edge tools and technology, our team endeavours to quickly get your system running again – so you can continue functioning without interruption!

Keep your building safe from fire risk with Polyteck’s comprehensive repair and replacement services for AOV systems. Our expert team understands that no two buildings are alike, so we’ll work closely with you to select a system specific to your needs and budget—ensuring optimal protection against potential hazards. – info text

Frequency Asked Questions

What is an automatic opening vent (AOV)?

An Automatic Opening Vent is a system of control units designed to provide air and smoke ventilation supporting natural air circulation on your premises. AOV systems have automatically triggered components, when activated, they work to open ventilation windows and smoke vents. Smoke ventilation and heat exhaust systems in the UK are required to be equipped with AOVs, as per building regulation standards and according to fire safety regulations. Since they are part of any smoke ventilation system working to prevent fire and smoke from spreading within the building, occupants’ safety depends on their proper functioning.

What is a smoke vent system?

AOVs are integral to wider air and smoke management systems. They are often called smoke vents. Smoke vents are  Vertical or Horizontal openings in internal walls (smoke shafts) or External Walls (window vents) allowing for hot air or smoke to escape in the event of a smoke or fire outbreak. These openings can be automated, triggered by a local smoke detector or Fire Alarm detection system, in order to create a Natural Ventilation automatic opening vent.

Smoke control systems can also be installed on the rooftops – usually at the head of escape Staircase. 

If accompanied by an electrically operated smoke and heat exhaust ventilator, these are referred to as Forsed Extraction or Pressurised ventilation systems.

When is smoke ventilation required?

Since AOVs are critical to ensure the fire safety of your building, acceptable ventilation systems are mandatory for most properties. Different levels of smoke control standards must be procured depending on the purpose of occupant capacity of your property. Multi-story buildings, factories or commercial estates come with various AOV regulations. Polyteck facilities management team provides experienced staff trained to address your AOV maintenance unique requirements.

How often should smoke vents be checked?

Smoke and heat control systems (AOVs) are subject to BS EN 12101 and BS 9999 specifications, outlining the frequency of required checks. Polyteck’s trained staff are certified to perform annual AOV service tests. Our maintenance plans include additional checks to ensure your smoke and air vents are fully operational year-round. According to the British and European Standards, Weekly Functional and Quarterly Statutory tests are carried out for natural and mechanical vents to determine whether the systems have satisfactory running capabilities.

Benefit of Choosing Polyteck for your Automatic Opening Vents Contractor

Opting for Polyteck as your AOV system provider brings many advantages, making it a smart choice. Some of these unparalleled benefits include:

  • Expertise: Polyteck boasts a proficient team of highly trained and seasoned professionals who possess in-depth knowledge and experience in dealing with AOV systems. Their expertise ensures the ventilation systems’ successful implementation and seamless functioning to keep your building safe.
  • Safety: AOV systems are critical in improving fire safety by providing efficient smoke and heat ventilation. By choosing Polyteck, you can rely on their industry-leading solutions, which will significantly enhance the overall safety levels for occupants and proper management.
  • Compliance: Staying up-to-date with the latest regulations and standards is paramount in this sensitive industry. Polyteck ensures that its AOV system services comply with all the relevant authorities and meet the most current industry requirements. Knowing that your building adheres to the stipulated rules, you can have peace of mind.
  • Efficiency: A strategic AOV system installation positively impacts smoke and heat ventilation within a building. Polyteck’s team designs and instals these systems and ensures their maintenance and efficiency. As a result, the systems can quickly remove smoke and heat, which minimises potential risks and hazards in emergencies.
  • Cost-effective: Affordability is the key to any successful partnership, and Polyteck takes it a notch higher by offering competitively priced AOV system services. They carefully assess your needs and budget requirements and then provide tailored, cost-effective solutions that provide optimum performance and value for money.

In conclusion, selecting Polyteck for your AOV system requirements guarantees a top-quality, reliable, and efficient solution that caters to all your individual preferences and necessities. Putting your trust in their expertise and resources will ensure a safe, compliant, and well-functioning AOV system for your building.

One of the greatest advantages of installing AOV systems from Polyteck is that they offer comprehensive, reliable services. This means that you will always receive high-quality coverage, residential and commercial support, as well as exceptional customer service. Our qualified technicians do all repair and installation tasks with extensive knowledge and experience with AOV systems.  If you want to learn more about our AOV systems services, please get in touch with us to find out how we can help.