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Vent-Axia Launches New Guide to the Building Regulations

vabrochureVent-Axia, the brand leader in low carbon ventilation solutions, has introduced a new, step-by-step ventilation guide designed to help explain recent Building Regulations changes to private and social housing new-build specifiers.

“Amendments to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations issued in October 2010 have effectively re-written the rules for domestic ventilation” says Lee Nurse, Vent-Axia’s Marketing Director. “The drive to reduce carbon emissions places much greater emphasis on correctly designed and specified ventilation systems, competent installation and verified performance. This new Guide looks in detail at these three key areas and explains how specifiers can achieve compliance”.

The Guide provides an overview of new Building Regulations Part L, the document covering fuel and power, and Part F, means of ventilation, with a summary of the implications for ventilation. These cover airflows, background ventilators and noise (Part F) and minimum efficiencies of motors and heat exchangers (Part L).

From here the Guide looks at the impact of these changes on the four key ventilation systems covered in the Building Regulations, Intermittent Fans (System 1), Passive Stack (System 2), Centralised (MEV) and Decentralised (dMEV) Continuous Mechanical Extract Ventilation (System 3) and Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) (System 4). It includes helpful working example calculations and specific information on particular Vent-Axia solutions, including the Lo-Carbon Centra, Quadra and Sentinel Kinetic systems.

Specifiers will also find the new Vent-Axia Guide useful in outlining the future direction of Building Regulations at landmark dates in 2013 and 2016. The Guide also offers advice on how contractors can be trained to ensure the systems they install meet requirements laid out in the Domestic Ventilation Compliance Guide 2010 which accompanies the Building Regulations. With the industry currently developing a system where competent installers can help developers get better ventilation performance in SAP, this will be of growing importance.

Vent-Axia’s new product development programme is directed towards fulfilling the requirements of the Building Regulations with a comprehensive range of low carbon technologies and solutions.

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