Domus Ventilation, manufacturer of market-leading ventilation systems that save energy and improve indoor air quality, is thrilled to announce its Solis Air Brick™ has won the Product Innovation of the Year award at the London Construction Awards.
The London Construction Awards recognise achievements, developments and innovation within London’s construction industry. Domus Ventilation’s Solis Air Brick faced tough competition for this prestigious award from companies across the construction industry, but its ability to deliver a safe, Building Regulations compliant ventilation product proved a winner.
Changes to Building Regulations Fire Safety Approved Document B have made traditional plastic air bricks a thing of the past when installed above 18m in England and 11m in Scotland. That’s because ductwork penetrating through an external cavity, including termination, must now be non-combustible. The Solis Air Brick is made from 1.5mm galvanized steel (fire class A1) non-combustible material to meet these requirements and ensure compliance.
The Domus Ventilation Solis Air Brick comes in three options: 204×60 single metal air brick, and 220×90 and 220×126 double metal air bricks. They are suitable for use with all external wall types and come with a wide range of stylish architectural grilles in a choice of colours for internal and external use. They are fully compatible with Domus rigid ducting ranges and Domus Thermal duct insulation, a patented system that significantly improves the thermal insulation of round and rectangular ventilation ducting, thus reducing heat loss and preventing the formation of condensation.
Previously a London Construction Product Innovation of the Year award finalist with its CMX-MULTI Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV) unit, Domus Ventilation is understandably proud to have won this year. “When it comes to Building Regulations compliance for ventilation systems, Part F is the main focus, but it is essential that people understand and comply with Part B to ensure the ventilation system not only performs well but is fire safe,” comments Megan Bennett, Senior Marketing Executive at Domus Ventilation. “We are delighted the London Construction Awards has recognised the significance of the Solis Air Brick in contributing to the safety of these systems.”
The Solis Air Brick is the latest addition to Domus Ventilation’s Building Regulations compliant ducting fire protection products. The company has a range of Fire Sleeves and Fire Collars which prevent the spread of fire where ventilation ducting penetrates fire compartment walls. To achieve this, Domus Fire Collars and Sleeves are made using a flexible galvanised steel shell containing graphite based intumescent material to ensure impressive fire ratings and have been tested to BSEN 1366-3: 2009.
Domus Ventilation has a well-deserved reputation for quality, supported by excellent technical support, from a market leading manufacturer and designer. It is well placed to offer immediate, practical solutions to Building Regulations Parts F & L.