Vent-Guard provide a complete design service geared to developing a smoke ventilation system that’s exactly right for your particular project. Our design team is fluent in the latest CAD systems and independent CFD modelling.
Our preferred way of working is to involve our designers at the early stages of a project. This way we ensure the building footprint is correct. We also frequently put forward upfront designs to aid developers and consultants involved with tricky concepts.
Our designers work to all relevant standards and strictly adhere to SCA Guidance Notes. They combine meticulous attention to detail with a level of technical expertise that allows them to find solutions to even the most demanding challenges.
All Vent-Guard project management is handled by our in-house specialists. To ensure that projects stay on schedule and run smoothly, our managers have a direct link to the sales process, which means they always see the wider picture. This helps them to make better, more informed decisions. Whilst hiccups along the way are inevitable, our way of working means they are sorted out before they turn into major problems.
Over the past fifteen years we have installed a huge range of projects for clients throughout the construction industry. During this period we have built up a reputation for installation services that are second to none. With Vent-Guard we are now launching our own brand and securing our own contracts, which we shall install ourselves via our in-house teams.
Since we started our company we have stuck to our own values and ethos. Our strict policy has been not to sub-contract, which gives us complete control over all our work. This policy is as strong today as it was in 2003. Our in-house supervisors are all NICEIC, SMSTS and SSSTS approved and have experience of working on all stages of the construction life cycle.
Commissioning is a critical part of any job. It means delivering the right outcomes at the right cost – which is another way of saying value for money.
We are thoroughly familiar with Operations and Maintenance manuals, smoke testing and compliance testing to all relevant standards. At all times we ensure that testing procedures and commissioning processes align with overall project timings – mis-alignment can be costly!
Here is another example of our adherence to a policy of not using sub-contractors.
Safety underpins the entire Vent-Guard approach, which is why all servicing work is carried out by our own engineers – specialists with crucial knowledge and understanding of how our systems perform and work. Anything less than a 100% grasp of what’s what is not an option – ever.
POST-COMPLETION CLIENT TRAINING
The importance of educating building professionals about fire safety is in our company’s DNA.
For many clients we run an extended training programme after we have finished a project to fully familiarise all members of the building management team with the various aspects of our systems and technologies. These programmes ensure that everybody is as prepared as possible should an emergency occur.
Training for the whole team is not obligatory but we do recommend that it takes place. The importance of fire-safety awareness cannot be over-stated.