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Blog post date Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Is your building’s smoke ventilation system up to scratch?

When was the last time the remote window openers in your building tested and checked for operation and safety? Regular checking is essential in case they are needed to be opened rapidly in the event of fire and...

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External view of building with open window
Blog post date Wednesday, 17 March 2021

The dangers of passive smoking

Unless you've been living on another planet or in a cave as a hermit, then you are probably aware of what passive smoking is and the dangers associated with it. Second-hand tobacco smoke does not cause damage t...

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Blog post date Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Clear The Air To Increase Productivity

I would hazard a guess that few people give much thought as to why, in the main, humans love getting outside in to the fresh air.

Well, it is quite simple really; it is still ingrained within our...

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Blog post date Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Carpentry and Joinery

At LJ Pratley & Partners Ltd we strive to provide excellent customer service, ensuring projects are completed on time and in budget and work is carried out to the highest professional standards in all aspec...

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Blog post date Thursday, 22 October 2020

Why natural airflow outstrips air conditioning

Natural ventilation delivers value for money ventilation within a work space. Natural ventilation is much more efficient than forced air conditioning. It is cheaper than running air conditioning; the cooling an...

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Fire fighters hold a hose spraying water onto smoking building
Blog post date Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Smoke Inhalation is Potentially More Deadly Than Fire

Fire can be deadly if it is left to its own devices. Most, if not all of us, are taught from a very early age that fire kills. Playing with fire is an oft used analogy, and is attributed to how quickly fire can...

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Apartment fire with fire department
Blog post date Wednesday, 22 July 2020

The Characteristics of Smoke Ventilation in Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Louvered windows are a common feature in commercial and industrial buildings. Located at high level, they are predominately used to afford natural ventilation flows around the building. Depending on the age of ...

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Blog post date Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The LJP Guide to Automatic Opening Vent Window Regulations

Automatic opening vents are now a required element of natural smoke ventilation and heat exhaust systems. When such windows are installed, for example ...

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Wide view of Grenfell tower on fire
Blog post date Friday, 24 January 2020

Smoke Ventilation at Grenfell – What Went Wrong?

According to a report issued by Dr Barbara Lane – appointed by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry – the smoke co...

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Blog post date Thursday, 19 December 2019

Ambient Air Quality and Building Regulations

Buildings and enclosed structures where people live, work or congregate account for some forty five (45%) percent of all energy use, and by association carbon emissions, in the United Kingdom. In commercial and...

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Kingspan STG - Light & Air
Window Master Natural Ventilation
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