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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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Buckingham Palace
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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Close up of stove
Blog post date Friday, 26 July 2019

Indoor Air Pollution

Most people think of their homes as a safe zone. Somewhere where they can relax in comfort, let their kids play, have the grandparents around, and fear the worst danger is stepping on a piece of Lego left on th...

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Emissions from car exhaust pipe
Blog post date Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The Importance Of Good Air Quality In Schools

Young people spend a lot of time inside school buildings while they are growing up. Indoor air pollution is a growing problem that has become more visible in recent times. While most of us understand that bad a...

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Blog post date Thursday, 9 May 2019

Bespoke Joinery from Pratley & Partners

At Pratley & Partners we are excited to add bespoke joinery to our list of services; as well as ventilation and a range of window openers and controls, we are now able to offer bespoke timber windows, doors...

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Ultraflex Control Systems
Kingspan STG - Light & Air
Window Master Natural Ventilation
Clearline Window Controls