Ventilation | The benefits of using a design service

Ventilation | The benefits of using a design service

National Ventilation - Somerset home interior
Inside the new home in Somerset

PHPD discovers how a developer in Taunton benefited from using the ventilation design service offered by National Ventilation.

The development of a two-storey home in Taunton was already well-underway when developer Chris Towns called upon National Ventilation to help with the ventilation requirements. Putting its free ventilation design service to good use, the project – consisting of a ground floor and first floor – needed a solution to help improve indoor air quality and reduce space heating costs.

National Ventilation worked with the owner and designer to create a system that would provide the correct levels of ventilation and work within the existing structure. The Monsoon HRU/330-100 mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system was selected to meet the requirements, as well as being able to work efficiently with the extra pressure created by using the existing underfloor pipework as the supply and extract pipe.

“We really appreciated National Ventilation’s help with the ventilation design. The project was already well underway when we contacted them. However, this was not a problem as National Ventilation came up with a ventilation solution to meet the project’s needs,” said Chris Towns the designer/developer of the project.

The exterior of the Somerset property

National Ventilation undertook two site visits for the project. The first visit ascertained where to run the ducting for the ventilation, how to run the ducting between floors and where to run the riser on the first floor. The property has high vault ceilings and so the company also checked that there was enough space in the roofline to position the ducting.

They visited the project again after the system was installed to check the ducting routes and connections and ensure there were not too many bends before the ceilings went back up.

“By visiting the site prior to ordering the equipment, they were able to troubleshoot any issues, and it was reassuring when they visited after the install to check the systems. With their expert knowledge we felt assured that not only would the system provide the necessary ventilation but it would also meet Building Regulations,” said Chris Towns.

Design service
National Ventilation’s free ventilation design service includes unit calculations, a full kit list as well as recommended duct routes. The company uses project drawings, together with its specialist ventilation equipment knowledge and software programmes, to specify the correctly sized ventilation units and the correct type and lengths of ducting – whilst ensuring the system meets Building Regulations.

“Our free design service is available to anyone who needs help designing ventilation systems and specifying the correct equipment.”

Also included is advice on where best to locate the MVHR unit, risers and ducting, along with a quote and detailed calculations.

“Our free design service is available to anyone who needs help designing ventilation systems and specifying the correct equipment,” explained Christian Rehn, National Project and Design Manager at National Ventilation. “We work closely with architects and contractors throughout the design process and offer site visits to avoid unnecessary surprises such as a building not quite matching the plans.”

National Ventilation Monsoon Heat Recovery Unit
National Ventilation’s Monsoon Heat Recovery Unit

Conserve energy

The Monsoon HRU whole house heat recovery systems has been designed to provide superior air comfort levels whilst minimising heat wastage. Heat that would normally be expelled outside is recovered and transferred to fresh air being drawn into the property, which the system then distributes throughout. In this way the Monsoon HRU system conserves energy and can help to reduce the space heating bill of a domestic property.

The new Monsoon HRU/330-100 MVHR unit runs continuously at low speed, only boosting to high speed when required.

The Monsoon radial ducting features a click system which removes any need for sealant and tape, with the aim of simplifying and speeding up the installation process. Radial ducting is designed to eliminate the possibility of noise transfer between rooms, which can be a problem with traditional ducting.


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