The large residential development of Park View in Govan, Glasgow resulted from a partnership between Govan Housing Association and Cruden Estates Ltd. DO Architecture Ltd of Glasgow were engaged to produce an innovative approach, whilst incorporating features of traditional local architecture. The architectural requirement was to create a continuous louvre appearance up the height of the stairwell, to complement the design features selected for this façade. When AB Air Group of Glasgow was awarded the contract to undertake the smoke venting system to the stairwells in the Golspie Street terrace, they chose FIEGER Smotec vents. The full height effect in the stairwells was achieved using FIEGER’s “plug & socket” arrangement in the side frames to allow unlimited stacking. Back-painted glazed elements were used at each floor level. A key characteristic is the energy efficient design, achieved by the class-leading low air leakage rate, together with low U-values.
Some of the key points for AB Air Group were:
- A high quality product.
- Fully tested to current European standards – CE marked.
- Compliance with the Scottish Building Regulations.
Double-glazed Smotec units, which are tested in accordance with EN 12101-2, were manufactured, using toughened outer panes and laminated low-E inner. A key characteristic is the energy efficient design, achieved by the class-leading low air leakage rate, together with low U-values. The vents were supplied complete with 24 volt DC actuators, to facilitate wiring to the fire protection control system.