Polypipe MEV units and duct systems

Polypipe MEV units and duct systems specified for retirement housing

  • 13 May 2016

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A retirement housing complex in Fleet, Hampshire has installed Silavent CMX Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV) units with Domus Radial duct systems, developed by Polypipe Ventilation.

Keble Court is currently under construction in Church Crookham. Once completed, it will comprise 72 luxury apartments and one guest suite over three storeys, including communal facilities. 

All apartments will include continuous Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV), installed by building service engineers Heatcare Limited, to improve indoor air quality and comfort by reducing humidity within the space.

Heatcare specified the Silavent CMX MEV system for its performance and slim-line design. The CMX is measures at just 125mm in depth and 3.25kg in weight, making it one of the most lightweight and compact MEV units on the market.

Its versatile design means it can be easily installed both horizontally or vertically, ensuring ease of installation in limited or awkward spaces.

Domus Radial ducting system

Heatcare chose Polypipe’s Domus Radial ducting system to work with the CMX units. As the complex is constructed via a fusion frame system, the Domus Radial semi-rigid ducting was the most appropriate approach as it provided a space saving and cost effective solution.

Domus Radial duct systems differ from traditional ducting systems as they serve each room vent – air valve or grille – by singular or dual Ø75mm semi-rigid duct runs. These connect directly to a central distribution system, splitting the air from a slim-line, compact Radial manifold.

Whole house ventilation

Domus Radial has been specifically designed for use within whole house ventilation systems. In addition to being much easier to design and install, it also benefits from less air leakage, increased air flow, easier installation and commissioning and a reduction of air noise.

Heatcare contracts manager Richard Bamford commented: “It is always great to receive a first class service where we can request certain specifications and receive a full design brief and optimal solution, as well as offering positive feedback where possible. With Polypipe, we have received this and more.

The product happened to be the best solution on this particular contract and moving forward, it is definitely something we would consider utilising again on future contracts.”

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