New housing scheme lit and protected by Jet Cox

  • 23 Jan 2017

The atrium of a new landmark housing scheme is being flooded with masses of natural daylight, whilst providing residents with essential fire protection, from a FireJet smoke heat exhaust ventilation system (SHEV) from Jet Cox.

Built as part of the North Solihull Regeneration project and designed to the Code of Sustainable Homes Level 3, managed by WM Housing Group and developed by Bellway homes, Fillingham Court in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, is a 40-home scheme for the over 55s.

Boasting an impressive three-story atrium accommodating a communal area used for socialising and activities, therefore, it was imperative that the chosen smoke ventilation solution should allow sufficient healthy, natural daylight.

The FireJet system was specified, following a thorough appraisal of the unusual D-shaped roof by the Jet Cox specification and technical teams, incorporating two automatic smoke vents measuring 1300 x 700mm, into a bespoke glass rooflight.

The rooflights and vents, installed by Jet Cox, have an opening mechanism that will be triggered by the building’s main fire alarm system if heat or smoke is detected.

Complete with a battery backup system, in case of mains failure, the FireJet SHEV systems can be triggered from either manual override switches, by dedicated smoke detectors, or by interfacing with a third party smoke detection/fire alarm system.

Heat loss is restricted due to the double glazed safety glass, offering a low U-value, as well as providing exceptional daylight transmission.

Fire safety demands and building regulations were met at Fillingham court. FireJet also complied with guidelines for the Government and Europe-wide standard Housing our Ageing Population – Panel for Innovation, placing a strong emphasis on the design of internal spaces and their level of natural daylighting.

Manufactured in accordance with Fire Class E, the FireJet SHEV Range is CE EN12101-2 certified, resulting in extremely low noise levels and opening speeds of less than 60 seconds.

Contact:

Tel: 0121 530 4230

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