Polypipe Ventilation Achieves Hat Trick Success At Coveted Product Awards
- Published: Tuesday, 07 July 2015 08:42
For the third time, Polypipe Ventilation is delighted to have been successful at the Housebuilder Product Awards 2015, this year winning the coveted Best Services Product award with its Domus Radial Duct System.
The winners were announced at a ceremony which took place at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on 25th June, where Domus Radial (patents pending) was recognised as outstanding by the judges for its highly innovative design that delivers increased air flow, easier installation and commissioning and a quieter whole house system.
Polypipe Ventilation has been recognised at the Housebuilder Product Awards every year since 2013, winning the Best Services Product award in 2013 with its Silavent Green Line HRX Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) range and achieving Highly Commended status in 2014 with the Domus Thermal duct insulation solution.
Neil Tilsley, Managing Director of Polypipe Ventilation, commented, “We are thrilled to have been recognised at these prestigious awards for the third year in a row, and to achieve first place in the Best Services Product category for the second time. These achievements are testament to the company’s dedication to developing truly innovative, specifiable solutions which not only deliver high performance and energy efficiency, but also really push the boundaries of design to enable simpler design as well as quicker, straightforward and hassle-free installation to benefit both housebuilders and homeowners.“
Domus Radial is specifically designed for use with whole house centralised ventilation appliances, including Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) and Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV) systems. The system was first introduced by Polypipe Ventilation as a versatile alternative to traditional branch-based ducting systems, however after being tested by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for inclusion within the Product Characteristics Database (previously SAP Appendix Q), Domus Radial was not only found to be equivalent to traditional rigid ducting in smaller builds but actually to exceed the performance in properties with four or more wet rooms / kitchen.
The Domus Radial system has been designed to allow each room vent to be fixed directly to an inlet/outlet plenum with optional twin duct connections. The plenum is served by a single or tandem duct run which connects securely to a manifold, acting as an air distribution hub. The manifold is then directly linked to a centralised appliance – this being either a MVHR or MEV unit.
An optional integral flow control device enables the inlet/outlet plenum to be connected directly to a stylish grille, taking away the need for a room-mounted adjustable air valve and giving designers the opportunity to match interior décor schemes. This clever design also allows for single fix commissioning to be carried out in advance of construction of the finished ceiling; providing peace of mind that the required air flow rates will be achieved while the duct system is still accessible. Another advantage is that the flow control device cannot be easily tampered with after commissioning, which could negatively impact system performance.
Domus Radial’s 125mm deep slim-line manifold is ideal for installation between joists or in tight spaces. The smaller manifold size also allows for greater choice on location, removing the need to place the manifold adjacent to the centralised MVHR or MEV appliance.