United Living is one of the UK’s leading providers of refurbished and new build dwellings. The company was tasked with the refurbishment of seven apartment blocks in the London borough of Dagenham and Barking. As multi-storey blocks occupied by demographically-diverse residents including families and the elderly, the requirement for safe escape routes in the event of a fire was clear; and the existing ventilation within this 1970s? building had been identified as less than optimal.
United Living approached Sertus to design and supply automatic smoke ventilation systems for all seven blocks, aimed at keeping fire escape routes via stairwells and communal corridors free from smoke in the event of a fire.