Car Park Ventilation

FDS Contracting are experts in the design and installation of both commercial and residential Car Park Ventilation Systems.

Car park venting systems are required to exhaust pollutants produced by vehicles and, in the event of a fire, clear smoke to assist the fire service. Depending on the type of car park, there are a variety of appropriate ventilation systems.

Car Park Ventilation: Smoke Control Made Simple

car park ventilationOur aim with car park ventilation is to provide the most cost-effective solution tailored to the type of car park, the layout of the car park and any additional fire legislation that may be in force over and above the basic code standards.

Thanks to our understanding of fire legislation, research into real fire data and modelling of pollution control. We can design systems to reduce costs or remove unnecessary high-cost elements, such as sprinklers, to provide our clients with significant value engineering savings.

FDS Contracting provide various car park ventilation systems depending on the type of car park, such as mechanical smoke extraction and enhanced smoke clearance systems.

We are also able to offer hybrid environmental systems where full smoke control systems are not required.

Smoke Control Systems

Using CO monitoring and a stepped control algorithm, FDS Contracting ensure there is sufficient air extraction to remove day-to-day pollutants properly while maintaining maximum energy efficiency.

Smoke is a real threat to life in an enclosed space such as an underground car park and also causes significant issues for firefighters dealing with the fire. FDS Contracting’ smoke extraction and ventilation systems are designed to rapidly remove smoke during and after a fire.

Thanks to our value engineering expertise, our systems typically achieve improved energy efficiency, increased usable space and reduced costs for our clients.


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Our full smoke ventilation systems provide safe escape routes and increased access for firefighters. They offer a smoke-free approach to within at least 10m of the seat of the fire – as recognised by the relevant British Standard (BS 7346-7:2006) relating to covered car parks for an enhanced firefighting system.

CFD Modelling

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling is a design tool that aids the detailed design of mechanical smoke ventilation systems and is required when applying a fire engineered solution that is not code compliant or an ADB prescribed solution. FDS Contracting presents the CFD results in a report for submission to building control and as part of our service will take the design through the approvals process.

Get in touch

For more information on car park ventilation, download our Smoke Ventilation Systems brochure or call us on +44 (0)1322 387411.

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