Polypipe’s Domus ducting systems used in prestigious marina development
Published: 30 July, 2014
Polypipe Ventilation’s Domus rigid duct and Domus Thermal duct insulation systems are being installed into a new mixed-use development in Southampton’s marina, which aims to provide the city with a world-class waterfront destination.
Admiral’s Quay Ocean Village features a landmark 26-storey residential tower and supporting 16- and nine-storey residential buildings, incorporating a public landscaped terrace between the first two buildings. All of the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments have very high specification throughout and, as an integral part of the ventilation system, feature Polypipe’s range of Domus Supertube 125mm rectangular ducting.
Domus Supertube is a highly engineered flat channel ducting system that, as with all Domus duct products, is manufactured to exacting tolerances, virtually eliminating air leakage and minimising the pressure drop associated with ducting systems.
In the case of Admiral’s Quay Ocean Village, the low-profile rectangular ducting is being used in conjunction with Domus FireBrake fire-stopping connectors to prevent any potential spread of fire through the ventilation duct systems, in addition to Domus Thermal, a patented insulation system designed to prevent the build-up of condensation and mould within rigid ducting.
Engineered to comply with 2010 Building Regulations, Domus Thermal products consist of two moulded halves that fit snugly around the ducting and simply lock into place using a moulded interlocking feature. It has high insulating properties, yet remains a cost-effective and simple duct insulation solution.
Polypipe Ventilation is at the forefront in delivering energy-efficient ventilation solutions and plays a vital role in helping customers to achieve the higher levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes. In addition to their Domus duct systems, the company also offers a complete range of Silavent mechanical ventilation with heat recovery appliances, mechanical extract ventilation appliances and intermittent extract fans, making for a single source of all domestic and light commercial ventilation products and systems.