Smoke Ventilation


Ensuring compliance to industry standards

For modern buildings over 11 metres in height (typically 3 storeys), smoke ventilation systems are just as important as fire alarms.

According to EN12101-2 regulations, actuators and windows must hold a Declaration of Performance. They must be tested together as a single system at an accredited facility to pass all test annexes of the prescriptive standard.

Unfortunately in some cases, although the actuator fitted to the window itself, may be compliant, the window itself isn’t. The window and actuator together as one wouldn’t have been rigorously tested under accurate conditions. Therefore how well that smoke ventilation system would have performed in a real life situation would have been unknown. Overall, the smoke ventilation system could not be deemed as being truly compliant. Where windows are utilised for smoke ventilation they must be CE marked to EN12101-2, mandated by the Construction Products Regulations 2013.

Fortunately, following extensive research and testing of their window systems as smoke vents, A-Plus Windows & Doors can offer fully certified Metal Technology, Reynaers, Sapa & Technal smoke vents on specific tested profiles, offering delivery of the vent with pre-fitted actuators in accordance with the prescriptive test detail, fully compliant and certified.

Therefore, A-Plus with their partnership with Silver Group, can offer a truly fully compliant solution with windows and actuators fitted together. Both Silver Group and A-Plus are accredited Certified Partners with SE Controls. In addition, Silver Group are also Certified Installers for SE Controls and A-Plus Certified Manufacturers for them.

With these reassurances, you can relax knowing that now your new smoke ventilation and AOV system meets all current legislation when pre-fitted to the correct window system.



I have always had a great experience with Silver Group, everyone from head office to the engineers, they are always very helpful.

Silver Group are available 24 hours a day and are always helpful, we cannot fault the service. The equipment is very easy to use but, if we do ever need any help, we know they are always there. We would recommend Silver Group to anyone.

Silver Group provide a professional, quick and efficient service. From the initial survey of the property to completion, all engineers and employees were polite, clean and informative. I would recommend that anyone looking for an AOV system speak to Silver Group.

Having used Silver Group for several years on many development projects, they have always been very thorough from design to install. Their advice has certainly saved us a few headaches!

Silver Group understood our needs and designed and installed a system that met those needs in an efficient and friendly manner, a job well done!