Old meets New. Britain’s rich and diverse architectural heritage requires careful protection and architects have to observe strict regulations when it comes to renovating heritage buildings.
Such careful planning was necessary during the monumental renovation project to modernise the Kingston Buildings of Bath Abbey. The interior had to be torn down to make way for the various new layouts. The brand new spaces were designed to be state-of-the-art and they required an efficient and, above all, non-destructive solution to ensure thorough ventilation throughout the building.
Due to its versatility and mouldability – the bespoke liner is inserted in a soft, folded state and inflated once within the ventilation duct – VentilFlex 25 was chosen to renovate the building with an air-tight and corrosion-resistant ventilation system without any changes made to the building structure that conventional rigid liners would have required.
Click on the link below to read the case study and find out more about the technical challenges the team overcame using VentilFlex 25.
In this video case study, we demonstrate how FuranFlex 25 can be the most time and cost-effective solution. During the chimney lining of the St Thomas Moore School in London, the FuranFlex 25 installation technology made it possible to effectively use the existing chimney dimensions and to maximise the lined flue size without disturbing the existing chimney structure.
Click on the link below to find more information on how the team achieved this and for added technical details about the project specifics.
Part of our new series of video case studies, this video demonstrates how FuranFlex 25 is an ideal lining solution for a variety of applications. Here FuranFlex 25 RWV was used in the restoration of 4 antique fireplaces to seal the leaking chimneys making it suitable for a solid fuel operation.
Click the link below to read more about the project specifications and how FuranFlex25 can help restore your antique chimneys and fireplaces with minimal impact on the structure of the building.
Kompozit’all UK had the pleasure to welcome our England-based FuranFlex25 installation engineers for our annual technical update, delayed due to the increasing demand for FuranFlex25 for chimney lining and now VentilFlex25 for ventilation ducting.
The meeting was held in Milton Keynes and was attended by 15 engineers representing our various installation partners in the London and Southern England region. It was a great opportunity to discuss recent developments to the FuranFlex lining technology as well as to go over the approved lining methods. With 12 new case studies and four installation videos added during this year, it was a perfect opportunity to share our collective expertise of FuranFlex25 and VentilFlex25.
Our Technical Director David Fleming discussed recent upgrades to the KNK36 Steam Generator machines used for curing FuranFlex25 flue liners and he also gave a run-down of maintenance procedures. There followed a discussion on surveying, installation and applications, with guide charts to aid specification and equipment.
The new FuranFlex25 removal tool developed by Kompozit’all UK was unveiled and its use was demonstrated to the team, with video available. This was a recent development, which is a quick clean solution for situations where a change of application is required (or in case of heritage requirements), providing added value and versatility to our customers.
Our Nationwide CPD program, accredited by RIBA, is a seminar for architects in the Design and Restoration of Chimney Flues and Ducts. Our installers were briefed about updates to the program to maintain the high standard and relevance of the seminar.
Finally, the opening of the KAU Chimney Engineering Assessment Centre for a Level 2 NVQ award in Chimney Engineering was announced. This award, which is open to the public, allows the ability to apply for CSCS trade registration as a Chimney Engineer and there was positive interest from all installation partners to participate to provide recognition of their skills as Chimney Engineers and their up-to-date knowledge of chimney lining, maintenance and renovation.
Kompozit’all UK have developed a custom FuranFlex removal tool for when a change of application may be required. The device is designed to facilitate the removal of a FuranFlex liner without any damage to the inside of the chimney or the need to open up the flue wall, no matter the dimensions or the complexity of the project.
FuranFlex25 liners are custom-made and designed to be operational for at least 25 years. During installation, a seamless and jointless, sized-to-fit liner is inserted into the flue.
To be able to effectively and non-destructively remove the finished liner, Kompozit’all UK have come up with an adjustable tool which suits a variety of diameters and goes around the bends which may occur throughout the flue route.
The device is designed to be able to cut the existing liner as it passes through it. The process is repeated until the liner is cut into regular strips for removal and safe disposal.
The Morritt Arms Hotel’s building dates back to the 17th century. The interior of the Charles Dickens bar features a mural by John Gilroy depicting a scene with Dickensian characters, an homage to the writer, who is believed to have stayed at the Morritt.
This photo of Dickens Bar & Bistro is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The heritage nature of the building meant that a non-invasive solution was needed to fix the large void above the fire opening, which was the cause of repetitive chimney fires. The optimal solution was FuranFlex’s RWV liner, the soft tube was gently pulled into the chimney flue and it was hardened in just one afternoon, with no need to open the chimney and damage the famous mural. The hotel bar opened the same day for evening trade.
Photo of Morritt Arms Hotel is courtesy of Booking.com
The hotel management was so impressed that they asked our installers to complete an additional six installations.
Kompozit’all UK and representatives from our nationwide network discuss technical advances following a 50% increase in sales volume.
The 7th Annual Partners’ Exec Technical Briefing was attended by representatives from the manufacturer, Kompozitor, the UK distributor, Kompozit’all UK and the executives of the certified FuranFlex25 installation companies from across the UK and Ireland.
Kompozit’all UK was established in 2010 by Kompozitor Ltd, the Hungarian manufacturer of high strength, heat and fireproof composite materials, a new but proven technology for use in all chimney and duct lining. Since the beginning Kompozit’all UK installers have specialised in the restoration of chimney flues and ducts for all types of heating and ventilation applications, with over 7,000 successful installations of FuranFlex25 over the last 7 years.
The range of products, FuranFlex25 for heating and VentilFlex25 for ventilation, provides tailored solutions for each application but requires skilled up-to-date knowledge and training to ensure successful installation. This meeting served as the advance briefing before the annual re-certification for the 107 Kompozit’all UK approved installation engineers.
Over the years very varied lining challenges have been solved by the Kompozit’all UK partnership and their technical and installation teams, who worked together with their customers to deliver successful projects.
With its attention to detail and support through on-site assistance and a technical helpline, Kompozit’all UK commits to a fully comprehensive guarantee on FuranFlex25 for 25 years, including chimney and duct relining, and the customer is further protected by the availability of an optional 20 years insurance backed guarantee.