Sound expansion to further support Carl F Groupco’s customers

Leading independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has further expanded its window vent inventory with the addition of the new Simon Acoustic ventilator range from RW Simon Ltd. The new acoustic vents are designed to assist fabricators and installers in creating aesthetic solutions for all acoustic requirements, while still meeting the latest updates to Part F [ventilation] and Part E [resistance to sound] of the Building Regulations in England for both new build and refurbishment projects.

Speaking on the introduction of the high-quality acoustic vent range, John Crittenden, Managing Director at Carl F Groupco, said: “Fabricators and installers can now offer customers increased confidence of the acoustic performance of their products and Building Regulation compliance by fitting the RW Simon acoustic vent range. The intelligently designed acoustic vents can be installed to any window system and are available with a PVC-U or aluminium external canopy which can be dual colour matched for improved product aesthetics.”

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As you would expect from an RW Simon product, the new acoustic vents have been tested to the highest standards for exceptional performance compliance.

The vents offer a sound reduction of up to 42dB and have been independently tested in accordance with BE EN ISO 717-1:1997 [airborne sound insulation] and BS EN 20140-10:1992. They have also met the World Health Organisation [WHO] recommended reduction of 33dB, and all models in the range have a minimum equivalent area of 2500mm².

With five internal options available, the acoustic ventilator range can meet most requirements for new build projects. There is an option to upgrade to an inbuilt humidity control operation with a hygromatic sensor to open and close the vent dependent on the quality of the moisture in the room.  An additional acoustic sleeve is also available to further increase the acoustic properties.

John, said: “Windows can play a vital part in reducing the level of noise entering the property particularly for homes in high-traffic city areas or properties impacted by air traffic noise or railways. The recent changes to Part F [ventilation] requires additional ventilation to circulate air in living spaces but in some high-traffic situations, that can increase the chances of introducing outside noise. By fitting the RW Simon acoustic vents, you are compliant with both Part F and Part E requirements.”

Carl F Groupco’s extensive range of acoustic and Part F-compliant trickle vents means the company can always provide its customers with the right ventilation solutions to meet market standards.

John concluded: “The ultimate responsibility falls with the installer to guarantee their installations comply with regulations but we see it as our job to ensure we supply compliant-ready products to assist with these exacting requirements. Our ever-evolving product range, in-house technical support and strong partner relationships ensure our customers can rely on us to carry the compliant product inventory they need.”

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