Why choose Colt for smoke control

Every type of building presents different dynamics and requirements, and when you work with Colt, you can count on full peace of mind in every phase of the project and for the full life cycle of your smoke ventilation system. Our experts understand the engineering and architectural challenges of different buildings.

Full turnkey service. All in-house.

We are able to provide all the equipment necessary for smoke ventilation in multi-storey buildings: OVs, AOVs, smoke vents, shaft systems, access hatches, smoke dampers, smoke door and window actuators, smoke detectors, break glass switches, and manual and automatic controls.

Colt gives you more expertise and experience across every aspect of your project, than anyone else in the industry. And it’s all in-house.

A tall storey. All true, by Colt

As building heights have increased so has our experience and expertise in smoke control. We have unrivalled experience. In 1954, we designed the UK’s first-ever smoke control system to be installed in a manufacturing plant. And, ever since, we’ve been busy installing our smoke ventilation systems into all sorts of buildings, big and small, throughout the UK and abroad.

The widest range of successfully completed projects

As the largest and most experienced smoke control company, it’s no wonder that Colt has completed the widest range of smoke ventilation projects in field. It’s not just the taller and more complex projects; we’re equally at home at the smaller end of things. Our aim is always to make installation of our smoke control systems as hassle-free as possible.

70 Years of experience in servicing smoke control systems

Colt support doesn’t stop when your system is installed: we remain at your side to service a wide variety of building services equipment, whether we supplied it or not, to ensure that it continues working at its greatest efficiency throughout its life cycle. Colt Service and Maintenance Engineers are the best in UK smoke control.

Colt smoke control expertise

It all starts with the Commercial Team and the Construction Triangle

No one else provides you with a genuine one stop shop, offering a full turnkey service from concept to completion. Where others subcontract out much of the work, Colt takes complete control of the whole process, from design, manufacture, installation, through to commissioning and ongoing maintenance.

The Colt approach combines the three key disciplines of design and technical, commercial and operations. This tripartite approach is mirrored from when we first start talking about your project, right through the whole process, all the way down to operational project level.

Our commercial team is highly experienced: its 26 people are mainly technical consultants and surveyors, led by our Commercial Director who has 35 years with Colt. Our Regional Managers each have over 20 years’ experience; some of our Technical Consultants have longer still. And we make sure they also have the expertise: they are fully trained in processes and procedures; our Technical and Engineering Directors run regular training sessions (typically every six weeks) for all consultants to ensure that their knowledge of products, systems and the regulatory landscape is always up to date.

A regional approach. Our regional presence makes it possible for us to carry out site surveys prior to the contact period if required. More importantly, it means our technical consultants and regional managers are on hand locally to pull the entire project together. And they have the expertise and experience to know what they’re doing.