SMS Wales

Drilling

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Regulations state that all stoves over 5kw must have a dedicated air supply, which cannot be blocked, in houses built before 2008, and all stoves in houses built after 2008 must have a vent regardless of the size of the stove.

Drilling

Diamond core drilling produces a smooth accurate hole through reinforced concrete, brickwork and stone, with an absence of dust and vibration. It is extremely beneficial when holes are required in thick stone walls as it eliminates the need to remove large stones when smaller holes are required. Holes for heating pipes, boiler flues, waste pipes, air ventilation or extraction pipes can all be drilled with minimal disruption to the cottage or house walls.
Core drilling is a high production and precise method of drilling any type of concrete, rock, stone, or asphalt. This method is fast efficient and structurally safe to the surrounding areas and can be set precisely level or at most angles. The operation requires little or no reinstatement work, water and dust control attachments can be used where a clean environment is being worked in. Using electric or hydraulic powered drilling equipment, SMS Wales can drill holes ranging from 8mm in diameter right up to 700mm in diameter and varying lengths up to 16 metres. Currently we can drill holes in 32mm, 42mm, 66mm and 115mm in long lengths using continuous casings normally used for Cintec anchors.
Key Benefits: Core drilling is a quiet, non-percussive way of forming holes. Core drilling is the cleanest, most economical way to penetrate a concrete wall, slab, footing, stone wall, cottage or house wall with a round hole. Core drilling keeps the structural integrity of surrounding areas in tact. Core drilling can be done at any depth and through virtually any hard material. It is very effective in limited spaces. Machines can be remotely operated.
• Diamond core drilling – dry or with water control • Drilling Test Cores for compressive strength • Diamond stitch drilling • Drilling steel beams • Drilling stone walls of cottages for services
Type of Work Undertaken
• Resin anchor installation • Air Vents for Multi Fuel Stoves • Load Testing of anchors and bolts • Installing helical fixings • Fire stopping of holes

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SMS Wales
We install air vents for Multi Fuel Stoves, Woodburner Stoves and use the DR21 Air Vent, which is approved by HETAS and has passed BRE testing for free air equivalence to 3400mm 2 . The DR21 air vent allows air necessary for combustion to be drawn into the room, but stops air being blown in.
Regulations state that all stoves over 5kw must have a dedicated air supply, which cannot be blocked, in houses built before 2008, and all stoves in houses built after 2008 must have a vent regardless of the size of the stove.