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The UK's First App Controlled Unitary Fan!

The launch of Svara marks the next generation of unitary fans.

For electricians, installation is made simple through Svara’s Bluetooth-enabled App allowing you to choose whether to opt for intermittent or continuous ventilation; whether you would like the humidistat to trigger operation or not; and whether the overrun timer is required. No more fiddly switches and jumpers!

For consumers Svara offers improved comfort in their homes since it has been developed to allow households to take control of their indoor air quality via the App.

Aesthetics and Silence

The name Svara takes its influence from the fan’s Swedish heritage – a country well known for iconic and well thought out designs. Consumers will be attracted to Svara’s good looks with its sleek modern design, plus with noise a key issue for consumers, households will also be impressed by Svara’s quiet running, operating at just 17 dBA on low trickle. It is also easy to clean as the central module disconnects the motor from the rest of the fan allowing it to be simply wiped with a soft cloth, and at only 4W the energy efficient Svara also boasts low power consumption.

One Model Fits All

Vent-Axia Svara is programmed to cope with the vast majority of installations.

The fan is set as default to work continuously at a trickle flow of 10l/s.

When the fan senses a somebody in the room it increases the flow to 19l/s. If the humidity rises rapidly, for example when the shower is on, the fan goes up to maximum flow at 30l/s.

When the fan senses the humidity level has returned to normal it reverts to the trickle flow of 10l/s.

If other settings or functions are desired, they can be selected through the Vent-Axia Connect App which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

Light Sensor

When the light sensor is enabled Svara senses when someone is in the room and then activates. Its sophisticated light sensor is triggered by light movement and shadows. It is possible to set a delay-on so the fan is not triggered by the light during quick night time bathroom visits. The light sensor can also distinguish between headlight flashes from cars and room occupancy, so it is not triggered by passing cars, avoiding nuisance running. The sensitivity of the light sensor can be adjusted via the App.

Overrun Timer

The light sensor provides an overrun timer but only requires a live and neutral. In houses where there is only a basic fan installed, the home owner can upgrade to a timer fan without having to rewire.


Svara features a humidistat which reacts to sharp changes in humidity, for instance when someone is taking a shower. When set to continuous running, once the humidity sensor is activated the fan runs at 30l/s until humidity returns to normal levels then the fan powers down to 10l/s. Ambient humidity changes will not trigger the humidistat. It is possible to change the sensitivity of the humidity sensor via the App.

Silent Scheduling and Automatic Cycles

The silent hours scheduling function allows you to deactivate the boost function on the Svara via the App, for example, this would prevent nuisance noise over night. Additionally during a vacation you can set Svara to an airing mode which operates a purge function every 12 hours for either 30, 60 or 90 minutes depending on selection. However, Svara’s sophisticated controls, will not purge if the light sensor detects that there is someone in the house.


  • Rated five star by Extracotr Fan World
  • Superb multi purpose fan!
  • App controlled via smart phone or tablet
  • Light, humidity sensor & overrun timer and delayed start
  • 3 speed
  • Extremely powerful 4 inch axial fan - 110m3/hr (!)
  • Uses less energy than any equivalent bathroom fan - 4w
  • Super quite at only 17db (A) on trickle and 20db(A) on boost
  • Wall or ceiling mounted
  • Replaces existing 2 wire bathroom fan


  • Air Extraction: Boost 110m3/hr - High Trickle 68.4m3/hr - Low Trickle 36m3/hr
  • Air Extraction: L/s : 30 L/s On Boost - High Trickle 19L/s - Low Trickle 10L/s
  • Noise : 20dB(A) on Boost and 17db(A) on Trickle
  • Watts : 4w


  • Diameter: 177mm
  • Projection: 60mm
  • Spigot Depth: 21mm
  • Spigot Diameter: 99mm

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Schneider Trade counter day 4th April 2014
EZ Rewards with Schneider Electric


Following hot on the heels of the success of ‘Simply VanTastic’, Schneider Electric is launching yet another fantastic promotion the EZ Rewards scheme, offering installers the opportunity to win over a thousand instant prizes and the Ultimate Spring Break.

Running from March to the end of May 2014, contractors purchasing from a range of qualifying final installation products from the Schneider Electric portfolio will receive a scratch-card inside the packaging, which will reveal if they have won and provide a unique code.

Installers need only go to the promotional website at and input their code to discover what prize they have won. All participants who will be entered into a prize draw to win £3000 worth of holiday vouchers.

Set to put a spark into spring, prizes range from driving day experiences, £100 Marriott hotel vouchers, Haven holiday vouchers, Merlin annual passes and Schneider Electric cool bags. Even if the code is not an instant win, installers can still enter their codes onto the promotional website to be in with a chance of winning the grand prize.

The winner of the Renault Kangoo ZE van from our VanTastic promotion, Terry Whitehouse did exactly that so it pays to enter even if you do not win an instant prize.

Participating products include the Easy9 2+5+5 consumer unit complete with 8 MCBs Ultimate and Exclusive white moulded wiring accessories and the 2G Weatherproof Socket Outlet.

Tim Barber, customer marketing manager at Schneider Electric said: “We know it’s a tough market out there, so we wanted to give something back to our valued and loyal customers. Following the huge success of last year’s Vantastic scheme, we have gone even bigger and better this year with over a thousand of fabulous prizes along with the chance to win a dream holiday.”

> View our new EZ Rewards websiteEZ Rewards

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Admin asst April 01, 2014 0 tags (show)

channel Razor


Channel has added a new ultra slim line LED Emergency Exit Sign range to their portfolio of Emergency Exit Luminaires.

Razor™ is available as a hanging fitting, a hanging recessed fitting, fully recessed fitting and a version that can be either wall or ceiling mounted. All signs come as standard with an arrow up legend and additional directional legends are available to fit in with your existing interior scheme.

Razor Product Features

  • 3 hour maintained versions
  • Up to 30,000 plus hours LED life expectancy
  • Sleek unobtrusive design with aluminium LED sign extension and polycarbonate gear housing
  • Viewing distances of 28m and 26m (fully recessed version only)
  • Designed to comply with EN60598.2.22
  • Push to test function (excluding wall mounted version)
  • The suspension wires in the Razor&trade hanging versions provide the SELV electrical supply to the LEDs so there is no need to have a visible power cable
  • Suspension wires can be extended to a maximum drop of 380mm
  • Meets BS EN 60598-2-22 and other relevant standards

Priced competitively Razor&trade provides a contemporary alternative to larger emergency exit signage

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Stephen Lane March 17, 2014 0 tags (show)

New guide outlines top 10 Cat 6 compliant trunking

New guide outlines top 10 Cat 6 compliant trunking


Specifiers and contractors requiring a Cat 6 compliant cable containment system have the choice of 10 market-leading solutions from Marshall-Tufflex, all of which are outlined in a new quick-reference guide.

The Marshall-Tufflex ‘Cat 6 Compliant Trunking Systems’ guide is quick and easy to use with images, measurements, cable capacities and bend radius details for each of the profiles, including unique Odyssey all-curved profile, Twin 165 (which provides greater space for data cabling), to extra high capacity Sterling XL. For each the brochure gives cable capacities, dimensions, bend radius control (25mm or 50mm), a short description and images.

The British manufacturer believes it has a well-designed, hard-wearing and installer-friendly solution for almost any job requiring Cat 6 perimeter trunking able to handle large amounts of data and power cabling. Its systems have features including 50mm power/data separation and steel screening dividers to BS EN 50174-2, copper spray screening with no loss of compartment capacity, adjustable depth data boxes and Cat 6 data outlets. All systems are made of 100% recyclable materials.

‘Accommodating the increasing performance levels of current and future data networks is critical to the success of many projects,” said Jeremy Dodge, Head of Marketing and Technical Services. “Our Cat 6 compliant solutions not only meet the needs of today but also offer the flexibility for reconfiguration tomorrow, making them a wise choice. With such a wide range to select from we are confident there’s a Marshall-Tufflex Cat 6 solution for most applications.”

The brochure is available to download from the Marshall-Tufflex website ( or by calling its Customer Services Team on 01424 856600.

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Stephen Lane March 17, 2014 0 tags (show)