Browse Category: Ductwork

Ductwork

stainless steel square to round ductworkDuctwork

If you need ductwork with a guaranteed level of service and quality you have come to the right place.

Fleetwood Sheet Metal are a highly experienced specialist ductwork manufacturer based in Fleetwood Lancashire.

We offer the following:

  • UK Wide service
  • ISO9001 accreditation
  • 100 years management experience in ductwork manufacture
  • Members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA)
  • Highly experienced sales, technical, design, management, fabricators, coded welders and installers
  • Cutting edge software, machinery and systems
  • Guaranteed service and quality standards.

We can offer

  • manufacture only ductwork
  • or a fully installed system

We provide all types of ductwork for Commercial, Local Authority, Industrial and Nuclear sectors.

We specialise in rectangular and can provide the full service in

We provide the full service and our experienced sales team can advise you on any ductwork requirements you may have. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Ducting Installation

Ducting Installation

We are highly experienced ductwork installers and have worked on many high profile building projects including hospitals, schools, stadia, office and large residential developments. We are members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA) and adhere to their strict quality and service rules.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in ducting installation, please contact us.

Manufactured Ducting

Manufactured Ducting

We are highly skilled and have over 50 years of ductwork manufacturing experience. We manufacture all types of ducting and connectors and can make to your drawing and specification. Our manufactured ducting is available in all materials, galvanised steel, mild steel, stainless steel and more.

We can also manufacture, supply and install the full ventilation system. We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying manufactured ducting, please contact us.

 

Ancillary Ducting & Connectors

Ancillary Ducting & Connectors

We can manufacture all types of ducting and we also offer any connectors you need. We are highly skilled metal fabricators so any type of ducting connector you need, we can provide it.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying ancillary ducting and connectors, please contact us.

Ventilation Dampers

Ventilation Dampers

We are suppliers of many major brands of Ventilation Dampers for your system, we are able to supply your complete ventilation system.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying ventilation dampers, please contact us.

Fire Rated Ducting

Fire Rated Ducting

We are authorised manufacturers and installers of Fire Rated Ducting using the Firemac system.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying fire rated ducting, please contact us.

ES Specification Ducting

ES Specification Ducting for Nuclear Ductwork

We have manufactured many bespoke nuclear ducting items to the ES specifications. We manufacture ducting from galvanised steel, mild steel and stainless steel.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying ES specification ducting, please contact us.

Nuclear Ducting, Nuclear Ductwork

Nuclear Ducting, Nuclear Ductwork

nuclear ductwork ducting in stainless steel
nuclear ductwork ducting in stainless steel

We have manufactured high integrity, fully welded nuclear ductwork to many major nuclear projects. We are ISO9001 accredited and offer the full LTQR documentation and inspection and test process.

We offer excellent standards of quality, service, health, safety and environmental. We meet your needs and hit your targets, guaranteed.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying nuclear ducting or high integrity ventilation systems, please consider us as your next supply chain partners please contact us for your ventilation solution..

DW144 Ducting

DW144 Ducting

We are members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA) and we work to the industry standard specification for galvanised ductwork DW144. Our ducting manufacture and installation is to high standards and is regularly inspected by the BESA to ensure compliance to their specification.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying DWW144 ducting, please contact us.

Plastic Ducting

Plastic Ducting

We supply all types of plastic ducting to your design and specification. We also supply manufactured bespoke large plastic ducting for all types of building project.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying plastic ducting, please contact us.

Fully Welded Ducting

Fully Welded Ducting

Our highly skilled coded welders are very experienced in fully welded high integrity ductwork. We work in mild steel and stainless steel to your design and specification.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying fully welded ducting, please contact us.

Mild Steel Ducting

Mild Steel Ducting

Our highly skilled and experienced coded welders can manufacture mild steel ducting to your design and specification. We manufacture to a very high standard of fully welded high integrity ducting which can be galvanised after manufacture to ensure integrity and longevity.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying mild steel ducting, please contact us.

Stainless Steel Ducting

stainless steel ductingStainless Steel Ducting

Our highly skilled and experienced coded welders can manufacture stainless steel ducting to your design and specification. We manufacture to a very high standard of fully weldedhigh integrity ducting which is to ES specifications used in the nuclear industry. The product is provided with full inspection and test documentation and lifetime quality records.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying stainless steel ducting, please contact us.

 

Galvanised Ducting

Galvanised Ducting

We are highly skilled and experienced manufacturers of galvanised ducting to DW144 specification. We have manufactured galvanised ducting for 100’s of hospitals, schools, office blocks, sports centre’s around the UK. We offer the full range of galvanised ductingrectangular, circular/spiral, flat oval and all components.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying galvanised ducting, please contact us.

Rectangular Ducting

Rectangular Ducting

We specialise in rectangular and square ductwork and manufacture it all in-house. We have many years and hundreds of successful projects of manufacturing, supplying and installing ventilation ducting to major developments. We offer galvanised as well as mild steel, stainless steel, fully welded and high integrity.

Rectangular ductwork is often preferred over circular as it’s more aesthetically pleasing, fits better into corners of buildings and can often sustain higher pressures. It can be used to connect to equipment such as heat recovery systems and also connected to items such as grilles by flexible ducting so it a very versatile product.

It can also be manufactured into bigger duct systems which is useful for larger building projects. As it is all manufactured in our factory we can give you the full range of sizes and components for your requirements.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying rectangular ducting, please contact us.

Spiral Ducting

Spiral Ducting

We supply all types of spiral ducting to building projects across the UK. We have excellent relationships with major spiral ducting manufacturers such as Lindab and Hotchkiss. We also supply all fittings and connectors and can offer you the full ventilation ductwork system from one source. Fleetwood Sheet Metal, your one-stop ducting supplier.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying spiral ducting, please contact us.

Circular Ducting

Circular Ducting

We supply all types of circular ducting to building projects across the UK. We have excellent relationships with major circular ducting manufacturers such as Lindab and Hotchkiss. We also supply all fittings and connectors and can offer you the full ventilation ductwork system from one source. Fleetwood Sheet Metal, your one-stop ducting supplier.

If you are interested in buying circular ducting, please contact us.

Fire Rated Ductwork – We Are Firemac Authorised Manufacturers & Installers

firemac-fire-rated-ductwork-logoWe are pleased to announce, we can now manufacture fire rated ductwork. We are authorised and approved by Firemac to manufacture and install fire-rated ducting.

Firemac duct systems are designed to be used as normal ventilation ducts with a fire resistance period of up to 4 hours, and smoke extract/outlet ducts with fire resistance of up to 2 hours. Firemac systems may also be used as a kitchen extract system.

If you need fire rated ductwork, please contact us for more details.

Ductwork Pressure Testing – Duct Testing Services

ductwork-bendWe provide the full range of services including the pressure testing of ductwork (air leakage testing). As part of our standard ductwork package we can arrange for the testing of all systems to the DW 143 specification.

Please contact us to find out more about our ductwork manufacture and installation and testing services. (Please note we only offer the ductwork testing as part of our package, we do not provide on an ad-hoc basis.)

Stainless Steel Ducting – Fully Welded

Stainless Steel Ducting – Fully Welded

We offer a wide range of specifications of ductwork including stainless steel ducting. Our fully welded stainless steel ductwork is suitable for use in nuclear and other industries where high integrity is required.

Our products are manufactured to the relevant quality standards and specifications, please contact us to find out more.

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What is Ductwork?

ductworkWhat is Ductwork? – An Overview

Ductwork is used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to provide and extract air, fumes and toxins. These airflows include, supply air, return air, and exhaust air. Ductwork is one method of ensuring acceptable indoor air quality as well as heating or cooling requirements.

Main Ductwork materials

The main ducting materials used to construct rectangular, round, or oval cross-sectional shapes are:

Galvanised steel

Galvanised steel can easily be cut and bent to form ductwork so is the most commonly used material. It can be wrapped or lined with thermal insulation, both to reduce heat loss or gain through the duct walls and water vapour from condensing on the exterior of the duct when the duct is carrying cooled air. Insulation, particularly duct liner, also reduces duct-borne noise. Both types of insulation reduce ‘breakout’ noise through the ducts’ sidewalls.

Mild Steel

Mild steel is an alternative to galvanised steel as it can be formed before the galvanising process, being in it’s raw form, it is suitable for welding.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a higher specification to mild steel as it much high anti-corrosion properties so is suitable for food, chemical and nuclear applications. It can be welded and formed and can be used for larger sized ductwork.

Plastic

Plastic ducting is becoming more popular, it is lightweight and often aesthetically pleasing and is often used in modern applications.

Polyurethane duct board

More rectangular ductwork is being manufactured from “duct board”, thanks to the fact that custom or special shapes and sizes of ducts can easily be shop or field fabricated. The ductwork construction starts with the plotting of the single pieces on the panel. The pieces are then, bent and closed through an operation of gluing, pressing and taping. Having obtained the various ductwork sections, they can easily be installed by using an invisible aluminium flange system.

Fibreglass duct board

Fibreglass panels provide built-in thermal insulation and the interior surface absorbs sound, helping to provide quiet operation of the HVAC system.

Flexible tubing

Flexible ducts, known as flex, have a variety of configurations, but for HVAC applications, they are typically flexible plastic over a metal wire coil to make round, flexible duct. Flexible duct is very convenient for attaching supply air outlets to the rigid ductwork but pressure loss is higher than for most other types of ducts.

Ductwork system components

Complete ducting systems contain many other components:

  • Air Handling/Heat Recovery Units
  • Heaters, Coolers
  • Vibration isolators
  • Terminal units
  • Air terminals
  • Take-offs
  • Stacks, boots, and heads
  • Dampers

ductworkFleetwood Sheet Metal can offer a full production cycle from design (by external design engineers) to manufacture, installation and testing. We enjoy an excellent reputation across the North West UK working for many high profile clients.

We operate out of purpose built factory with our professional experienced workforce. Our projects cover many sectors from chemical plant work to standard office ventilation, local government buildings, leisure and public buildings. We can offer standard galvanised ventilation systems, fire rated, stainless steel bespoke systems, plastic, etc this includes the supply and installation of all plant, grilles, diffusers and other ancillary equipment.

This is backed up by our experienced team of project management engineers, CAD/CNC designers, manufacturing and installation specialists to ensure the project is completed to our exacting standards within your timescale.

Fleetwood Sheet Metal can provide the full system and advise on the best application for your environment, please contact us for more details.

 

 

HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) Products

HVAC Systems Design, Manufacture and Installation

The three functions of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) are inter-linked. The purpose is to provide thermal comfort, acceptable indoor air quality and reasonable installation, operation, and maintenance costs.

In modern buildings the design, installation, and control systems of these functions are integrated into one or more HVAC systems. Fleetwood Sheet Metal design (by external design engineers), manufacture and install these systems on new builds or to replace ageing HVAC equipment.

We can offer the full range of HVAC products for your heating and ventilation needs:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Galvanised Ductwork Systems
  • Fire Rated Ductwork Systems
  • UPVC Systems
  • Stainless Steel Ductwork
  • Dust Extraction Systems
  • Generator and Boiler Flue Systems
  • Kitchen Extraction Hoods
  • General Fabrication (see also our fabrication department)
  • Equipment Supply
  • Grille & Diffuser Supply
  • Plenum & Grille Box Supply
  • Bespoke Steelwork and Plant Bases
  • Plant Movement
  • Plant Assembly
  • Ductwork & Pipework Insulation
  • Full Project Design (by external design engineers) and Specification
  • Commissioning and Hand Over Documentation
  • Site Surveys
  • Maintenance Contracts
  • Supply Only

If you need any more information about our ductwork services, please contact our friendly sales team.