Beam Vacuum & Ventilation, Magherafelt

Beam Vacuum & Ventilation Contact Details

Tel:
028 7963 2424
Fax:
+44 (0) 28 7963 2425
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Address
Opus Business Park,
35 Aughrim Road
Magherafelt
County Londonderry
BT45 6BB

About Beam Vacuum & Ventilation

Energy Efficient Homes from Beam

Delivering dust- and air-movement systems to residential and industrial customers in Ireland and the UK since 1977.

Beam has been delivering quality products and services for over 40 years. Which is why, when it comes to experience, expertise, customer support and market-leading products at best value for money, 70,000+ customers throughout the UK and Ireland trust Beam - that's Built-In-Brilliance.

Our high-power Beam Central Vacuum Systems by Electrolux, when integrated into your home, are more advanced, powerful, convenient and hygienic than any other cleaning system - that's Built-In-Convenience.

Our ultra-energy efficient Axco Mechanical Ventilation Systems, when integrated into your home, provide continuous, clean, fresh, filtered air, and will help reduce future energy bills - that's Built-In-Freshness.

40 Years Of Honest Trading
We have the longest experience and most diverse knowledge in providing vacumm and ventilation solutions to homes, industry and commerce through a large network of sales, marketing and service distributors throughout Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK.

Residential Central Vacuum & Ventilation Systems
Our range of central vacuum systems and low-energy mechanical ventilation systems, including heat recovery, central extract and positive input, provide built-in convenience and freshness for new build and existing homes.

Central Vacuum Systems
Our market-leading Beam Central Vacuum Systems by Electrolux are more advanced, powerful, convenient and hygienic than any other vacuum cleaning system.
  • Remote vacuum-power unit
  • Internal-ducting network
  • Premium vacuum accessories

Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Our ultra-energy efficient Axco Mechanical Ventilation Systems, when integrated into your home, provide continuous clean, fresh and filtered air, and will help reduce future energy bills.
  • Improves energy efficiency in your home
  • Constant, fresh, filtered indoor air
  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Eliminates condensation and mould

Commercial Central Vacuum & Ventilation Systems
Beam offer commercial Central Vacuum and Mechanical Ventilation solutions for general housekeeping in offices, guest houses, nursing homes, schools, churches, hotels, showrooms, shops and all aspects of industry throughout Ireland and the UK.

Industrial
Since 1992, our industrial division has specialised in the sales, design, installation and service of larger bespoke fixed centralised and portable vacuum systems, dust and fume extraction systems for industry and commerce.

Products
We have experience serving a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, food, manufacturing and cleanrooms.

  • Portable Vacuum Cleaners - We offer a range of industrial portable vacuum cleaners including Atex Rated, Single Phase, Three Phase, Compressed Air, HEPA, Wet Collection, Heavy Duty, Truck or Platform.

  • Fixed Vacuum Systems - Centralised vacuum cleaning systems can be utilised to remove dust and debris created in the production areas.

  • Dust and Fume Extraction - We offer a range of dust and fume extraction systems including Centralised Systems, Portable Dust Collectors, Extraction Tables, On-Tool Extraction, Vehicle Exhaust and Oil Mist Collection.

  • Vacuum Producers - Our wide range of Vacuum Producers includes Side Channel Fans, Positive Displacement Pumps and Multi-Centrifugal Vacuum Pumps.

  • Pneumatic Conveying - Pneumatic conveying provides simple, safe and convenient transportation of powder and granules from multiple sources around the production area, reducing contamination and waste throughout the process.

  • Hosereels - We offer a wide range of hoses with self-retractable hosereels, which quickly return to their initial position upon being let go. This reduces the time it would otherwise take to manually collect and store the cleaning hose.

  • Metal Ductwork and Fittings - We offer a wide range of metallic tubing and smooth-flow vacuum fittings that make it easy to lay out and implement an entire network for central vacuum cleaning, pneumatic conveying, dust extraction and material handling systems.

  • Hoses and Acccessories - A large range of vacuum hose and toolkits are available in standard plastic, anti-static rubber, wear or oil-resistant PU, food grade, cleanroom safe or conductive tools for atex zones 1-2.


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Jan 15, 2018
Stop Condensation Before It Starts

So what exactly is condensation and what causes it?


Condensation occurs when warm moist air comes into contact with colder air. The warm air is unable to retain the same amount of moisture as it did and the water is released either into the cold air or onto the colder surface, causing condensation to form. It can be a significant problem for homeowners. With improved building features such as cavity wall insulation, double glazing and draught proofing, the amount of “natural ventilation” is reduced, therefore allowing these ugly side effects to appear. Condensation can tend to surface more at night when we are sleeping as temperatures are usually lower in our homes at this time.


Daily routines such as showers, baths, boiling kettles, cooking and drying clothes all contribute to condensation in a house. The level of moisture as well as the temperature in your house and the surface temperature of the windows are also key factors in the overall condensation that will form.


What can I do to stop condensation?


Simple steps like avoiding drying clothes indoors on radiators and ensuring extractor fans are working properly will help prevent condensation. Installing a Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) system from Beam will also help eliminate condensation and mould growth, whilst providing clean, fresh, filtered air into your house.


What is a PIV and how does it work?


Typically located in the loft space area, a PIV system is a sophisticated energy efficient whole home ventilation and condensation control unit. A ceiling diffuser is placed in a central position on the landing or hallway, through which filtered air continuously but gently ventilates the home. Moisture-laden air is then diluted, displaced and replaced with subtle fresh filtered air, forcing contaminants out of the property through natural leakage points or extract fans in wetrooms. Suitable for existing and new homes, a PIV is quiet running and provides a draught-free living environment.


How much does a PIV cost?


Whether your home is a townhouse, semi-detached, detached or even an apartment, we have a PIV system to suit. Prices start from only £359.00 + VAT / €466.70 + VAT for supply only.


Dec 21, 2017
5 Signs you have a condensation problem

Condensation can result in damage to your property and your health. It’s the result of warm moist air coming into contact with cold surfaces, which causes little droplets of water to form. Sometimes it may be obvious that there is a condensation problem, but here are some common signs that you may not be aware of.


  1. Damp patches on the walls. These may be more apparent on painted walls but less obvious on walls that have been covered with wallpaper. Simply touching the wall with your hand can tell if the wall has a damp spot or staining signs.

  2. Mould growth. This is probably the sign of condensation most people will be familiar with. Mould can form anywhere there is moisture, oxygen and warmth, typically forming in areas around windows, damp corners, cupboards etc.

  3. Streaming windows. Water droplets forming on windows is the result of condensation – the process of warm moist air coming into contact with a cold surface, turning the warm vapour into a liquid.

  4. Peeling wallpaper. Condensation can cause wallpaper to peel from the walls. This is because the surface behind the paper will become damp and the paper is no longer able to stick properly.

  5. Musty smell within wardrobes or enclosed spaces. Condensation can cause mould, which in turn can produce a stale unpleasant smell. This smell is much more prevalent in enclosed spaces where there is little room for fresh air to circulate.


Reducing the signs of condensation


Most signs of condensation are caused by excess moisture in the air, that leads to the process of condensation producing water droplets and subsequently results in damp surfaces. Reducing the moisture in the air can reduce the process of condensation.


A Positive Input Ventilation system will provide fresh clean filtered air into the home. The system will force stale moist air out of the house through natural leakage points such as windows, under doors and letter boxes etc.


Get in touch with one of our experts to find out how a BEAM PIV system can help reduce condensation within your home.


Nov 30, 2017
What is Condensation?

Condensation can damage your property if not managed or avoided altogether, and can contribute to various health conditions such as allergies or asthma. So what is condensation and how can it be controlled with the use of adequate ventilation?


In a nutshell, condensation is the process by which substances change from a gas or vapour to a liquid, usually as a result of a drop in temperature. So what substances will cause condensation within the home? Every household will generate warm moisture that gathers in the air. This will come from everyday activities such as cooking, bathing and washing. It will also come from our own breathing! The moisture that is in the air will then come into contact with cold surfaces and the process of condensation will convert it from a vapour to water droplets. A good example is the hot steam from a shower coming into contact with a cold mirror.


How to control condensation


Having a constant flow of fresh air throughout your property can help control and manage condensation. A Positive Input Ventilation System is a small unit installed in a central part of the home, usually in the loft above the hallway. The system provides a constant supply of fresh filtered air into the house, which forces the moist stale air out of the property through natural leakage points (this would typically be under doors, letter boxes, windows, chimneys etc), helping to reduce the condensation issue.


Do you have a problem with condensation in your home? Contact us now for expert advice on how a PIV system from BEAM can help.

Jan 26, 2017
Stop Condensation before it starts

So what exactly is condensation and what causes it?

• Condensation occurs when warm moist air comes into contact with colder air. The warm air is unable to retain the same amount of moisture as it did and the water is released either into the cold air or onto the colder surface, causing condensation to form.

• It can be a significant problem for homeowners. With improved building features such as cavity wall insulation, double glazing and draught proofing, the amount of 'natural ventilation' is reduced, therefore allowing these ugly side effects to appear. Condensation can tend to surface more at night when we are sleeping as temperatures are usually lower in our homes at this time.

• Daily routines such as showers, baths, boiling kettles, cooking and drying clothes all contribute to condensation in a house. The level of moisture as well as the temperature in your house and the surface temperature of the windows are also key factors in the overall condensation that will form.

What can I do to stop condensation?

Simple steps like avoiding drying clothes indoors on radiators and ensuring extractor fans are working properly will help prevent condensation.

Installing a Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) system from Beam will also help eliminate condensation and mould growth, whilst providing clean, fresh, filtered air into your house.

What is a PIV and how does it work?

Typically located in the loft space area, a PIV system is a sophisticated energy efficient whole home ventilation and condensation control unit.

A ceiling diffuser is placed in a central position on the landing or hallway, through which filtered air continuously but gently ventilates the home.

Moisture-laden air is then diluted, displaced and replaced with subtle fresh filtered air, forcing contaminants out of the property through natural leakage points or extract fans in wetrooms. Suitable for existing and new homes, a PIV is quiet running and provides a draught-free living environment.

Any other benefits?

• The fresh filtered air improves indoor air quality and the health of asthma sufferers. • During the heating season, energy loss occurs by opening windows to reduce humidity and condensation. By installing a PIV system and providing fresh filtered air to the house, humid air is displaced without opening windows thus allowing significant energy savings. • An integral pre-heater is designed to temper the incoming air during periods of low external temperatures to prevent the incoming air falling below 10oC. • A built-in hours run meter monitors operational life and verification of usage – this allows Beam to offer a full five year warranty on the system.
Dec 14, 2016
The HomePlace Centre - a fitting tribute to Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney, one of Ireland’s greatest poets who passed away in 2013 has had a new and exciting venue dedicated to him in his home town of Bellaghy, Co.L’Derry.

This new attraction is an arts and literature hub and provides a unique insight into the work of the Nobel Laureate.

Visitors can experience the place in which he was rooted and from where he drew his inspiration. Items like his school bag and school desk are on display to give an insight into his humble beginnings.

Visitors can get interactive by viewing a video wall and touch screens allowing them to see how he is remembered by his family and friends. This fantastic centre also opens a window onto the words, rhythm and rhyme which have made Seamus Heaney the most widely published poet in the English language.

This fantastic building was designed by W & M Given Architects and built by Brendan Loughran & Sons Ltd. At a completion cost of £4.25 million, this important community resource is set to bring tourists in their droves.

We were proud to have installed a 4KW Central Vacuum System with 38 strategically placed inlets into this state-of-the-art building.

Perfect for commercial buildings, this system:
•Allows 5 users to simultaneously vacuum
•Provides increased convenience over using a portable cleaner
•Can reduce annual housekeeping budget by approximately 30%
•Improves indoor air quality by up to 52% and evacuates and ventilates odours

This Central Vacuum System will help maintain the housekeeping of this exciting new centre for years to come.
Apr 1, 2016
Your Home's Air Quality - It's Not An 'Airy Fairy' Matter

Air Quality is not something we think about too much. We’ll not necessarily have a chat over a cuppa with our pals on something as ‘mundane’ as the quality of the air in our homes.

However, there is a lot to be discussed.

We can’t see it or hear it, but it’s all around us. We’re encompassed by billions of tiny air particles that meet more than the eye can see - or can’t see to be politically correct!

These air particles could be jeopardising our health.

The link between poor indoor air quality and health is well documented, with links to a range of health problems including: asthma and allergy symptoms, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, airborne respiratory infections and cardiovascular disease.

Indoor air quality specialist Professor Hazim Awbi from the School of the Built Environment at Reading wrote an extensive report,‘The Future of Indoor Air Quality in UK Homes and its Impact on Health’.

This report warns that poor indoor air quality could cause the number of asthma sufferers to rocket by 80% over the next 35 yrs if regulations aren't tightened.

The report also highlights that current Building Regulations are not sufficient to tackle the impact of indoor air pollution on health, predicting that, without intervention the above figures could actually be a reality.

The UK government has realised the insufficiency of these building regulations and has now made a commitment to gain an 80% carbon reduction by 2050. To meet this target, homes must become more energy efficient and therefore more airtight.

However, Building Regulations haven't properly considered the adverse impact of improved air tightness on indoor air quality(IAQ) and the health of occupants.

Increasing air tightness without installing adequate ventilation reduces air exchange, allowing pollutants to accumulate and quality of air to worsen.

Professor Awbi recommends Mechanical Ventilation Systems with Heat Recovery(MVHR) as key to delivering both healthy indoor air quality and energy efficiency in a home.

These systems continuously draw fresh air into the home via a low energy heat recovery ventilation unit, located in the roofspace/utility area of the home.

The ventilation unit filters the incoming air to remove pollutants and insects. Once passed through the heat exchanger within the ventilation power unit, the warm, clean fresh air is distributed around the home through a serious of ducts which are run to each habitable room.

This constant clean fresh filtered air plays the key part in reducing symptoms for asthma and allergy sufferers.

So there you have it. Our air quality IS something we should be thinking about. With easily made adjustments in our home we can banish threats to our health in what we believe is the safe haven of our home.

Reviews of Beam Vacuum & Ventilation

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L McBurney
I had the Beam Vacuum System installed in our house in 1984 - 32 years. There has been little or no problems with this system unless i have blocked the pipes with a large object - (my fault).

The service team are polite and efficient at all times, I would recommend the Beam system, it is also quiet and dust free.
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T Graham
I have always found this organisation easy and helpful to deal with. The Beam Vacuum System is something i would recommend to anyone building a new home. Over the 20 years i have had it, it has been totally reliable.
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M Crozier
I am a huge fan of this vacuum system. It is very good value and so easy to use. It is also very versatile as i have used it on many different surfaces and rooms over the years. No more buying expensive vacuum bags and no more dragging a heavy vacuum around the house or up the stairs. Love it.
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Steven Bell
We've been working with Beam (Craig Gibson) since slemish design studio architects have started (4yrs)
we've found the/Craig very professional & knowledgeable in what the services they provide & would highly recommend using them.
Look forward to working alongside them for the forth coming years too!

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