Beam Vacuum & Ventilation, Magherafelt

Beam Vacuum & Ventilation Contact Details

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

About Beam Vacuum & Ventilation

Energy Efficient Homes from Beam

For 40 years Beam Vacuum & Ventilation have specialised in the supply and installation of central vacuum and energy efficient mechanical ventilation systems to homes, commerce and industry.

With unrivalled experience and 70,000+ installations throughout Ireland & UK, Beam continue to be the vacuum and ventilation provider of choice with the help of a dedicated, skilled workforce and an extensive network of distributors nationwide.

Beam Central Vacuum Systems
For homeowners wishing to improve the indoor air quality of their home a Beam Central Vacuum system by Electrolux remains a popular choice. As well as benefiting from convenient, silent and powerful vacuuming, the health benefits of a Beam Central Vacuum system cannot be underestimated. Unlike conventional vacuum cleaners that can recirculate dust, a Beam Central Vacuum system removes 100% of contacted dirt, dust mites, pollen, dander and other allergens and is clinically proven to improve indoor air quality by up to 52%. Built to last a housetime, a Beam Central Vacuum system increases the specification of all new homes.

Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Poor ventilation can result in indoor air quality being up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside. Mechanical ventilation systems are an essential part of today’s airtight homes and improve indoor air quality by providing clean, fresh, filtered air.

Beam offer a wide range of highly sustainable and low energy systems, all of which meet Part F of the Building Regulations and are SAP Appendix Q/BBA Approved/Energy Saving Trust compliant, including:
  • Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
  • Mechanical Extract Ventilation (MEV)
  • Positive Input Ventilation (PIV)

To enhance the indoor air quality and energy efficiency of your home call 028 7963 2424 or visit

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Beam Vacuum & Ventilation News

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
December 09, 2016
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
December 02, 2016
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
November 24, 2016
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
March 23, 2016
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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