Welcome to drillvent

Introducing a brand new cavity venting system…

DrillVent is a new cavity venting system that not only solves the problems associated with the use of weep vents for cavity venting in timber framed buildings, but gives the added assurance that the cavity is suitably ventilated and drained.

Grand Designs Awards 2009
DrillVent is retrospectively installed during the completion stage of the external wall. Concerns associated with the use of traditional weep vents for venting cavities are eliminated, ie. inadequate venting and insufficient drainage. With DrillVent, you are confident that the cavity is correctly ventilated and drained.

The slatted louvers are specifically designed to baffle direct blown wind. They are angled and spaced to promote the drying of condensation and rain-saturated outer leaf brick or blockwork whilst preventing the ingress of large insects. Drillvent is an ideal solution for the retro-fitting of vents that have simply been left out, become damaged or blocked during the construction process.

The circular design allows for efficient ventilation and is quick and easy to install. It has been engineered to be UV stable to ensure a long life. DrillVent is available in three standard colours; transparent, beige and terracotta, complimenting popular external brick and modern rendered finishes.

DrillVent has been tested according to the principles of CEN standard
EN13141-1: Ventilation for buildings – Performance testing of components/products for residential ventilation.

Common problems associated with traditional venting methods

  • Typically, weep vents become compressed or blocked, therefore cannot provide sufficient venting or adequate drainage of the cavity.
  • Vents are regularly omitted or not placed at an appropriate location.
  • The vent itself can get damaged during construction.
  • The obstructive and narrow rectangular shape of the perp vent does not allow for efficient air flow.
  • Many blockages go unnoticed or are out-of-sight, within the cavity of the wall.

Inadequate ventilation or draining of the cavity over time can lead to many problems such as dampness and rot effecting both the internal structure and external fabric of the building.

Remedial work can be very costly and time consuming. DrillVent provides a simple, cost effective solution to these traditionally
re-occurring issues.

DrillVent Wins ‘Design Oscar’

DrillVent has been awarded ‘Best Innovative Building Product’ of the year 2009 at a glittering Grand Design Award’s ceremony held in London. The Awards, hosted by Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud, recognizes the very best in domestic architecture and product design. This is a fantastic achievement for our product and a privilege for us to receive such a highly coveted award, judged by some of the industry’s leading names in architecture, design and journalism.

DrillVent is proud to have accepted the invitation to be included in the
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS forthcoming flagship publication

We exhibited at this year’s ecobuild + futurebuild show in March at Earls Court. We had a fantastic show with a large turnout and lots of interest. We look forward to seeing you all at next year’s 2010 event

We would like to thank all the visitors who took the time to talk to us and wish us every success with our innovative product. You will be pleased to know that our UK Launch at Interbuild ’08 was a resounding success. We would like thank everyone for their support and kind words of encouragement; we were genuinely overwhelmed by the positive response received from all. We wish you all the very best for your own, unique projects.