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Welcome to the new Lareine Engineering blog page.

In this blog, we’ll be looking at industry issues, technology, standards & legislation and other topics related to daylighting & ventilation for buildings in all sectors.

Expect a range of posts, from brief comment and updates, to in-depth articles. Look out for regular updates and please let us have your views on any of the topics discussed.


Wednesday 28 February 2018

Lareine Engineering has recently successfully undergone assessment by Constructionline, to raise its membership status from Silver to Gold.

Thursday 15 February 2018

Lareine Engineering has just completed the installation of a new smoke ventilation system at a large shopping centre in Sheffield.

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Following recent events, there has been a lot of discussion and debate in the media about the relative merits of ‘active’ systems such as sprinklers and ‘passive’ systems such as fire rated glass and smoke containment systems for protection against fire spread in buildings.

Saturday 30 December 2017

The UK’s rooflights market has seen significant growth over last 5 years, according to a study by AMA Research,
as reported by Barbour.

Wednesday 20 December 2017


The Chair of an independent review into building regulations and fire safety has found that a “universal shift in culture” is required to rebuild trust amongst residents of high-rise buildings and significantly improve the way that fire safety is assured.


Monday 11 December 2017

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations state that: “every workplace shall have suitable and sufficient lighting which shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, be by natural light”.

Monday 16 October 2017

Lareine Engineering Director David Mowatt, Chairman of the Smoke Control Association (SCA), has issued an open letter to the Building Regulations and Fire Safety Review, raising the point that smoke ventilation must be represented on the review of the building regulations following the Grenfell fire.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Lareine Engineering is among the first companies in the sector to adopt a formal policy to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business or within its supply chain.

Thursday 31 August 2017

Lareine Engineereing has joined the BIBA CPD Providers Network and is now offering a RIBA Accredited CPD Seminar entitled Smoke: Tackling the deadly enemy.

Thursday 10 August 2017

It’s widely accepted and generally understood these days that sunlight plays a vital role in human health and wellbeing. But going beyond the generalisations and looking at some of the actual data published by academics and respected experts across the world, there are some amazing facts coming to light.
Here are seven, to get you started.

Thursday 27 July 2017

Lareine Engineering is now able to offer the Innivate range of high performance Louvre Ventilators, to complement its existing range of System 75 Louvre Ventilators.


Thursday 13 July 2017

A common error when designing a Performance Louvre system, is the use of Free Area as the metric from which the required louvre area is calculated. This method can lead to an overestimation of the required louvre area or worse: an under-estimation of the area required.

Friday 30 June 2017

Lareine Engineering Director, David Mowatt, has recently been elected Chairman of The Smoke Control Association - SCA.

Thursday 1 June 2017

The concept of modular rooflights for use on flat roofs became popular in the 1970 and 80s. Typically glazed with polycarbonate, usually thermoformed to create a dome or pyramid shape, these highly practical rooflights remain a popular choice for many applications. However...

Friday 5 May 2017

David Mowatt, Director of Lareine Engineering, discusses the dual roles of daylighting & ventilation in creating healthy and safe internal environments. This article was recently published in DAYLIGHTING Magazine.