Vent-Axia’s Innovative PoziDry Compact Pro Shortlisted at Building Communities Awards 2020

Social housing ventilation experts Vent-Axia are delighted to reveal that they have been named as a finalist at the prestigious EEM Building Communities Awards 2020. Shortlisted in the Innovative Product category, the company’s PoziDry Compact Pro offers a totally new way of thinking about Positive Input Ventilation (PIV) and is the ideal solution for combating condensation and mould in problem properties without a loft. Ultra small and light, the unit can fit in the smallest of spaces and a removable inner cartridge makes installation and maintenance a breeze.

The Building Communities Awards recognises and celebrates excellence and innovation within the housing and construction community and is one of the biggest and best events of its kind in the East Midlands. Award winners will be announced on Friday 28th February 2020 at the black-tie event, which will take place at the Athena in Leicester. The evening is set to be attended by almost 500 professionals celebrating the best in the industry with awards being presented by TV personality, actor, presenter, vocalist and professional speaker Des Coleman.

“The Lo-Carbon PoziDry Compact Pro is a real step-change for PIV and we are delighted that this has been recognised by the Building Communities Awards’ judges,” said Tom Wodcke, Product Marketing Manager at Vent-Axia. “For those properties that do not have a loft, the PoziDry Compact Pro provides an easy to install solution that is visually unobtrusive and offers huge space saving benefits in already small homes. Additional benefits include low noise levels, high energy efficiency and a removable inner cartridge for easy repairs and maintenance.”

The unique PoziDry Compact Pro has been designed to be the smallest on the market, making it easy to install, even in the tiniest apartments. Half the size of conventional boxed PIV units, the PoziDry Compact Pro is still powerful enough to effectively tackle condensation and mould. With the unit’s cross section measuring only 200mm by 200mm the PoziDry Compact Pro is so small that it can fit inside the decorative boxing that is used to cover its ducting.

Due to its clever product design the PoziDry Compact Pro boasts quick and simple installation for contractors. Featuring a removable inner cartridge, the PoziDry Compact Pro’s foam back plate weighs less than 100g ensuring there is no need for installers to lift a heavy metal box above head height to mark drilling holes. Plus, with two inlet and outlet positions the PoziDry Compact Pro can be installed horizontally or vertically in 16 orientations giving contractors the ultimate installation flexibility, allowing the unit to be fitted in the best place every time.

The PoziDry Compact Pro’s unique replaceable cartridge reduces waste and disruption of re-install. With all the critical components of the unit located on one central and easy to replace cartridge, repairs and replacement are made easy. Installers simply unplug and remove the central cartridge, leaving the ductwork and back plate intact. This means the ductwork, wiring and mounting are left undisturbed during re-installation, so the decorative condition of the home is left untouched. By only replacing the inner cartridge there is less plastic waste and less fuel for shipping, thus lowering the installation’s carbon footprint.

Providing fresh, tempered air into the home the PoziDry Compact Pro unit creates an indoor environment where condensation and mould find it hard to exist, benefiting occupants and avoiding the damaging effects on the building. The specially developed power pack cartridge assembly draws the air through an integral, high capacity, washable G4 or F7 filter. The fresh, filtered air passes along the ducting and enters the room through a discreet rotatable grille which can be turned to one of 8 positions, ensuring that the airflow is always directed upwards, reducing cold draughts.

Ultra-low sound levels and increased energy efficiency are guaranteed thanks to the PoziDry Compact Pro’s anti-vibration EPP body which makes the unit condensation resistant too. It also has a precision engineered, forward curved centrifugal impellor assembly, reducing noise levels to as low as 11dBA. The PoziDry Compact Pro has flow rates adjustable in 1l/s increments up to 30l/s and features a dc motor which allows it to run as low as 4W resulting in extremely low running costs. That makes this unit highly efficient; it can be run from less than 9p per week.

Offering the perfect solution for smaller, hard-to-cure condensation and mould properties the PoziDry Compact Pro helps prevent moisture build-up within the home and improves IAQ. At Vent-Axia we are so confident in the quality of the product, we are offering our highest level of guarantee with the PoziDry Compact Pro boasting a 7-year warranty, protecting residents’ homes from condensation and mould and offering peace of mind. For further information on the Lo-Carbon PoziDry Compact Pro, as well as other products and services offered by Vent-Axia, visit: or telephone 0844 856 0590.

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