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  • Alpro Launch Their New Range of Optima CE Marked Surface Door Closers

    Posted on Tue, 10 Jun 2014

    The Alpro Architectural Hardware Division of IEC Limited announces the release of their new “Optima” range of fully CE certified surface door closers.

    As a direct result of constant customer feedback for new products, the door closer range comprises, the Optima170 cam action closer with adjustable strength from 2-4, complete with sliding track and arm. The Optima 980 surface closer, with standard arm and the Optima 28A surface closer, strength 2-5 with standard arm and back check. All three closers come in an attractive silver finish.

    In line with current European and industry legislation, all three Optima closers have been independently tested here in the UK to the requirements of BSEN 1154 and have been certified for use on both fire and non- fire rated doorsets

    The Optima range of door closers are suitable for right or left hand installation and are ea

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  • Concealed Closers

    Posted on Mon, 02 Jun 2014

    Hoppe UK has launched the ARRONE 7383 concealed closer in response for increasing demand from specifiers who want a reliable, cam action closer without the sometimes unappealing visual metalwork so apparent with conventional overhead closers. For hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other public buildings, the ARRONE 7383 is the perfect choice to avoid the institutional look of many doors whilst ensuring reliability, safety and security. As an added bonus, concealed closers are much less vulnerable to attack, vandalism and theft. The ARRONE 7383 comes with all the features expected in a top quality cam-action closer in a compact design. It can be used on doors up to 1100mm wide, 80kg in weight and 40mm thick with a fully adjustable closing speed and latching action to take account of surrounding conditions, use, and other hardware on the door so it helps doors to comply with all buil

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  • GAI AGM &Conference 2014

    Posted on Wed, 21 May 2014

    Date: 17th May 2014

    Venue: The Belfry Hotel

    Key gathering in the architectural ironmongery sector bringing together all the industry key players from both the manufacturing and distribution side of the business. For more information please click here.

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  • BRE joins Door and Hardware Federation for a new programme in fire door training

    Posted on Wed, 21 May 2014

    The Fire Door Education Programme has been designed for professionals involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors and has just been jointly launched by BRE and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF).

    This has been developed following widespread publicity and concerns that the integrity of fire doors is being compromised in residential apartment blocks and public buildings. BRE provides expertise on every aspect of the built environment and the DHF represents the leading manufacturers and installers of industrial and commercial doors, shutters and building hardware.

    The programme consists of a series of one-day courses. Delegates who successfully pass the exam following each course will be awarded the Fire Door Education Programme Training Ce

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  • Hoppe UK joins CPD training

    Posted on Mon, 02 Jun 2014

    Leading hardware manufacturer Hoppe UK now offers architects and other specifiers’ RIBA-approved Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training on Lever Handles and Liability. The training, which can be carried out as a seminar at any location, covers the importance of specifying the correct lever handles to comply with legislation, regulatory guidelines, building and fire regulations. It also advises specifiers of door hardware how best to limit their liability. The presentation covers some of the things that can go wrong with lever handles unsuitable for access, incorrect performance grade, and inappropriate standard for fire doors, amongst others and the wide amount of legislation covering handles. Crucially, it focuses on what specifiers can do to

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  • Hormann UK, designs a virtual showroom as a sales aid for garage door specialists

    Posted on Mon, 02 Jun 2014

    Adapting to enhanced technology for digital sales, entrance and domestic garage doors from Hormann (UK) Ltd now feature in a virtual showroom on the company’s YouTube site. Products featured in the showroom include aluminum entrance doors, which offer an extensive selection of classic and contemporary styles, and the safe, secure and space saving RollMatic roller garage door.

    For more information and videos visit http://www.hormann.co.uk/.

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  • Codelocks launches web based application for remote access control

    Posted on Tue, 10 Jun 2014

    Codelocks, a leading manufacturer of standalone access control products, has enhanced its kit cabinet locks to enable cabinet owners to grant temporary access to their cabinets by using time-sensitive access codes.Net Code is a new web-based application that gives managers the ability to grant temporary access codes to a remote location, so an authorized engineer or customer can access their equipment unaccompanied.

    The application is particularly useful where access is required for routine servicing or one-off maintenance purposes, for example, where service engineers might visit many different locations in one day. Using the application, a field service manager can generate time-sensitive codes for the engineer to gain access to the locked cabinets. The cod

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