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29 November 2013

Powershield steel doors to be installed at new Life Sciences building

The company will be providing Powershield steel doors and ironmongery for the project, which will regenerate 13,500m2 of space in the heart of the city. Nigel Cronin, Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “Our Powershield doors meet rigorous legislative demands, which will ensure that security and access is effectively balanced in the School[…]

  • 29 November 2013

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28 November 2013

Clearing the air

Housing refurbishment projects are multiplying as local authorities strive to improve the condition and efficiency of their housing stock. Cutting energy bills for tenants is a pivotal part of these projects and often involves improving the airtightness of a property. However, this can result in reduced air quality and condensation forming. An estimated 50% of[…]

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28 November 2013

Window drive with integrated control technology for smoke detection

The company have provided a building-specific ventilation solution with opening widths and speeds that can be adjusted as the building use changes.  In the aftermath of government statistics showing that 34% of fire related deaths are caused by victims being overcome by gas, smoke or toxic fumes, property ventilation is a major factor in reducing[…]

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27 November 2013

Arctic Glass installs Deceuninck PVC windows into purpose built unit

The anti-ligature hardware specified for all the windows was an unusual feature of the project. Arif Roker, MD of Arctic explains: “It’s a unique concept in PVC windows, so we had to adapt the window for the required hardware, which called for some unorthodox manufacturing techniques. But we knew Deceuninck’s profiles would be up to[…]

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27 November 2013

Lead: An old dog with new tricks?

Lead – the new eco materialAs sustainability targets become more and more important in the construction sector, the LSA has worked with BRE Global to examine lead’s green credentials. Lead has a very low carbon footprint, unmatched by most roofing materials and is also 100% recyclable. This resulted in lead’s inclusionin BRE’s Green Guide earlier[…]

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27 November 2013

Fire doors – top ten tips

Fire safety in public buildings is of paramount importance due to their high usage, but also because of our unfamiliarality with these buildings’ fire escape routes and procedures. For all involved in designing, constructing and running these buildings, fire safety routes and devices need to be well thought out to meet the requirements of the[…]

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27 November 2013

Composite door and lock system TS007 3* available to customers

The high level security door uses Yale’s Superior cylinder and Platinum handle combination and is approved by the Secured by Design Scheme. The door and lock combination has been given a 3* standard for its cylinder which is kitemarked to TS007 1* security, and the armoured Platinum handle to TS007 2*. The platinum handle is[…]

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26 November 2013

Achieving the perfect balance

Vertically sliding sash (VSS) windows hold a special place in British architecture with the oldest surviving examples dating back to 1670. The longevity of this window design says a lot about its versatility to suit many different types of property, residential and commercial, as well as its visual appeal for those designing buildings and using[…]

  • 26 November 2013

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26 November 2013

Hybrid casement window and door system fitted at hospital development

Hybrid was used alongside Senior’s glass solution with ClimaGuard A coating to provide a complete system. The Hybrid Series 2 top swing allows natural daylight to come through into the wards, whilst also ensuring that fresh air enters the building to create better ventilation. SPW300 aluminium doors were used throughout the project to offer improved insulation.

  • 26 November 2013

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