Specially-adapted façade solution from Wicona helps to create a new landmark

  Specially-adapted façade systems from Wicona have been specified for a new £26m library – a magnificent and inspirational undergraduate facility for the University of Leeds, one of the largest universities in the UK. The 6,500sqm state-of-the-art learning hub will help the University attract more students in an increasingly competitive higher education environment and provides a major cultural centre to…

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Allegion strive to redefine how door hardware is sold

Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, is launching a new programme that will hopefully redefine door hardware sales. Allegion’s new first-of-its-kind Try Me Product Programme, gives end users the option to try door closer products on a single door before committing to fitting them throughout their buildings. The Try Me Product Programme is launching especially for the commercial, healthcare and education sectors,…

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Surrey Academy featuring Technal façade products is ‘world’s best school’

The acclaimed Pegasus Academy at Whitehorse Manor in Croydon has been named the best school in the world. The scheme, which has already won a number of awards for architecture and design excellence, features a series of architectural aluminium glazing systems from Technal. The AR School Awards celebrate ‘the most exciting places of learning in the world’. The global search…

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Fight condensation on windows in winter with Guardian ClimaGuard® Dry glass

 Water condensation on windows is a problem that inevitably affects many modern houses and apartments in autumn. Condensing water not only looks unappealing, but also can affect visibility. The choice of ClimaGuard® Dry by Guardian’s Glass Group in Europe is a way to get rid of “steamy windows” while maintaining excellent insulating properties. Until recently, it was commonly believed that…

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New retail centre opens the door to thermal efficiency

  The Bishop Centre in Buckinghamshire has recently undergone a complete renovation. The site’s complex series of ageing retail units were demolished and transformed into 101,500sq ft. of contemporary commercial space. Creating large, welcoming entrances that could also deliver excellent thermal performance was vital to the sustainable ethos of the project. As such, DORMA was appointed to supply a comprehensive…

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Wicona launches software tool to support façade design

  Aluminium façade specialist, Wicona, has developed a software tool to radically reduce the time required for the production of 2D and 3D drawings and 3D renders.  WIC3D is a digital drawing platform which is useful from the earliest stages of schematic design, allowing designers to be both creative and productive, and explore alternative façade solutions. It supports the description,…

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Dorma targets new levels of security with new ST FLEX Secure

  DORMA’s new ST FLEX Secure automatic sliding door combines contemporary aesthetics with maximum security, to provide a stylish sliding door with the latest in anti-intruder and anti-vandalism protection. Tested to RC2 resistance standard, the automatic sliding doors feature burglar resistant laminated safety glass with a secure four-point locking device at the main closing edge; while a continuous floor guide…

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