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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Reynaers CS 86-HI windows and doors system gets an upgrade

Reynaers multi-chamber, high insulation aluminium doors and aluminium window system CS 86-HI is now able to accommodate larger glass panes, including triple glazing and pivoting window options. A special modification to CS 86 now allows the installation of glazing panels from the outside, avoiding the need to transport glass through buildings. The development also allows the use of larger and…

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An open and shut case for in situ testing

Door hardware specialist HOPPE UK is urging ironmongers, contractors and architects to fully consider the real-life door conditions before specifying door closers. HOPPE UK’s Jason Tonks explains: There are many closers on the market which have been successfully tested to BS 8300 with full third party accreditation but which, when fitted in a real life application, simply do not work…

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