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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Multi award-winning academy featuring Technal facade products wins another award

  The widely-acclaimed Pegasus Academy at Whitehorse Manor in Surrey, which was designed by Hayhurst & Co and features a series of architectural aluminium glazing systems from Technal, has won another award for architecture and design. The two-phase project, which has remodelled and expanded Whitehorse Manor Junior and Infant Schools to create an inspiring academy, has now been recognised with…

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GEZE UK appointed to maintain a swift entrance

The UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control systems, GEZE UK, has secured a service contract for ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’. The company has been awarded the contract to keep the automatic doors at Blenheim Palace’s new café and shop operating smoothly. GEZE installed a pair of automatic sliding glass doors with Slimdrive SL operators at the main entrance to…

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Colourful hardware scheme for Welsh care home

A newly refurbished care home near Abergavenny features nylon door hardware from HOPPE UK to great effect. Different coloured hardware has been used on each floor of the Glaslyn Retirement Home to help residents orientate themselves. The hardware schedule was put together in response to a tight brief to help keep residents safe and secure. The HOPPE hardware was scheduled…

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Astra closers to the fore!

Hundreds of Astra 3000 Series door closers have helped make newly refurbished homes in London’s Enfield safe and practical for tenants. New flat entrance doors, supplied by PDS Ltd are part of a major facelift and improvements at Fore Street Estate in Edmonton by ALMO Enfield Homes. The closers were selected for their ability to close these fire-rated doors efficiently…

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