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  • 25 Oct

    Fire Doors Vs Fire Escape Doors

    Posted at 25/10/2018 12:35:06/ Category: Articles

    Fire Doors are one of the most common misconceptions we encounter as Ironmongers. Fire Door, Fire Escape Door– they’re the same thing right? Well actually no; the two are very different and as such have different ironmongery requirements.

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  • 26 Jun

    Arrow 600 Series electromagnetic door closer

    Posted at 26/06/2018 12:23:32/ Category: Articles , DCD News

    The Arrow 624EM electromagnetic door closer is a truly versatile 24V DC unit, being adaptable for installation with EN Size 4 suitable for doors up to 950mm wide and 60kg in weight.

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  • 11 Apr

    Converting a Manual Door into an Automatic – What you need to think about

    Posted at 11/04/2018 10:34:51/ Category: Articles

    The main reason why someone might choose to convert a manual door into an automatic one, is for greater ease of access and simple convenience. Many commercial buildings have automatic doors, not only because it’s easier for their customers to use but also for energy saving reasons. If you’re wondering whether you should invest in this, you should be aware of additional considerations you might need to make.

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  • 08 Mar

    How Electronic Access Control Is Surpassing Traditional Key Entry

    Posted at 08/03/2018 11:52:54/ Category: Articles

    With the need for greater security for buildings; access control has become an increasingly popular choice across a variety of market sectors. The convenience of fob, card, biometric and keypad entry is slowly but surely replacing the use of traditional keys. This blog looks at several reasons why Access Control is a good choice for you and your business.

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  • 15 Feb

    Building Regulations: Approved Document M – A Basic Overview

    Posted at 15/02/2018 14:22:07/ Category: Articles

    Approved Document M is a building regulation that covers access to and the use of buildings. There are two parts to this document. The first volume refers to dwellings and the second volume refers to all other buildings other than dwellings.

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  • 02 Feb

    Workplace Building Regs - Part B; at a glance

    Posted at 02/02/2018 14:07:28/ Category: Articles

    Approved Document B of the Building Regulations Act 2010 is concerned with fire safety.

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  • 26 Jan

    Getting the acoustics right

    Posted at 26/01/2018 10:44:16/ Category: Articles

    Within the workplace – be it an office block, school or hotel room; the space must be designed so that the internal environment can be controlled.

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  • 08 Dec

    The Importance of Compartmentation

    Posted at 08/12/2017 12:02:24/ Category: Articles

    There are many instances when an open-plan design just won’t do. In hospitals, schools, offices and hotels; protective corridors, stairways and shafts are needed to isolate the rest of the building in the event of a fire.

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  • 24 Nov

    Select The Right Door Closer - 10 Tips

    Posted at 24/11/2017 12:30:31/ Category: Articles

    It is important to choose the right door closer but there is a myriad of choices out there so actually pinpointing the right one for your situation can be extremely confusing! In the hope that we can help you to make a reasonably informed choice; we have put together a short guide on the key features that must be taken into consideration.

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  • 15 Nov

    The Most Notorious Prison Escapees

    Posted at 15/11/2017 14:04:06/ Category: Articles

    A number of iconic films are based on the prison escapes of some of the most notorious criminals in the world. Who would have thought these jail dodgers would be shaping our big screens?

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Established in 1997, Door Controls Direct is the UK’s leading specialist online supplier of electromagnetic door closers and door control equipment with access to thousands of door hardware products.

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