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    A Complete Guide To Pocket Sliding Doors

    Pocket doors in domestic settings have increased in popularity in recent years and there are now many brands on the market, so how do you make sure you are buying the right product, or that you are able to install a pocket door in the first instance? In this blog we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions to provide you with a complete guide to sliding door gear. We’ve compiled this quick Q and A so...
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    Fire Door Safety Checklist: 8 Step Guide

    None of us like to imagine the hardship that comes when a fire strikes at a hospital, school, care home, office, or other communal space. As unlikely as such a scenario might...
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    External Gate Access Control Systems and IP...

    Access Control  for external gates covers a wide range of products – from automatic gate openers to intercom systems and proximity readers. This blog covers key things to think about when considering adding access control to your existing gate.  What do you want it to do? Firstly, think about what you want to be able to achieve. Perhaps you wish to incorporate a fully automatic gate or maybe you simply...
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    Why am I still seeing ‘CE’ on architectural...

    Door Controls Direct’s Mike Trowbridge explains why some architectural ironmongery products still display a ‘Conformité Européenne’ (CE) mark, despite Britain having left the European Union more than 6 months ago… As we all know, Britain officially left the European Union at midnight on 31 January 2020. Until then, architectural ironmongery products (as well as all kinds of other goods) were required to display a ‘CE’ mark - CE standing for ‘Conformité Européenne’. Now I wasn’t...
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    Fire Door Ironmongery Made Simple

    If you have a fire door, you will need to install compliant fire door ironmongery. Specifying the right ironmongery and door hardware is crucial to ensure that the fire rating of a door is maintained and for the safety of the building’s occupants.  Whether you run a commercial or a domestic property, you will no doubt have an endless list of responsibilities and duties that you will need to comply with to ensure that you are providing complete safety for all its users. This list will have been recently...
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    My Electromagnetic Door Closer Is Not Working –...

    Whether your electromagnetic door closer has been working for a while or if you have just installed it, it can be frustrating when it is not working as it should be. In this blog, we list things to check to get you back on track. Closing Speed Most electromagnetic door closers work by stopping the flow of hydraulic oil from passing through a vein which is controlled through a <a...
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    Made In Britain: Understanding the...

    In times of uncertainty, we look for security in something closer to home, something we can rely on, something that over the years has given us reason to trust, that has made us feel safe. Particularly within the hardware sector, we need look no further than our own doorstep at manufacturing, the birthplace of industry itself back in the late 1770s where we saw a major shift from traditional agriculture and handicrafts to an economy dominated by machine powered manufacturing. The mass production of goods became...
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