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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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  • 09 Nov

    The Key Advantages of Using Floor Springs

    Posted at 09/11/2017 12:05:05/ Category: Articles

    With such a variety of door closers available on the market, one could wonder why anyone might choose to install floor springs rather than standard door closers; after all, they do require slightly more expertise when it comes to installation!

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  • 27 Oct

    Door Security Hardware 101

    Posted at 27/10/2017 11:10:31/ Category: Articles

    Good quality doors and frames are often regarded as the key to property security. However, the door and frame are only part of the wider picture.

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  • 13 Oct

    Selecting The Right Door Closer

    Posted at 13/10/2017 11:16:23/ Category: Articles

    Choosing the right door closer depends on so many factors that it can become overwhelming for a property owner or manager. Fitting the wrong type of door and hardware could end up being a costly mistake if in-depth research is not done first.

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  • 29 Sep

    Is Your Home Safe From Fire?

    Posted at 29/09/2017 09:56:31/ Category: Articles

    Unfortunately, the chief cause of most house fires is either accidental or simple carelessness; a curtain gently wafting near a burning candle, a cigarette which has not quite been stubbed out properly or a chip pan left unattended.

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  • 27 Sep

    Fire Doors Can Only Work When Closed

    Posted at 27/09/2017 10:43:32/ Category: Articles

    When is a fire door not a fire door? When it’s ajar!The very existence of fire doors is for the protection of the occupants of a building. In the event of a fire, a closed and sealed door will prevent fire and smoke from spreading into corridors and stairs for a period of time (usually up to 30 minutes).

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  • 27 Sep

    What Does and Efficient Fire Door Look Like?

    Posted at 27/09/2017 10:20:52/ Category: Articles

    In a nutshell, fire doors save lives! These specialist doors are rigorously tested and purpose-built to withstand fire and to inhibit smoke for as long as possible and they really do make the difference between life and death.

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  • 27 Sep

    How To Check Fire Doors For Safety

    Posted at 27/09/2017 09:47:07/ Category: Articles

    Fire doors provide an essential barrier against the spread of both fire and smoke and are, therefore, an essential safety feature in any building where people work or visit and in buildings where there is shared occupancy in multiple living units, i.e. Apartment buildings. They are a particularly important feature on escape routes!

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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.