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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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    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. 1: 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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    Unlocking the future of Architectural Ironmongery

    Things were better back in the day! Or were they? Remember the good old days. Red phone boxes, proper music, affordable houses, free university education and no social media nonsense! Things were much better then, or were they? Now we have safer roads, advanced health treatments, access to more information and entertainment than we could imagine and we can shop for literally anything in seconds using just a phone. The fact is, some things in the past were better and some...
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    Fire Rated Electric Strikes & Fire Doors

    Do you have a fire door that requires access control but have no idea how to tackle this problem? Then look no further as Door Controls Direct are proud to introduce to you; two fire rated electric strike access control kits. As discussed in our blog Fire Doors Vs Fire Escape Doors , there are two types of doors that fall under the concept of a Fire Door – A Fire Escape Door and a Fire Control...
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    Reopening after lockdown. Are you ready for any...

    Just the other day I noticed the first signs of Spring. My lawn had started growing again, so I decided to get the old lawnmower out and give it its first cut. Except I didn’t, because for some reason the thing wouldn’t start-up! We’ve all been there in one way or another, because anything that’s been out of action for a while can very easily stop working properly. With 67% of small to medium sized businesses being forced to stop trading at some point during the pandemic, this got us...
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