Sunday, 21 October 2018

Crawley Revved up for its Annual Trip down Memory Lane


As tradition dictates, Crawley High Street will once again be travelling back in time as the time-honoured halfway halt on next month’s running of the world famous Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox.

More than 120 years ago, all those motoring pioneers taking part in the original Emancipation Run in 1896 passed through Crawley’s welcoming town centre as they head south on what then was a very rudimentary A23.

Marking that milestone, on Sunday 4 November more than 400 veteran cars dating back to the dawn of motoring will once again descend on the Sussex town’s historical High Street to take a well-earned breather on their annual pilgrimage from the capital’s Hyde Park to Madeira Drive on the Sussex seaside. 

Once again, the visitor experience in Crawley is supported by the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world.


With the intrepid crews and their amazing pre-1905 horseless carriages enjoying a short ‘flying visit’ respite before tackling the tricky and steep hills of the South Downs, the notably wide expanses of central Crawley always provide the perfect free-to-view opportunity for thousands of enthusiastic visitors to see all these extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian vehicles up close.

Official partner Gatwick Airport returns with support for participants and spectators alike. The former will be provided with travel sweets and seat cushions to aid their journey down to Brighton, while the latter will be given postcards to exchange for a hot drink in the local La Rusta café located close by in The Martlets. 

Gatwick will also be parking a genuine veteran car on the High Street, thus providing visitors with the chance to get behind the wheel for the perfect photo opportunity.

Gatwick Airport’s Community Engagement Manager, Melanie Wrightson, said: 
“We are proud to be involved in the Veteran Car Run for the third year in a row, in what is sure to be an exciting event for everyone participating and spectating.
“Our sponsorship of the event forms part of Gatwick’s wider community engagement programme as we look forward to meeting with the local community in Crawley.”


Lined with charismatic buildings from bygone eras, Crawley High Street – now by-passed by through traffic – also marks an important stage on the Run as it’s the start of the highly-popular Regularity Time Trial, the only competitive element of the event. Finishing 13 miles away in Burgess Hill, the Regularity Time Trail requires drivers to get as close to a chosen average speed as possible.

The first cars are due to arrive in the High Street at around 8.15am with the last car leaving around 1.45pm. Full information can be found on the official website: www.veterancarrun.com

As in recent years, the Bonhams Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox provides a fitting grand finale to the Royal Automobile Club’s busy London Motor Week – during which the Club presents an array of functions and events, a highlight being the free-to-view Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show, this year held on Saturday 3rd November.

The renowned auctioneer Bonhams will host a special Veteran Car Run sale on the preceding Friday afternoon with an exciting selection of veteran cars and related memorabilia coming under the hammer.


About the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox

With its unique atmosphere and camaraderie, the Bonhams Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox travelling from London to Brighton (staged specifically as a non-profit making veneration) commemorates the Emancipation Run of 14th November 1896, which celebrated the Locomotives on the Highway Act. The Act raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14 mph and abolished the need for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag.


The Emancipation Run was first commemorated in 1897 with a re-enactment following the same route in 1927 and has taken place every November since, apart from the war years and 1947 when petrol was rationed. The Royal Automobile Club has managed the Run with the support of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain since 1930.

For more information visit: www.veterancarrun.com






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Saturday, 20 October 2018

New Factory, New Faces, New Investments for European Springs

Flying High! Michael Gibbs, MD of ESP Cornwall, viewing their second factory 

European Springs, one of the UK’s leading spring and pressing suppliers has been investing heavily in its Cornwall based operation.

Over the past 12 months European Springs have invested over £2 million in new facilities and infrastructure, £1.5 million in advancing new technologies and machinery, increased company turnover by 20%, created 20 extra jobs, inspired a new generation of engineers with five new apprenticeships, produced over 10 million springs and celebrated successive record-breaking months – it’s been busy.

Organisational re-engineering has been front of mind, with data-driven intelligence and automation just two of the key areas they’ve been developing to continually enhance customer satisfaction.

Customers, are at the centre of everything European Springs do. Their new factory in Penryn, Cornwall allows separation of their industrial manufacturing from their automotive production in the Redruth, Cornwall factory - enabling expansion of the services and specialisms they offer.

Michael Gibbs, MD of ESP Cornwall commented:
"We also have a new design hub offering the very best technology in the most secure environment, allowing R&D and confidences to be protected. Our professionalism is driven by passion and you".
Michael continued: "This, and more, makes us one of the UK’s leading spring and pressing suppliers. Tell us what we can do for you and we’ll try our best to make it happen". 

Find out more about what the company offers at www.europeansprings.com




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Friday, 19 October 2018

Yale becomes first Manufacturer Certified by Element under new STS218 scheme


Yale Door and Window Solutions has become the first manufacturer to be certified by Element Materials Technology (Element) under the new STS218 letterplate security scheme.

The scheme, which tests letterplates for burglar resistance, anti-corrosion and durability, is a recent addition to the testing offering at Element’s supersite in Wednesbury, UK. It certifies to TS008 standard, which combats fishing for car keys, manipulation of the thumbturn and stealing of mail, as well as anti-arson.

A TS008 compliant letterplate is a requirement of PAS24:2016, Secured by Design and Approved Document Q of the Building Regulations for all new build dwellings.

In addition, Yale also appointed Element to carry out STS217 Certisecure security handle certification. This scheme uses a manual attack test to certify the security of handles against cylinder snapping – one of the quickest and most widely used methods of breaking into doors.

The successful testing of both will certify Yale’s letterplates and handles as secure products, giving customers a guarantee that they are of the highest quality and meet stringent safety standards.

Steve Hall, Business Development Manager for Yale Door and Window Solutions, said:
“At Yale, we pride ourselves on exceeding standards and adding true value to our products. We also take testing and certification incredibly seriously; the products we manufacture have to be of the upmost quality and we need to work with well-respected test houses such as Element in order to qualify this. 
“PAS 24:2016 is now mandatory for all new developments and refurbishment projects that wish to meet Secured by Design (SBD), and this includes the requirement for all letterplates installed on doorsets to be TS008 approved. As a result, many customers will be looking to us for products that adhere to these industry standards. 
“We are thrilled that our letterplates and handles have been STS218 and STS217 certified after months of thorough testing, and we believe our products now present customers with a fully-rounded solution.”

Rob Veitch, EVP Fire & Building Products, comments:
“Element is leading the way in door and window testing in the UK and has some of the foremost expertise in the industry. Indeed, our Wednesbury laboratory is currently the only site in the UK that offers STS218 certification with UKAS approval. 
“Now that Yale has become certified under both the STS218 and STS217 schemes, buyers can have confidence that its letterplates and handles have undergone a rigorous testing process, are of the best functionality and, most importantly, are burglar resistant.”

Element provides security testing of external doors and windows, to PAS24 and European burglary resistance standards. The expert teams provide assessments of security performance based on existing test evidence and agreed principles.





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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Hörmann UK crew joins forces with Winvic for Charity Yacht Racing Challenge


On Tuesday 11th September Tom Langley, Paul Eadie, and Paul Harrison from Hörmann UK jumped aboard a yacht for the first time as part of Winvic’s Charity Yacht Racing Challenge. 

Hörmann UK donated £900 to partake in the event, which went towards Winvic’s selected charity, The Bee Hive, a Northampton-based community group that provides a post 16 vocational setting for young people with Special Educational Needs.

With over 50 suppliers taking part, the Hörmann UK team were amongst the 200 people that took part in the challenge, which aimed to celebrate the working relationships within Winvic’s supply chain while raising money for their latest project, Horti-Hub @ The Bee Hive.

Tom Langley, projects director at Hörmann UK said:
“The Charity Yacht Racing Challenge was a fantastic experience, but it was a lot harder and scarier than it looked! Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind and we all got very wet, but that certainly didn’t dampen our spirits. When you know you’re raising money for a great cause like The Bee Hive project it really gives you the extra motivation you need when you’re flagging.” 

David O’Mara, marketing manager at Hörmann, commented:
“Everyone at Hörmann UK is really proud of Tom, Paul and Paul, for taking part in Winvic’s Charity Yacht Racing Challenge. Despite having not sailed before they all did a brilliant job, and most importantly helped raise money for such an important cause. We’ve been working with Winvic for many years now, so it was great to have the opportunity to bond with the Winvic team.” 

The Horti-Hub @ The Bee Hive project will offer a safe and well-structured environment that combines education, vocational-learning and work-placed learning. Details on the charity’s work are available at http://www.thebeehive-nsac.org.uk.

Hörmann takes part in several sporting events each year to raise money for a range of charities and good causes. To find out more visit, www.hormann.co.uk/news





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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

DHF, Spearheads ‘Gate Safety Week’ with Calls for Improved Industry Compliance


Leading independent authority on gate safety, DHF, spearheads ‘Gate Safety Week’ with calls for improved industry compliance.

Now on its fifth ‘Gate Safety Week’ initiative, Tamworth-based trade association, the Door & Hardware Federation, (DHF) is calling for continued commitment to improving industry compliance with regards to automated gate safety.

The organisation, founded in 1897, and renowned UK-wide as the leading independent voice of authority on automated gate safety, is reinforcing its on-going message that only by undertaking comprehensive training and adhering to technical specifications and standards, can compliance be achieved when it comes to automated gate installation and maintenance.

The appeal comes following an extremely busy time for DHF.  Just last month, it announced that, in line with its continuing commitment to training, it will launch a new one-day Automated Gate Safety Certificate Course, aimed at automated gate and traffic barrier installation and maintenance operatives.

The new courses, available to both members and non-members, started on 3rd October 2018 at DHF’s new training academy on the outskirts of Tamworth.  The pro-active organisation is also working towards providing an online payment system for training, launching very soon.

In addition, DHF will be supporting a presentation delivered by EasyGates at Fencex, at which its Senior Training and Compliance Officer, Nick Perkins, will take questions from the audience on TS 011:2018.

Fencex, on 17th October, falls in the middle of ‘Gate Safety Week’, a DHF initiative that has, over a five-year period, attracted support from heavyweight organisations such as HSE and The British Safety Council.

In 2016, DHF issued the Code of Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance of Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers (DHF TS 011:2016) which provides a framework to ensure a gate is safe and therefore complies with the law, with more than 250 pages of legislation and standards condensed to just 17-pages of the 44-page document by their team of experts; all DHF members involved in automated gates or traffic barriers must abide by this.

The Code was further updated in January 2018, in collaboration with DHF members and with input from certification bodies.

“On the second day of Gate Safety Week, and as the UK’s leading independent authority on gate safety, we continue to work tirelessly to engage, educate and encourage best practice and improved standards throughout our industry,” says DHF’s CEO, Bob Perry.
“Our enduring message to the industry – and public – is simple: be sure that installers have had the correct training and keep up-to-date on the latest standards, and that your company is working to best practice.”

With now more than 450 members, DHF is widely regarded as a ‘Centre of Excellence’, representing companies working in the locks & building hardware, doorsets, industrial doors & shutters, domestic garage doors and automated gates industries.

It is the ‘go to’ organisation for technical expertise, information, knowledge, advice, and practical help. For accurate and up-to-date information on training, standards and the importance of legal responsibility, visit www.dhfonline.org.uk or call DHF on 01827 52337.”






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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Assa Abloy’s redesigned door closers win Iconic Design Award


The elegant design of ASSA ABLOY’s redesigned door closer range has been recognised with a 2018 Iconic Award.

Established by the German Design Council, the 2018 Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture honour visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable design. The respected design award recognises the importance ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, places on the design of its products.

An influential factor when buying a new door closer, the appearance of ASSA ABLOY’s door closer portfolio now features a distinctive and contemporary design, with unobtrusive lines, chamfered edges and lightly contrasting colours. The design is finished with the classic ASSA ABLOY horizontal groove.

The award-winning door controls provide innovative solutions for all door opening applications. Featuring Cam-Motion® technology to help ensure doors open smoothly and securely, the range delivers a quiet and safe door opening experience.

For installers, the redesigned products remain as versatile as ever, with well-designed installation features and fitting options. Flexible height adjustment and non-handed features enable quick and easy installation, while reducing stock requirements. The new designs have minimal impact on the overall footprint and there are no changes to the fixing positions.

Products from the ASSA ABLOY door closer range meet the requirements of the recently updated BS 8300 standard for low opening forces, CE Marked and comply with relevant fire regulations. Popular models used in trade and commercial environments are also Certifire approved, for further reassurance of performance.

David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY, said:
“Winning this award is recognition of our industrial design vision. We wanted to create a door closer range that is not only functional, but also sleek, stylish and modern. The range will complement or enhance almost any environment, while maintaining the outstanding performance capabilities that ASSA ABLOY products are known for.”

To find out more about the ASSA ABLOY door closer range, please visit: www.assaabloy.co.uk/doorclosers.

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Timber Door and Window Manufacturer saves time and resource with Multirail Auto installation


CCG Manufacturing Ltd is a leading manufacturer of timber windows and doors and is a member of the CCG Group, one of Scotland’s largest privately-owned construction and manufacturing companies.

The firm operates out of two semi-automated facilities located at the Group headquarters in Cambuslang, Glasgow, capable of producing up to 20,000 units each per annum thanks to an innovative mix of technology and expert craftsmanship.

Operating across a series of CNC production lines, CCG Manufacturing offers a consistent, high-quality finish produced at a rate that is 50% faster than window and door products made by hand.

However, as means of further improving time and resource efficiency, CCG Manufacturing looked to Runners Sliding Systems and the ‘Multirail Auto’, a bespoke overhead conveyor system with a 62 meter continues loop that was installed within the robotic paint spraying line of the factory.

The system has an operator panel at the beginning and end of the cycle, allowing staff to easily adjust speed and start/stop the process from either position. Timber frames and windows are loaded and then passed through the automated system to the flow coater chamber where they are sprayed with wood preserver and then fully dried prior to being offloaded.

CCG Manufacturing Manager, John Paton, said:
“Since its installation, the Multirail Auto has greatly assisted in improving the production process of our timber window and door products. In a busy factory, it was important to find the right product that could assist our team by achieving time savings and reducing man-handling on the factory floor.
John added: “CCG will always look at where we can improve our manufacturing capabilities as we strive to deliver the highest quality product in the most efficient manner for our clients.”

Multirail is also available as a non-automated solution, these are often chosen by smaller operations across various sectors.

Daniel Wells, Sales Director at Runners Sliding Systems commented:
“We sell Multirail and Multirail Auto overhead track systems to a wide range of sectors across the country, our customers vary from small workshops to large factories, Multirail solutions are scalable to suit most space and production requirements”.

For more information visit www.runners-uk.com or download a brochure here.






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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Get your kicks on Route 66… via Regent Street!


Two of the world’s most famous thoroughfares will be reunited in central London come the first Saturday in November when the Illinois Office of Tourism returns as title partner to this year’s Regent Street Motor Show, now retitled as the Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show.

While Regent Street is renowned as the capital’s premier shopping destination, Illinois is the start of America’s iconic Route 66. Immortalised in both rock and roll history and global car culture, America’s epic ‘Mother Road’ in its original form stretched for almost 2,500 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica in California.

In comparison Regent Street’s length of less than a mile may seem somewhat insignificant but with its curving John Nash design, it boasts incredible history and royal patronage being named after George, the Prince Regent, later King George IV. It was completed in 1825 almost exactly 100 years before Route 66 was established in 1926.


Over time, both highways have witnessed incredible changes in motoring history, so it is fitting that the two, once again, will be wedded together on Saturday, 3rd November when Regent Street is closed to through traffic and the road is filled with hundreds of cars of all ages for the free-to-view Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show, a Royal Automobile Club event.

Cory Jobe, Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism, said:
“We are really excited to bring Illinois and Route 66 back to the Regent Street Motor Show in 2018, as title sponsor. Our partnership with this premier motoring event is a fantastic opportunity for our team to showcase both historic and new attractions along the Illinois section of Route 66 – a top destination for international visitors.
“From the iconic Route 66 ‘Begin’ sign in Chicago to the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac and the Original Historic Brick Road in Springfield through to The Mill on 66, a cherished restaurant which has recently reopened in Lincoln after more than a decade of renovation – Route 66 provides a chance to travel back in time.”


Illinois will be on Regent Street as the title partner, promoting holidays to the State and raising the profile of Route 66 by showcasing iconic and recently added attractions of the Route and giving away maps and destination guides.

Visitors exploring the famous road in autumn 2018 will be able to discover the Old Joliet Prison in Joliet. Dating back to 1858, the former prison, featured in movies including The Blues Brothers, has recently reopened as a museum and now offers history tours.


And one lucky visitor will be able to go one better and really get their kicks on Route 66 as Illinois will be holding an on-stand competition to win a holiday to the state, including return flights for two with Norwegian.

Much of the Illinois leg of the Mother Road is frozen in time, a 300-mile neon-lit drive through a past filled with motor inns, quirky restaurants and diners such as the new Motorheads restaurant and museum complex which features incredible Route 66 memorabilia.

For starters, check out the 30-foot tall smiling spaceman called the Gemini Giant next to the newly renovated and soon to re-open iconic Launching Pad diner in Wilmington, the large Route 66 Shield Mural on the back wall of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac, and the curious attraction of Henry’s Rabbit Ranch for equal parts entertainment, visitor centre and rabbit ranch.

Nick Wigley, CEO of organisers, Goose Live Events, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Illinois back to Regent Street. Route 66 is mythical among all those with even the slightest interest in motoring, but few know that the legend is not only still alive but offers visitors a must-see historical road trip. That’s a great message we’ll be promoting to all those lucky enough to be on Regent Street on 3 November.”   

More than half a million spectators enjoyed the spectacle in 2017 and among this year’s displays will be more than 100 horseless carriages from the turn of the 20th century taking part in the annual Veteran Car Concours, the day before they set off on their annual trip from London to Brighton. Adding to the pageant, many of the drivers and passengers appear in period dress

Adding further to the attractions, displays of vintage, classic, racing and even futuristic cars as well as live street entertainment will ensure there is much to savour for all ages and interests.

The Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show is a key event in the week-long London Motor Week run by the Royal Automobile Club.
 
For more details and all the latest news, visit the official Regent Street Motor Show website: www.regentstreetmotorshow.com and visit EnjoyIllinois.co.uk for more information about the heart of America’s Midwest.





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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Hörmann UK appoints new Managing Director


Leading door manufacturer, Hörmann UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new managing director, Wolfgang Gorner.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the building industry, Wolfgang joins the company with a practical mind and sound technical understanding. His background and success in a number of sales and marketing roles has proved him to be both an expert in his field and a dedicated team player.

Throughout the past 23 years, Wolfgang has been operating in dealer sales, working with businesses such as REHAU, Sto, Epwin and Inwido.

Following the recent departure of Simon Hipgrave as former managing director, his successor is looking forward to making a positive impact on the business.

He commented: “I am very excited at the prospect of working with such a respected and recognisable brand as Hörmann. We have a fantastic team in the UK and together we will build on the notable successes already gained, and with the help of our customers, ensure that Hörmann is and remains the partner of choice.”

The team at Hörmann is confident that with Wolfgang’s expertise and thorough understanding of the industry, they have a promising future ahead.

Wolfgang’s role commenced on the 3rd October 2018.

For the latest news from Hörmann UK visit www.hormann.co.uk/news.





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Friday, 12 October 2018

Stay in Control with GEZE Cockpit


A smart hub that let’s you take control of door, window and safety systems is being launched by GEZE UK at the Smart Buildings Show, (7-8 November 2018) at the Barbican, London.


GEZE Cockpit acts as ‘a brain’ - intelligently integrating door, window and safety technology into building management systems – and giving building designers greater options to create the next generation of smart buildings.

The hi-tech system, which is the first of its kind, uses the latest technology with open interfaces, and can be seen in operation on the GEZE UK stand, in Hall 2, Stand F3.

Offering more efficiency, security and convenience, combined with intelligent smoke and heat extraction and dynamic fire protection to protect targeted escape routes, the GEZE Cockpit can be used as stand-alone solution or integrated into an over-arching building management system (BMS).

With its open BACnet standard integration, GEZE Cockpit can be managed remotely using a PC, tablet or smartphone, providing flexible control via an IO 420 interface.

It can monitor external and internal temperatures and provide CO2 management - automatically opening vents to dissipate stale air and allow fresh air into the building to improve conditions for those inside.

GEZE Cockpit also features a night time ventilation programme which can reduce internal temperatures and provide the ideal climate for those entering the building in the morning. The system works with any autonomous ventilation system that the building may have in place and can also work alongside any mechanical system.

In a fire situation, GEZE Cockpit can quite literally be a life saver. It enables the automatic release of escape routes, opening doors and clearing emergency exits to provide a faster escape for people in the building.

GEZE Cockpit can be fully integrated into any building management system using the BacNet protocol but also has its own application package which can be accesssed remotely using a range of devices.

For more information visit www.cockpit.geze.com or to see GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic and manual door closers call 01543 443000 or visit www.geze.co.uk.




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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Aperio® H100: a Simple, Secure and Stylish Access Control Solution


For commercial businesses seeking a stylish wireless access control device that can be easily retrofitted to interior doors, the Aperio® H100 is available from ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.

The newest product in the Aperio® technology range, the Aperio® H100 combines the power and flexibility of wireless access control into a slim, cleverly designed door handle.

Compatible with most new and existing access control systems, the Aperio® H100 is very easy to specify with only two parts to choose from - a left and right handle. It’s also easy to fit, with no drilling or wiring required, and can be retro-fitted to almost any interior door. Furthermore, any existing mechanical cylinder can still be used too.

Battery-operated, the Aperio® H100 is ideally suited for business environments that experience high levels of traffic, and integrates with an extensive range of third-party systems. This includes iCLASS®/ ISO14443B, iCLASS® SE, Seos®, MIFARE® Classic, Plus and EV1, and DESFire® SE.

The Aperio® H100 can operate as part of an online access control system or offline as a standalone device, and is available in either a left or right-hand models for a door between 35mm and 80mm thickness. The device is also available with the option of a U-handle and USB adaptor.

David Smyth, Regional Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Access Control and Aperio® specialist, said:
“The Aperio® H100 is a fantastic addition to the Aperio range and enables access control capabilities to be added to almost any interior door. It’s an affordable and stylish solution that’s been designed to perfectly complement the modern office environment, or any premises that requires access control.
“The Aperio® H100 has been designed to take the hassle out of the specification process, with only a left or right hand model to specify. It’s is also easy to retro-fit, easy to install and works with most common European and Scandinavian mortise locks, in wooden, steel, tubular frame or glass doors with standard lock cases. Extending access control to extra doors is easier and more cost-effective than ever before, with the Aperio® H100.”

Aperio® is a smart access control technology that enables mechanical locks to be wirelessly linked to an existing access control system in a convenient and cost-effective way. The H100 is the latest addition to the Aperio® portfolio, which includes online and offline cylinders (C100/C900) and escutcheons (E100/E900), locks (L100/L900), and a wireless lock (KS100) for bringing server racks and cabinets into the same access control system as doors.

For further information on the Aperio® H100, please visit assaabloy.co.uk or contact Aperio® specialist David Smyth via email at david.smyth@assaabloy.com, or via LinkedIn.




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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Brio Gets Specified By



Brio, a global leader in sliding and bi-fold door hardware, is continuing its marketing communications aimed at architects and specifiers with a commitment to the web portal ‘Specified By’.

Specified By was created to help specifiers find and research building products and materials through modern search, comparison and information management tools. By providing well-structured, open data for thousands of products, the site is ready access to one of the most comprehensive databases of products and materials in the UK. It is designed to save architectural and specification professionals lots of time in the whole process.

“Life is lived online these,” says Dave Newton, UK head of Brio,” and we wanted product range and technical information readily available on ‘Specified By’ as it is purely for specification professionals. Our product range lends itself to adventurous architectural ideas that easily unfold into exciting reality.
“Brio is dedicated to shaping the spaces in which people live, work and play. With central operations in Sydney, Australia and subsidiaries in the UK and USA – Brio is recognised by architects worldwide as a leading design and manufacturing company.”

The company is approaching its 50th birthday, having been established in the early 1970′s. It has consistently innovated and developed new products for the global market, producing cutting edge designs such as Weatherfold exterior folding door hardware.

Brio’s R&D department continues to bring a strong design element to the business, developing and testing ground breaking concepts that continue to be at the forefront of the industry.

“It’s no surprise our name Brio translates to Energy, Spirit and Vitality – the core values that drive us to always discover new solutions for our customers.
We are committed to the continuous improvement of quality. That is why Brio UK is certified to Quality Management System ISO 9001: 2001”, says Dave Newton.

For more information on the full range visit: www.briouk.com




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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Last chance to avoid missing out on this year’s Build Show


With this year’s Build Show sponsored by Easy-Trim kicking off today, door professionals still undecided about making the journey will want to take a look at the latest announcements about what’s on at the show at Birmingham’s NEC between 9-11 October, before they miss out on the industry’s biggest event of the year. 

Imagine wearing a vest that makes you stronger, healthier and less fatigued. Sounds like something out of a superhero movie, but exoskeleton technology is here, affordable and ready for visitors to try out at the Build Show.

EksoWorks is bringing along the very latest exoskeleton technology that is helping to reduce injuries in the construction industry, where workers are five times more likely to report poor health. Visitors can experience working with weightless tools using the Ekso ZeroG or feel the benefits of the 5 – 15lb lift assist that the EksoVest provides through upper body elevation and support.

Bionic arms and weightless technology aren’t the only surreal reveals of the Build Show. Design Computation Lab, a new research laboratory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, is showcasing part of a house built by autonomous robots the size of pizza boxes; Kintech Design is revealing Royal Approval, a structure inspired by Japanese paper folding; Make:it_Brum is opening its student-design pavilion, inspired by Birmingham’s manufacturing heritage; and Passivhaus is launching its 2019 student competition.

The Build Show forms part of UK Construction Week (UKCW), the construction industry’s largest event. 35,000 visitors are expected through the doors of Birmingham’s NEC, taking advantage of more than 650 exhibitors, 10,000 products, 350 speakers, 300 hours of talks, 35 different CPD sessions and 9 industry-specific shows.

Also taking place is the Role Model of the Year announcement, the BRE Academy free CPD sessions, the first BMF Young Merchants conference, Vision Built’s full-size two-storey modular construction, the installation of a luxury hotel bathroom POD, single-use plastic crackdown with free top up water stations and live rockaoke at the Beer Festival, sponsored by Velux.

Visitors will leave with their questions answered, needs covered and knowledge updated.

For the last chance to attend, tickets are still available from www.buildshow.co.uk and allow access to all nine UKCW shows: Build Show; Energy 2018; Timber Expo; Surface and Materials Show; Building Tech Live; HVAC 2018; Civils Expo; Plant and Machinery Live and Grand Designs Live.

Show news and updates will be posted live throughout the event on the website www.buildshow.co.uk and Twitter @BuildShow or using the hashtag #BuildShow2018.





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Monday, 8 October 2018

P C Henderson Set to Launch Louvre System at Architect at Work, Berlin


Shutter Slide - P C Henderson’s innovative new louvre hardware will be launched to the market at leading design and architecture event - Architect at Work, Berlin, 7th and 8th November.


With the company’s expertise lying in the field of sliding and folding door hardware, the company has now put together a solid core product offering for external sliding louvre panels weighing up to 120kg. The company will be exhibiting the new system at the Architect at Work tradeshow based in Berlin.

Andrew Royle, Sales and Marketing Director commented:
“With climates changing and an ever increasing demand for environmental and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited specifications we’ve seen a huge rise in demand for this type of hardware.
“Louvre systems offer many benefits such as harvesting energy from the sun to heat a building as well as being used to trap heat within a building when used with the correct insulation panels.
“The system can also aid towards light reduction, sound insulation, flexible privacy options as well as the ability to enhance a facades architectural aesthetic appearance.”

Offering a variety of inspiring and functional design possibilities, the system is available in single panel, bi-parting and telescopic panel variants, as well as being available in either manual or electric operation. The low voltage, energy efficient electric motors can be wired into the central control panel of a building, allowing the louvre panels to be opened and closed via a central reception area or alternatively by individual switches. 

Andrew continued:   
“Our previous experience in specifying for louvre projects has allowed us to carry out first hand research into the most common configurations and to understand a customer’s exact requirements.
“Shutter Slide has been developed off the back of this research and so is extremely fit for purpose and incredibly easy for architects to specify.”

The system has already been specified for a prestigious high rise hotel with a number of projects also at planning stage. Manufactured using marine grade 316 stainless steel, hard wearing polymers and anodised aluminium the system is extremely robust, highly corrosion resistant and developed to withstand the test of time. Each variable component has been tested to 100,000 cycles, EN1527 and meets the robust ISO 9001 manufacturing standards. 


Architect at Work offers a unique and innovative exhibition layout whereby all products have been presented for approval to a judging panel of architects and interior designers prior to being able to exhibit. The judging panel assess the innovative nature of each product, providing visitors with a great platform to view building and design based products which are leading the way in innovation.

The event is held at Station Berlin, Lynchkenwaderstre on the 7th and 8th November between 11am and 8pm. Multi award winning company, P C Henderson, will be based at stand 42 and are anticipating high interest for its latest innovation. 

Visitors can enter free of charge with a personal invitation from P C Henderson, please contact international@pchenderson.com for your personal invite.


www.pchenderson.com

International Sales: international@pchenderson.com






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