Monday, 27 June 2022

World’s Most Famous Club Gets ABUS Security Makeover


Perhaps the most famous club in the world, Liverpool’s Cavern Club, has had a security make-over with a new suite of Vitesse cylinders from ABUS installed by local locksmith 
Lock and Key Master Limited, t/a LKM Security Systems. 

Now every lock at the club – from the front doors, display cabinets, pub, restaurant, offices and back-of-house facilities – all work seamlessly in a fully master keyed system.

With patent protection until 2034, unlimited trademark protection* and technical copy protection, ABUS’s Vitess combines reliable protection against cylinder and key tampering with unbeatable value for money. The Vitess system can be extended at any time, giving locksmiths the flexibility to make changes at a later stage. 

And the Vitess cylinder is perfect for projects with single-differ locks to complex master key systems. Its multiple paracentric 3D curved profile and coded profile rib with profile control pin is patent protected until 2034, with unlimited trademark protection.

“We use and trust ABUS cylinders for their high security specification and long patent protection,” says James Jardine from LKM Security Systems. “The key system at the Cavern Club were beginning to show signs of wear and tear and had been changed and refurbished on an ad hoc basis over the years. We fitted escutcheons where necessary and built six differs into the system to increase the scheme’s safety.”

The Cavern Club opened in 1957 in Liverpool as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the early 1960s. The club became synonymous with Merseybeat and regularly played host to the Beatles in their early years. Today the Cavern is a thriving live music destination and one of Liverpool’s top tourist attractions. 

It encompasses three stages across two venues – the Cavern Club and the Cavern Pub. With up to 800,000 visitors a year and many different key holders the security and access control of offices and backstage areas are of vital importance. The ABUS Vitesse cylinders will provide years of trouble-free secure operation, even in high-traffic parts of the Cavern.

ABUS is a global manufacturer of high-quality, innovative security, access & safety solutions with a nearly one hundred-year history of innovation. ABUS UK is part of a worldwide group of companies that supplies and distributes a huge range of both electronic and mechanical security products and systems for home, mobile security, and commercial security.






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Sunday, 26 June 2022

Caterham® Cars Returns to Goodwood Festival of Speed with Debut of New Seven 420 Cup


Caterham® Cars best ever track day car, the new Seven 420 CUP, will be making its global dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 23rd to 26th (today).


The Seven 420 CUP will be taking on the famous 1.16-mile hill climb at the motoring festival and will feature in the First Glance Run (Batch 6).

Visitors can pay the car a visit on the Caterham Stand (Stand 65) alongside the road-going Seven 420R and the purpose-built Caterham Seven Championship UK Race Car – which inspired the Seven 420 CUP.

Meanwhile, visitors to the Caterham stand should also look out for the lightest ever Seven, the 170R, and the fastest ever production Seven, the 620S.

The 2022 Festival of Speed marks the first time that the brand has attended the prestigious motoring event in three years.


 The Seven 420 CUP

The Seven 420 CUP features a 2.0-litre Duratec engine producing 210bhp and 203nm of torque, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 375bhp-per-tonne and a 0-60mph sprint time of just 3.6 seconds – enabling drivers to register supercar-beating lap times on the UK’s premier racing circuits.

Available for the first time on any road-going Caterham, the Seven 420 CUP possesses both SADEV six-speed sequential gearbox and fully-adjustable Bilstein dampers.

Tuned specifically for the Seven 420 CUP, the dampers can be placed in any one of their ten stiffness settings without the use of any tools and in just a couple of minutes, giving the Seven 420 CUP true ‘arrive and drive’ track day flexibility.

The car is available to order now via the dealer network with production commencing in early 2023. Prices will start from £54,990 in the UK and US customers should contact their local retailer for further information. The vehicle is only available as a factory-built car and not in kit form.

For more information visit: www.caterhamcars.com



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Saturday, 25 June 2022

New eBay Shop for IronmongeryDirect


The UK’s largest online ironmongery supplier, IronmongeryDirect, has launched an eBay Shop, meaning those who use eBay as a preferred shopping channel can now easily access the company’s extensive product range; including door and window hardware, locks, safety and security products – and screws, fixings and adhesives.

With 29 million active customers, eBay is one of the UK’s most popular marketplaces for sellers to promote and sell their goods. Recognising the place eBay occupies in the e-commerce market, IronmongeryDirect’s eBay shop is integral to the company’s digital-first ethos, which is built on making it as easy as possible for customers to buy online.


Dominick Sandford, Managing Director, at IronmongeryDirect said: 
“We understand that some consumers become comfortable using particular e-commerce channels and the ease of purchase that brings. By launching on eBay, we can introduce the IronmongeryDirect brand to even more potential customers – and offer them the same high level of service our customers have come to expect.”

IronmongeryDirect stocks major brands such as Carlisle Brass, Hoppe, Eclisse, Rothley, Blum, Union, Yale, TimCo, Soudal, Bostik and Briton, alongside its own exclusive ranges – including the Altro collection of door and cabinet furniture and hardware, window and joinery hardware, shelving and storage, plus locks, latches and more. All ironmongery has a minimum five-year guarantee and if there are any problems, IronmongeryDirect will replace it at no cost to the customer.

The new IronmongeryDirect eBay shop can be found at: www.ebay.co.uk/str/IronmongeryDirect






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Friday, 24 June 2022

A Bond for Life


Jack Aluminium’s JD47 system has once again showed its incredible versatility, being used for a bonded double door set at the headquarters of one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies.

Architectural aluminium glazing specialists Rodnic were asked to provide something with an elegant aesthetic to match with the external façade, as well as being stronger and more durable than a standard frameless glass door. The slim sightlines and robustness of the JD47 made it the obvious choice for this project.

Chris Rodger, Managing Director at Rodnic said:

“The JD47 was the ideal product for this bonded door.
"We’ve been using the JD47 system for years now and it’s so robust, straightforward to manufacture and extremely versatile.
"The slim sightlines matched perfectly with the external façade of this building and the JD47 was ideal for this situation as the bonded door set was being used as an external windbreak with another set of doors inside.”

As well as the quality of the door systems, the level of service from Jack Aluminium is why Chris says he has remained a customer for so long.

“Jack Aluminium never let us down,” adds Chris. 
“They have excellent lead times on powder-coated materials, and they will go the extra mile when we need something quickly or any technical questions answered. The products are perfect for the majority of projects we carry out and the testing and certification for their products gives our customers peace of mind that what we are installing is safe and secure.”

For more information, visit www.jackaluminium.co.uk





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Thursday, 23 June 2022

Rhino Doors’ new North West manufacturing facility opens for business


Rhino Doors is continuing its expansion programme with its new North West design and manufacturing facility coming on stream.

The company, which produces high-performance engineered doors for clients including the Ministry of Defence and Transport for London, now has a fully operational workshop facility at its new site in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.

This expanded manufacturing capability means the company will now be able to design and produce its range of personnel doors in both its Port Talbot and Lancashire facilities.

The company’s recent move to new premises highlights the continued success of the Rhino Engineering Group and its specialist subsidiaries focusing on door installation and maintenance, and explosion relief products for the global hydrogen market.


“It’s brilliant to see our brand-new facility up and running, with plenty of work underway on a number of our projects,” said Stuart Lawrence, Group Managing Director of Rhino Engineering Group.
“A key part of our continued expansion will be this new site, which will allow us to scale up our manufacturing capabilities and develop and broaden our product offering.”

As well as working with TfL, Rhino Doors has worked extensively across the transport sector, carrying out manufacturing and installation work for a major North American rail tunnel project.


The company also recently announced the appointment of two new directors; Jon Walter joined the company as its Managing Director, while Matthew Richards took on the role of Project Engineering Director.

These new appointments, along with the launch of its new site, form part of the company’s plans for continued, sustainable growth throughout 2022 and beyond.

About Rhino Doors

Established in 1983, Rhino Doors is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance engineered doors. Providing a range of bespoke, primary and multi-performance rated doors for the protection of national assets, the organisation works with clients across key sectors including critical national infrastructure, defence, and transport.

Based in Port Talbot, South Wales, and Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, Rhino Doors is part of the Rhino Engineering Group, and is a sister company to Rhino Site Systems and Rhino HySafe.

To find out more about Rhino Doors and its products, please visit www.rhinodoors.com



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Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Manufacturing Firms Consider Hybrid Working as Part of their Permanent Business Model.


The latest ONS figures show that manufacturing firms were amongst the most likely to adopt hybrid working as part of their permanent business model. 

The number of businesses looking to implement a long-term culture of hybrid working has increased, with 20% of manufacturing firms expressing an intention to adopt it long-term. 

Whilst Cabinet Office minister, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has urged civil servants to return to the office, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that businesses in other sectors are planning to implement a long-term culture of hybrid working.

According to statistics, the number of organisations using or intending to include homeworking as part of their permanent business model increased from 16% in autumn 2020 to 23% in April 2022.

20% of manufacturing firms said they would adopt it long-term, whilst more than half (54%) of businesses in the information and communication sector expressed an intention to include it as part of their permanent business model. Meanwhile, only 3% of firms in accommodation and food service industries said they would, citing logistical complications.

Although the data suggests that improved staff wellbeing, reduced overheads and increased productivity are amongst the key motivations for this shift, employers still have a duty of care towards all employees, regardless of their work environment.

Tina Chander, Head of the Employment Law team at Wright Hassall, commented:
“Despite the removal of all Covid-related restrictions, these latest statistics show there are still a large number of businesses eager to continue a culture of hybrid working. 
“Understandably, there are many employees that have grown accustomed to working from home throughout the pandemic, and are now reluctant to make a full-scale return to the office. From a business perspective, the widespread acceptance of hybrid working presents an opportunity to save money on office space, whilst enhancing employee morale. 
“That being said, employers still have an obligation to ensure the health and safety of their workforce is protected, even if employees are working from home full-time. 
“This includes the creation of a comprehensive hybrid working policy that contains the necessary health and safety risk assessments, allowing employers to spot potential issues early on, so that adjustments can be made before they escalate into serious safety concerns. 
“Ultimately, the emergence and widespread popularity of hybrid working is designed, in part, to improve the lives of employees, so it is vital that their health and safety is also looked after.”

www.wrighthassall.co.uk

 



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Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Black Antique Door Furniture with a Twist – New Additions to the DURATIQUE Range


Based on high demand from their customers, Coastal Group are pleased to announce two additions to the DURATIQUE range - A Ring Door Knocker & Curly Tail Door Handle.


Why DURATIQUE Hardware?
 
With customers experiencing difficulty finding a durable antique hardware solution, DURATIQUE was designed by Coastal to outlast the door itself! Combining beautiful traditional styling with modern performance, DURATIQUE benefits include:
  • Manufactured from Stainless Steel to prevent hardware failure
  • Designed and built in the UK to maintain the quality of product
  • Precision CNC machined fixing points allow batch productions of doors
Coastal’s DURATIQUE black antique front door furniture includes Door Handles, Centre Door Knobs, Cylinder Pulls, Escutcheon, and Letter Plates. Our two newest additions to the DURATIQUE range provide customers with even more choices to create a stunning traditional finish on your doors.
 

The DURATIQUE Curly Tail Door Handle is a stylish black antique door handle suitable for multipoint door locks and comes with a euro profile cut-out.
 
Black antique door handles have a reputation for a number of performance issues including handles drooping and rattling spindles. In fact, Coastal often hear of customers refusing to fit black antique hardware altogether as it simply lets down their door.

To avoid such issues, the Curly Tail Door Handle is manufactured using a high-quality dual sprung mechanism and spindle. This ensures the handle does not droop or rattle; it provides a positive action and returns the handle consistently to its original position.
 
To prove the handle’s longevity, it has been durability tested to BS EN 12217:2003 – 200,000 Cycles.
 
For door and window manufacturers, finding matching hardware solutions that maintain a consistent aesthetic across a property can be extremely difficult. Coastal’s Black Antique Suited Hardware Solution allows you to match door and window hardware.


This heavy-duty black antique ring door knocker made from Stainless Steel will enhance the front door of any property, especially in adding character to traditional, older style settings.

The ring door knocker features a striker plate and also comes with bolt-through security fixings and a secret fix option.

Traditional antique door furniture is made from Malleable Iron, where over time the coating flakes off and the malleable iron base material begins to corrode, causing brown rust streaks to occur within months, spoiling your new door. 

Coastal make the DURATIQUE range using a Stainless Steel base material and apply a specialist topcoat to ensure the best protection against corrosion, even in coastal locations.

Is DURATIQUE Right for you?

If you’re after a low-cost iron-based antique hardware solution, DURATIQUE is not the product for you.
 
HOWEVER, if you’re looking for a hardware solution that will enhance the quality of your doors and windows for years to come and avoid unnecessary work later down the line through costly replacement and site callouts, look no further than DURATIQUE.
 
Doors are high-ticket items that involve a lot of time and effort in manufacture, Coastal create external hardware solutions that don’t let them down. Coastal believes that whilst Iron-based products are very suitable for internal use, using them for external projects can cause you a number of problems resulting in corroding or failing hardware,
 
DURATIQUE is manufactured using hard-wearing, corrosion-resistant Stainless Steel material. This allows the company to fulfil one of their key Company Supporting Pillars ‘Ultimate Lasting Performance’, delivering long-term value to all of their customers.
 
You can view the full DURATIQUE range on the website www.coastal-group.com. If you would like to know more give the Coastal team a call on 01726 871 025 or email sales@coastal-group.com.








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Monday, 20 June 2022

Part L Changes likely to Prompt Surge in UKCA Testing Demand for Fabricators


Incoming changes to Part L of the Building Regulations are likely to intensify testing demand in the run up to the December 31 deadline for UKCA certification.


The warning, from Element Materials Technology – one of the UK’s leading testing and certification service providers to the construction industry – comes in advance of scheduled changes to Part L, which take effect from 15 June.

As part of a shift towards lowering domestic CO2 production through the Future Building Standard, all new doors and windows entering the market from that date must meet new mandated U-values. However, any existing products currently on the market which meet the new mandated U-values must still achieve UKCA marking in order to be sold in the UK from 1 January 2023.

The requirement is likely to affect hundreds of products manufactured outside of the UK, even if they have achieved CE marking in the country of manufacture.

UKCA marking can only be issued by an approved body listed on the UK government’s database. As there are only a small number of approved bodies, manufacturers who have not yet started or completed the process could find themselves under pressure to secure laboratory space with just six months left until the UKCA marking requirements come into force.

Chris Bryan, Senior Test Engineer at Element Materials Technology – Wednesbury, comments:
“On the surface, the changes to minimum U-values set out in the updates to Part L are straightforward. Indeed, a sizeable majority of products currently in circulation are already compliant. 
“The real issue is that any product that has been CE-marked in another country – even if it meets the U-value requirements set out in the changes to Part L – will need to be re-tested in the UK to achieve UKCA marking to continue being sold here from the start of next year.”
Chris continues: “The realisation is really starting to take effect amongst the international fabrication community. We have already seen a surge in demand in recent weeks and only expect that to increase as we get closer to the UKCA deadline. I would strongly urge any fabricators who either manufacture overseas or are looking to meet the new requirements to book UKCA testing now to ensure a smooth transition.
To find out more about UKCA testing, please visit: https://www.element.com/product-qualification-testing-services/ukca-mark-guidance.





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Sunday, 19 June 2022

Norton Motorcycles Announce Plan to Build Electric Motorcycles in the UK


Norton Motorcycles has announced its intention to begin developing electric motorcycles in the UK after winning significant investment through a government scheme.

The iconic British motorcycle brand has been awarded funding by Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) 19, an initiative which aims to assist businesses in the automotive sector in advancing their low-carbon offering while helping to accelerate the UK towards a net-zero automotive future, a future that Norton fully embraces.

As demand for electric motorcycles and micro-mobility solutions grow, the project, Zero Emission Norton, will expand Norton’s ever-growing electric vehicle engineering capabilities and develop world class electric motorcycles.

Guided by a design-led philosophy and a relentless commitment to perfection, the electric products will still look unmistakably Norton. The team will refine the traditional Norton design DNA, but with modern twists introducing industry leading innovations and digital solutions.

Electric products to date offer either range or performance, as the weight and size of the battery compromise vehicle design. However, using the extensive engineering and design experience within the Norton team, this project looks to eliminate that compromise while simultaneously delivering race performance and touring range. 

To deliver this ambitious project, Norton will work with specialist project partners who have the same vision for innovation in the production of world-class electric motorcycles. The team encompasses Delta Cosworth, HiSpeed Ltd., Formaplex Technologies, M&I Materials, INDRA and academic partner WMG, University of Warwick. 

Robert Hentschel, CEO Norton Motorcycles

Norton will work alongside these partners to develop world-class technology and products that will enhance the UK supply chain for all the critical components in electric vehicle (EV) technology including batteries, motors, chassis, cooling oils and vehicle to home chargers.

As a result, the 30-month project is expected to create a significant number of jobs in the UK in manufacturing and R&D as well as upskilling existing staff to be capable of electric motorcycle engineering. This in turn will help address the UK skills shortfall in that space while helping the UK return to the position it last enjoyed in the 60’s, as the global technology leader for motorcycles.

Robert Hentschel, CEO Norton Motorcycles said: 
“This significant funding investment is a momentous milestone for the brand as it marks the beginning of our electrification journey and fulfilling our ten-year product plan. Norton is an exemplar of modern luxury and unafraid to challenge the status quo, innovating for the future of mobility while staying true to our British heritage. It also brings into focus our desire to support the UK in its mission for a net-zero automotive future.”
“Working alongside our world class partners, we’re confident that project Zero Emission Norton will eliminate the current dispute between a conventional and electric motorcycle to create EV products that riders desire – motorcycles that blends Norton’s uncompromising design DNA with racing performance, touring range and lightweight handling.”
Each partner on the project will have a specialist part to play in project Zero Emission Norton. Delta Cosworth will design the battery pack, while HiSpeed Ltd. bring motor and inverter design and manufacturing skills. 

Formaplex Technologies has expertise in precision composites manufacturing and M&I Materials will support on applications of dielectric cooling with its MIVOLT fluids. Indra Renewable Technologies specialises in revolutionary vehicle to home charging technology, and WMG, University of Warwick, major on battery technology, modelling and toolchain development. 

About Norton Motorcycles

Norton Motorcycles was founded in 1898 as a manufacturer of fittings and parts to the two-wheel trade.

Norton Motorcycles went on to become one of the most iconic British motorcycle brands, manufacturing famous models such as the 650SS, Atlas, Commando, Dominator, Manx, Navigator and more – constantly innovating in motorcycle technology, with features advantageous for lightness and strength in motorcycle racing. Norton Motorcycles has an unrivalled history in motorsport and the brand name is synonymous with Isle of Man TT racing.

In April 2020, Norton Motorcycles was acquired by TVS Motor Company, India’s third-largest motorcycle manufacturer. Under the leadership of TVS, Norton is based out of a new manufacturing facility in Solihull, West Midlands, building British bikes in England using traditional hand-crafted techniques with modern day machinery for consistently high quality. 






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Saturday, 18 June 2022

Instinct Hardware appoint new BDM


Instinct Hardware are pleased to announce the appointment of Casey Smith-Merricks as their new Business Development Manager. 

Casey joins the Instinct team with a wealth of ironmongery experience, having joined the sector in 2008. She has worked with some well-known UK ironmongery firms, honing her knowledge – and is looking forward to learning more about the bespoke stainless-steel ironmongery offered by Instinct. 

Casey says “I am really looking forward to developing my knowledge of stainless steel and becoming part of a new work family. I look forward to using my existing knowledge to benefit both the customers and the Instinct team, and to speaking to industry contacts old and new!”

The newly-developed role will see Casey enhancing the customer journey and working with the board to develop new exciting products to meet and exceed customer needs and expectations. 

Haq Meharban, Instinct Hardware Director, tells us: 
“We’re excited to announce the recruitment for this new role, which will further strengthen the high service levels here at Instinct. Casey’s knowledge mean she can hit the ground running with our customers, and her personality also means she will get on brilliantly with the rest of the team. We’re really looking forward to welcoming Casey here and to continuing to develop the Instinct business.”

To find out more about Instinct Hardware, please visit www.instincthardware.co.uk/news or call 0121 459 2358. Casey will be available by email at casey@instincthardware.co.uk 







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Friday, 17 June 2022

Strongdor walk away victorious, winning Medium Business of the Year!


Steel door manufacturer Strongdor celebrated success by walking away victorious as winners of Medium Business of the Year at the Red Rose Awards 22.

Held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, the Red Rose Awards saw over 1,000 Lancashire businesses gather together, to celebrate the best of the best in a glittering ceremony on 9th June.


Businesses from the length and breadth of the county vied for titles across a range of categories, with only the best of the best, as selected by a panel of expert judges, progressing through to the shortlist and a rigorous interview stage before being rewarded for their excellence.


Managing Director, Tim Devenish said: 
“We are all delighted to have been awarded the prestigious honour. Having moved to our new manufacturing facility in 2021, our production capacity has more than tripled and our staff numbers almost double. Without the continued dedication of our team who strive to maintain our mission, our journey would not have been possible.” 
The judges were impressed by continual investment and drive during Covid, including the opening of a new 44,500 Sq Ft manufacturing facility in 2021. Commenting on why Strongdor were chosen for the award the judges commented: “Strongdor are bold and brave, committing significant investments to home-based manufacturing and their people and skills. They are paying off.”


Event founder Richard Slater, also the publisher of Lancashire Business View magazine, said:
“The Red Rose Awards, now in its twelfth year, are very hotly contested, so Strongdor should be very proud that they have seen off all the competition to win this award!”

Strongdor are manufacturers of custom made steel doors, produced in their 44,500 Sq Ft purpose built factory in Morecambe. Proud to manufacture their products in Britain, they are committed to maintain their reputation for high quality British manufactured steel doors.

As part of Strongdor’s commitment to transparency, they have opened up their factory in a 360 degree virtual factory tour, available on their website. Enabling customers to navigate around the factory to go behind the scenes and watch how and where their doors are made.


Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards is the event where Lancashire business, commerce and industry are celebrated. It provides the best possible platforms to promote success, and to encourage trading within the county.

Since launching the awards in 2011 they have steadily grown and become the centrepiece attraction for the business community in the county with the sell-out ceremony taking place at the magnificent Winter Gardens Blackpool.

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Thursday, 16 June 2022

DHF Applauds New Fire Safety Legislation and Guidance


On the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy that claimed 72 lives, Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) welcomes the announcement that cladding of the type used on Grenfell Tower is to be banned from use on any building in England.  

The Building etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022 outlaw the use of metal composite material panels with an unmodified polyethylene core (MCM PE) as part of an overhaul of the English building regulations and associated guidance that will come into effect on 1 December 2022.  This extends the restriction introduced in 2018 on the use of combustible materials on the external walls of certain buildings over 18 metres.
 
In addition, the Tamworth-based trade association has welcomed The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, that come into effect on 23rd January 2023, whereby flat entrance fire doors are subject to annual checks and those in the common parts of High-Risk Residential Buildings (HRRB), require quarterly checks.  

DHF has been a long-standing advocate of the critical role that fire doors play in saving lives and protecting property and has continued to stress that the use of fire doorsets, correctly installed and with robust fire door maintenance procedures, are a vital part of fire safety.
“The new requirement is that annual inspections are undertaken on flat entrance doors and quarterly checks on all fire doors in the common parts.  This is the responsible person’s role, and we support this wholeheartedly; this includes, for example, gaps around the doors, as well as the hardware such as door closers,” explains DHF’s Head of Commercial Operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens.   
“We believe this is a long time in coming, but there are a number of benefits for our members and the industry,” Patricia continues.  “Most importantly, this change will ‘raise the bar’ for safety across the sector.  For our members, they are ready to embrace this change as many will be supplying the new complete fire doorsets to the installation companies, the components of which will have been tested together.  If this reminder of the tragedy that happened five years ago has taught us anything, it is that third party certified complete doorsets and compartmentation is key to help minimise the spread of fire.
“The announcement brings together the ‘golden thread of information’ referred to by Dame Judith Hackitt in her report, the passing down of information that is vital in ensuring that when maintaining the product, any repairs that may be required do not compromise the integrity of the fire doorset.  DHF welcomes this new legislation and continues to urge those in positions of responsibility to seek the correct training with regards to inspection, installation, and maintenance of fire doorsets."
She concluded, “There has been a lot of behind-the-scenes activity over the past five years, and now, I believe we are starting to see the changes coming through; we look forward to embracing them all.”
 
 
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Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Dormakaba Sets the Standard with Premium All Glass Revolving Door Launch


Leading supplier of security and entrance system solutions dormakaba, has extended its revolving door portfolio with the KTV ATRIUM FLEX. Setting the new standard for entranceways, this innovative solution features ground-breaking design features in an extremely elegant form. 

Blending superior technology and design, the new KTV ATRIUM FLEX features dormakaba’s innovative KT FLEX Direct Drive System, the first of its kind purposely designed for revolving doors. Tested for 2 million cycles, the drive is housed in the door’s ceiling and uses contactless magnetic fields instead of conventional belts and gears to propel the door panels. As such, the product is extremely durable and the need for a floor pit is eliminated. 


As a full glass structure, dormakaba’s elegant solution features heat-soaked tempered glazing coupled with minimal framing ensuring optimum transparency and visual appeal. The door is certified for passage height specifications up to an impressive 4,000mm and up to 3,000mm in diameter. 

Thanks to its sophisticated drive system, the door can be mounted on finished floors, or easily retrofitted to existing sites, and features an integrated flicker-free LED light ring around the motor. 


Commenting on the launch, Paul Green Product Specialist at dormakaba said:
“We are delighted to introduce the new KTV ATRIUM FLEX to our revolving door collection, as a premium solution that takes undisrupted entranceway elegance to a new level. With accurately engineered components and our revolutionary drive system, the new KTV ATRIUM FLEX removes the need for underground mounting to simplify planning and design.” 
Paul continued: “The product is a testament to our ongoing commitment to offer architects, specifiers, and building owners with a suite of solutions that meet every design brief, as well as providing robust, reliable, and safe systems that allow a smooth flow of traffic.”

The KTV ATRIUM FLEX joins a growing portfolio of revolving doors offered by dormakaba, which includes options with three or four wing door leaf turnstiles, high security models, all-glass finishes and manual, assisted or automatic operation systems. 

To find out more about dormakaba’s KTV Revolving Door systems, please visit www.dormakaba.co.uk/ktvatrium







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