In this article, Sean Ballard, Managing Director of Sunray Doors, unearths the dos and don’ts of timber fire door specification for high-rise buildings. Speaking on behalf of Sunray’s Timber Fire Door division, he briefly runs through the essential elements to consider for optimum specification and installation, and outlines key points you should address to ensure high performance and compliance.

The one activity that has seen most of us through lockdown is walking. We’ve all become more familiar with our neighbourhoods as we have wandered around the local streets on a weekly basis (daily for those who are more energetic) for almost a year.

There is a current trend in the market towards smooth finishes that emulate aluminium and thanks to next generation surface technology, Sidey can offer their customers an ultrasmooth, ultramatt finish with unrivalled performance benefits.

With the world in turmoil, changing attitudes, social and economic upheaval everywhere, you could be forgiven for thinking that innovation within the interior doors market was likely to be on hold for a while.

Despite Covid, 2020 saw some stunning new homes and glazing is top of the list when it comes to style.

Increasingly, in the modern construction industry, glass fulfils a number of essential roles, in addition to allowing clear sight lines and the influx of natural light. From privacy and sound proofing to security and fire resistance, it has become one of the most versatile construction materials, as Susan Sinden, Commercial Manager of ESG Group explains.

Pressures of budgets are still at the forefront when it comes to businesses selecting products & services rather than a focus on quality, a decision which is causing long term issues, rising costs and questions regarding safety.

As part of FAAC Group’s EUR 100 million acquisition of ASSA ABLOY’s Automatic pedestrian door business in several European countries, the UK division re-launches today as FAAC Entrance Solutions.

Following successful trials, record’s traffic light FlowControl system is now being rolled out across 1,100 Tesco stores across the country.

As winter approaches and the days shorten many people – office workers, students, home owners - look back on the long days of summer with a sense of regret. Daylight flooding into workplaces, schools, and homes has a positive impact on our daily lives, and that is not just a vague feeling, it’s a scientifically proven fact and one that architects and designers are keen to exploit.

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