Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, explains why a new approach is needed to improve fire safety within the building industry.

Increasing security standards promotes the development of leading security enhanced automatic entrances.

Epwin Group, a leading manufacturer and supplier of PVC-U windows, doors and fascia systems, has announced the launch of a research project examining what factors are driving change in UK housing design and build.

Choosing doors may not be renowned as the most inspiring phase of a new-build or renovation project. But, when it comes to sleek design and seamless architectural integration, the freedom afforded by tailored solutions is practically endless. Ian Chubb, Managing Director of Deuren, explores how collaborating with a bespoke door manufacturer can help with really making an entrance.

AQATA has expanded its Design Solutions range for 2018 to include the new DS500 Quintet. The uniquely five-sided shower enclosure fits perfectly into corners providing a contemporary design as well as maximising the bathroom’s floor area - creating a feeling of more space.

Within creative industries, the workspace can be the perfect canvas for showcasing originality. So what role can the humble door play? Ian Chubb, Managing Director of bespoke manufacturer Deuren, explores how a one-of-a-kind pivoting portal became a focal point of the office for digital marketing agency, The Bigger Boat.

Smart Architectural Aluminium will be showcasing its new, high quality Designer Door and Orangery Roof systems at this year’s Ecobuild exhibition, with extensive displays of both ranges on the company’s stand.

Significantly upgrading safeguarding standards, Derbyshire County Council Construction has recently completed a new reception area at the William Allitt School, incorporating a sliding automatic entrance system from TORMAX. Giving good visibility from the office, staff can easily monitor people and pupils as they come into and leave the building. Powered by the TORMAX iMotion 2302 sliding door operator, a long-life span with exceptional reliability is assured thanks to the unique, high-torque motor that has been cleverly designed without any of the elements that commonly wear out, such as gears and brushes.

Working with BSL Interiors of Glasgow, TORMAX was contracted to install an automatic entrance to the Robertson Trust Library and Learning Resource Centre at University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus. Creating an impressive frontage to this important building, a Classic 5251 TORMAX 3-wing revolving door is powered by a precision engineered motor designed at the TORMAX HQ in Switzerland, ensuring reliability and longevity of the system.

A grade II listed building, No.7 Savoy Court has been sympathetically refurbished to provide contemporary office space in the heart of London’s West End. Contributing to an elegant and sophisticated façade, TORMAX worked with fabricator, Stewart Fraser to install a Bronze Metal Antique finish entrance screen and set of automatic swing doors to the main entrance. Impeccable aesthetics are maintained thanks to the in-house designed TORMAX iMotion 1401 door operator that is cleverly concealed within the floor space. This Swiss-engineered motor features none of the working parts that tend to need replacing, such as gears and brushes, delivering truly exceptional reliability and minimum maintenance requirements.

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