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In this article, Paul Goggins, Specification Manager for UAP, explains why architects and specifiers must balance aesthetics with proven performance and reliable supply when specifying hardware for fire doors.

The Pontsteiger building rises up to a height of 90m above the waters of the Houthaven port, making it one of the tallest structures in Amsterdam. To ensure a waterproof, air-tight building envelope, CARLISLE CM Europe EPDM products were used for waterproofing facade and walkways.

This month’s focus, Refurb & Retrofit, centres on British Standards BS5543 from Klober, and BS 8612 from BMI.

Extra safety has been incorporated into an extra care housing development for over-55s, courtesy of GEZE UK.

Despite the serious risks associated with sub-standard products, there are currently no mandatory standards in place to regulate the manufacture and sale of flat-roof skylights in the UK. Justin Seldis, Managing Director at leading provider Sunsquare, explains what this means for specifiers – and what they can do to help make a change.

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