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ANATOMY OF A DOOR CLOSER
It is no secret that door closers are an essential part of any fire door. They play a pivotal role in fire safety, and also ensure that people can open and close doors without too much trouble. However, very few people understand just how door closers work. We know what they do, but, how?
THE DOS AND DON’TS OF DOOR CLOSERS
Picking the right door closer, for any door, is an essential part of any architectural project. What’s more, looking after those door closers, and ensuring they always work as they should, is an essential part of any building’s maintenance. Door closers hold more importance than they are often given credit for, so it’s important you get them right.
CHANGES TO THE RRO CONFIRM REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRE DOOR INSPECTION
Changes under Article 24 of the RRO come into effect on 23 January 2023 that will confirm the legal requirements for Responsible Persons to carry out regular inspections and maintenance of fire doors. It applies to all multi-occupancy residential buildings in England over 11 metres.
THREE CRITICAL REASONS WHY CHOSING THE RIGHT SIZE DOOR CLOSER MATTERS
We’ve all seen it. Someone struggling to get through a door with a closer so vicious that it seems determined not to let them through. Or a fire door that doesn’t latch because the closer isn’t strong enough. That’s why choosing the right sized closer for a door matters so much – if the closer isn’t right, the door won’t function correctly.
HOME IS WHERE ASTRA IS
In a care home setting, security and safety are obviously vital requirements. Now more than ever it is vital for families to know that their loved ones are safe and secure. But a care home needs to be just that, a home, not a fortress and for this reason way that the doors look and work is absolutely vital to how the whole home operates.
THE PERFECT FINISH FROM ASTRA
With a selection of seven different finishes as standard on Astra’s most popular closers, there’s a concealed closers to complement any hardware design scheme: from the ever-popular satin stainless steel to glamorous polished copper.
Is Minimalist Design Dead?
We’re all familiar with minimalist design, the trend that took the world by storm just a few short years ago. Plain walls, sleek interiors, and neutral furniture seamlessly blending into each other are just some of the things we associate with the trend. But, given the recent rise of maximalism, with its bright colours and stand-out furniture, it’s important to ask the question: is minimalist design dead?
Door Closer Jargon Buster
Ever wondered about the jargon around door closers? We define some of the terms to ensure that you specify the right closer for your project.
What to Look for when Specifying Door Closers
The key features to look for when specifying a door closer - from aesthetics to compliance
Hidden Gems: Five Reasons to Specify Concealed Door Closers
Five reasons why Astra's jamb-mounted concealed door closers work so well with architects' specification design schemes.