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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.


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.


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?
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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.
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What to Look for when Specifying Door Closers

The key features to look for when specifying a door closer - from aesthetics to compliance
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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.

4000 Series Fire Test Video

FIRE RESISTANCE TEST IN ACCORDANCE WITH BS 476: PART 22: 1987 Fire Doorset consisting of a Jeld-Wen UK leaf, Softwood frame and the Astra 4000 series concealed jamb mounted door closer.

Introducing Astra's new Technical Manager

Astra Door Controls are delighted to introduce you to our latest addition to the management team Matt Chadwick. Astra Door Controls has shown significant growth over the last few years which has led to a restructure of the business. We are looking to build on the successful launch of the 4000 series by introducing a couple of new products to the Market and someone with Matt’s knowledge and experience is integral for our future plans.

Astra's Factory manager heads home to tie the knot

Factory Manager Marcin returned to his picturesque home town of Krasnik, Poland this month to marry his partner of 5 years Katarzyna (Kasia). Party with around 70 guests, the wedding party consumed no less than 100 bottles of Vodka in true Polish tradition. Astra would like to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to Marcin and Kasia and all the best for the future.