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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.

Watch the FD30 Fire Test

Falcon Panel Products testing an FD30 entrance door-set including both Strebord and Stredor 44mm cores, and incorporating multi point locks, vision panels, softwood frames and Astra jamb mounted concealed door closers.


Concealed closers to be showcased at 100 percent design

Astra 'Rocque' the bay in a hidden way

Astra concealed door closers have helped make a luxe, sleek design concept become reality for the doors on a stunning residential development in Jersey. Architectural ironmongers Irontree Solutions have created bespoke door solutions for the Rocque Bay development that have fitted the designer’s vison perfectly.

Astra Contributes to Standards Debate

Astra Contributes to Standards Debate Astra Door Controls MD Phil Gallagher has been working with Small Business Standards (SBS), the European Commission organisation representing the interests of SMEs in Europe, to help improve the way in which European Standards can help small businesses innovate and compete in the European market. This culminated in him being part of the panel at a standards Q&A chaired by the business editor of the FT and attended by senior figures from BSi and the World Trade Organisation amongst others.

Meet The Team - The Ebay-aholic

The latest victim to take part in our Meet the Team Q&A feature is Astra's Ebay fanatic / Management Accountant Isabel Fisher.  Pleased to welcome Izzie.