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Astra sponsorship supports Ultimate race
Concealed door closer manufacturers Astra Door Controls is providing invaluable sponsorship for an epic charity bike ride for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). A crack team of SPF cyclists will tackle an impressive endurance race - the Race Across Europe – starting in Boulogne Sur Mer in Northern France and finishing in Gibraltar, aiming to beat the record for the route.
Astra Closers are more than a Mirage in Qatar
More than 400 of Astra’s 3000 Series concealed door closers have been chosen for an innovative new residential complex in Qatar. Chosen for their sleek, minimalist design by furniture and doorset manufacturer Khazanah Trading, the Astra 3003 size three CE-Marked closers will be fitted to the apartment doors of the new Le Mirage CityWalk in Doha to help meet Qatari fire regulations without compromising on design aesthetics.
Get to know our Specification Partner
Astra would like to introduce you to our Specification partner John Planck Ltd
MEET THE TEAM - THE LADY BEHIND THE PHONE
Meet the team - Over the course of the next few weeks Astra Door Controls will be running a Q&A with some of our key 'behind the scenes' members of staff. These are the staff members that you are less likely to see on the road or at events, these staff are key to the day to day running of the business.
A NEW CE MARKED DOOR CLOSER IN TOWN
Part of the UK-manufactured 4000 Series, the Astra 4003 is the latest concealed door closer to be awarded the CE Certification following the success of the rigorous EN1154 performance testing. The Astra 4003 is only the third concealed ‘jamb mounted’ door closer on the market to be awarded to the CE Certification (alongside the Astra 3003 and the Samuel Heath Perko Powermatic)
COALS TO NEWCASTLE? NO, HARDWARE TO CHINA
Astra Door Controls, the concealed closer specialist, is bucking the trend in the AI trade by exporting British-made hardware to China. Astra 3000 Series closers, manufactured in Preston Lancashire, are being used on projects across Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China, specified for their maintenance-free reliability and sleek design.
ASTRA CLOSERS TOWER OVER LONDON DOCKLANDS
Hundreds of Astra 3000 Series concealed door closers on apartment entrance doors are making a safe, reliable and efficient contribution to the chic interior design scheme in one of Docklands landmark buildings, Arena Tower. Since they are they are concealed in the door’s hinge edge, they are totally unobtrusive yet comply with all building and fire regulations.
Letter to the AIJ
Dear Madam, It seems that an important announcement from the European Commission about the accredited testing for CE Marking in the post-Brexit era has gone somewhat unnoticed by the AI trade. This announcement has important and potentially costly ramifications for manufacturers, particularly UK manufacturers, who wish to sell their products outside British shores.
Architect at Work - The new 4000 Series
On the 24th and 25th January 2018 Astra Door Controls showcased the new 4000 series concealed door closers to the hundreds of Architects, Interior Designers and Architectural Ironmongers that attended the Architect@Work exhibition.
The 4000 series innovation to be showcased at Architect at Work
Architect at Work 24-25 January 2018 Astra door controls are pleased to be showcasing the new Astra 4000 series concealed door closer at the ARCHITECT@WORK exhibition. The 4000 series product was assessed by a judging panel of architects and interior designers and was approved based the degree of innovation.