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What’s that door handle made of?

by Stephen Besley on 17-11-2016

Ever wondered what your door handle is made from, here are some of the common materials that are used.

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Bronze door handles ~ One thing in life that looks better with age!

by Stephen Besley on 17-11-2016

The great thing about real bronze door handles is the patina it develops because it is a living finish that develops as the product ages.

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Door Handle Inspiration #003 - Oil Rubbed Bronze

by Rolf Coates on 17-11-2016

A robust Lever Handle on a Sprung Square Rose, complete with bolt through fixings for a secure install.  

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Restaurant toilet doors? Design out the worst nightmare...

by Stephen Besley on 16-11-2016

….when they have to break the door down to get you out!

If you’re providing services for your client, within your building, then here’s 10 points to help you avoid this awful customer situation...

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Fire! Fire! Is your door Ironmongery Compliant with Fire Regulations?

by Rolf Coates on 15-11-2016

The total destruction by fire of the 18th century Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter is felt as a great loss by the people of Exeter and historians alike.  Dating back to 1769 it is thought to have[..]

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Door closer fixing positions explained; Fig. 1, Fig. 61 & Fig. 66

by Adrian Besley on 11-11-2016

When it comes to fixing overhead door closers, have you ever wondered what the various fixing positions are called?  Or have you been told to fix in Fig. 1 position and not known what is[..]

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9 Things you need to know when sourcing heavy duty door closers

by Stephen Besley on 10-11-2016

So your looking for a heavy duty overhead door closer?  There's a number of factors that you need to give consideration to, to ensure you get the right specification for your application.

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Which overhead door closer will open to 180 degrees?

by Stephen Besley on 10-11-2016

Most door closer manufacturers claim a door closer that has a range of 0 - 180º. So let’s keep this conversation to a rack and pinion type of closer with a conventional scissor arm,

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Why is selecting the correct hinges for timber doors so important?

by Stephen Besley on 08-11-2016

If you are manufacturing doors for high-end projects, and you want the door to close smoothly and efficiently, here's 8 tips to help you get the hinges right.

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Door Handle Inspiration #002 - Fluted Lever Handle, Yester Bronze

by Rolf Coates on 08-11-2016

An elegant Fluted Lever Handle on Round Rose.  

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