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Gilgen automatic door operator now fire door approved

Gilgen automatic door operator now fire door approved

An automatic swing door operator from Gilgen Door Systems has become one of the first of its kind to be independently tested and approved for use on fire doors. The Gilgen FD 20 swing door operator fitted with safety sensors recently passed stringent fire safety tests carried out through Exova Warringtonfire, one of the World’s leading fire safety and resistance testing specialists. The tests examined the resistance of the operator when fitted to fire doors exposed to extreme fire and heat up to 1000°c. Following successful tests the FD 20 was approved for use on timber fire door sets providing up to 2 hours protection and metal fire door sets providing up to 1 hour protection, thereby meeting the requirements of BS EN 1634-1:2014 regulations.The news is seen as highly significan...

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CPDs of the month

  • Quantum Flooring offers two valuable CPDs. The first looks at the specification of a safe and compliant stairway. The second is a Factory Tour CPD, which is freshly accredited by RIBA, this tour looks at LEAN manufacturing and how these principles can be applied to the visitors own company.

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  • For designers and specifiers of public environments, compliance with latest regulations and guidelines is being simplified, with a new CPD on specific aspects of accessible building design.

    Under the revised BS8300:2009, most buildings to which the public have access, from civic buildings t ...

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  • Portakabin Hire, the UK’s leading interim modular building specialist, has launched a new CPD programme ‘Decanting without Compromise’, to help architects, contractors, facilities managers, and other construction professionals procure and specify accommodation for ...

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  • Specifiers can learn how to maximise value with single ply membrane through participation in a CPD from Protan.

    The RIBA certified CPD “Protecting Value with Quality Single Ply Membrane” gives supported technical detail to enable designers to optimise value throughout the design & ...

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Latest Jobs

Northern Home Counties

This major global building products manufacturer are currently seeking an experienced Sales person to develop a new product range within their portfolio of above ground drainage and Rainwater systems. You will look after an already well established region and will focus on distributors/ merchants, Local Authorities & Contractors. You may have a background working for a distributor and are looking for that chance to join a major manufacturer.

Scotland & Ireland

Our client are a household name in the manufacture & distribution of Sanitary ware products. Having been established for many years now, they continue to grow and are firmly established as a major name in the market place. You will need to know how the Builders Merchants and Distributors operate within the ‘light side’ sector of the industry. Tremendous opportunity to join a major manufacturer.

M62 Corridor

This well know manufacturer have two divisions within the group. One engineering and the other building products. They are regarded as one of true success stories within the Roofing and Ventilation sector of the industry. You will take over a highly developed region in the north of England calling on Builders Merchants/ Distributors, House builders and specifiers. It is likely that you will already have experience in calling on this market place...

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New technical guide for FIREPRO range

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31st Oct, 2014

When specialist timber was required to complete the RIBA Award-winning Rossall Point Observation Tower in Fleetwood, cladding from merchant Howarth Timber and Building Supplies was...
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Sustainability News

Actis launches CPD module on addressing the performance gap

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