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Building Products January 2018

PRODUCT PROFILES | DOORS, WINDOWS AND ACCESSORIES Though the looking glass for door hardware Delivering a harmonious access to Birmingham Conservatoire 34 BUILDING PRODUCTS | JANUARY 2018 Manufacturer, distributor and recycler of PVC-U window, door, conservatory and roofline products, Eurocell, has extended its range of bi-fold doors with the launch of StudioGlide, an aluminium bi-fold system that is said to promise minimal sightlines, maximum performance and unlimited flexibility. Developed for both residential and commercial projects, StudioGlide will reportedly fit any aperture, because it is scaleable to frame heights of up to 2.5m and widths of up to 6.5m. Individual sashes of 1.2m wide can be assembled in multiple configurations of up to seven sashes with the choice of inward or outward opening doors. StudioGlide can achieve Uvalues as low as 1.6W/m²k for double glazing and 1.3 W/m²k for triple glazing. StudioGlide comes with full PAS 24 accreditation and is glazed from the inside for increased security, using bespoke gaskets to get the best possible seal against the weather. Frames are available in a range of classic colours, complemented by shootbolts and door handles in a wide choice of colours and finishes, including colour matched magnetic door holders. www.eurocell.co.uk Ready to Glide With all-glass entrances, partitions and doors a trending design in architecture, the new Door Hardware and Office Partition Systems brochure from CRL is said to be bursting with hundreds of products that make creating the look a simple process. CRL say the highlight of the range is the CRL Langle office partition system, available in single and double glazed options to offer a ‘creative and effective solution’ for modern interior designs. The dry glazed system is said to be easy to install and provides a maximum transparency, thanks to its thin profiles for ceilings, floors, walls and door frames. The system is said to effectively close the gaping joint between the glass door, side panel and top light and is said to be acoustically viable too, with sound insulation tested to the ISO10140 European standard. For compact situations, such as bathrooms, sliding glass door system CRL Compact-X is said to offer ‘the ideal solution’. Suitable for glass panels of 8mm, 8.76mm, 10mm, and 10.76mm in thickness, the system is available for ceiling, glass, and wall mounted applications. CRL offers hardware in a range of finishes, including matte black, from profiles to door jambs and gaskets. www.crlaurence.co.uk Raising the bar As a part of its drive to continuously improve its systems, Eurocell has introduced a new PVC-U low threshold for its Eurologik 70mm chamfered and ovolo doors. This threshold is said to be superior to aluminium equivalents because it reduces cold bridging and is more thermally efficient. Using the PVCU low threshold is said to improve the U-value by roughly 0.1 W/m²k, depending on the style and specification of the door. Eurocell has designed the threshold so that it can be removed and replaced without removing the whole door if damaged. Fully tested to BS 6375 and PAS 24 both on residential and French doors, the threshold complies with Part M of the Building Regulations (access to and use of Buildings), which govern disabled access, when installed complete with a choice of specific ramps from the company. www.eurocell.co.uk Delivering contemporary access solutions to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire development, Tormax was contracted to install automatic revolving doors to the two main entrances as well as an automatic swing pass door and set of sliding doors, part of the £57 million teaching and performance facility that is said to attract internationally renowned performers and teachers, as well as the highest calibre students. Working with main contractor Galliford Try, Tormax positioned a set of automatic sliding doors between the three-wing revolving door and main foyer. To one side of the revolving door is located an automatic swing door, said to offer an alternative for less able users and to make deliveries easier. To the south of the building, another three-wing revolving door is also located. The Tormax 5251 is said to be designed for reliability, with sensors automatically adapting performance to take account of external factors, such as a build of dirt or strong winds. The 1301 swing door drive is from the iMotion range of Tormax operators, the motors of which Tormax says feature none of the working parts that usually wear out, such as gears and brushes. www.tormax.co.uk


Building Products January 2018
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