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Building Products October 2017

PRODUCT PROFILES | DOORS, WINDOWS AND ACCESSORIES The second coming with refined version of renovation window 56 BUILDING PRODUCTS | OCTOBER 2017 Accessing the high life Upgrading the manual access system to the iconic Sussex Heights building in the centre of Brighton, TORMAX was contracted to install two sets of automatic sliding glass doors. Powered by the TORMAX iMotion 2202 operator, the doors silently slide open in tandem, allowing residents and their guests smooth access into the lobby, whilst minimising heat loss from the building. Sussex Heights is a luxury apartment block designed by Richard Seifert and built in in the late 1960s, with 115 sound-proofed flats on 23 floors and a large penthouse. TORMAX recommended its iMotion 2202 operators to power the doors as they are housed in a slim casing, making them particularly unobtrusive and suitable for a sophisticated, minimalist entrance. Vibration absorbent mountings of the guide rails ensures quiet operation. TORMAX automatic doors feature an electro-mechanical locking mechanism to ensure a high level of burglary protection. They are also certified for rescue and escape routes. Hattie Kershaw of property management company, Ellmans Henderson said: “The upgraded automatic entrance is smart and welcoming, defining the ambience of the accommodation right from the start.” www.tormax.co.uk App leaves users virtually up close and personal The Red Dot Design Award winning 360O City app from dormakaba has been launched to allows users to explore the company’s portfolio within a virtual world that includes an airport, industrial complex and private residences. The app can be used on a smartphone or tablet in 2D, 3D and even utilised through a VR headset. The app, which can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, provides a virtual world in which the specifier or end user can experience how dormakaba’s products can be used within a variety of situations. Users of the app in 2D or 3D will be able to take a pre-defined route through the city and see the dormakaba products in use. Alternatively, products can be explored in detail using the product browser. Jenna Higgs, marketing manager at dormakaba, said: “We have created the 360O City app, as an interactive solution that allows customers to experience our products up close and personal. This new technology is enabling more informed specifications and we encourage customers to trial it.” www.dormakaba.com/360-city Keeping chemical process plants safe The use of Crittall Fendor’s HydrocarbonFire window has been used to make chemical process plants safer while improving working conditions for employees. The window – from the company’s BlastLine range of blast-resistant doors, windows and facades – is designed to provide protection from the extreme fire conditions associated with ignited gas and petroleum-based products. The Crittall-Fendor HydrocarbonFire window has been tested under BS476 part 20 timetemperature curve for hydrocarbon, meaning the company believes it can improve employee working conditions. The results indicated that the window’s insulation was maintained for 50min. so that the average temperature of the non-exposed side of the window remained less than 140OC above the ambient temperature. The HydrocarbonFire window is manufactured using fire rated steel glazed with Fendor FireLine Extreme Glass. It is available in a full RAL/BS powder colour range or with a bespoke finish, meets Building Regulations approved document L and can resist blast overpressure. www.crittall-fendor.co.uk Windows, doors and façades developer Schueco Jansen has released the Janisol Arte 2.0, a refined version of the original Janisol Arte renovation window that now comes with an enhanced specification and improved performance characteristics. Janisol Arte 2.0 offers a new and enlarged range of profiles with sight-lines from 25mm, including a new profile shape with an integrated weatherstrip groove which offers a push-in rebate gasket to simplify and speed-up fabrication times. There are also more glazing bead shapes – right-angled, bevelled, scotia and flat. With the release of the Janisol Arte 2.0, the range of projects which the window is suitable has expanded because it is now possible to add laserwelded profiles to standard Arte. The new Janisol Arte 2.0 window is available in all the conventional opening types commonly encountered in both pre- and postwar industrial buildings, whilst maximum vent weights has increased to 150kg as a result of the adoption of new 3D adjustable stainless steel hinges. As well as standard, premiumquality steel profiles, customers can specify Janisol Arte 2.0 profiles in high-grade austenitic 1.4401 stainless steel or Corten steel. www.schueco.co.uk


Building Products October 2017
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