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n this Doors & Windows supplement, FC&A highlights some of the nation’s top fenestration projects. Starting with our nation’s capital, Clement Windows Group discusses how its EB24 range sympathetically replaced the original steel windows at London’s iconic Grade II Listed Old Marylebone Town Hall. On page 06, the Haslemere-based window supplier talks through the complexities of the glass specification for this architecturally-significant building. Meanwhile, on page 15, we take a trip inside one of London’s most esteemed Japanese restaurants, Four Degree. Here, ESG’s switchable LCD privacy glass allows customers to enjoy the stunning ambience of the eatery’s Macallan Whisky Lounge without disruption from fellow diners. Moving onto the second division of our supplement’s dedication, automatic door systems supplier TORMAX has recently unveiled its Secure+Therm sliding door system. On page 14,TORMAX’s Managing Director, Simon Roberts, summarises how the company’s innovation will benefit commercial properties in search of entry solutions with added security and energy-efficient operations. I hope you enjoy this issue. For further information about any of our contributors or if you wish to comment on a particular article featured within this edition, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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New launch for Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems:

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Restoring a 1920s London landmark:

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A long-lasting, low-maintenance solution:

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Find your inspiration with CRL:

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GEZE holds doors open for Brummie students:

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Increasing performance:

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Enhance exterior and interior settings with TORMAX:

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LCD privacy solution for Japanese restaurant:

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Combined supply source:

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Fire safety – make it a priority:

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Clement Windows Group has sympathetically replaced the steel windows at London’s Grade II Listed Old Marylebone Town Hall. See page 06.

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, part of TPG (The Parkside Group), announces the launch of its Secured by Design-licensed Comar 7P.i CDE commercial door. Sympathetically switching the original steel windows of the iconic Old Marylebone Town Hall, Clement Windows Group has replaced the original fenestration with its EB24 range. High-quality REHAU TOTAL70 window profiles have been specified to provide a well-ventilated environment at a brand-new free school in Manchester. CRL’s new Door Hardware and Office Partitions brochure contains all the musthaves for creating a stylish public or private environment. More than 800 GEZE systems are improving accessibility for students at the University of Birmingham’s 21-storey Chamberlain Hall student accommodation. Replacing the energy-inefficient single-glazed windows at UCL’s Christopher Ingold Building, Smart Architectural Aluminium’s Smart Alitherm Heritage windows have vastly improved the look and efficiency of the 1960s building. The Secure+Therm automatic sliding door is ideal for commercial properties. With added security protection, external elements are kept outside thanks to its thermally separated profile.

In search of a high-quality touch for its valued customers, London-based restaurant Four Degree approached ESG for a privacy solution for its prestigious Whisky Lounge. SIMONSWERK offers an extensive range of hinges for door and window applications for the architectural, ironmongery and builders hardware industries. Window and door manufacturer West Port highlights the “shockingly poor attitude” of the fenestration industry’s approach to fire doors in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.

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Doors & Windows Images: Left: Comar 7P.i CDE has been added to Comar’s BSI Kitemark for enhanced security which incorporates testing to BS 6375 Parts 1, 2 and 3, for a high-traffic entrance door Below left: Comar specifiers and fabricators can be reassured by Comar 7P.i CDE’s secure, flexible design options

Comar 7P.i CDE commercial door Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, part of TPG (The Parkside Group), has announced the launch of Comar 7P.i CDE, a commercial swing door with electronic locking that now holds a Secured by Design licence.

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he Comar 7P.i CDE is an electronic lock option for the thermally broken commercial swing door range, which offers access control integration for both single- and double-leaf doorsets. Secured by Design Homes 2016 requires that occupants, of a residential building with 10 or more distinct dwellings, must be able to remotely control the main entrance door

from their apartment to allow access to known visitors. The Comar 7P.i CDE is ideal for multi-dwelling apartment applications, where the electronic lock sits in with most access control panels and includes panic exit hardware options. The solution can also be used in all matter of public buildings where occupant safety is required, such as health, education and other public buildings.

Comar specifiers and fabricators can be reassured by Comar 7P.i CDE’s secure, flexible design options. Achieving PAS 24:2016 in doubleleaf swing doors is particularly challenging to pass on a test, as the doors resist a 4.5kN loading as well as a manual attack test. Double-leaf doors are often called for on residential buildings as they allow facilities teams and occupants ease of access for bulky objects such as furniture, yet still provide uncompromised security and convenience for dayto-day access; where only a single leaf is commonly used, the Comar 7P.i CDE provides this solution. Comar 7P.i CDE has been added to Comar’s BSI Kitemark for enhanced security which incorporates testing to BS 6375 Parts 1, 2 and 3, for a high-traffic entrance door.This means that the Comar 7Pi CDE has been tested and certified to 50,000 open and closing cycles, which is a requirement of the Secured by Design licence. The Comar 7P.i CDE lock uses magnetic triggers, located in the keeps, tripping the sprung loaded locking points, which snap ‘locked’ almost instantly when the door is closed.This provides a ‘fail locked’ environment that immediately protects a vulnerable resident returning home, even in the event of a power failure or vandalism. Not only does the Comar 7P.i CDE integrate with access control systems, but it also has been tested with the FUHR’s Panic Exit crash bar, helping designers meet fire safety demands while providing PAS 24:2016 level of security and high traffic resilience. Comar’s lever door handles also integrate with the lock, their operation manually reloading the sprung mechanical locking points. Together with the magnet triggered instant locking, which helps prevent criminals following occupants into their building, the Comar 7P.i CDE offers unparalleled functionality. Comar 7P.i CDE has a comprehensive range of accessories, available direct from Comar, including a remote-control key fob, a wireless push pad and hardwired switches. The Comar 7P.i CDE also presents advantages in fabrication, including the need for only four machined ‘pockets’ in the lock and keep stiles, plus a one-piece lock, thereby speeding up assembly times and reducing workshop errors. A single cable provides the lock with power and signal simplifying the routing in the frames.To cater for structural tolerances on site, adjustable raised keeps are available to ensure the locks engage correctly. 8 www.comar-alu.co.uk

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Doors & Windows Images: Left: Clement EB24 steel windows with genuine T bars were specified to replace the original fenestration as sympathetically as possible Below: The specified glass included SunGuard which combines solar control with a high light transmission and low E performance

Clement replaces steel windows at Grade II Listed Old Marylebone Town Hall

Clement Windows Group has replaced the original steel fenestration at the Old Marylebone Town Hall, recently leased by the London Business School from Westminster Council on a 35-year renewable contract.

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he iconic building, which also houses Westminster Registry Office, has hosted the nuptials of Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher and Antonio Banderas. In order to increase teaching facilities by 70%, the building has undergone a major £60m refurbishment, and Wates Construction was chosen as the main contractor to undertake the challenge of joining the two iconic buildings in an eclectic mix of the traditional and contemporary. The new building, designed by architect firm Sheppard Robson, is named the Sammy Ofer Centre in honour of the late Sammy Ofer KBE, a celebrated entrepreneur and philanthropist. Clement EB24 steel windows with genuine T bars were specified to replace the original fenestration as sympathetically as possible, but with the advantage of multi-point locking.The slim 24mm frames of EB24 steel windows meant planning the right glass specification was a highly complex task and different combinations of panes were chosen for the various windows.

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The specified glass included SunGuard which combines solar control with a high light transmission and low E performance as well as acoustic laminated glass for achieving the desired sound requirements. Dave Nott, Project Director at Wates Construction London, said:“With Old Marylebone Town Hall, one of the challenges we faced was the introduction of a contemporary glazed link between the council house and the annex building while conserving the period features of such an iconic landmark. Clement’s windows provided the 1920s appearance, while bringing all the benefits of a modern window; a look which perfectly matches these historic premises.The Clement team were great to work with and any issues were resolved promptly and of course the windows look fantastic!”. Clement EB24 steel windows have been created for fenestration projects where a traditional steel window appearance is required, replicating the appearance of original or existing windows, while simultaneously

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providing all the advantages of 21st-century technology. EB24 windows are manufactured with exceptionally slim frames. The 24mm insulated glass units mean that the largest possible glazed area is provided, thereby optimising solar gain and saving energy through reduced use of artificial lighting. Clement’s most versatile and popular product, EB24 windows are appropriate for both refurbishment and new-build projects. Clement Windows Group manufactures an innovative range of steel windows, doors, screens and rooflights. The company specialises in conservation work for both private residences and commercial projects. Based just outside London in Surrey, England, Clement Windows regularly supplies to overseas clients, particularly North America. 8 www.clementwindows.co.uk * info@clementwg.co.uk ( 01428

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Doors & Windows Images: Left: Manchester-based fabrication and installation company Excell Trade Frames won the contract to manufacture, supply and fit the PVC-u windows required for the Pioneer House project Below: Windows made with REHAU’s TOTAL70 profile were perfect for the job as they would provide a flexible, long-lasting, low-maintenance solution to the variety of new and refurbishment glazing required by the brief

Excell Trade Frames installs windows at multi-million free school development REHAU’s TOTAL70 window profiles, installed by Manchester’s Excell Trade Frames, have been chosen for a brand-new free school in Manchester, which will provide education for up to 100 young people in the area with special learning needs.

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he Pioneer House High School has been built on the site of the former Piper Hill High School in Wythenshawe.The whole site has been reorganised through demolitions, refurbishment and new construction as part of a £3.6m scheme.The new single-storey school building delivers a vibrant and safe learning environment for students aged 11 to 19 and features an interesting mix of materials from contemporary aluminium to traditional timber. Manchester-based fabrication and installation company Excell Trade Frames won the contract to manufacture, supply and fit the PVC-u windows required for the Pioneer House project. Excell has an exceptional reputation in the North West for making and installing high-quality REHAU windows and doors to the highest specification at its factory in Worsley. Eddie McGrath, Commercial Manager at Excell, said:“The design for Pioneer House High School required approximately 110 PVC-u casement windows and full-height screens, to provide the building with lots of ventilation and natural light. Windows made with REHAU’s TOTAL70 profile were perfect for the job as they would provide a flexible, long-lasting, low-maintenance solution

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to the variety of new and refurbishment glazing required by the brief.” TOTAL70 is one of REHAU’s most popular systems, offering a solution for both commercial and domestic projects. Suitable for new builds or refurbishment installations, the 70mm profile is available in chamfered, and sculptured options and the windows have single-leg beads to provide easy but secure on-site glazing. Eddie continued: “To win the contract for the school and make our offer stand out, we developed the design brief further by recommending a smooth anthracite grey laminate finish for the PVC-u windows, to seamlessly match the smooth finish of the aluminium doors already specified.” To simply customise the look of the TOTAL70 profiles, laminates – such as the increasingly popular grey tones which mimic the modern finish of aluminium – are a particularly costeffective, no hassle solution.All REHAU highperformance foil finishes are durable, scratchresistant and can be easily cleaned, so they look newer for longer.The laminate is also resistant to UV light, heat and the weather so the colour won’t deteriorate or fade over time.

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With the Excell factory located just seven miles from the Pioneer House school site – and coupled with a flexible approach and quick delivery times – Excell Trade Frames was certainly a good fit for the Pioneer House project. Eddie concluded:“As we were based so close to the site, we worked closely with the contractors Eric Wright Construction on a reactive basis – as soon as they needed us in to fit the next wave of windows, we’d have them ready to go and a team on site to install them within a matter of days.This helped to keep the project ticking over, which was particularly important as the school needed to be ready by September to receive the first intake of students. “Our commitment to working to the individual needs of our clients – coupled with delivering high-quality products – is what has earned us a first-class reputation in the area and beyond.” Matt Janicki, Area Sales Manager from REHAU, added: “After 10 years making and fitting REHAU products, Excell is very familiar with the product range at their fingertips and they have clearly used that knowledge to challenge and develop the brief for the Pioneer House High School project to add value to the specification and create a seamless finish between the PVC-u windows and the aluminium doors.”

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Notes from the Comar design team... High span profiles keep same box sizes throughout the facade with greater spanning ability.

Standard profiles range allows Capped, 2 or 4sided Structural Glazing. Options up to 54mm for acoustic & triple glazing Facetted options 7.5 o convex or concave. Comar keep all profiles in stock = market leading delivery. Reassurance: CWCT Tested, Audited and Certified to 3600Pa Sequence B. Concealed vent for discrete ventilation. Highest Ix and Iy values in the industry. BIM ready Models. Models

6EFT Curtain Walling - Capped, 2sided SG and 4sided SG Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems have designed additional mullions, transoms and feature cover-caps for Comar 6EFT and launch the most comprehensive 50mm curtain wall system available today. After extensive research with their architectural and fabricator network we are pleased to offer additional high span mullions and transoms with the highest Ix and Iy values in the industry, allowing you to span further or keep the same flush box size throughout glazed areas. From one range of profiles Comar 6EFT offers capped, 2sided structural glazing with vertical

or horizontal capping and 4sided structural glazing. Comar 6EFT 4sided SG offers the slimmest structural glazing joint available today and can be either silicon or EPDM gasket sealed, with glazing options up to 54mm. For details and downloads, take a look at www.comar-alu.co.uk today. Comar are pleased to offer BIM families to our architectural and contractor colleagues, please email projects@parksidegroup. co.uk for further information or download from our website.

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Doors & Windows Here: The new Door Hardware and Office Partition Systems brochure from CRL is bursting with hundreds of products that make creating the look a simple process

New CRL door hardware brochure is packed with inspiration With all-glass entrances, partitions and doors a trending design in architecture, the new Door Hardware and Office Partition Systems brochure from CRL is bursting with hundreds of products that make creating the look a simple process.

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rom CRL Langle office partition systems and glazing channels, door controls and patch hardware, sliding and bi-folding doors, to spider fittings, structural standoffs and glass awning systems, CRL’s brand-new brochure includes all the must-haves for creating a stylish, public or private environment. A highlight of the range is the CRL Langle Office Partition Systems, available for singleand double-glazed units that offer a creative and effective solution for modern interior designs. The dry-glazed system is easy to

install and provides a maximum transparency thanks to its thin profiles for ceilings, floors, walls and door frames. The system effectively closes the gaping joint between the glass door, side panel and top light and is acoustically viable too, with sound insulation tested to the ISO 10140 European standard. With no wet sealing necessary and with fully height-adjustable door hinges that require no time-consuming drilling or milling, the office system is not only slimline but also easily assembled and installed producing maximum transparency.

With aesthetics being a key part of any interior design and particularly so with glass door systems, CRL offers hardware in many finishes including ‘Matte Black’, from profiles to door jambs and gaskets. To request your free copy of CRL’s Door Hardware and Office Partition Systems brochure, either email crl@crlaurence.co.uk or visit www.crlaurence.co.uk. 8 www.crlaurence.co.uk * crl@crlaurence.co.uk ( 01706

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Highs and lows of student life

GEZE products are giving students access to the highs and lows of student life in a development which incorporates a 21-storey tower block and three low-rise residences.

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hamberlain Hall – part of the University of Birmingham’s Vale Village scheme – saw the replacement of the 50-year-old Eden Town, known as High Hall and its associated wings, with new purpose-built accommodation. It provides a home-from-home for 725 students in either en-suite study bedrooms in clusters of five or six, which share a kitchen/ lounge – or self-contained studios. Specified by Tuscan Architectural Hardware, GEZE products were used throughout the development. Every bedroom and circulation door, more than 800 in total, is fitted with a TS 3000 EC.This surface-mounted door closer has a low opening force, requiring less energy to open it, making it a great choice for an educational building. It adheres to the strictest safety standards, and not only features an adjustable hydraulic latching action, closing force and closing speed, but also incorporates a sleek guide rail rather than an obtrusive arm to make it a safer choice for residents. Kitchen doors were fitted with the TS 4000 EFS – a pinion-toothed door closer with free swing arm function which enables people to go through the door while applying little physical force once the door has been initially opened. It has an electro hold-open function which ensures safe closing of the door in an event of a fire. TS 5000 E closers were fitted to lobby doors. They are fitted with electromechanical hold-open devices which are released in the event of a fire closing the door safely.The TS 5000 E is suitable for doors up to 1400mm in width and has

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adjustable closing force, size EN 2-6, adjustable closing speed, hydraulic latching action and hydraulic back check. 15 GEZE Slimdrive EMD-F electromechanical swing door operators were fitted to entrance doors and rooms for disabled students. They are almost silent in operation, with the capacity to move large and heavy, singleleaf doors with ease. The Slimdrive EMD-F operators are extremely durable which means that they are the ideal low-maintenance solution for areas of heavy footfall such as student accommodation. Students living in the tower benefit from lakeside views across the Vale, a Grade II historic park and garden, and those on the upper floors enjoy vistas right across the city.The three lowrise blocks have been designed to sit at an angle maximising views across the Vale. Said Andy Howland, GEZE’s Director of Sales and Marketing: “A range of GEZE products has been used throughout this development to provide the ideal solution to a selection of doors that all need to perform different uses, in different areas of the building.The end result provides the University of Birmingham’s students with quality, purpose-built accommodation, which is surrounded by nature whilst being in the heart of the city.” University of Birmingham Project Manager, Daniel Holmes, said: “It is always important in such a critical university project that we work with suppliers we can rely on. The GEZE products fit the bill, and we are pleased with how they have performed.”

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Images: Top left: TS 5000 E closers were fitted to lobby doors. They are fitted with electromechanical hold-open devices which are released in the event of a fire closing the door safely. Top: Every bedroom and circulation door, more than 800 in total, is fitted with a TS 3000 EC Above: Kitchen doors were fitted with the TS 4000 EFS – a pinion-toothed door closer with free swing arm function

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Doors & Windows Images: Left: Some 600 Smart Alitherm Heritage windows were installed, together with Smart Wall screening and commercial doors for the entrance, and Smart’s MC 600 curtain wall system for the building’s main facade Below left: The work was commissioned due to the increasingly poor performance and energy-inefficiency of the building’s original single-glazed windows

Smart work at UCL Following a six-month period of intense activity, in January 2017 the last window was installed in University College London’s (UCL) Christopher Ingold Building, representing the successful completion of a major refurbishment programme.

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he work was commissioned due to the increasingly poor performance and energy-inefficiency of the building’s original single-glazed windows which did not meet the standards of the sustainability-led university. Although the building, which houses UCL’s Chemistry Department, is not listed, it is located within the Bloomsbury conservation area, and so the UCL project team specified that the replacement windows should closely match the original design. After an exhaustive tender process, the fenestration fabrication and installation contract was awarded to Heritage Window Systems (HWS), one of Smart Architectural Aluminium’s specialist partners, who worked closely with both the university and the other members of the project team. Some 600 Smart Alitherm Heritage windows were installed, together with Smart Wall screening and commercial doors for the entrance, and Smart’s MC 600 curtain wall system for the building’s main facade. 30 oriel bay windows were replaced on both the front and rear elevations, each five storeys high, with a further 150 windows installed in the building’s courtyard. Developed to precisely match the slim profiles of traditional steel windows that

are a feature of many heritage projects and listed buildings, Alitherm Heritage nevertheless delivers the exceptional thermal performance associated with modern aluminium systems. As much of the project was carried out in term time, the installation teams worked to a meticulously planned programme to keep disruption to the department’s staff and students to an absolute minimum.Two pilot installations were completed prior to mobilisation, both to test the installation process and gain approval on the finished units from the client. Having successfully completed that stage, full installation began; the windows were replaced in sequence, with each of the building’s individual laboratories completely refurbished and thoroughly cleaned first, before other works were carried out. Chris White, HWS’ Commercial Director, explained some of the project’s complexities: “In terms of matching the original window profiles, it was critical that we maintained the original sightlines for the oriel bay windows.We, therefore, worked closely with Smart’s technical team to design a very narrow corner post detail with ‘glass-to-glass’ corner joints, as well as the projecting fins that separated some of the original windows.The result was an almost exact match to the original design.

“We were also very aware that we were working in a hazardous environment, with gas taps and chemicals throughout the laboratories. However, by working in very close partnership with the university and the main contractor, Sykes & Son, we were delighted to complete the project on schedule and to the satisfaction of the client.” Joe Nolan, UCL’s Estates Building Manager, said: “With student experience and the creation of comfortable working environments being one of our key priorities, we are pleased to have already received reports that the new windows have had a positive effect on the running of the department. Better insulation and waterproofing has led to a marked improvement in temperature regulation and draft reduction, resulting in significant decreases in energy use. “Members of the teaching staff have also felt the benefits, with one professor of chemistry noting that he has largely kept the heating off in his office since January, and no longer finds it affected by the dust and pollution of Central London.” The new windows are internally serviceable, with self-cleaning solar glass which will reduce the need for regular and reactive maintenance, ensuring high aesthetic and environmental standards, inside and out.

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A new standard for automatic access The new TORMAX Secure+Therm automatic sliding door system effectively combines certified protection from burglary to resistance Class RC 2, with the aesthetic benefits of a lightweight, thermally separated profile that still delivers exceptional energy efficiency.

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ecurity after closing time is always going to be a priority for retail outlets, restaurants and other commercial properties,” comments Simon Roberts, Managing Director for TORMAX UK. “Now it’s possible to maximise protection against attempted break-ins without compromising the look of the building’s frontage.” Incorporated within the slim door profile, the Secure+Therm system is fitted with convenient electromechanical multi-point locking. Rigorously tested to the highest standards, the added security protection contributes towards low insurance premiums by significantly reducing the risk of theft or damage to property. Despite being just 40mm thick, cold, heat, damp and noise are all kept outside thanks to the thermally separated construction of the profile and the insulating safety glass. In short, an elegant solution that enhances the external appearance of the building whilst creating a comfortable internal ambience.

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Fully tested and compliant with the most stringent regulations, the Secure+Therm automatic sliding door system is driven by proven TORMAX iMotion technology. Maintenance-free motors and above-average reliability ensures low service call-outs and a long lifespan as well as energy-efficient operation. TORMAX installed Europe’s first automatic door in 1951. Today, TORMAX is a leading manufacturer of automatic door systems worldwide with 16 group companies and 500 certified distributors. As an independent Swiss industrial company operating globally, TORMAX offers technologically-advanced, reliable and innovative automatic door systems and ensures their trouble-free operation during their whole lifetime. 8 www.tormax.co.uk

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Privacy on demand for Four Degree Whisky Lounge Situated in the vibrant South West London stands Four Degree, a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a modern European twist. Recently featured on the popular Channel 4 reality TV show, Made in Chelsea, Four Degree really is the place to be for exquisite cocktails and fine dining.

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ow home to the UK’s first Macallan Whisky Lounge, the restaurant’s interior design demanded a highquality touch for its valued customers. ESG was commissioned to supply the LCD privacy glass needed to create a floor-to-ceiling wall partition between the Whisky Lounge and the restaurant space. For a space, which demanded elegance, quality and privacy, ESG switchable glass was the optimum choice. By utilising its latest 12mm LCD privacy glass with a grey switchable tint, ESG manufactured a total of 20m2 at its UK facility before one of the company’s preferred installation partners installed the glass partition between the two spaces. The minimalist, frameless design was achieved by installing a minimal 25mm depth top and bottom track to hold the glass which allows an

unobstructed view into the lounge showcasing its fantastic whisky displays. The complete installation was powered by just one of the glass merchant’s ESG-4K controllers and a wall-mounted, wireless switch. All electrical systems were fitted with no visible wiring and bus bars providing a clean, aesthetically-pleasing finish. Each switchable panel hosts a high-clarity film situated between two low-iron glass panels. By producing near-zero haze, the glass walling will easily allow natural light to flow throughout the lounge, while also blocking 99% of UV rays. At the touch of a button, the glass can effortlessly change from uninterrupted views across the restaurant to instant privacy. In approximately 100 milliseconds the Whisky Lounge can be turned into an intimate space for whisky lovers, private parties and valued clients.

ESG supplied products: 10 12mm grey tinted ESG Switchable glass panels – nine fixed, one hinged door ESG Switchable 4K controller ESG Switchable JB junction box ESG Switchable wireless wall switch With the unique technology inside ESG’s 4K controllers, developed in-house and exclusive to ESG, the company has no doubt its switchable privacy glass will provide a stunning yet functional addition to the Four Degree restaurant, for years to come. Images: Top: ESG was commissioned to supply the LCD privacy glass needed to create a floor-to-ceiling wall partition between the Whisky Lounge and the restaurant space Above: By utilising its latest 12mm LCD privacy glass with a grey switchable tint, ESG manufactured a total of 20m2 at its UK facility

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Leading the field SIMONSWERK is Europe’s leading hinge supplier with a history spanning more than 125 years in the manufacture of high-quality brass, aluminium and stainless steel hinges for doors and windows. SIMONSWERK UK provides the architectural ironmongery and builders hardware industries with a combined supply source for over 4000 catalogue items backed by its awardwinning customer service. The online ‘ProductSelector’ function takes all the headaches out of selecting the right hinge guiding specifiers by a simple series of door and application filters to home in on the correct hinge. TECTUS hinges – concealed perfection TECTUS hinge systems offer an extensive range, multi-award-winning iconic design and precise engineered functionality.These fully concealed hinges allow for three-dimensional adjustments for perfect door alignment, contain maintenance-free bearings and present a flush fitting clean line design. Created for safety, with minimum pivot gaps to prevent finger injury, they are available in an unrivalled range of finishes and sizes carrying up to 300kg door weights. TRITECH hinges – strength and elegance The attractive solid brass TRITECH hinge with concealed bearings has quickly become the hinge of choice for architectural specifiers.They offer a future-proof ‘fit and forget’ product and 25-year performance guarantee. TRITECH is suitable for heavy flush doors, is maintenance-free, with a weight carrying capacity of 160kg – Grade 14 – and is available with CEMarked 60- or 30-minute fire-rated options and an extensive selection of 14 designer finials, 16 standard finishes and five PVD finishes. * sales@simonswerk.co.uk

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TECTUS® 〉 high load values up to 300 kg 〉 maintenance-free slide bearing technology 〉 three-dimensional adjustability 〉 opening angle 180° 〉 wide variety of finishes

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Doors & Windows

No excuses – fire safety now has to be construction’s highest priority

©Natalie Oxford

Last summer, after decades on the sidelines, fire safety was finally centre-stage – for the worst possible reasons.

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renfell was a national catastrophe – one of those traumatic moments that scar a generation and ensures that, for better or for worse, things will never be the same again. It’s a tragedy that it took a disaster on that horrifying scale to make us sit up and take notice. But we’re now faced with a once-in-a-generation chance to drastically improve fire safety standards throughout construction – and in our own sector, glass and glazing, we can start with the most basic fire safety product of them all: fire doors. It’s an undeniable fact – fenestration’s attitude towards fire doors has been shockingly poor in many cases. It’s frighteningly common for manufacturers to fire test their door components separately, rather than testing the completely assembled doorset. That can lead to products with FD30 ratings that only last a fraction of the time they’re supposed to. At West Port, the company has come across manufacturers offering FD30 fire doors that fail in under 15 minutes, which is simply unacceptable. It’s vital that this changes. Businesses need to put aside any thoughts of profit, margins and getting the edge on the competition – this is about people’s lives.

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Architects, local authorities, house-builders and others must demand better from their contractors. And product manufacturers and installers have to enshrine health and safety as their highest priority. Every door component must be tested as part of a complete doorset. And the 30 minutes in FD30 has to be seen as a bare minimum, not a target. In a fire, seconds count – and that means every manufacturer has a moral responsibility to make their fire door products as good as they can possibly be. Subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE, West Port’s own FD30 fire door managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800ºC for 42 minutes, seven seconds, or 40% longer. West Port is also now able to offer an FD60 door. The company wants to encourage other manufacturers to follow suit – to dedicate themselves to producing fire safety products that offer the most outstanding fire safety performance, and give people the best possible chance of escaping fires unharmed. That will take hard work and investment. But together, as an industry, we can help make the built environment a safer place.

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8 www.west-port.co.uk

* sales@west-port.co.uk ( 01900

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Images: Top: It’s an undeniable fact – fenestration’s attitude towards fire doors has been shockingly poor in many cases Above: Subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE, West Port’s own FD30 fire door managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800ºC for 42 minutes, seven seconds, or 40% longer


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FC&A April 2018 Supplement  

In this dedicated supplement, FC&A pays tribute to some of the industry’s most trusted Doors & Window products on the market.

FC&A April 2018 Supplement  

In this dedicated supplement, FC&A pays tribute to some of the industry’s most trusted Doors & Window products on the market.