Frameless glass fire door
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain’s frameless glass fire door is said to combine high transparency with an advanced fire-screen system. It was developed to complement the company’s interior fire-screen system, SGG Swissflam Structure. The door can be up to 2.2m high and 8mm thick. It has bolt-through handles and is suitable for commercial applications.
Sliding partition walls
Hillaldam Coburn has added two sliding partition walls to its Glassmaster Omega range. Omega Type GG, designed for internal applications, is ideal for spaces that need dividing into visible rooms, such as shop fronts and conference rooms. The glass is hung at the top of the door, so individual panels can be moved without floor tracks. Omega Type RG, a framed glass wall, can be used internally and externally, and includes movable glazed panels with operable seals.
Underfloor door operator
Geze has launched an automatic underfloor door operator, TSA 160 UFO. It is said to be particularly suitable for glazed facade buildings because it is fitted in the floor to help maintain a transparent design. It can operate door leaves of up to 120kg.
Fire door safety mechanism
Royde & Tucker has launched a fire door safety mechanism for the residential sector called SmoClo, which is integrated into the head of the door frame. It is easy to install and enables fire doors to swing free, only closing in the event of a blaze. It is suitable for standard door widths and heights and leaf weights of up to 50kg.
Royde & Tucker
Glazed window system
Beaufort Secure Design has released a glazed aluminium window system called the Advanced Polyamide System, which is said to have excellent thermal and weather performance. It features a built-in trickle ventilator and a double bead frame without dummy vents. A thermal barrier helps meet energy efficiency requirements.
Beaufort Secure Design
Pull handle and locking system
Häfele has introduced a stainless steel pull handle and locking system called K-Lock that is suitable for public and commercial applications, both internally and externally. K-Lock is available in satin and bright stainless steel finishes and in a variety of diameters and lengths to suit pivoting or sliding doors.
Contemporary door handles
Fingertip Design has launched four door handles called CDS Concept, inspired by automobile design. They are available in polished chrome, brushed nickel and titanium finish.
Stainless steel sliding door
DR Services has developed a brushed stainless steel effect for its T120 Trojan range of sliding doors. It says the range makes little noise in operation. The fittings and top track are made from stainless steel with anodised aluminium.
Movers and makersThe newly formed Performance Window Group (PWG) has joined bespoke timber windows manufacturer Mumford & Wood to complete a management buyout. The firm says PWG will enable it to develop further opportunities in the British timber fenestration market, following an increased demand for environment-friendly timber products. JELD-WEN has released a technical guide to its timber windows. The booklet covers the specification of timber windows to meet the latest Building Regulations and the Secured by Design standards, as well as energy efficiency and sustainability requirements. The guide also contains practical information on installation methods, building to EcoHomes standards and details about popular window styles such as sliding sash and bay windows. Window hardware manufacturer Securistyle has launched a technical CD-Rom to help specifiers select secure hinges, handles and locking mechanisms for residential applications. It also provides information about Decent Homes and Disability Discrimination Act requirements. The company says the CD-Rom features product information and fitting instructions. Crittall Windows has published a guide called Revised Part L Explained to give specifiers information about the energy performance of steel windows and details of its range of products, including maximum average U-values and maximum centre pane U-values. Screen Solutions has opened a showroom in Great Sutton Street, London, to display its screen products for reception areas, offices and workstation applications. The company says the screens in the showroom have been used to demonstrate the range of colours, images, patterns and backlighting that it can supply.