Product Spotlight: Union HD Range

The Union HD72DNL is a heavy-duty euro profile deadlocking nightlatch for use in commercial or public environments. The product works in a similar manner to a rim nightlatch, however the mortice nightlatch allows for free egress, while still enabling controlled entrance to the building.

One feature of the product is the modular case which allows for substitution for other Union HD lock cases. This means that the use of the door can be changed with minimal alterations done to the door itself. The nightlatch is suitable for use on fire doors and is perfect for areas of high use such as hospitals, schools and other public buildings that need secure entrances but easy exits in the event of a fire.

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Get Your Orders In Early!

Doorstuff have stopped dispatching orders for 2018, so any orders placed won’t be sent out until the new year. However, Christmas is a busy time for us in terms of orders, and the backlog of orders can take a few days to complete. So if you want some door furniture early in the new year, get your order in now and be at the front of the queue!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Doorstuff!

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How Does Santa Deliver Presents?

We all know that Santa is supposed to deliver presents by climbing down the chimney on Christmas eve, but what if you don’t have a chimney? How does Santa deliver to apartment flats or houses without a fire place? We heard from one of Santa’s favourite elves, Sugarplum Mary, who told us that Santa has a magical master key that allows him to unlock any door.

Non-magical master keys can open a number of different doors in a building due to the cylinder pinning system in place. Master keys can only unlock the doors they are supposed to, however Santa’s key can open any door in the world.

So if you don’t have a chimney there’s no need to worry, Santa can still visit you this Christmas.

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Christmas Dispatch Dates

Happy Holidays!

Doorstuff is closing at 4pm on 21st December for Christmas, re-opening on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. The deadlines for placing orders to be dispatched before the shutdown is as follows:

For Standard carriage (to England, Wales & southern Scotland):- Noon on Wednesday 19th December 2018
For Next day by 1pm Service (to England, Wales & southern Scotland):- Noon on Thursday 20th December 2018

For deliveries to the Highlands, Islands, Offshore, overseas etc:- Noon on Monday 17th December 2018

Dispatches will resume on Wednesday 2nd January. We wish all our customers a happy & prosperous seasonal holiday!

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Product Spotlight: Chameleon Pro Adaptable Door Handle

The Chameleon Pro Handle is the perfect retrofit solution for any uPVC door. The handle has an adaptable height and screw centres allowing the handle to suit lock centres between 59-96mm. The handle can be used both internally and externally on uPVC doors and comes in a range of beautiful finishes, including polished chrome and polished gold. To find out more about the application and instillation of the Chameleon Pro Handle, call our technical team on 0207 099 2822 or email info@doorstuff.co.uk.

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How Can I Stop My Hinges From Rusting?

Ferrous metals (Iron and Steel) rust quickly when exposed to air and moisture, so one way to prevent rusting hinges is to use an alloy metal, such as stainless steel, that is designed to prevent rusting. However, if you already have hinges installed and don’t want to change them, the best way to prevent them from rusting is by keeping air and moisture away from the surface. Traditionally people have kept their hinges painted to keep them from rusting but people also use grease and oil to block out moisture and air.

However, this upkeep can be time consuming and will need re-coating after continuous or heavy use. Therefore installing stainless steel or, even better, marine-grade stainless steel is the best way to stop hinges from rusting. Doorstuff have a wide range of stainless steel hinges at reasonable prices so check out our website to see how you can eliminate rusting hinges from your life.

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Just in Time for Halloween: Ghost-Resistant Door Gear!

With only a few days left until Halloween, now’s the last chance to buy your multi-purpose ghost resistant door gear! Works on sliding and swing doors to prevent any spooky happenings affecting you this hallows-eve. See a ghost at the end of your corridor? Just shut the door and the cutting-edge technology prevents any spirits from entering your room. Each piece of door gear has been personally blessed by an ironmonger to ensure its ability to repel any king of unwanted supernatural being. So to prevent any kind of Lovecraftian horror from disturbing your sleep this October, visit our website at www.doorstuff.co.uk to browse our products!

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How to Make Sure Your Fire Door Works

Fire doors are an essential part of remaining safe at work, school, or even in your home. However, just having a fire door installed doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be able to keep you safe in the event of an emergency. Proper fire door safety etiquette is essential in making sure the fire door can do it’s job at protecting you and reducing the damage done by a fire.

Here are some things you need to look for to make sure your fire door is safe. First and foremost, the door needs to be in good condition and not be blocked or locked in a way that can’t be unlocked quickly. The door needs to sit into the frame, and have 3 fire-rated hinges. The most important aspect of a fire door, and the reason it can keep out fire and smoke, is the intumescent seal that travels around the borders of the door. Keep in mind that some seals can be built into the door, hiding it, and therefore it may not be easy to check at a glance. Even if the door is up to specification, it is vitally important that nothing holds open the door, unless it is being held open electro-mechanically with a special hold open door closer. 

Making sure that your fire door is safe and functional is vitally important and therefore if you have any questions please call our technical team on 0207 099 2822 or email info@sliding-doorstuff.co.uk.

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How Do Fire Doors Work?

A fire door is used to stop the fire progressing through the building by reducing the fires ability to pass from room to room, as well as restricting the amount of oxygen that can feed a fire. Fire doors are usually either 30 minutes or 60 minutes fire doors that can contain a fire for a certain amount of time. Some fire doors are only made for keeping out fire but not smoke, and others are made to prevent smoke and fire from spreading. Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Erika

Hi my is Erika Butland and I’m in technical sales here at Doorstuff. I recently passed the first year of my GAI Certificate of Architectural Hardware, and I’m now starting my second year of three. I love working at Doorstuff because I have an inquisitive mind and I enjoy solving issues with the customers, as well as learning and working out how certain products work in different situations. I also find it very rewarding to be able to explain products to the customer in a way they can understand, making their purchase simple and stress free.

You can usually find me on the phones helping customers with technical support, or at the desk of our showroom answering queries in-person.

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