Monthly Archives: March 2014

Temporary dwellings in disaster zones built from cardboard tubes

A Japanese architect has won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize for designing a range of buildings for refugees of natural disasters.  Shigeru Ban uses long cardboard tubes to construct “low-cost but dignified housing” which he first proposed in 1994 in … Continue reading

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Fitting a door closer to an outward opening upvc door

Must be fitted in the Fig 61 position – with the door closer body on the frame and the arm on the door – so check that there’s room for it there.  An additional mounting plate is definitely recommended for … Continue reading

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The Steelworx range of stainless steel door handles

The range includes six selected contemporary designs including Return to Door, Mitred and Straight lever handles that are used throughout commercial buildings, schools and hospitals as well as the innovative styles such as the Curved and Propeller levers. Manufactured by … Continue reading

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EXIDOR 4900 door closers, a Great British product

Made by Exidor in the UK, the EXIDOR 4900 are in stock at Doorstuff. The Exidor overhead door closer range (4900, 4930, 4910, 4940, 4700, 4730, 4800, 4830 and 4820) are direct replacements for the old Jebron door closers and … Continue reading

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Parts of a door for forensic scientists & barristers

Day 8 of the trial of Oscar Pistorius, charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, included the testimony and cross examination of Forensic investigator Colonel Johannes Vermeulen (pictured above).  Vermeulen’s investigation centres around the condition of the bathroom … Continue reading

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Latch a surface mounted panic latch to a double rebated door – use a box keep

This handy little keep is mounted to the edge of the first opening leaf of a fire escape door or crash door and provides a keeper for the surface (rim) mounted panic latch bolt in the case of a double rebated door.  … Continue reading

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Is there a way of determining the position the hinges need to go on a door?

Hinge positioning is determined by the size, weight and construction of the door and its intended use.  The top and bottom hinges are easy – around 250mm from the top and bottom of the door.  The most common position for … Continue reading

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A fire rated double pocket door set

  At last a FIRE RATED pocket door kit which can be used with two standard FD30 doors to create a fire rated double door set.  The intumescent seals are supplied within attractive architrave-free corner profiles to give a crisp … Continue reading

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