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The Importance of a Fire Door and the Appropriate Hardware

This picture, taken by fire marshal Scott Strassburg, shows the aftermath of a cooking fire in an apartment within a complex. The door between the apartment and the corridor was left open which allowed the fire to spread. However, the … Continue reading

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HOPPE AR226 double door selector

The HOPPE AR226 door selector enables a pair of self-closing doors with rebated meeting stiles to close in the correct sequence automatically, no matter which door is opened first, thereby maintaining the fire resistant seal.  For use with power size … Continue reading

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I’m looking for door closers for a pair of two-way swing doors. Floor springs are one option, but is there another option that would prevent free swinging but return the doors to the closed position? The doors are internal church ones, oak with glass panels, not very wide or heavy.

I think you may be right that floor spring door closers (e.g. Geze TS500 NV) would probably be the best option for your double action doors.  The only other possibility is a concealed closer (e.g. The Geze Boxer) fitted into … Continue reading

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Do you supply the BRITON 2000 range door closers?

Yes, we supply a range of Briton door closers including the Briton 2000 range.  The range includes the heavy duty guide rail Briton 2700, the UK’s most popular door closer the Briton 2003, and the great value Briton 121CE.

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Would the T2024 door closer be OK for a light (1″ thick) pine bedroom door?

General door closers usually come in fixed power size 3, which ensures they are strong enough to meet fire regulations for closing large fire doors up to about 900mm wide.  If this is the type you’ve previously fitted, then the … Continue reading

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Q: What part of a door closer is the mounting plate?

A: The mounting plate, for clarification, is a thin metal plate the same size as the body of the closer.  It is good to use one for example on a uPVC door because it has lots of pre-drilled holes to … Continue reading

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How do I choose the right hinge for my situation?

Obviously the variety of door situations, sizes, functions etc. are infinite, but these are some of the factors which need to be considered: Is it a fire, smoke or emergency escape door?  How heavy is the door and what are … Continue reading

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Q: I have several door closers in my house and I want to disable 3 of them temporarily, how can I do this myself? Is there a special key for doing the job?

A: The best way is to just remove the arm.

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I own a pub and would like 4 door closers. Would we be okay with the light commercial closers? Do they have a suggested number of openings and closings over their lifetime?

We would suggest either a Eurospec T2024 door closer or the Geze TS1500 which is tested to half a million cycles.  The Eurospec door closer will be more suitable for narrow doors (700-800mm aprox.), as you can set them to … Continue reading

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Our office is fitted with GEZE TS1500 door closers throughout…

…on one of them the bolt (the one with ratchet-type notches around the head) which goes through the arm and into the rectangular device has broken in two. Can you supply a replacement bolt please, for what is otherwise a … Continue reading

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