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How many hinges are needed on a door: some have three, some have two, why?

Usually at least 3 hinges need to be fitted on a door.  Light weight internal domestic doors may be fitted with only 2 hinges.  Doors with a security function need to have at least 3 hinges, as this makes them … Continue reading

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Winner announced of our April 1st “Most Creative Interpretation of Fire Regulations” Award

Note the canny use of the fire bucket.  And the DDA compliancy of the pull handle (i.e. none).  Thank you to the fire officer who noticed this door at their kid’s school parents evening for sending us this photo. Do … Continue reading

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What are pullman catches?

Q (from Rachel) We are looking for a Panic bar to suit a uPVC french door.  We don’t need a handle on the outside.  The Exidor 502A-B looks like it will do the job.  What do the optional extras mean … Continue reading

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Q: Please can you confirm if you have any sliding door kits that are suitable for a kitchen. In particular I am concerned that a kitchen door is normally a fire door. Do sliding doors meet the safety/building requirements for use as a kitchen door and if so which kit should I use?

A: The only fire rated sliding door gear we can offer is the iMpero pocket door fire door kit.  A “normal” (i.e. non-pocket) sliding door could not ever meet fire regulations because of the inevitable air spaces between the wall and … Continue reading

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