Tormax Automatic doors


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22 Tudor Street-finalCreating a sophisticated entrance solution to 22 Tudor Street, a highly innovative office development in Blackfriars, TORMAX has installed a 3-wing, full-glass revolving door with automatic swing pass door to one side, for hands-free access.  Giving smooth and unhindered entry into the beautifully furnished, manned reception area, visitors to the building cannot fail to be impressed by the eye-catching ‘living ceiling’, perfectly off-setting the contemporary TORMAX glass doors.

Opened in June 2019, Office Space in Town Blackfriars is a boutique serviced office facility located at 22 Tudor Street, London EC4. This spacious, modern business centre has a truly unique and inspired interior theme designed to boost productivity, wellness and, above all, happiness!

The office suites all include individually controlled air conditioning, exceptional soundproofing with sit-stand desks and ergonomic chairs as standard, high-speed internet access and the latest telephony.  Staff also benefit from a gym, cycle storage, showers, spotlessly clean and well-equipped dining areas – all supported by a dedicated onsite management team.

Tormax Automatic doorsWorking directly with Area Square Ltd, workplace consultancy and office fit-out experts on the £8.5m refurbishment of 22 Tudor Street, TORMAX installed the environmentally sustainable option of a manual revolving glass door, ensuring good access at all times whilst efficiently reducing heat-loss from the stunning reception and waiting area.

The automatic swing pass door is powered the technologically advanced TORMAX iMotion 1301 operator.   Featuring a powerful synchronous motor, the iMotion 1301 delivers an exceptional lifespan thanks to its unique design that negates any of the abrading parts that generally cause friction wear.

“We are delighted to have contributed to such a prestigious and creative redevelopment project,” said Simon Roberts, managing director for TORMAX.  “It is definitely the first time one of our revolving doors has been installed into a living, plant-filled ceiling!

The Liebig brand has for years been synonymous with quality, performance and ease of installation

LIEBIG anchoring technology with technical support available now in the UK

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The Liebig brand has for years been synonymous with quality, performance and ease of installation

The Liebig brand has for years been synonymous with quality, performance and ease of installation, gaining respect from specifiers and contractors. Many of the original flagship products remain at the forefront of today’s anchoring technology.




Hallmarked classics such as ‘Ultraplus’ and ‘Superplus’ have a proven history of unrivalled anchoring strength at installations that include nuclear power stations and seismic processing plants, worldwide

Hallmarked classics such as ‘Ultraplus’ and ‘Superplus’ have a proven history of unrivalled anchoring strength at installations that include nuclear power stations and seismic processing plants, worldwide

Liebig Ultraplus

Regarded as the ultimate high-performance anchor, sizes run from M12 up to M36, extending associated performance benefits beyond any other mechanical anchor, with unique features that include:

  • Mechanical spring-loaded anchor setting
  • Reverse undercut mechanism
  • Built-in isolation between fixture and anchor
  • Modularity and application-specific variants

Liebig Superplus

Ranging from M8 to M16, this anchor requires no special drill bits, no maximum hole depth and no special setting tools – reducing workmanship related issues. From drilling through to setting torque, Superplus is installed like any regular expansion anchor yet offers higher guaranteed performance – making it the choice for safety-critical applications.

Here in the UK, EJOT has specialist LIEBIG consultants ready to supply data, assist with testing, specification and full project management

Here in the UK, EJOT has specialist LIEBIG consultants ready to supply data, assist with testing, specification and full project management

Liebig Safteybolt.

From M8 to M16, this anchor is unlike other heavy duty expansion anchors. The principle of drawing an expansion sleeve over a tapered cone to create a friction grip is the same, but the Liebig Safetybolt benefits from a secondary cone at the top of the expansion sleeve. Once primary expansion has taken place at the bottom of the anchor, this also expands. The result is more uniformed expansion over a greater surface area -mimproving its hold and resistance to applied tension loads.

Liebig Anchor

More comparable to other heavy duty anchors within price-sensitive markets, this product still offers unique features such as its three-piece expansion shield which generates a more uniformed single point expansion.

This anchor like the Liebig Safetybolt, has a domed washer under the nut or bolt head. This becomes flattened when the anchor is tightened to the correct torque.


All Liebig anchors are modular in design, so special lengths are easily and cost-effectively produced within a minimal lead time. They can be modified to increase anchorage depth or to enable them to hold down much thicker fixtures. Because they are manufactured using higher grade materials, higher tensile and shear loads are easily achieved.

Kawneer Aluminium windows and doors

Kawneer’s new AA®190 Severe Duty Welded Door

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An entrance door with class-leading thermal performance that is so robust it is offered with a lifetime guarantee.

AA190 TB DoorKawneer’s AA®190 TB door features welded corner construction – the strongest aluminium door construction available, with each corner having four separate weld points, each of which has a ‘lifetime guarantee’. Rigorous testing has verified its exceptional strength and durability, making it suitable for use in severe-duty applications as defined in BS 6375-2: 2009.

With regards to weather performance, the system has Class 2 (300 Pa) air permeability, Class 3A (100 Pa) watertightness and Class C2 (800 Pa) wind resistance, results that are based on an open-in double door with butt hinges and rebated threshold.


PrintIt is an all-purpose door for use in high-traffic areas and automatic entrances, it is as suitable for internal as it is external applications, for refurbishment as well as new-build, and for all sectors, particularly education, healthcare, commercial, and leisure and retail. With security hardware it meets Secured by Design criteria.

The door is designed to accept glass units up to 43mm thick, with a maximum leaf weight of 120kg with an overhead closer and a maximum of 200kg using the floor closer, all with leaf sizes up to 1320mm wide and 3000mm high.

As well as its high strength and robust properties, the AA®190 TB door also provides improved thermal performance. A whole-door thermal transmittance of Uw = 1.7 W/m2K can be achieved with a glass centre pane of Ug = 1.0 W/m2K.

Kawneer Aluminium windows and doorsThe AA®190 TB door is offered with a finger guard pivot stile as standard, providing child-friendly reassurance, and is independently tested to PAS 24 for the enhanced security performance of single and double-leaf external doors, the enhanced security is available for both pivot and butt hung doors which can feature panic hardware.

A range of multi-point lock options provides security solutions for all applications including panic doors and electronic access control. There is also a range of thresholds including drained low thresholds compliant with the Equality Act 2010.

For ultimate design flexibility the AA®190 TB door is available as single-leaf and double-leaf in open-in, open-out and dual-action swing doors suitable for automatic powered operation. Additionally, the AA®190 TB door can be used with automatic sliding or bi-parting entrance systems.

Naturally, the door is available with its own thermally broken framing system – 451PT, which suites with other Kawneer fenestration solutions and all door options are available in an extensive range of single or dual-colour finishes.

Take a detailed look at the AA®190 TB door with our Product Animation Video.

BBC Cymru

Photo: Hannah Gasparutti Foster and Partners

Kawneer’s new AA®190 TB doors were first featured on the striking new headquarters for BBC Cymru, an award-winning building at the heart of the dynamic redevelopment of Cardiff’s Central Square.

Dales Fabrication CPD

Dales CPD Seminars

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Pree Release pic2Dales can provide CPD seminars over lunch breakfast or “close of business” slots.

For smaller practices it can be worthwhile to organise group seminars with other practices or allied professionals.

If you would like to book one or more of the seminars listed below please contact Colin Dales on:

Tel: 07970 281349 or


  1. Solar Shading: Form and Function & Fire Safety

This seminar will help you understand:

  • What Brise Soleil (solar shading) is & its functions
  • Design considerations to ensure functionality is integrated into the building design
  • Different types of shading available and typical materials used

 RIBA Core Curriculum areas:

  • Design, construction and technology

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  • General Awareness


  1. Solar Shading: Solar Heat Gain and Compliance with Building Regulations Part L: Conservation of Power & Part B: Fire Safety

This seminar looks at the way solar shading relates to the current Building Regulations. It will help you to understand the following topics:

  • Understand how solar shading relates to Building Regulations inc Part L & Part B
  • Understand solar heat gain calculations
  • Understand how solar shading affects solar heat gain to reduce energy costs
  • Understand how solar shading can be used to comply with Building Regulation

RIBA Core Curriculum areas:    

  • Design, construction and technology
  • Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
  • Sustainable architecture

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  • General Awareness


  1. Aluminium Eaves Design: Building Regulations and Other Considerations

This seminar will help you:

  • Understand how Building Regulations impact on eaves design
  • Identify the BS EN standards that relate & affect eaves & gutter design
  • Explain how aluminium offers flexibility when designing eaves solutions
  • Show aluminium’s sustainability & Closed-Loop recycling, in relation to aluminium

RIBA Core Curriculum areas:

  • Design, construction and technology

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Howarth Timber Group

A great value door for every home

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Suffolk_Lifestyle Image 1 newsletterInternal doors are an important part of your build and interior design. The choice of door can have a big impact on the style and feel of a room therefore it is important to consider your requirements carefully. Internal doors can be used to increase privacy and reduce noise between rooms, hold in heat when closed reducing the cost of heating bills or allow the flow of hot or cold air between rooms. One of the most popular doors available at Howarth Timber and Building Supplies is the Suffolk Essential Oak Unfinished door, priced at £62.50 + VAT, offering fantastic quality and value for money. The Suffolk doors are also available in various sizes, finished, panelled, glazed or as certified fire doors.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies offer over 80 types of doors available in more than 10 styles including:

  • Glazed –Available as clear, obscure or decorative to suit the needs of different areas of your home, these are a simple method of adding natural light to dark areas such as hallways.
  • Suffolk Pair Image 2Fire Doors –With at least an FD30 rating aimed at helping to protect your home in the event of a fire. All our fire doors meet the necessary building regulations. We are members of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Certifire Fire Door Scheme and all our branches have staff who will be able to provide both guidance and best practice advice. All fire doors can be chosen to match or complement standard doors, and many of our popular door ranges are available in a fire door option.
  • White Moulded –Create a stylish and “clean” look with white moulded options.
  • Pre-Finished– These are ready to be hung straight away and do not need paint or stain to be applied. Pre-finished is a good choice if you are short on time.
  • Primed –These have been primed and are ready for a finishing coat of paint to be applied before it is hung.
  • Unfinished –These may require sanding down to prepare them for paints and stains. These are a great option if you have a specific colour in mind, perhaps to match existing mouldings or furniture. Choose this one if customisation is important to you. We sell a wide range of paints, stain, and preservatives to help you finish the job.

To complement your doors, Howarth Timber and Building Supplies also offer an extensive range of ironmongery products such as door handles, locks and hinges and includes the innovative Jigtech range to help fit your door quickly.

Clement Windows

Clement steel windows light up Central London hotel

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Case Study: Melia Hotel, London

Site: Melia White House, Albany Street, London NW1 3UP

Contractor: Corley & Woolley Ltd, 23 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7UH

Specification: Clement EB24 steel window range

Colour: RAL 9010 (Pure White) semi gloss with infill panels powder coated to match frames

Furniture: 158SFKL-SC Brook handle in satin chrome finish

24mm insulated glass units, gas filled

Clement EB24 bespoke steel windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections generally in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced entirely from recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 or BS EN 13438

Project Synopsis:


Part of the Melia Hotels & Resorts Group since 1999, Melia White House is situated in a striking Grade II listed Art Deco building close to London’s Regent’s Park.

Opened in 1936 as a luxury apartment building, it took seven hundred men less than a year to build it. With great facilities open to non-residents too it became known as the White House Club in the closing years of the 1930s. During the Second World War, the distinctive shape of the building meant it was used by the Germans as a compass and was consequently never bombed. In 1959, work started on transforming the apartment block into a luxury hotel which became the centre of the Swinging Sixties scene with many prominent guests.

EXTERIOR & INTERIOR WINDOW INSTALL_MELIA WHITE HOUSE HOTEL LONDON_CLEMENT WINDOWS_SILVER CLOUD PHOTOGRAPHY BERKSHIRE_ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHERS0021Following discussions with Camden Planning, the Clement EB24 range of new steel windows with welded G+ multi pane system was installed. In total nearly 800 windows were installed in two phases requiring the Clement team to work to an exacting schedule.

Kevin McEnteggert of interiors and fit-out specialists Corley Woolley commented:

EXTERIOR & INTERIOR WINDOW INSTALL_MELIA WHITE HOUSE HOTEL LONDON_CLEMENT WINDOWS_SILVER CLOUD PHOTOGRAPHY BERKSHIRE_ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHERS0039“Clement’s slick manufacturing process and the skill set of the installers ensured the contract was completed ahead of schedule and to a very high standard of finishing, resulting in an almost snag free hand over to a very happy client.


Due to the success of phases 1&2, we are in the process of negotiating phase 3 works. Clement Windows will be working with us once again.”

Medite Smartply


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A newly built Queensferry High School in Edinburgh, replacing the one currently in use, has had its internal fit-out completed ahead of schedule after the project was speeded up using SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS.

SMARTPLY1 copyDelivering 750 students brand new classrooms, PATTRESS PLUS is a newly launched, specially designed pattressing panel from MEDITE SMARTPLY. For use in partition walls, it’s fully tested to the relevant sections of BS5234 Part 2 demonstrating high pull-out strength to ensure the safe hanging of heavy fixtures, such as chalk and pen boards.

Aiden Keyes, Procurement Manager at Keyes Brothers Construction, who completed the project, explained, “We were very familiar with the reputation of MEDITE SMARTPLY, the manufacturer of PATTRESS PLUS, so, when we heard about the product from building materials supplier Thornbridge Sawmills, who stock SMARTPLY, we decided to use it for this project.

“It’s proven to be a supreme quality product- structurally sound, safe and a huge time saver. We want to ensure we deliver the best possible work and results to all our clients and while we have always been confident in the SMARTPLY brand, PATTRESS PLUS has been a real winner. We will definitely be using it again.”

SMARTPLY2 copyWhile PATTRESS PLUS was developed to save contractors and dryliners time and reduce the noise and dust generated by cutting panels to size on site, it’s especially suitable for a school interior application as it is manufactured with zero added formaldehyde. This makes it much safer for interiors where VOCs must be kept to a minimum, such as schools, as well as hospitals and museums

Pre-rebated for a safe and speedy installation, PATTRESS PLUS comes in thicknesses of 15mm and 18mm, and in sizes ranging from 1250mm by 397 to 2397 by 597. It’s precisely cut to perfectly fit into the ‘C’ shaped studs used to hold pattresses in place in the wall and has been found to save up to five minutes per panel installed—over a largescale project, that’s hours of labour and money saved.

“There is also a big on-going initiative among industry professionals to reduce the amount of power tools used on site to help reduce noise and improve safety,” Aiden explains. “We really want to drive this initiative as a company, and PATTRESS PLUS has tangibly helped us to do this.”

One of twenty-three secondary schools run by the City of Edinburgh Council, it was decided that after serving as one of the main community schools since 1970, Queensferry High School was to be completely updated with a new brand-new building to replace the one currently in use.

With an extensive catchment area covering four primary schools, all materials used to fit out the new build had to be top quality, guaranteed to last, and had to be installed relatively quickly, ensuring term could start on time.

“To ensure we had a constant, adequate supply of PATTRESS PLUS for this project, we originally ordered six pallets of the panels, and had a rolling agreement with James Latham in Glasgow, our supplier, to deliver our weekly requirements. Our MEDITE SMARTPLY sales representative was really helpful with coming up with this arrangement,” Aiden explained.

“Thanks to PATTRESS PLUS, we got the job done early!”

Manufactured in accordance with EN300, CE marked and FSC approved, PATTRESS PLUS is a fully certified alternative to tropical plywood.

Omnie Underfloor Heating


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A South-west based specialist building services contractor has put together a full package of renewable and underfloor heating products, from the OMNIE range, to meet the energy and comfort ambitions for a striking new housing development on the Cornish coast. The nine properties at Bedruthan Steps, a few miles from Padstow, are being constructed by regional builder, Karn Havos Developments, while Sadler and Bourne from Liskard is the long-term supplier of OMNIE heating products, undertaking a full design and installation package for the heating, hot water and heat recovery ventilation systems.

Beduthen steps airsourceWhile the company has experience of installing OMNIE’s ground source heat pumps on other sites in Devon and beyond, site conditions at Bedruthan led the firm to propose the use of the compact, high performance LWD50 air source heat pumps along with 50mm Foilboard Floating panels over the concrete sub-floors, connected via the manufacturer’s Precision-Flo manifolds. The three-bedroom dwellings’ inverted layout requires just a three-port manifold upstairs where the lounge, dining area and kitchen are located to maximise the stunning views, while an eight-port version downstairs serves the three bedrooms, two en-suites, family bathroom and utility room.

A 300-litre storage vessel is kept topped up with hot water by the LWD50 air source heat pump to serve the multiple outlets, while one of OMNIE’s fully designed mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems using the widely specified ComfoQ350 HRunits extractsmoist air from the kitchen and bathrooms, supplying fresh warm air to the bedrooms and living areas.  Combined with the well insulated timber frame construction for the homes, the integrated OMNIE package and advanced electronic control systems will enable residents to maintain a comfortable living environment at a low cost, even when the worst of the Atlantic storms are blowing outside.

Managing Director, Carl Sadler commented: “We cover the whole of the South-West doing plumbing, heating and renewable installation projects for domestic and commercial customers and have been partnering with OMNIE for 10 years now – originally being a user of its underfloor heating systems, before fitting the company’s air and ground source heat pumps when they launched a couple of years later.   In the case of the Bedruthan development, we got involved as the building services supplier early on in the planning phase and designed the full package in conjunction with OMNIE’s technical consultants.  Bringing gas onto the site was never considered so the LWD50 air source heat pump was ideal and we specified Foilboard Floating for the system’s excellent energy transfer performance.

Importantly for our work, we do not need to be MCS certificated to offer clients the OMNIE heat pumps, as the company takes care of all the certification matters and carries out the final commissioning – enabling the client to apply for the RHI* payments.”

OMNIE’s LWD air source heat pumps are produced by the highly respected German manufacturer, Alpha-InnoTec with the 5 to 9 kW output models not only being MCS approved, but also offering high efficiency and very quiet operation, as well as a long low maintenance working life.

*Renewable Heat Incentive



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KeeGuard®, a free-standing roof edge protection system


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Kee Safety, a leading global supplier of safety railing systems, offers the KeeGuard®, a free-standing roof edge protection system that can keep workers on the roof safe without damaging the roof itself.

Screenshot 2019-10-11 at 09.08.05The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends the use of effective rooftop safety equipment to reduce the many risks that can arise for people working at height. Designed to keep workers safe when carrying out essential building or maintenance, KeeGuard® makes a major contribution in minimising the dangers faced when working at height.

Screenshot 2019-10-11 at 09.07.53Suitable for use on concrete, asphalt, PVC membrane and felt roof surfaces, the flexible system can be used on almost any flat roof up to 10 degrees. The guardrail system is compatible with a range of rooftop configurations and is available for many different roof types, whether it is used where a restraining wall such as a parapet is in place or where the rooftop is completely open around the perimeter. Offering the ultimate range, it can also be used for retrofitting to older buildings as well as for new constructions.

Screenshot 2019-10-11 at 09.07.35The system works on a proven counterweight system. The recycled PVC weights provide a highly visible and non-slip secure base that is free-standing and does not penetrate the roof membrane, making it the ideal solution without damaging the existing structure. It also has galvanised fittings and tubes collective protection arranged in a modular configuration, allowing for reconfiguration on-site if needed and ensures a safe work environment for anyone on the roof.

KeeGuard® is also the ultimate installer-friendly system. It involves no welding, threading or bolting on site and requires minimum components for the easiest installation. Additionally, the system has a quick installation time for the horizontal rails thanks to its unique open style fitting.

KeeGuard® rooftop is fully tested and meets or exceeds current rooftop safety requirements. It is also available in a lightweight aluminium version. To watch our KeeGuard® video, visit For more information, visit

Crittall Showroom

Crittalls Head Office Showroom Gets a Makeover

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file3-3Crittalls Head Office showroom has recently been undergoing a large transformation. In light out of our expanding product range, it was decided that we would undertake the refurbishments in house, utilising our expert R&D team, Kevin Wombell & John Doyle, for the build.



file4-1The showroom has been designed to double as a meeting room, featuring a comfortable and stylish room created from walls of our Innervision products, including our new Innervision Sliding Doors as an entry way into the meeting room. The meeting room also features a selection of our brochures, certificates and accreditations, photography & digital display of our PR cuttings.




file1-6Within the meeting room there is a one-of-a-kind Crittall glass table, designed by our Technical Director Darren Joyce, as a centre piece for the showroom. The table was hand created from Darrens drawings by Kevin & John, and finished with reeded glass for an art deco feel.

The showroom also features 4 large window samples of our other best selling products, Homelight Plus, Corporate W20, Berkeley & MW40. These windows are all fully functioning, and can offer visitors the chance to touch and use the windows, experiencing the quality of our products in situ.