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    Category Doors & Windows

    The Right Sliding Door Hardware Can Improve Performance and Aesthetics

    The lift & slide door is one of the most popular innovations in home improvements over the past few years.  For architects, it’s the ideal combination of aesthetics and function – yet achieving the smooth movement, slimline appearance and reliable performance requires a precisely engineered system, according to experienced Italian hardware manufacturer AGB.

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    Glacier creates a visual sensation

    Glacier is just one of three new door finishes set to change the landscape for interior design. Introduced by leading internal door manufacturer Vicaima, Visual Sensations provides a new collection and welcome addition to the popular Dekordor SD foils range.

    Designed to capture the essence of dramatic landscapes, bringing exterior colour and pattern to an interior environment, these wood look doors bring genuine innovation.  

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    Broken-plan living on the rise as homeowners demand more privacy from their spaces

    P C Henderson offers solutions to help meet the desire for adaptable living

    The average price of a home in England now stands as £299,000 which is a 6.4 percent rise in the 12 months to September 2015. Furthermore, new strict finance rules under the Mortgage Market Review has resulted in the number of people planning to buy a home within the next year falling to their lowest level on record.

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    Windows, doors and curtain walling manufactured and installed by CMS Window Systems have played a key role in creating the ideal internal environment within a stylish facility created to support the families of children undergoing treatment at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

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    Metal windows allow light to flood new Chelsea basement

    A design brief that required the maximum amount of daylight to enter a four-bedroom flat within the ground floor and newly-created basement of a terraced property in Chelsea, resulted in Henri Bredenkamp, director at Studio 30 Architects, selecting bespoke steel windows and doors from Steel Window Association member Monk Metal Windows.

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    Sheerframe 8000 Top Reversible windows from Synseal fully reverse for ease of cleaning in total safety from inside the building.

    This specialist Top Reversible window design features a purpose-designed Sheerturn hinge and is ideal for domestic applications including escape windows as well as medium and high rise dwellings and office or hotel accommodation.

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    Reynaers CS 86-HI windows and doors system gets an upgrade

    Reynaers multi-chamber, high insulation aluminium doors and aluminium window system CS 86-HI is now able to accommodate larger glass panes, including triple glazing and pivoting window options.

    A special modification to CS 86 now allows the installation of glazing panels from the outside, avoiding the need to transport glass through buildings.

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    Lumi the groundbreaking new, structurally bonded window and door glazing system from Apeer, is set to take the market by storm.

    Following its dazzling debut at Grand Designs Live in London, the company has been overwhelmed with leads and enquiries for the radically styled range of frameless windows, doors, entrance glazing, French doors and a bi-fold door system.

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    New Glass Fittings Brochure

    Barrier Components presents its new brochure showcasing their unique range of hardware for glass.  The literature showcases their Patch Fittings, Patch Locks, Latches, Bolts and Keeps, Door Rails, Wall Profiles, Cabinet Glass Hinges, Lever Hinges, GX Hinges, PVT Pivot Door Systems, Overhead Door Closers, Floor Springs, Transom Closers and Self Closing Hinges. 

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    Major Investment for Vicaima in UK

    Following a sustained period of growth in the UK market for performance timber doors and doorsets, the Vicaima Group have announced a multi-million pound investment and expansion of their British operation.   South West based Vicaima Limited, will see their current leased site purchased outright and with plans to refurbish and develop the facility to enable further growth.

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    Oxfordshire village hall offers ideal demonstration of Trio’s A-rated capabilities

    Following on from its presence at the FiT Show and its highly popular “Have One on Us” promotion there, tremco illbruck has delivered on-site training in the use of its A-Rated window sealants for two dozen installers around the country; including an Oxfordshire-based company which invited the manufacturer to demonstrate the capabilities of TP651 Trio tape where new frames were being fitted at a village hall.

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    Urban Front celebrate 10 years in business this year

    It’s been an exciting time here at Urban Front as we gear up to celebrate our 10th Anniversary this year. Not only have we had a fantastic year, we’ve also got an even more amazing year planned with lots of great products and a party to boot!

    So where did it all begin and what have we actually achieved in those 10 years? 

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    One South Yorkshire family is reaping the benefits of a lighter and airier living space, thanks to new aluminium bi-folding doors from HWL Windows Group.

    Tom Hebdige lives in a newly extended five-bedroom detached property in Wath-upon-Dearne near Rotherham with his wife and young family and wanted to maximise the light in his larger living area.

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    Lincolnshire couple choose Residence 9 for sympathetic restoration

    When Paul and Kay from Lincolnshire were looking for windows that had an authentic timber appearance, without the maintenance issues they thought they had set themselves an impossible task. That was until they came across a home near to them where HWL Windows Group had manufactured exclusive Residence 9 PVC-u windows that looked just as good as timber.

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    Invisible Innovation from Aspex

    Aspex, one of the UK’s leading door and ironmongery companies, has launched the Novista Riser door range, which are designed to ‘disappear’ within the wall construction. The Novista Riser doorset includes a steel doorframe, which is supplied pre-cut and mitred for easy assembly on site and which, when fitted, is totally concealed within either a stud or block wall rendering the door virtually invisible, when closed, as there are no obtrusive architraves.

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