Door Industry Journal - Winter 2017

Also online at: 118 THE door industry journal winter 2017 Recent tragic events have, understandably, brought the fire safety spotlight on to the social housing sector. Social landlords are having to reassess their approach to fire safety and re-evaluate the fire safety measures in properties they own and manage. The result appears to be a greater emphasis on the performance, quality and reliability of products used and less emphasis on cost. For reputable manufacturers of quality doors and hardware, this can only be good news, as it should place their products in a more favourable position when it comes to the social housing sector. Providing safe, secure and comfortable accommodation in the social housing sector imposes enormous responsibilities on social landlords and those delegated to design, build and maintain the housing stock. So, how can a door closer be expected to contribute towards all of these requirements; fire performance, accessibility, safety, reliability, damage limitation, comfort, aesthetics and so on? Door closers create safer homes locks and building hardware feature

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