Definitions of some terms commonly used in connection with hollow metal doors.
The term "hollow metal" refers to many of those components of building construction that are made of cold formed sheet metal. It applies to a wide range of products, including not only doors and frames, but partitions, curtain wall framing, radiators and convector enclosures, and numerous other similar items. There are relatively few buildings, in fact, in which hollow metal work is not used. By far the most widely used of these products are doors and frames. Since the introduction of hollow metal doors and frames their use has steadily expanded, keeping pace with the growth of the building industry.
When you require a new door and frame materials often comes down to this: steel or something else?
Hollow steel doors and frame products have earned an impeccable reputation with architects, design professionals, engineers and construction trade professionals.
Rivetless System for added strength
Traditionally it is the rivets that are the weakest part of any security grille. The CX Range of retractable grilles incorporate the revolutionary 'Crosslinx' interlocking rivetless system that provides a much stronger and attractive alternative to rivets. The 'Crosslinx' system is concealed within the vertical picket bars and spreads the force of any attack over a much larger surface area.
Are retractable grilles the same as retractable gates?
Yes, both terms refer to the same product which can also be referred to as sliding grilles or gates.
The Disability Discrimination Act - BS 8300:2001 - explains how the built environment can be designed to anticipate, and overcome, restrictions that prevent disabled people making full use of premises and their surroundings.
Buying a security door just got a whole lot easier thanks to a new website launched by MDM Security. The long established Nottingham based company has rebranded in line with their new website.
Where glazed vision panels are specified MDM ensure that the positioning of the panels comply with the DDA Regulations - BS 8300: 2001 code of practice.
MDM are now able to offer, as an optional extra, the Extra Life paint coating system for doors fitted in locations where a long-term durability guarantee is paramount. This system involves a unique two pack powder coat technology. This process was developed in conjunction with AkzoNobel, the world's largest paint manufacturer. MDM will guarantee the integrity of the finish on steel doors undergoing the process for a minimum of 10 years. The process provides the reassurance that doors will not need to be repainted within a 10 year period from the date of manufacture, providing the finish has been maintained and has not been subjected to external damage.
It is very common place for housing developers to fit a standard specification UPVC or even timber (side or rear access) doors to garages when building new developments. When you consider the value of your tools, bicycles, ladders etc that are kept in the garage it must be considered if these doors are secure enough to protect a these expensive possessions?
The term fire doors is frequently used to describe both fire rated doors and fire exit doors but when purchasing a steel door it is really important to understand the difference.
You may be moving into new premises and intending to upgrade existing doors with new steel security, fire exit and fire rated doors. There are numerous considerations to be made with regard to the 'Fire Safety Regulations'