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VEKA’S NEW CPD SEMINAR GAINS CERTIFICATION


The new CPD seminar from VEKA has received recognition from the CPD Construction Service; the third seminar from industry-leading VEKA to gain the seal of approval.


The new seminar, ‘Specification & Design for cost effective, sustainable and energy efficient fenestration solutions’, is part of a range of CPD Presentations offered by the VEKA Commercial Team to provide support and additional services to architects and specifiers across the UK when specifying windows, doors and curtain walling systems in building projects.


VEKA’s Southern Commercial Sales Manager, Jason Wootton commented on the latest seminar: “This CPD Presentation looks at how the design and specification of modern windows, doors and curtain walling systems can meet, and indeed exceed,


legislative requirements, offer sustainability benefits and deliver significant project and whole life cost savings. When architects and specifiers attend these seminars they can gain points towards their own CPD status, or alternatively the VEKA Commercial Team can come and host the seminar at your premises.”


Rosemary Copenhagen, Director of the CPD Service said: “CPD (Continued Professional Development) seminars are designed to help people stay abreast of any changes within their industry, broaden their understanding of a particular subject and therefore work most effectively within their field. I am very pleased to confirm that the learning benefit and structure of the VEKA seminar conforms to CPD guidelines.”


The seminar will be used during a series of six CPD Road Seminars that VEKA is


holding in major cities across the country, starting in Manchester on 14 March and London on March 29.


For more information you can call the VEKA Commercial Team on 01282 725322 or ommercialenquiries@veka.com.


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DUOGUARD PROTECTS SUPPORTED ESTATE FROM FLOODS


Elderly residents at a housing scheme in Morpeth will be protected from any future floods by DuoGuard, the specialist flood protection door developed by Bowater Doors.


Challoners Gardens, a development of 45 bungalows owned and operated by Isos Housing, was so badly affected by floods when the nearby River Wansbeck burst its banks in 2008 that residents had to be evacuated. To prevent this happening again, Isos and its consultants, Faithful & Gould, specified that DuoGuard doors should be fitted front and back on all the dwellings.


“We needed a door that not only reduce the possibility of flood water causing the costly damage we suffered in 2008; but one that our residents could operate and which also looked good,” says Andy Kennedy, support services Manager at Isos Housing.


DuoGuard’s unique double rebate and 12


locking points combine to provide unrivalled enhanced protection against flooding – being up to 200 times more flood resistant than a standard single rebate composite door –


and break in compared to a standard single rebate door. Manufactured using CFC-free polyurethane foam for the inner core, the door’s construction is timber throughout and, thanks to its double rebate and 68mm thickness, improves both heat and sound insulation.


The door also provides class-leading security.


As well as the 12 locking points securing it to the frame, it also has high security hinges and a six pin anti-drill/ anti-bump euro cylinder. It is fitted with an extended lever (DDA) handle, so is ideal for supported housing with either disabled or elderly residents.


In this case, there were concerns about whether the Challoners Gardens residents would be able to operate the lever that engages the locking points, so an open day was held at a vacant dwelling fitted with the doors so residents could try them out and they could be adjusted accordingly.


DuoGuard Doors, like all Bowater Doors, are designed on a ‘Doors for Life’ ethos so they can be adjusted according to a resident’s changing needs.


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