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Crown Trade Timonox at Shrewsbury College

The specification of Crown Trade’s Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings system in vibrant shades is helping to deliver a safer environment, without any compromise on aesthetics, at Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology. The Crown Paints Colour Service team has worked with the College’s students and staff to create a bright and inspiring centre, creating a welcoming and appealing environment to staff, students and visitors alike at the Shropshire education facility.

As well as Crown Trade’s Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings system, Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt has also been used throughout the College – with eight different colour schemes introduced using both systems. Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings buy valuable additional time to evacuate buildings and reduce potential damage if fire breaks out.

Under current fire regulations, which were brought in across the UK in 2006, owners of all buildings other than single occupancy private dwellings have a duty of care to achieve and maintain conditions in buildings that reduce the risk of injury, risk to life and damage to property. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (England and Wales) – often called the RRFSO – and the Fire (Scotland) Act require the identification of a responsible person – such as an owner, property manager or an employee – who has a duty to ensure that a fire risk assessment of the building as a whole is undertaken. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade Senior Brand Manager, said: “Crown Trade Timonox is designed to improve fire performance rating. It is capable of improving a rating from Class 4 to Class 0. The system works by limiting the oxygen around the flames through the release of non- combustible gases, and by using a formulation which provides a barrier to the flammable paint layers beneath.” Tel: 0845 389 9583


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Dorgard wins place at Oxford University

Keble College Oxford, founded in 1870 and now one of the largest colleges of the University of Oxford, has installed Dorgard wireless fire door retainers in locations around the college buildings “…providing a neat and effective solution to the problem of legally and safely holding open fire doors, they enhance access whilst protecting students and staff should the fire alarm sound”.

Dorgard features include: Wireless unit with fail-to-safe technology, Improves access in line with the Equality Act 2010, Complies with BS EN 1155, BS 7273-4 category C, and CE marked. For product information Fireco Ltd. Tel: 0845 241 7474


New concealed closer offers real alternative to overhead products

The new 3000 series of fully-controlled concealed door closers is already being hailed as one of the most innovative products of the year. These ground- breaking products have been developed by Astra to offer all the adjustability and control of an overhead closer, with the aesthetic appeal of a concealed device. The closers, which are priced to competitively match overhead version, offer specifiers total freedom to design entrances with clean, minimal lines, even ½ hour and 1 hour fire doors. The 3000 series of concealed door closers from Astra is manufactured in the UK, in four different power sizes with adjustable closing speed and latching action for different size and weights of doors. A unique hydraulic piston assembly, designed by Astra, offers an adjustable, controlled rate of door closure together with an adjustable ‘snap action’ for overcoming the latch.

The closers’ quality design and build makes it perfect for high traffic applications, both commercial and residential. Unlike other concealed closers on the market, the Astra 3000 series is fully controlled and adjustable, making it a really viable alternative to overhead products at a sensible price. This

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adjustability helps specifiers to achieve doors which comply with the Equality Act 2010, Building Regs and PAS 24 for entrance doors and the RRO for fire doors. The Series 300 range has been in development at Astra since 2003. Size 3 is approved to EN1154 (when the power latching action is set to maximum.) and CE marked with the rest of the range following close behind. Fire tests in accordance with BSEN 1634-1:2000 and BSEN 1634-1:1999 have also been carried out making the closers suitable for fire doors. Astra also carries out continuous in- house testing up to half a million cycles. Astra believes that the 3000 Series is the easiest concealed closer to fit on the market in six easy steps.


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