ASSA ABLOY’s range of door closers is one of the few available on the market to satisfy the certification demands of uninsulated metal fire doors, the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has announced. At the end of 2017, a number of UKAS accredited authorities withdrew certification for almost all door closers used on uninsulated metal fire doors. While a number of these certifications have since been reinstated, they typically only cover the use of door closers on the side of the fire door that is deemed most at risk. In many instances, it can be difficult to determine which side of the fire door this is. Meeting certification requirement But with ASSA ABLOY’s DC200, DC300, DC500 and DC700 door closers, this is no longer an issue for installers or building owners. Following stringent testing, all these door closer ranges meet the certification requirements for uninsulated metal fire doors, whether fitted on the exposed (fire) or unexposed (fire safe) side of the door. The ASSA ABLOY DC200, DC300, DC500 and DC700 units are not only all accredited, but also use the same mounting position" ASSA ABLOY’s door closer range is suitable for up to four hour ratings, eliminating any concerns around whether the door closers meet fire safety regulations for uninsulated metal fire doors. Same mounting position David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, said, “Once again ASSA ABLOY is leading the way, ensuring that its range of door closers do not compromise fire safety regulations. The ASSA ABLOY DC200, DC300, DC500 and DC700 units are not only all accredited, but also use the same mounting position, so manufacturers, installers and building owners can be confident that there are no caveats or risks when it comes to using these solutions with uninsulated metal fire doors. This is a claim that not many other manufacturers can make.” “As a result, this range of ASSA ABLOY door closers can be specified with confidence, with installers and building owners safe in the knowledge that the products will perform to the standards expected, while also being appropriately certified, for uninsulated metal fire doors.” “We believe it should be clear and easy to understand whether a door closer compromises fire safety regulation or not. With ASSA ABLOY’s door closer range, there is no confusion.”
The ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has launched an innovative new door closer that offers unrivalled performance for user flexibility and fire safety for buildings in the healthcare, education and hospitality sectors. Unlike any other door closer in its class, the new DC300G-HF is a responsive solution, satisfying multiple door control issues for healthcare professionals, students, customers and staff. This includes flexible operation and use, while also maintaining full certification in all three modes and fitting configurations. The DC300G-HF is fully certified in all three modes: standard, free-swing and hold-open and all three fitting configurations– offering peace of mind and convenience for building owners, managers and installers, that they are legally covered. Meets fire safety requirements The new door closer is CE Marked to EN 1154 and EN 1155 in all three configurationsThere are hundreds of door-closing devices available but, when analysing their capabilities, it becomes apparent that not all are created equal. This not only applies to their adherence to fire safety laws, but also accessibility regulations. Simply put, in light of the Equality Act (2010) and Approved Document M, a building should be accessible to all – without restriction or the need for assistance. The DC300G-HF helps meet and surpass both fire safety and accessibility requirements. In the event of a fire, it reverts to a mechanical mode, either free-swing or hold-open mode. Uniquely, and for the very first time, the DC300G-HF has all the features and certification required to meet these demands, across all three modes and configurations. The new door closer is CE Marked (a legal requirement under the Construction Products Regulation) to EN 1154 and EN 1155 in all three configurations. Furthermore, soft-motion release (from 130-75 degrees) means the door is progressively shut, preventing damage to the door set and injury to users. BS 8300-2:2018 compliant door closer The DC300G-HF is also BS 8300-2:2018 compliant. Its safety credentials and performance (free-swing or hold-open mode with variable power EN 3-6) retains low opening forces, making it the ideal product for environments with high volumes of traffic, such as schools or hotels, and where users experience movement difficulty or strength issues, like care homes. The DC300G-HF offers a step-change in functionality, with all three modes in one product The DC300G-HF is also incredibly flexible and cost-effective. Switching between modes on other electro-mechanical door closers can be difficult and time consuming. Often, two separate products or additional parts are required. The DC300G-HF offers a step-change in functionality, with all three modes in one product. Users can switch within seconds by simply adjusting three small bolts. High-quality, tested door closer Developed, designed and tested in the UK for the UK market, the closer is also easy to retrofit and upgrade with no re-drilling required, so fire certification is not compromised. Wiring on the hinge side and a non-polarity sensitive connection also makes wiring easy. David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, said: “A unique combination of flexibility and full certification makes the DC300G-HF the best-in-class, electro-mechanical rack and pinion door closer, for changing door use in busy environments. Each unit is individually tested and inspected and bears the high quality, award-winning design and guaranteed durability you come to expect from an ASSA ABLOY door closer. “Our new DC300G-HF door closer is also part of a full suite of products, ensuring we can satisfy any requirements for high-performing and reliable door controls.”
Established by the German Design Council, the 2018 Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture honour visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable design. The respected design award recognises the importance ASSA ABLOY, the global door opening solutions and access control systems firm, places on the design of its products. ASSA ABLOY door closer portfolio An influential factor when buying a new door closer, the appearance of ASSA ABLOY’s door closer portfolio now features a distinctive and contemporary design, with unobtrusive lines, chamfered edges and lightly contrasting colours. The design is finished with the classic ASSA ABLOY horizontal groove. For installers, the redesigned products remain as versatile as ever, with well-designed installation features and fitting options. Flexible height adjustment and non-handed features enable quick and easy installation, while reducing stock requirements. The new designs have minimal impact on the overall footprint and there are no changes to the fixing positions. Cam-Motion technology The award-winning door controls provide innovative solutions for all door opening applications The award-winning door controls provide innovative solutions for all door opening applications. Featuring Cam-Motion technology to help ensure doors open smoothly and securely, the range delivers a quiet and safe door opening experience. Products from the ASSA ABLOY door closer range meet the requirements of the recently updated BS 8300 standard for low opening forces, CE Marked and comply with relevant fire regulations. Popular models used in trade and commercial environments are also Certifire approved, for further reassurance of performance. Door closer range David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY, said: “Winning this award is recognition of our industrial design vision. We wanted to create a door closer range that is not only functional, but also sleek, stylish and modern. The range will complement or enhance almost any environment, while maintaining the outstanding performance capabilities that ASSA ABLOY products are known for.”
ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, global provider of door opening solutions, has introduced its stylish and distinctive new cover design to the high-quality DC700G range. DC700G-CM door closer The DC700G-CM features Close-Motion technology to ensure doors close quietly, while the DC700G-FT includes an integrated escape door locking solution that can be easily retrofitted to fire doors, without risking certification. Both door closers are available in the new contemporary design for the DC700G range, which signifies the next step in the evolution of the company’s extensive door closer portfolio. The DC700G-CM combines security, accessibility and comfort in one door closer. Many environments require a secure closing that is often so forceful that the door can be noisy and disruptive when shutting. Typically, increased sealing and noise protection components are required to ensure the door closes quietly. Close-Motion technology Close-Motion technology ensures doors close securely while significantly reducing closing noise too Close-Motion technology ensures doors close securely while significantly reducing closing noise too. As an added benefit this also dramatically reduces the finger trap force at the leading edge. This makes the DC700G an effective solution for locations where finger trapping could be a real issue, such as nurseries, early year centers, pre-schools, hospitals and elderly care homes. Close-Motion is integrated into the housing of the DC700G-CM, without the need for any separate components, for a sleek, modern design. The backcheck and opening speed of the door closer can also be easily controlled, and retrofitting can be performed on existing doors with a DIN drilling pattern. Seamlessly integrated access control systems The DC700G-CM can be installed on single and double leaf doors and can be easily integrated to work in conjunction with existing Access Control Systems as the DC700G-CM delivers assured, silent and safe closing. Meanwhile, the DC700G-FT allows any fire or non-fire rated door to be retrofitted with an electrical locking mechanism. With no morticing or rebating required because the door closer, lock and wiring is surface mounted, sites do not need to be concerned that the installation will risk a fire door’s certification, or create a lot of mess or disruption. In addition, the locking mechanism releases under its full rated load, so is safe for use on escape ways, stair cores or final escape doors. Cam-Motion technology The door closer features Cam-Motion technology, ensuring the door is light to open while retaining its closing power The door closer features Cam-Motion technology, ensuring the door is light to open while retaining its closing power and so meeting both opening force detailed in BS 8300-2:2018, and necessary fire closing force requirements. This is in line with the Equality Act 2010 and Approved Document M and B. The DC700G-FT also comes with thermodynamic and adjustable valves to accommodate changes in temperature and ensure the closer can be installed in a variety of environments, and still meet the end user’s requirements. David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY, said: “Our DC700G-CM and DC700G-FT provide best-in-class closing technology, offering simple but tested solutions to common problems. Whether it’s delivering silent or safe closing operation, security, or simply making sure a fire door’s certification is not compromised when fitting a new door closer, both variants are designed to meet our customers’ needs.” “While offered in a stylish new design, the DC700G range still retains the same levels of quality, durability and innovation that installers and businesses have come to expect from our door control offering.”
ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, the global provider of door opening solutions, is encouraging stockists, specifiers, installers and end-users to take advantage of its Cam-Motion door closers. Launched over 15 years ago as the first and still the only totally universal and unhanded Cam door closer solution, ASSA ABLOY’s Cam-Motion door closers offer pure simplicity for installers and end users alike. Its innovative Cam profile provides a unique unhanded and universal installation, and allows pull and push mounting from the same unit. This profile also produces efficiencies and user-friendly opening forces to create an advanced door closer solution. Universal Cam system The Universal Cam system was invented by ASSA ABLOY, and highlights the company’s reputation as a provider of adaptable door control solutionsFurthermore, ASSA ABLOY’s Cam-Motion door closers can be specified for, or installed in any of four fixing applications – on door or head mount for both push and pull applications. This Universal Cam system was invented by ASSA ABLOY, and further highlights the company’s reputation as a provider of innovative, comprehensive, and adaptable door control solutions that are easy to install. Thanks to the removable and height-adjustable spindle, offered as standard on all ASSA ABLOY door closers, initial installation is quicker and less expensive, making it easier to achieve optimum results. This is because the innovative spindle design offers more room to manoeuvre and can be easily re-positioned to provide the correct spring pre-load. The design also reduces the need for secondary installation work, such as cutting out architraves to allow guide rail installation. Such versatility can be further amplified with a range of supporting accessories such as mounting plates, hold-open devices and dampers to create bespoke door control solutions. Innovative door control solutions Another factor which sets ASSA ABLOY door control devices apart, is the ease in which they can be adapted to suit changes in building function and design. It is very easy to upgrade power sizes, functionality and technologies across the whole range. This is because all core models in the Rack and Pinion and Cam-Motion portfolio, including the DC200, DC300, DC500 and DC700, share identical mounting positions, fixing centres and positioning from the hinge. Cam-Motion devices balance excellent performance and quality with outstanding ease-of-use"All Cam-Motion models include adjustable backcheck as standard, helping doors avoid damage from colliding with walls or fixed items when opened fully. They also require only three valves to achieve perfect performance, with a two-stage latching action as standard via the singular latch valve. Simple installation process David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY, explains: “As the inventors of the first Universal Cam door closer solution, we’re proud of our extensive product portfolio. Our Cam-Motion range stands out against competitor models as it has always been both unhanded and universal, offering four different fitting applications in a single unit.” “Additionally, Cam-Motion devices balance excellent performance and quality with outstanding ease-of-use. Because installation is simpler and easier, users can quickly enjoy the benefits of an attractive, discrete product that is fully compliant with fire regulations and durable to over half a million cycles.”
Over three million fire doors are installed every year in the UK, yet incorrect specification, poor installation and a lack of maintenance is still a common occurrence. In light of this, and to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week, ASSA ABLOY UK is holding a dedicated event at West Midlands Fire Service’s headquarters in Birmingham to help raise the bar on standards of quality for fire door safety. The event will take place on Thursday 27th September and is aimed towards building owners, facility managers and persons responsible for fire door safety. Key topics on the day will cover the importance and future of fire door certification, common issues of fire door installation, inspection and maintenance, and the importance of compartmentalisation within high rise residential buildings. Door closers are important part of fire safety On the day, attendees can expect a discussion panel, speaker presentations and a series of case studies from representatives from British Woodworking Federation (BWF), BRE Global, Exova Warringtonfire, West Midlands Fire Service, the NHS, and ASSA ABLOY UK. Door closers and other door hardware that impacts on the performance of a fire door or doorset are a critical part of fire safety" David Hindle, Head of Door Controls for ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “The draft report produced by BRE Global on behalf of the Metropolitan Police, highlighted that only 17% of door closers at Grenfell were present and working. “Door closers and other door hardware that impacts on the performance of a fire door or doorset are a critical part of fire safety and should be subject to performance standards and regular maintenance and testing. Educating professionals about fire door safety “After the success of our Fire Door Safety Week 2017 event, we wanted to continue to help educate professionals on raising the standards of fire door safety. We urge building owners, facility managers and persons responsible for fire door safety to attend this year’s event to learn more as we all have to start treating and recognising ‘passive fire protection’ as critical, at all times.” ASSA ABLOY UK is leading the way when it comes to campaigning for increased fire safety awareness. An insightful and educational whitepaper was recently issued in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. The whitepaper will also be showcased and discussed in-depth at the event during Fire Door Safety Week.
ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has updated its door closers to give the range a new appearance. The new design marks a step forward in the evolution of ASSA ABLOY’s comprehensive door control portfolio, while still retaining the same levels of quality, durability and innovation that installers have come to expect from the company’s door closer offering. The new, modern look extends across ASSA ABLOY’s extensive range including rack and pinion, as well as the higher specification cam door closers, which includes features such as Cam-Motion technology, enabling smooth and secure door opening and closing. Free-Motion allows doors to swing freely from an opening angle of 0 degrees, which is ideal for areas where increased accessibility is required Close-Motion and Free-Motion technology More advanced features available include Close-Motion technology, which is specifically designed to close doors quietly. Free-Motion allows doors to swing freely from an opening angle of 0 degrees, which is ideal for areas where increased accessibility is required. The world’s first security door closer is also available, featuring the innovative combination of Close-Motion technology and an escape door strike all in one. ASSA ABLOY are proud to offer a truly divers product range which meet a wide range of end user needs in many different environments. BS 8300 standard and Certifire approved door closers For installers, the products remain as versatile as ever, with well-designed installation features and fitting options. Flexible height adjustment and non-handed features enable quick and easy installation, while reducing stock requirements. The new designs have minimal impact on the overall footprint and there are no changes to the fixing positions. Products from the ASSA ABLOY door closer range meet the requirements of the recently updated BS 8300 standard for low opening forces Products from the ASSA ABLOY door closer range meet the requirements of the recently updated BS 8300 standard for low opening forces, CE Marked and comply with relevant fire regulations. Popular models used in trade and commercial environments are also Certifire approved, for further reassurance of performance. Elegant looks and excellent performance David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “With over a 100-year history in the door control industry, we have responded to the fact that the look of a door closer is becoming an increasingly important factor. We know that smooth operation, versatility and aesthetics are now what customers want. “We want our products to blend in with today’s modern buildings and enhance a building’s design. The new range, both elegant to look at and excellent in operation, is designed to be all you need. Installers and end users can be confident that, when choosing an ASSA ABLOY door closer, they are selecting a solution that is both aesthetically-pleasing while still offering best in class performance.”
ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider in door opening solutions, is offering guidance on recent updates to BS 8300, the standard governing inclusive building access, and how they affect the commercial sector. A British standard setting out how buildings should be designed, constructed and maintained to create an accessible environment for disabled people, BS 8300 was first introduced in 2009. The standard is consistently updated to take account of important legislation – such as the Equality Act 2010 and Approved Document M – and shifting priorities for disabled access solutions, and was recently updated again. The latest update of the BS 8300 standard focuses on making the whole environment more universally accessible" Universal door access solution David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY UK, advises: “Although the overall aim of BS 8300 is to ensure everyone can use built environments equally, regardless of disability, previous versions of the standard have focused on the provision of accessibility solutions specifically for disabled people. In contrast, the latest update focuses on making the whole environment more universally accessible, rather than simply adding on separate facilities for disabled people.” “As such, building professionals in the commercial sector need to specify universally-applicable door closer solutions that take account of impairments or disabilities, while also providing maximum protection against smoke and fire. Balancing these two objectives is crucial.” Professionals responsible for installing door closers in the commercial sector need to be aware of the most relevant parts of the BS 8300 standard" BS 8300-compliant door opening solution “As BS 8300 addresses the requirements for everybody, regardless of disability, to enter, use and exit a building easily and independently, its scope covers all building features. Consequently, professionals responsible for installing door closers in the commercial sector need to be aware of the most relevant parts of the standard, and how the update affects existing guidance surrounding building interiors.” “Furthermore, they must also be aware of other important aspects to the update. These include the increasing use of BS 8300 by inspecting building officers, the importance of selecting high-quality hinges when adhering to the standard. The update advises on the maximum opening force for internal doors too, recommending a maximum opening force of 30N for the first 30 degrees of initial movement, and that this force must not exceed 22.5N from 30 to 60 degrees. Finally, it also covers how to best balance opening and closing force when specifying a BS 8300-compliant door opening solution.”
While many door closers are stated as being approved for metal fire doors, in a number of cases this only applies to insulated metal fire doors. And with around 8 out of 10 metal fire doors sold in the UK being non-insulated, this means many door closers are not fit for purpose – with potentially disastrous results. Fire-resistant doors Non-insulated systems provide certified fire resistance for integrity only, protecting against the passage of fire and smoke. However, as the name implies, these fire doors are not certified for insulation and so cannot protect against the passage of heat. This becomes an issue for a door closer that is filled with mineral semi-synthetic mix oil, as it can ignite when it reaches a high enough temperature. Certifire, the testing organisation, has recently revised their certification to more accurately state the type of metal fire door that a door closer is approved for use Certifire, the testing organisation, has recently revised their certification to more accurately state the type of metal fire door that a door closer is approved for use. But with so many installers and specifiers unaware of this risk, UNION is urgently calling on installers and property owners to check their closing devices are suitable for non-insulated metal fire doors. Certifire documentation David Hindle, Door Closer Specialist at UNION, explains: “We believe many door closers could have been incorrectly specified for non-insulated metals fire doors, which could pose a real danger to lives in the event of a fire. These door closers are not suitable for fire escapes or other applications where extreme heat could risk lives or cause serious damage to property. Certifire have taken a proactive stance on this matter and updated their certification to give a specifier or installer more detailed information.” “Professionals can overcome this issue by following three simple steps. First of all, check all relevant Certifire documentation and make sure this has been updated for any recent amendments. Next, check whether the documentation includes details on the type of fire doors that the door closer has been tested on. Finally, where metal fire doors are covered, are there any restrictions on the type of fire door? By following these steps, you can discover if you have any issues to resolve with your door closers.” All UNION door closers are supplied with a glycol mix that has been successfully tested on non-insulated fire doors by two UKAS accredited fire testing facilities UNION door closers “For complete peace of mind, all UNION door closers are supplied with a glycol mix that has been successfully tested on non-insulated fire doors by two UKAS accredited fire testing facilities. Therefore, those choosing a UNION door closer can be safe in the knowledge that they are fitting a device that does not contain an oil that could possibly ignite in the case of a fire.” “This is a hugely serious issue that all specifiers and installers need to be aware of. Anyone worried that they may have a door closer that is not safe can also call us for advice on 0845 2232124.”
After listening closely to customer feedback, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has created two new models: the DC200-2 and DC300-2. Both offer 60 per cent less packaging and are available in silver and stainless steel finishes, providing customers greater choice. Not only has the reduction in packaging reduced its environmental impact, it has also lowered the price to customers without any reduction in product specification and performance. Standard-compliant solutions Compliant with the recently updated BS 8300 standards for low opening forces, CE marked and Certifire approved, the DC200-2 and DC300-2 families offer a class-leading choice for size EN 2 to 6 applications (850mm to 1400mm). David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales, said: “We knew we had best-in-class performance, but wanted to know how we could further improve our DC200 and DC300 door closer offering. By listening to customer feedback, we have dramatically reduced the packaging for these units, which has allowed us to reduce the price for our customers. “We are always on the lookout for ways to improve our product and service offering, and these steps have done exactly that. You spoke and we listened.”
ASSA ABLOY UK has launched the ultimate certified door closer that provides minimum opening forces, whilst retaining required closing forces, for fire and smoke protection doors. The DC700G-FM is the first door closer for door widths up to 1400mm that combines a free-swing function with Cam-Motion® technology, allowing users to operate fire doors with the same low forces as non-fire doors. This replicates the absence of a door closer, but offers reliable closing in the event of a fire. David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “Door closers on fire and smoke protection doors can be a complex matter since they must present the user with the lowest possible opening forces, whilst still retaining a high closing force in line with legislation. Both of these requirements are met with the DC700G-FM Free-Motion® door closer, which makes a controlled fire door as easy to use as an uncontrolled free-swing door.” “The Free-Motion® function is available from 0°, ensuring low opening forces throughout the doors opening or closing movement, for all user types.” Provides barrier free access Ideal for providing barrier free access, the DC700G-FM free-motion® door closer satisfies BS8300, helping towards meeting the requirements of Approved Doc M and The Equalities Act 2010 for building owners, users and visitors. The product is also suitable for use in in schools, hospitals or residential homes where the young, elderly or infirm may struggle with the forces associated with conventional door controls. The DC700G-FM is designed to resume controlled closing operation via a signal from a fire or smoke alarm system, or as an added safety benefit, in the result of power failure, ensuring fire or smoke compartmentalisation is assured at all times in all conditions. David Hindle, added: “The DC700G-FM is just one of many innovative products within ASSA ABLOY’s class-leading door closer range, showcasing our forward thinking and world-class engineering expertise. We are proud to be the first to bring such a well thought through product to the market place, which epitomises ease of use, with maximum safety for the user. “There are existing ‘free-swing’ products in the marketplace which use rack and pinion type closers, generally to a fixed power strength (EN4). So in a fire situation, when people panic or are preoccupied with what to do or where to go, they may try to operate a door which has been working as a free swing type, this door will offer resistance beyond BS8300. With the DC700G-FM’s advanced Cam-Motion® technology these forces are now reduced as low as possible, aiding the escape of those involved.”
ASSA ABLOY UK has launched a new range of finishes for its closer covers that can be tailored to suit specific project requirements. Aesthetic appeal The new door closer covers are available in a variety of finishes including stainless steel, polished stainless steel, brass and bronze and can be customised with a company’s branding, with a small additional cost. The covers can be used in conjunction with ASSA ABLOY’s full range of variable rack and pinion and cam action door closers. For additional aesthetic appeal, the covers perfectly match the plating of the door closer arms and guide rails and also have a 320-grit finish to reduce the appearance of scratches and suite better with other door hardware items. David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “ASSA ABLOY has a vast range of innovative door closers, showcasing our design ethos and world-class engineering expertise. “We have recently brought a number of new high performance door closers to the market and have developed these finishes to ensure that the door closers look as good as they perform and give our customers the option to tailor the look to suit a project, building design ethos or statement. “ASSA ABLOY’s range of door closers offer reliable, long lasting solutions that will improve whole life costing, in addition to helping maintain access, egress, security and fire performance.”
UNION, part of Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, is improving ease of installation for retrofit projects with its Retro3 door closers. The Retro3 door closers use the same dimensions and footprint as the widely used Briton 2003 range. This makes UNION’s Retro3 ideal for use on private and public sector retrofit projects where maintaining fire integrity, cost and ease of replacement can be an issue. Reduces need for considerable planning Offering easy installation, the door closers are non-handed & can be mounted on the hinge or non-hinge side of the door and, unlike competitor models, can be mounted in applications 1, 61 and 66 (parallel arm or push-side door mounted). This reduces the need for considerable planning and enables installers to complete jobs faster and ensure that fire compliance is upheld, even if the original product did not meet legislation, improving profitability and customer satisfaction. The door closers have thermodynamic valves to accommodate temperature fluctuations and are fully adjustable to allow the door to be tailored for specific customer or site requirements. This also compensates for the general wear and tear of the door and other ironmongery components, therefore offering a reliable, long lasting solution that will improve whole life costing, in addition to helping maintain fire or smoke performance. Ideal for retro fitting schools, hospitals & offices David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY UK, said: “UNION’s Retro3 is ideal for use when retro fitting schools, hospitals and offices, in most cases there is no need to apply a template and no alteration will be required to the door or frame, saving time and money when replacing an equivalent competitor product.” “We have been a major player in door closers worldwide for many years and Retro3 is an example of our broad range of reliable door closers at competitive prices. Both installers and users can be confident that Retro3 will outperform equivalent products during installation and use.” UNION is helping installers prepare any kind of call “Over the years, UNION’s product innovation has been led by customer feedback that has driven convenience and quality, showing how UNION is helping installers prepare for any kind of call, from new builds, to emergency repair and retrofit jobs.” The size and appearance of the Retro3 door closers ensures they blend with any application, where other traditional door closers have been used, or are fixed to adjacent doors, making Retro3 a high-performing, yet cost effective solution. Retro3 is fully certified to BS EN 1154, CE marked and suitable for use on timber fire doors.