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  • How To Soundproof A Room On A Budget
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 14/08/2019

    How To Soundproof A Room On A Budget

    I have an office in my house. It is a spare bedroom turned into an office. It's not large but contains my desk, computers and books.  There is noise in the house. It comes from television, children, music, and general house activity.  When I am working I like quiet to think, write and create.  My office is way too noisy.  Sound travels through open spaces and thin walls and glass.  I can see that my door has a gap underneath. Sound will creep through there. The first port of call for sound proofing.  I also know the gap around the door is an avenue for sound to creep in. My second port of call for sound proofing.

    Can we do this on a budget? Cost under $150.

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  • Bankston Range Of Door Handles Door Levers Pull Handles
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 29/07/2019

    What do you want from door hardware? Functionality! I want to open the door with a smooth comfortable feel. The lever should be firm and sit comfortably in my hand, move smoothly downward retracting the latch and allow me to pull open the door with ease. But 25 years on, I want the same smooth efficient functionality.

    Bankston Architectural is new on the architecture and design scene but its history spans decades. Bankston's parent company, Tradco, has been in operation for almost four decades, employing 50 dedicated staff across Australia and New Zealand.

    Bankston has built on the expertise gained in this time, to develop a premium range of inspiring door furniture. Our love of the creative pursuit is matched by our understanding of what is functional and long lasting.

    The quality of Bankston products can not only be seen but felt. Our range is meticulously crafted from premium forged brass and offered in a selection of finishes that complement contemporary palettes. A vast array of fittings and accessories can be sourced by Tradco in matching finishes, to enable a complete and consistent architectural hardware solution for your project.

    Bankston Architectural provides impeccably crafted, timeless designs, at a reasonable price. We believe that good design, service and quality should be attainable for more than a select few.

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  • Bankston Architectural
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 18/07/2019

    Bankston Architectural

    Bankston Architectural provides meticulously crafted, timeless designs of the highest quality at a reasonable price. We believe that good design, service and quality should be attainable to more than a select few.

    Bankston Architectural is new on the architecture and design scene but its history spans decades. Bankston's parent company, Tradco, has been in operation for almost four decades, employing 50 dedicated staff across Australia and New Zealand.

    Bankston has built on the expertise gained in this time, to develop a premium range of inspiring door furniture. Our love of the creative pursuit is matched by our understanding of what is functional and long lasting.

     

    Main Image Credit: @bankston_architectural @fabrikate_creative_spaces @deni_jones @jvdkphoto

     

     

     

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  • Gainsborough 3100 Series Hydraulic Door Closer.
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 02/07/2019

    Gainsborough 3101 Hydraulic Door Closer.

    This Amazing Door Closer is suitable for Residential and Commercial use.

    • Easy to install and adjust.

    Compact design with minimal projection, for internal or external doors.

    Standard backcheck with parallel arm installation and power adjustment. Featuring the economical 3101 Series for value and ease of installation.

    The 3101 Hydraulic Door Closer catering for the low to top end range of multi-strength (EN1-4) power adjustment requirements of the commercial end of the market.

    With high purity aluminum body, rack and pinion hydraulic controlled piston, the Gainsborough door closers are suitable for today's building requirements both Fire Rated and Disable Rated.

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  • Traditional Meets Contemporary
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 13/06/2019

    Traditional Meets Contemproary

     

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  • Stainless Steel
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 12/06/2019

    304 And 316 Are The Two Most Common Grades Of Stainless Steel

    Judging by the name, you might assume that stainless steel never stains-but you would be wrong.

    Stainless steel stains less easily than other iron-based metals, but it is not literally "stainless". Just like standard steel, stainless can be marked by fingerprints and grease, develop discoloration, and eventually rust.

    The difference is resilience.

    Stainless steel can withstand much more time and abuse before showing signs of wear. All steels have the same basic iron and carbon composition, but stainless steel also contains a healthy dose of chromium-the alloy that gives stainless steel its famous corrosion resistance.

    And this is where things get complicated.

     

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  • Concrete Design
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 10/04/2019

    The Bullet+Stone collection is a celebration of concrete.

    Reinforced concrete’s versatility has allowed architects, designers and engineers to explore new realms of design.

    Inspired by the Brutalist architecture, the Bullet+Stone collection merges the rough and cold aesthetic of reinforced concrete with various sumptuous and eye-catching metal finishes. The tactile experience allows users to experience both finishes simultaneously, amplifying and bringing to light the contrast between them.

    Designed and manufactured in Australia, the Bullet & Stone Collection is available in 3 designs: Concrete Club Lever, Concrete Niki Knob, Concrete Quad Lever

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  • Zebratti TLC Serices Sliding Door Locks
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 31/03/2019

    The TLC range of sliding door hardware by Zebratti represents a new age of flush pull handles. Including privacy locks for timber and aluminium sliding doors.

    Packed with innovaton and sophistication. These sleek modern locks represent simplicity through uncompromising design. With Zebratti taking the time to get the range perfect.

    The locks themselves empahsise quality and simplicity.

    Designed in New Zealand, the TLC range represents what Zabratti is all about - quality, and design. The TLC range comprises lock, cylinder, fittings, and flush pull selection.

    There are so many decisions made when it comes to fitting out a project. Yet the decision about which sliding door hardware to choose is an easy one with the TLC range by Zebratti.

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  • Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 24/03/2019

    Powder coating is one way to change the colour of your door hardware to match current trends.

    Powder coating is a powder based paint that is baked onto the metal. The powder coat does gives a thick hard durable finish.

    Warranty on powder coat can be 2 years plus, however the warrenty only covers separation from the metal. It is important to remember that powder coat is still just a paint. And as such it is suceptible to chipping, scratching, and deterioration over time. 

    We do offer an Epoxy Powder Coat finish which is more durable than standard powder coating. The process takes 2 -3 weeks to complete. Colour range is restricited. Although Matt Black is avilable. Epoxy powder coat is more hard waring and should last longer than standard powder coat.

     

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  • BONCO Spring Hinge
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 22/11/2018

    BONCO Spring Hinge Adjustment

    A spring hinge is used to self close a door or gate.

    The spring tension is adjustable to allow the spring to close the hinge slowly without slaming shut the gate or door.

    Adjustment is usually achieved by the turn of a hex key inserted at the top of the hinge itself.

    The trick is... one click at a time!

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