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  • A door closer can be an intregal part of your Entry to your home.
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 05/02/2017

    A door closer can be an intregal part of your Entry to your home. From Buckingham Palace to the largest shopping center in Europe, Rutland products feature on millions of doors worldwide. Rutland is a manufacturer of high quality and efficient door closers and controls

    At Architectural Design Hardware we can offer you a number of door closer options and manufacturers including DORMA, KARBA GAINSBOROUGH, and of course RUTLAND.

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  • Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 29/01/2017

    A Living finish is a non-lacquered, unprotected finish that "changes" over time. The finish changes are caused by oxidation from the air, as well as soaps, even natural oils that could be on your hands when you touch levers or door knobs.

    Brassware darkens due to atmospheric and environmental influences. Hardware made in brass will change over time and acquires added charm over the years. The patina that comes with use lends it a very special visual appeal.

    Like a new coin and an old coin, aging has occured, and the finishes are very different.

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  • Hellp the doorknob has come off the door
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 26/01/2017

    Help the doorknob has come off the door!

    I don’t recall ever having to say the word doorknob for any reason while abroad but you never know when you may find yourself in a situation where the doorknob is of great importance to someone and you need to know what they may be asking.

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  • The kitchen is one of the most used, most social, and important rooms in the house.
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 04/01/2017

    The kitchen is one of the most used, most social, and important rooms in the house. With your family consistently in and out of the kitchen, the area can quickly look tired and run-down.

    If you're planning to stay in your home for quite a while, or sell in the short term, a modern kitchen renovation is an investment in the future.

    Your kitchen should look and feel the way you want it to be . . .

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  • The most common hinge is the butt hinge used on interior and exterior doors of homes and offices.
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 18/12/2016

    There are many types of hinges to suit many applications.

    The most common hinge is the butt hinge used on interior and exterior doors of homes and offices.

    A hinge consists of two rectangular leaves with screw holes in the more common metric pattern, or the older imperial pattern. The leaves are joined by a pin. They can be fixed or loose pin.

    The idea of loose pin is to allow easy access for removing the door for painting or replacement. However, removing the pin from a modern stainless steel loose pin hinge requires considerable force - unscrewing the hinge from the door is quicker. Fixed pin are used for external doors and cannot be separated

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  • An ambulant accessible facility is one specifically designated for people with ambulant disabilities
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 14/12/2016

    From the 1 May 2011 the Building Code of Australia /Premises Standards now states that where there are standard toilets, in addition to a required accessible unisex toilet at any bank of toilets, a compartment suitable for use by a person with an ambulant disability must also be provided for use by males and females.

    An ambulant accessible facility is one specifically designated for people with ambulant disabilities (such as people with arthritis or those that use a walking frame) who may find it very difficult to lower and raise from the pan but, do not require the full circulation space and support that a fully accessible toilet provides.

     

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  • The four familiar words physicians always dread come when the office visit is ending
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 11/12/2016

    The four familiar words physicians always dread come when the office visit is ending, doctor's pen clipped back onto the white coat pocket and hand reaching for the door.

    "Oh, by the way," the patient says.

    What comes next could be as innocuous as a harmless freckle - or a bombshell.

    "You're walking out the door and they say 'Oh, I've got this chest pain I meant to tell you about,' so you have to go back into the room and start over again," said Dr. John Bonavia, a family doctor at Columbia St. Mary's-River Glen clinic in Milwaukee.

    Doctors call it "the doorknob phenomenon."

    Full Story http://www.cbsnews.com/news/curing-the-doorknob-phenomenon/2/

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  • From New Zealand we bring you CHANT
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 08/12/2016

    From New Zealand we bring you CHANT

    Chant is a New Zealand company that manufactures hardware for residential, commercial, and marine projects.

    Where standard products do not fit requirements, Chant will custom design, with special finishes, providing solutions for architects and developers.

     

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  • Guilloche by Olivari
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 06/12/2016

    Guilloche is a decorative engraving technique performed with special machines that are guided manually; generating a precise, intricate and repetitive pattern on the base material.

    Unlike simple engraving, done by hand, enabling free and more naturalistic motifs,; ones made with guillocher machines are typically mechanical and repetitive.

    This allows for an infinite number of different patterns; by varying the processing parameters, which work in concert with the operator’s technical, but also aesthetic, sensitivities.

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  • Here’s what’s in store for you in 2017 from Designer Doorware
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 04/12/2016

    (Part 2) The trends of today in the realm of door hardware are about to change and we will say goodbye to black, and embrace Gunmetal finishes; Satin Brass is the New choice for health and warmth; and timber encased door handles are going to make an appearance in your home.

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