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  • Designer Doorware's Marissa and Joseph presented their new creations and finishes for the first time on Thursday at Architectural Design Hardware
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 04/12/2016

    (Part 1) Designer Doorware's Marisa and Joseph presented their new creations and finishes for the first time on Thursday at Architectural Design Hardware to a representation of Architects, bringing a preview of what's in store for the 2017 home.

    This was a wonderful opportunity to meet with Marissa and Joseph as they are set to return to the USA shortly to present these new creations and finishes to American Architects and Interior Designers. And we at Architectural Design Hardware are privileged, having a long standing relationship with Designer Doorware, to share their creations with you in our showroom.

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  • PBU Polish Brass Unlacqured Satin Finish
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 29/11/2016

    Un-Lacquered Brass is becoming a new trend again, although in preferred satin finish. In days gone by, brassware was never lacquered. It was always kept, usually highly polished, looking like gold with glistening door knobs and refinery throughout.

    Churches of old would keep their brassware as shining as possible to give the appearance of brilliant dazzling gold glittering from the light of the glass stained windows. Very draw dropping impressive if you walked in on a bright sunny day - almost heavenly.

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  • Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 27/11/2016

    From New Zealand we introduce ZEBRATTI a unique, simplistic, and innovative designs for sliding cavity and bi-fold door pulls.

    ZEBRATTI has over 25 years of designing and manufacturing architectural hardware within New Zealand and now at Architectural Design Hardware we are able to show you the results.

    Specialist in bi-fold and sliding door hardware, Zebratti designs high end quality products to move your doors and windows.

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  • STEALTH Elctronic Door Lock
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 24/11/2016

    Appropriately named STEALTH, this attractively designed compact electronic deadbolt offers a great new alternative to entry door access.

    Once the domain of the wealthy for entry to their multimillion dollar estates, an electronic door lock can now grace the front door of your home, office, or man cave!

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  • Turnstyle
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 20/11/2016

    Turnstyle Designs was established in 1992 and is now one of the world's foremost producers of design led architectural hardware.

    Using classic materials to create contemporary designs, Turnstyle handles can be found on some of the world’s most prestigious projects including private homes, yachts, hotels and restaurants.

    The core values of Turnstyle are to provide excellent design, quality and service in equal parts.

    Turnstyle is a family business and manufactured in the UK. As a design led company they are constantly experimenting with new ideas, designs and material. The UK has a wealth of skill and craftsmanship Turnstyle can rely on to provide such outstanding products.

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  • Salt Handles by Olson
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 14/11/2016

    Doug Olson isn’t a scientist but he invented something in his garage that has the potential to save lives from superbugs.

    And it has just one ingredient: salt.

    The Edmonton man spent years working in the meat industry, where salt is used to inhibit or prevent growth of pathogens like Salmonella.

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  • The Humble Doorstops
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 10/11/2016

    The smallest helper in the house, the humble doorstop!

    The humble door stop prevents damage to the wall or furniture from the door and door handle.

    There are many different styles of door stops available. They differ in functionality so it is important to choose the correct one for your office or home.

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  • Back in Black Door Hardware
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 07/11/2016

    The black finish of door hardware is a relatively new trend in the door hardware industry but it is definitely here to stay.

    If you love the sleek, sophisticated appearance of black, then you will love the range of black door hardware that is transcending the humble abode. 

    The colour black relates to the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, and as a result it creates an air of mystery.

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  • Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 03/11/2016

    Two measurements are needed when ordering a new lock or latch: backset measurement and centres measurement.

    Starting with the backset. There are generally two types of residential lock bodies:

    • long body (around 179mm) and
    • short body (around110mm - 148mm) 

    The backset on either lock is the distance from the edge of the door to the centre of the spindle hole (click on picture for diagram).

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  • BELLEVUE Magnetic Lock
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 01/11/2016

    The idea of a magnetic lock is not new, patents for magnetic locks stretch back to the 1800s. Modern advances in these fields have generated a number of magnetic lock designs, some of which are included in modern high security locks.

    Magnetic locks and latches offer a concealed clean surface allowing the feature of the door to be unobstructed.

    The Bonati patented magnetic lock (BL010/BL011) is suitable for locking low to mid-level security internal doors eg. passage doors & bathroom, office, and study.

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