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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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  • Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 25/10/2016

    Pittella supplies and manufactures high-end quality Italian door hardware and bathroom accessories for the designer and home owner alike.

    For Pittella there focus is on providing the highest quality and most original design products in the door hardware industry.

    With this in mind, Pittella brings to the Australian market an unprecedented high end quality, uniqueness, elegance, and timeless design.

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  • Manital Design and Quality
    Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 24/10/2016

    Manital was founded in Vobarno, Italy in 1990 by Luigi Bigoloni, who established the basis of the business philosophy and strategy: passion for design and love for detail.

    Quality and design are combined with the desire to experiment and innovate that have enabled Manital to be among the leading manufacturers of door and window handles since its establishment.

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  • Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 23/10/2016

    Each doorknob tells a story about the architecture, era, and location of the building it was once a part of.

    The experienced doorknob collector can tell the difference between a doorknob belonging to a commercial building and one belonging to a residence. This is especially so for doorknobs from the Victorian era, when architects had doorknobs designed to complement the style of the building they were creating.

    The wealthy and persons of status often had their initials or crests intricately carved on their doorknobs as part of the design and show of status.

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  • Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 19/10/2016

    The US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) recommends frequently touched surfaces be disinfected regularly to stop virus' from spreading.

    Two Hong Kong teenagers believe their self-cleaning door handle could be just the product the world's increasingly crowded cities need.

    The two inventors, Simon Wong Sum-ming, 17, and Michael Li Kin-pong, 18, won a US$1,500 award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh last month.

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  • Category : Door Hardware
    Date : 18/10/2016

    We all worry about catching a virus from co-workers and crowded shopping malls.

    New research shows that contamination of just a single doorknob can help spread germs throughout office buildings, hotels or health care facilities within hours.

    Researchers applied samples of a virus to surfaces such as doorknobs and tabletops and found that, within two to four hours,...

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