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  • Introduction to security shutters
    Security shutters prevent unauthorised access to commercial and retail premises. Shop front shutters are installed behind glass or in front of store entrances for additional security in shopping centres and on high streets.
  • Introduction to suspension and attachment devices
    Suspension and attachment fixings are used to attach building services equipment – such as ductwork, lighting, pipework, cable trays, sprinklers, trunking and suspended ceiling systems – to corrugated ceiling decks,...
  • Introduction to industrial doors
    Industrial doors are suitable for large, structural openings in factories and warehouses. Often made from aluminium or galvanised steel, they can be single- or double-skinned, the latter sometimes incorporating insulation.
  • Introduction to portable buildings
    Relocatable buildings can be used for any number of applications, such as site offices, temporary classrooms, portable loos for events, weighbridge and toll station cabins, building site accommodation, and sportsground...
  • Introduction to gutters
    Roof drainage gutters divert rainwater away from the structure of a building, to be disposed of via downpipes . The gutters – normally narrow eaves channels or troughs – have different profiles to suit the application, such...
  • Introduction to window surrounds
    Window surrounds for building restoration and new build projects. Whether a simple arch trim or a fancifully ornate carving, window surrounds lend aesthetic coherence to a building when matched to other architectural...
  • Introduction to door operators
    Door openers and closers are used for the control and operation of automatic entrance systems, particularly in commercial and public buildings. Doors of any configuration, such as sliding , folding , revolving or swing doors...
  • Introduction to kiosks and gatehouses
    Kiosks and gatehouses provide accommodation, shelter and facilities for personnel manning secure entrances, car parks, ticket offices or construction sites. Attendant’s cabins and guard-booths are typically insulated, and...
  • Introduction to hygienic doors
    Hygienic doors are used in specialist environments where excellent hygiene is critical, such as, laboratories, kitchens, food processing factories, hospitals, pharmaceutical areas and other medical premises. Hygienic doors...
  • Introduction to fascia boards
    Fascia boards perform both a decorative and a practical function. Also called bargeboards, they are fixed to projecting roof gables to strengthen them. They also serve to conceal and protect the horizontal roof purlins in a...
  • Introduction to soffit boards
    Soffit boards are finishing elements fixed to the trusses or rafters of a roof structure. They form the underside of the ceiling that projects from the top of an exterior wall to meet the outer edge of the roof.
  • Introduction to light pipes
    Light pipes, or sun pipes, help to reduce energy costs by transporting natural daylight into buildings, minimising the demand on electrical lighting. They are suitable for commercial and residential applications, and can be...
  • Introduction to hygienic wall / ceiling cladding
    Hygienic cladding to line walls and ceilings in locations where the control of germs is a priority, such as hospitals and care homes, and applications that require high standards of cleanliness like commercial kitchens, food...
  • Introduction to floor finishes and coatings
    Floor finishes and coatings are suitable for use in both commercial and industrial applications and are normally applied on top of a floor screed . Coatings can be supplied with special properties: textured anti-slip...
  • Introduction to roofing membranes
    Roof membranes can be liquid applied , torched on or mechanically fixed to a variety of roof structures. Breathable membranes are vapour-permeable sheets used as underlays in cold and warm pitched roof construction. They...