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  • Safesite: DDA-compliant handrail solutions from Safesite
    DDA-compliant handrail solutions from Safesite
    Safesite
    At Safesite, we strongly believe in access for all, which is why we offer the Kee Access® range of DDA-compliant handrails. Designed to be entirely compliant to the requirements of the Equality Act, by using Kee Access® you can be safe in the knowledge that you are ensuring those with disabilities are not kept from entering your premises safely...
    30 August 2019
  • TOPP & CO: Precision-etched brass and steel spindles now available
    Precision-etched brass and steel spindles now available
    TOPP & CO
    TOPP & CO, in association with JP & T Spindles, has launched a new range of brass and stainless steel spindles, which can be precision-etched with a wide range of standard patterns or customised with unique designs, patterns or corporate logos. Suitable for either domestic or commercial applications, the spindles are manufactured in brass or...
    15 January 2019
  • Kee Safety: Stay on guard with Kee Walk®
    Stay on guard with Kee Walk®
    Kee Safety
    Kee Safety, a global supplier of fall protection equipment and safety railing systems, has expanded its range of safe access solutions for roof top walkways and stepovers with the introduction of Kee Walk® with Guardrail. A cost effective and modular approach to guardrail protection, this system provides roofers, contractors and maintenance teams...
    07 January 2019
  • Q-railing: Q-railing hands-on work space at BAU 2019
    Q-railing hands-on work space at BAU 2019
    Q-railing
    Q-railing will once again have a booth at BAU in Munich. The international market leader for high-quality railing systems will be offering a railing workshop for visitors to the exhibition at booth 528 in hall B2 – and that includes ample opportunity for visitors to try their hand at assembling the systems themselves. You can also take part in an...
    04 December 2018
  • Q-railing: New Q-railing 2018/2019 catalogue now available
    New Q-railing 2018/2019 catalogue now available
    Q-railing
    Q-railing, the supplier of high-grade balustrade products, is excited to announce the release of its brand-new product catalogue. This year’s edition is very special, explains Sales & Marketing Director Andre van Uitert: "It includes our Easy Glass® Smart glass balustrade, which can be mounted in record time thanks to the new Q-disc® System in its...
    16 April 2018
  • Q-railing: Q-Railing turns the world upside down
    Q-Railing turns the world upside down
    Q-railing
    In April 2018, Q-Railing will be launching a revolutionary mounting system, which will change the way glass railings are installed throughout the world. Clamping glass infills is going to be easier than ever before. Q-railing will present the new mounting system to the world for the first time at the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE trade fair (stand 317, hall...
    20 February 2018
  • Delta Balustrades: Early engagement cuts the cost of call backs
    Early engagement cuts the cost of call backs
    Delta Balustrades
    Getting a project completed within the designated programme and available budget is an increasingly tough challenge for contractors. Margins are tight and experienced site personnel are hard to come by, so the last thing a contractor needs is a call back to site to address safety, quality or buildability issues. Call backs can be costly in terms...
    19 September 2017
  • BA Systems: Project update for Streatham Hub
    Project update for Streatham Hub
    BA Systems
    Streatham Hub is the name of the major upgrade development in Streatham, London. The project is immensely complex, incorporating a supermarket, bus station, apartments, swimming pool, ice rink and fitness centre. And all this situated around an existing listed church building. The main contractor appointed BA Systems to manufacture and install the...
    23 August 2017
  • Q-railing: Q-Railing and Bohle America join forces
    Q-Railing and Bohle America join forces
    Q-railing
    Q-railing is pleased to announce a new partnership with Bohle America, a leading manufacturer and distributor of products and materials for the glass professional. Through this partnership, customers throughout the US will be able to purchase railing systems and glass balustrades through Bohle’s national network. "At Bohle America we take immense...
    27 June 2017
  • Magma Safety Products: New Alispar MOD7 DDA compliant stair nosing
    New Alispar MOD7 DDA compliant stair nosing
    Magma Safety Products
    The new Alispar MOD7 is a DDA compliant 55mm stair nosing suitable for use on external stairs where a high degree of slip resistance is required, even in wet conditions. They are manufactured to order from high quality tensile aluminium and come fully assembled and drilled for fixing...
    16 June 2017
  • Delta Balustrades: nDura™ handrail coating is now TfL approved
    nDura™ handrail coating is now TfL approved
    Delta Balustrades
    Delta Balustrades is proud to announce that the nDura™ handrail coating has been Transport for London (TfL) approved. The nDura™ handrail coating was put through stringent fire testing requirements. The product was also tested for its suitability for use in public realm installations; considering factors such as maintenance, cleaning regimes and...
    15 May 2017
  • Delta Balustrades: Delta scores high on Lansdowne School project
    Delta scores high on Lansdowne School project
    Delta Balustrades
    Delta Balustrades was one of the ‘Top 10 best performing subcontractors’ in the Kier Construction (London) BRAG Score Review for the Lansdowne School project in Stockwell, London. Kier Construction’s BRAG Scoring System is issued to their Contracts Team on a quarterly basis. There are ten areas of performance that are scored, including Quality of...
    15 May 2017
  • Lang+Fulton: Lang+Fulton launches new website
    Lang+Fulton launches new website
    Lang+Fulton
    Lang+Fulton is excited to launch a new website showcasing their full range of steel louvres and gratings. It is hoped that the site will be a source of inspiration, as well as technical information, for architects and specifiers covering projects as diverse as wall cladding, car parks, brise soleil, ventilation, screening, flooring and fencing...
    02 May 2017
  • Delta Balustrades: New Kitemark to raise safety standards for balustrades
    New Kitemark to raise safety standards for balustrades
    Delta Balustrades
    While aesthetics will always be an important part of any balustrade specification, the main function of balustrades is safety. So, when it comes to ensuring your balustrade is as safe and robust as possible, you need every possible assurance that it meets the highest safety standards of design, manufacture and installation. That’s why BSI (The...
    27 April 2017
  • BA Systems: Balustrades fit for a Queen!
    Balustrades fit for a Queen!
    BA Systems
    On 16th March 2017, HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh were invited to preview the new National Army Museum, built by Gilbert-Ash, prior to the public re-opening on 30th March 2017. Located in Chelsea, The National Army Museum is the British Army’s Central Museum. The refurbishment, valued at around £23m, was designed by BDP to enhance the...
    20 March 2017