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New Appointment Seals Success

We have further strengthened our specification team with the appointment of one of the door industry’s most experienced sales professionals as Head of Sales. Simon Sutton has been appointed as part of our continued commitment to offering customers the best service in the business.

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Our New Fire Department

We are excited to announce we are launching FireStopping by Norseal, a comprehensive range of passive fire protection products that will make any penetration through a wall or floor – such as pipes, wiring, ducts or fixings – safe, fire proof, and compliant. The FireStopping range includes pipes wraps, collars and sleeves, fire pillows, blocks and barriers, putty pads, fire batt and acrylic sealants, from suppliers including Pyroplex and Tenmat, all designed to halt the spread of fire through a building.

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Self Serve Opens Doors for Colquhoun’s

Colquhoun’s is one of Scotland’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of timber fire, acoustic, residential, and security entrance doors to clients across the UK for school, hospital, hotel and high-end residential projects.

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A Cut Above

We have become the first company in Europe to invest in develop a custom-made drop seal cutting machine. The machine will cut any drop seal to the exact size required, ready for next day delivery, without damaging it, and so keeping the fire, smoke and acoustic integrity of the door intact. Every door seal cut to size by us with its new equipment comes with a one million cycle guarantee.

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Introducing the Door Seal Bible

We have completely overhauled our product catalogue which is set to become the new ‘bible’ for purchasing door seals and ancillary products. The Catalogue features one of the widest ranges of seals on the market, plus it is packed with invaluable technical, specification and performance data. This will make it simple to select and specify a seal that is not only perfect for the application, but also fully compliant with legislation and regulations.

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Seal of Approval

When is a fire door not a fire door? When it has the incorrect seals fitted – or none at all! Who has responsibility for enduring that seal selection is correct and compliant? MD, Michael Spoors, answers some questions about that they are asked most frequently about fire door seals.

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Safe and Sound-free with Norseal

When Marriott International recently undertook a major refurbishment of their stunning London Kensington Hotel, the comfort and safety of their guests was a major consideration in their plans. Noise from inside the hotel – particularly from the corridor – is one of the most common causes of complaint from hotel guests, leading to tired and unhappy customers, so effective acoustic insulation of hotel bedroom doors is a vital consideration.

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Norseal Reaches The Big 2-0

We are happy to announce we have reached the significant milestone of twenty years in business in 2019. Formed when Tony Blair was at number 10 and you could still get change out of £2 for a pint, we began our journey to become the UK’s leading door sealant specialist.

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Brexit Statement

It is very clear the current government are still pursuing Brexit on 31st October 2019 and whether the UK leaves with a deal or no deal the uncertainty of procurement and uninterrupted supply needs continual monitoring.

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Smoke Seals Halt The Silent Killer

We offer specifiers a comprehensive technical support package on the lifesaving matter of cold smoke seals. It is a sobering thought that more lives are lost in fires to smoke inhalation than burns. In buildings like hotels, care homes, hospitals, and apartments where multiple rooms are accessed off a central landing or corridor, smoke can creep with frightening speed through the tiniest gaps with potentially fatal consequences.

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Acoustic Doors – The Key to Hotel Peace

Noise from inside the hotel – particularly from the corridor – is one of the most common causes of complaint from hotel guests, leading to tired and unhappy customers who will never return, negative reviews, and potential loss of income.

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Norseal Seals are Safe and Sound for Sliding Doors

Finding a solution to the problematic challenge of acoustically sealing sliding doors has now been solved with a range of acoustic seals. We have created a range of solutions including the feature-packed Complete Sealing System which provides all round smoke and draft protection as well as acoustic insulation for the majority of sliding doors.

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The Anatomy Of A Fire Door

When was the last time you considered a building’s safety aspects before walking into it? Everyday we enter buildings without a thought for where the fire exit is, let alone whether fire doors and seals have been fitted correctly.

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How To Fit An Intumescent Strip

The job of a fire door is to prevent the spread of fire from room to room, and the length of time the door will contain the fire is given in the fire rating of the door. An FD30 door will resist fire for 30 minutes and an FD60 door will resist fire for 60 minutes. The weak point of a fire door is the gap between the door and the frame, and this is where the presence of an intumescent strip is crucial.

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Visiting Fensterbau Frontale

Last week we joined our Athmer colleagues at Fensterbau Frontale, a trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. Fensterbau Frontale brings together professionals from all around the globe to talk windows, doors and facades. This year, there were over 110,000 visitors from 42 different countries. A huge gathering for any industry!

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Fire Safety Myths: Uncovered

Fire safety can save lives.

It’s crucial that everyone has a level of understanding about fire safety and how to keep safe.

But what happens when what you know about fire safety is wrong?

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The All New Acoustic Selector

If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind.

We’re excited to announce the latest update to Acoustic Selector. With new features that let you create projects and share reports, we know you’ll find the new Acoustic Selector more helpful than ever before.

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Neil Smeatom

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