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GGP January 2015

Combat specifies Interleaf hinges Manchester based Combat Doors, a leading specialist in the manufacture and installation of commercial entrance door systems, has reportedly completed a contract for one of the UK’s largest housing associations in Tameside, Greater Manchester. The £250k+ contract involved replacing worn out access points throughout Tameside with bespoke, high performance, communal aluminium entrance door systems. The job was said to require specialist hinges in order to meet the ‘exacting specifications’ of the contract and as a result, Combat Doors approached hinge specialist, Cooke Brothers, for a solution – opting for its Interleaf stainless steel continuous hinge. Designed to provide an ultranarrow unobtrusive sightline between the door and frame, the new Phoenix Interleaf hinge reportedly reduces the typical gap created by a traditional heavy duty continuous hinge from 12mm down to 3mm. The new CE marked Interleaf hinges are said to incorporate the Phoenix high performance, maintenance free polymer bearings, have been successfully tested to BS EN 1935: Grade 14 (160kg) and are CERTIFIRE approved for use on fire doors. Mike Ankers, director of Combat Doors, said: “From the outset we were impressed with the design and quality of the Interleaf hinges and the product certainly proved to be the perfect solution to meet this demanding specification. The team from Cooke Brothers couldn’t have been more helpful both for their advice and in meeting the delivery deadlines.” 47 DOORS & COMMERCIAL ENTRANCES Phoenix Doors’ foam-cored composite shows its strength When fire crews were forced to use a saw to gain access to a smoke filled Derbyshire home recently, Phoenix Doors says that it served to highlight the strength of its foam-cored GRP composite door. Fortunately, no one was in at the time, but the house was badlydamaged in the fire which was caused by an electrical fault. “Thankfully, no one was hurt in this incident, but it certainly demonstrated the strength and quality of our door, not to mention the quality of the handle and hinges,” said Haydon Statham, sales director of Phoenix Doors. “We use up-to-date materials in the construction of our doors, such as a 3mm thick through-colour GRP skin wrapped around the sub-frame. A door is only as strong as the sum of its parts and in this instance, the door performed to the highest standards we expect. Wayne Cooper, managing director of Derbyshire-based installer, U Value, said: “We’d only installed this exceptionally-strong door six weeks earlier. Sledgehammers didn’t touch it, so in an emergency, the only way in for the fire team was to cut out a big hole and step through.” www.phoenixdoorpanels.co.uk New Rockdoor styles ‘a success’ www.ggp.com January 2015 Rockdoor has reported a surge in demand following the recent introduction of two new and exclusive door styles, the Vermont and Illinois. Launched in May, Rockdoors new styles, which have been added to the Ultimate Series, are said to have become instant favourites. The company reports that homeowners love their stylish good looks and glass designs, whilst Rockdoor installers apparently benefit from the sales advantages provided thanks to their uniqueness in the replacement door market. In addition to new styles, Rockdoor has also introduced new glass designs for other popular door styles. Mark Simm, Rockdoors sales director, said: “Customers from all over the country have been extremely impressed with the latest additions. Not only can they promote Rockdoor as the strongest and most thermally efficient composite door available, they are now able to offer a door style and glass design to complement every home.”


GGP January 2015
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