A look at why quality matters when choosing door handles.
In fact: quite a lot. Ironmongery finishes can make or break the aesthetic of a room. Whilst swapping out door handles and the like for hardware with a different finish seems to be an incredibly minor change to make, it is often the finishing touch you need to really bring a room together. For example, […]
To many, the advantages of sliding doors are obvious: not only can they help create a sleek aesthetic, moving away seamlessly to open up spaces (or close them off), as required, but they also help save space, too. Whilst both of these are ideal benefits for homeowners and hotel owners alike, the latter should be […]
The formula for a luxury hotel, on the surface, seems simple: good interior design, impeccable customer service, and maybe a few nice fluffy pillows to boot. But, in practicality, it often isn’t that straightforward. Good interior design means nothing if the hotel isn’t fire-safe or secure, and likewise, fluffy pillows won’t drown out any excess […]
Door hardware specification specialist Andrew Cooke has joined award-winning architectural ironmonger Em-B as its new Business Development Director. He brings more than thirty years experience in architectural ironmongery and latterly the doorset industry having held senior positions with some of the biggest names in the trade, and Andrew is taking on the challenge of driving […]
Em-B Solutions and Architects Bowman Riley has scooped the top prize that this year’s Guild of Architectural Ironmongery / RIBA Specification Awards, named Winner of Winners for their work at the Relais and Chataux Grantley Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire. The biennial Specification awards recognise design excellence in architectural ironmongery specification projects and are awarded […]
A common myth about fire doors is that once they’re installed, the work stops there. This is incorrect! Leaving a fire door without regular maintenance means that it could stop working as it’s meant to – and you’ll only find that out in the case of an emergency. This can lead to catastrophic consequences, so […]
We take a look at some of the benefits for businesses installing access control hardware.
Working practices are more flexible than ever before. Many people they are entering their third year of WFH (Working From Home) and, while there may be many advantages to staying in the home, many people are finding it either lonely and boring, or distracting and unfocussed. One of the options for many employees, self-employed or […]
An effective access control system is not simply a security system. It also regulates and monitors the safety, security and integrity of a building, a room, or site. It controls who can enter, and when, gives building owners the opportunity to manage who has access, at what time, and for what reason, protecting both property […]